New Trainee & Faculty Resources

In this special issue of the MCH Training and Research Alert, we present a series of resources and links of importance to new trainees and faculty:

Background Materials & Resources

MCH Training Program Overview

This 10-minute video, narrated by Director of the Division of Research, Training and Education Director Laura Kavanagh, introduces HRSA priorities for MCH, programs that support MCH workforce development, and the value of ongoing engagement with HRSA-supported trainees.

MCH Navigator

MCH Navigator is a learning portal for MCH professionals, students, and faculty that provides links to educational resources and pathways. Training areas include MCH 101, MCH Planning Cycle, Epidemiology, Management, Communication, and Leadership, among others. Subscribe to MCH Navigator updates.

Discretionary Grant Information System

MCH Training Programs submit program and performance measure data annually that help assess the effectiveness of programs and track the progress of Training Program graduates. Performance measures include the number of graduates: working in MCH, working with underserved and vulnerable populations, and working in public health organizations or agencies.

Cultural Competence Resources

The mission of the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) is to increase the capacity of health care and mental health care programs to design, implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems to address growing diversity, persistent disparities, and to promote health and mental health equity. Selected resources for new trainees and faculty members are:

Resources Related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

As the implementation ramps up, several agencies and organizations have developed resources on how the ACA will impact women and children, youth, and families. Below are just some of the many ACA resources available:

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Archived Educational Opportunities

Mentorship Experiences

This March 2013MCH Training Program webinar presented several experiences with MCH mentorship from current and former MCHB trainees. Benefits of the mentor-mentee relationship, becoming an active partner in a mentoring relationship, preparing for mentoring, maintaining a mentoring relationship, and mentorship resources was covered. This webinar is first in the Trainee Engagement Webinar Series aimed at providing current and recent trainees with networking and professional development opportunities.

Lifelong Learning Support for NextGen MCH Professionals

This October 2012 MCH Training Program webinar provided an overview of the MCH Navigator, an online learning portal of MCH professionals, students, and others. Topics covered include how to use the Navigator and how it can help MCH trainees.

MCH Leadership Skills Development Series

The MCH Leadership Skills Development Series, presented by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is a set of training modules designed for use in small groups. Each module offers a mix of presentations and exploration in different learning formats.

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Useful Listserv & Alerts

Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)

The goals of this listserv, hosted by AUCD and MCHB, are to connect current and former MCHB trainees across the nation and to provide a venue for sharing training opportunities, career development, research, collaborative activities, and other events and resources related to MCHB trainees in any area.

MCH Alert

MCH Alert is a free weekly electronic newsletter that provides timely reference to research findings, policy developments, recently released publications, new programs, and initiatives affecting the MCH community.

MCH Training and Research Alert

This monthly bulletin is produced by the MCH Training & Research Resource Center each month. It features brief descriptions and links to recently released publications and materials, upcoming educational events and funding opportunities that may be of interest to MCH Training & Research Program grantees. Sign up to receive it by following the steps on the MCH Listservs page. The alert is supported by the Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development.

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National MCH Organizations

American Public Health Association (APHA)

The oldest and most diverse organization of public health professionals, APHA works to ensure that all Americans have access to community-based health promotion and disease prevention opportunities.

Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP)

AMCHP is a national organization that acts as a resource, partner, and advocate for everyone working to improve the health for women, children, youth, and families, including those with special needs. AMCHP frequently presents meetings, webinars, and publications on a wide variety of MCH-related topics.

Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)

AUCD is a network of interdisciplinary centers focused on advancing policy and practice for persons with disabilities, their families, and their communities.


CityMatCH is a freestanding national membership organization of city and county health departments' MCH (MCH) programs and leaders.

Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health (DRC)

The DRC administers and houses the National Survey of Children’s Health and the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs. Their website features several ways to view and analyze the data from these national surveys and other resources related to interpreting and using child health data.

Family Voices

Family Voices is an advocacy organization and national network focused on family-centered care for children and youth with special health care needs.

Making Lifelong Connections

This is a group for current and former MCH trainees who have attended or plan to attend a Making Lifelong Connections Meeting, which focus on leadership, networking, and career development for MCH professionals.

MCH Library

The MCH Library provides access to critical resources for state Title V agencies, communities, health professionals, educators, researchers, policymakers, and families.

National Adolescent Health Information Center (NAHIC)

NAHIC serves as a national resource for adolescent health information and research and publishes frequent articles and papers on topics related to adolescent health.

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Training and Educational Resources

New Grantee Orientation

Thursday, September 19, 2013
2:00pm – 3:00pm EDT

This webinar will provide an overview of the Division of MCH Workforce Development (DMCHWD) within the context of HRSA and the MCHB; a description of its current investments; a review of its reporting requirements and key deadlines for grantees; its key cross-cutting resources; and an opportunity for targeted Q&A with its staff. The webinar is targeted to new grantees; however, all current DMCHWD grantees, faculty and staff are welcome to participate.

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Using the FIMR Process for Improving Birth and Life Course Outcomes

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
2:00pm – 3:00pm EDT

Baltimore City Health Department Assistant Commissioner Rebecca Dineen will present the integration of Life Course Theory into the Baltimore Fetal and Infant Mortality Review program.

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Partnerships and Relationships – The Key to Facility Recognition Success!

Monday, September 23, 2013
3:00pm – 4:30pm EDT

Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) targeted issues projects focused on pediatric facility recognition will be highlighted in this webinar. A preview of a soon-to-be-released toolkit to assist states in development of a pediatric facility recognition program will also be shared. This program is appropriate for hospital state leaders, hospital administrators, EMSC grantees and their advisory committee members, physicians, nurses, parents and family members, as well as all others interested in improving the care of children.

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Title V, Medicaid and Oral Health: Strategies for Quality Improvement and Financing Care

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
2:30pm – 4:00pm EDT

This session will provide information and strategies for program administrators interested in improving oral health quality, policy and financing for Title V and Medicaid beneficiaries and how Title V MCH programs can partner with Medicaid to do this.

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Funding Opportunities

NIH – Inner City Asthma Consortium

November 20, 2013 (Letter of intent)
December 20, 2013 (Application)

Conduct clinical research and assume the leadership and administrative responsibilities for the Inner City Asthma Consortium (ICAC). The selected applicant will continue the mission of the ICAC. The ICAC focuses on the prevention and treatment of asthma in inner-city populations.

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NIH – Improving Diabetes Management in Young Children with Type 1 Diabetes

January 19, 2014

Support research to develop, refine, and pilot test innovative strategies to improve diabetes management in young children with type 1 diabetes. The result should be an intervention that has been demonstrated to be safe, feasible to implement, acceptable in the target population, and ready to be tested in a larger efficacy trial.

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