Women's Health Curricula Across Health Professions

Evaluation Report

An expert panel summarized women’s health curricula literature across health professions, identified key strategies, developed a dissemination plan to share findings, and is creating greater awareness of women’s health education needs. Highlights from Women's Health Curricula: Final Report on Expert Panel Recommendations for Interprofessional Collaboration across the Health Professions Report include:

  • Model for women’s health content
  • Assessment stages
  • Steps for accomplishing goals
  • Supportive resources
  • Teaching recommendations
  • Dissemination recommendations

Download the Women's Health Curricula Report (416k PDF)

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Depression During and After Pregnancy

MCH Library Knowledge Path

Find an online selection of current, high-quality resources about:

  • Prevalence and incidence of perinatal depression
  • Identification and treatment
  • Impact on the health and well-being of new mothers and their infants
  • Implications for service delivery

Health professionals, program administrators, policymakers, and researchers can use the knowledge path to:

  • Learn more about depression during and after pregnancy
  • Integrate what they know into their work in new ways to improve care
  • Develop programs
  • Locate training resources
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Learning Opportunities in MCH

Training Portal

The MCH Navigator, a clearinghouse for free or low-cost online training opportunities in topics relevant to MCH, is adding new opportunities for MCH professionals, students, and others working to improve the health and well-being of women, children and families each month.

Subscribe to the monthly update to stay connected and receive notices of updates to the site. The August 2013 MCH Navigator Update lists 10 new instructional postings that include videos, webinars, and online modules.

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Comparison of Medical Homeness Measurement

Issue Brief

Evaluation Highlight No. 2 from the National Evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program examines the measurement of medical homeness in selected program projects and describes the development of the Medical Home Index-Revised Short Form for use in evaluating them.

Download the AHRQ CHIPRA Issue Brief (924k PDF)

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MedEdPORTAL Overview

Health Education Resource

MedEdPORTAL is a free searchable library of trusted health education materials built around 3 tools:

  1. Publications: access to peer-reviewed teaching and assessment materials
  2. iCollaborative: discover work on the forefront of health education innovation
  3. CE Directory: finds the best online faculty-developed CE courses

To help you better understand it, the Association of American Medical Colleges created an entertaining MedEdPORTAL video overview (1:26) .

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Adolescent Health Updates

Resource, Event, and News Highlights

Every month, the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) identifies a variety of resources, events, and news related to adolescent health in its Our Picks e-updates.

  • June Our Picks included links for the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care implementation guide as well as mental health and violence prevention resources.
  • July Our Picks gathers resources for youth-serving professionals to guide adolescents and their families in the new ACA-expanded Health Insurance Marketplace including ready-made training materials and presentations.

OAH also publishes a regular newsletter, Adolescent Health Insider, on selected topics, and both can be subscribed to via email.

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Longitudinal Structural Equation Modeling Advances Webinar

September 17, 2013
2:00pm – 3:30pm EDT

Todd D. Little, PhD, professor and director at the University of Kansas, studies developmental changes in how children's and adolescents' action control processes influence them at school, their friendships, their aggression and victimization, and their coping abilities. He also provides graduate-level training in multivariate statistical techniques. His work includes examining the use of structural equation modeling techniques as a general data analytic approach to studying individual, developmental, and sociocontextual differences. He will present this webinar, "Some Cool Advances in Longitudinal Structural Equation Modeling."

EnRICH is a series of webinars that feature special topics related to MCH research. Each event features speakers who are experts in the field. EnRICH webinars are conducted by the MCH Training and Research Resource Center which is co-funded by the MCHB’s Office of Epidemiology and Research, Division of Research.

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Maintaining Health Weights in Families: Webinar

August 28, 2013
1:00pm – 3:00pm EDT

Let’s Move Faith and Communities (LMFC) is presenting "LMFC We Can! Webinar – Energize Our Families: Parent Program" to introduce health leaders to the NIH's We Can! Energize Our Families education program. This curriculum is designed to provide parents and caregivers with knowledge, skills, and tools to help families maintain a healthy weight. Specific topics include: shopping for healthy food on a budget, controlling portion sizes, increasing physical activity in youth, and reducing family screen time.

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CityMatCH Urban MCH Leadership Conference

September 23 – 25, 2013
Savannah, GA

“Nothing but the Best: Quality and Innovation in Urban MCH” will feature plenary and skills-building sessions as well as 2 poster and abstract session tracks: program/policy and scientific research. Participants can opt into a Friends of CityMatcH Dinner networking event aboard a Savannah Riverboat Cruise.

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Healthy Teen Network Annual Conference

October 22 – 25, 2013
Savannah, GA

“Embracing Innovation: Combining Science with Creativity to Improve Adolescent Health” will showcase strategies and research focused on:

  • Adolescent sexual health
  • Pregnant and parenting teens
  • Building the capacity of youth-serving organizations to sustain themselves for years to come
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National Sex Ed Conference

December 11 – 13, 2013
Meadowlands, NJ

Since 1985, the Center for Family Life Education has made this the largest conference in the United States exclusively devoted to sexuality education. It attracts participants from across the nation and the world that network and learn best practices in sexuality education. The conference is open to health educators, community educators, teachers, professors, nurses, social works, counselors, therapists, scholars, and others. Keynote speakers include: Heather Corinna, Reverend Debra Haffner, Sam Killermann, Trina Scott, and Al Vernacchio.

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Executive Public Health Administration and Policy

New Graduate Program

In January 2014, the University of Minnesota School of Public Health will start an Executive Public Health Administration and Policy graduate program designed for working professionals with at least 3 years of experience in the field. This distance MPH program may be completed in 25 months by earning 36 credits of online coursework plus 6 credits earned in 17 days on campus. Applications open September 2013. For more information:
Heather Peterson
Senior Program Coordinator

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NIH – Human Structural Birth Defects

September 25, 2013

Institutes or organizations that propose to integrate basic, translational, and clinical approaches to understanding the developmental biology and genetic basis of congenital structural human malformations are encouraged to apply.  Each will consist of 3 projects, associated cores, and a smaller optional developmental/pilot project.

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NIH – Childhood Liver Diseases

Letter of Intent: October 20, 2013
Application: November 20, 2013

Continue the support of a Data Coordination Center and Clinical Centers of the Childhood Liver Disease Research and Education Network as the Childhood Liver Disease Research Network (ChiLDReN) is the purpose of this grant.  ChiLDReN will continue clinical and translational research on rare pediatric liver diseases.

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – Child Health Record Redesign Contest

October 31, 2013

Redesign the look and feel of child health records based on design clarity, adaptability, value to caregivers and health workers, and durability. The goal of the redesign is to increase accuracy and make medical records easier to interpret and use. Top entries for a redesigned child health record will be awarded up to $50,000 and may be piloted in as many as 10 countries by 2018.

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NIH – Biomarkers: Bridging Pediatric and Adult Therapeutics

R01: November 5, 2013
R03 & R21: November 16, 2013

Propose adapting adult biomarkers to children in this grant application. Projects supported will be confined to biomarkers that correlate with a clinical observation, have been extensively studied in adults, and for which there is solid evidence that they have pediatric applications.

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APF – Critical Societal Psychology Needs

December 31, 2013

The Pearson Early Career Grant goals are to support psychology's efforts to improve areas of critical need in society and to encourage early-career psychologists to devote their careers to under-served populations. Applicants must be no more than 7 years postdoctoral and psychologists with an EdD, PsyD, or PhD from an accredited university. One $12,000 grant is available.

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