Division of MCH Workforce Development Programs Website
New Resources Launch
The new DMCHWD website includes updated content, easier navigation and expanded information for trainees, funded programs, and the practicing MCH workforce.
The DMCHWD Strategic Plan 2012-2020 includes goals, strategies, activities, and performance measures to support efforts to assure that all children, youth, and families live and thrive in healthy communities served by a quality workforce.
DMCHWD is highlighting expanded ways to engage through its communication mechanisms. This year the Division will be focusing on key DMCHWD topical areas each month, with highlights of each of its programs throughout the coming year. Grantees are encouraged to:
- Submit information to be showcased in the new Grantee Spotlight
- Submit news items to be posted in the “What’s New” section of the DMCHWD home page
- Join the MCH Training listserv
Adolescent Health Highlights
NAHIC and Child Trends have collaborated on a series of 3 reports addressing current issues in adolescent health:
- Physical Development and Daily Health Habits : nurturing healthy habits during adolescence to support physical growth and impact of habits on diet, physical activity, sleep, and oral health.
- Chronic Conditions : prevalence of chronic conditions in adolescents, disparities, trends in incidence, special health care needs of adolescents with chronic conditions, and implications for adolescents’ families.
- A Research-Based Case for Adolescent Health Care Services : recommendations on what health care services adolescents need and how they are best provided, data on adolescents receiving needed services, and examination of the barriers to obtaining services.
National Children’s Study
The NCS has released a Data Brief providing analysis of recruitment approaches from 3 phases of its pilot Vanguard Study began in 2009. As of December 2013, it includes about 5,050 children born to enrolled mothers in 40 locations. The NCS will perform a series of assessments on and follow the children until they reach age 21.
Bullying Prevention Resources
Redesigned Training Center
Stopbullying.gov has redesigned its Bullying Prevention Training Center with:
- Training module to get you started
- Community Action Toolkit (3.35MB PDF)
- Video discussing 5 bullying prevention misdirections
- Infographic on bullying facts (666k PDF)
- 11 new user guides
All of these resources were designed to help you drive action and change on the local level. Read the blog post on what's new . All resources are available in English and Spanish.
The ACA and Vulnerable Adolescents and Young Adults
The NAHIC and the CAHL have partnered to examine the ACA's impact on adolescents and young adults: homeless youth, foster youth, and those in the juvenile justice and criminal justice systems. NAHIC and CAHL have created a variety of resources highlighting the challenges these populations face in accessing health care and services, including:
- Prezi: "Implementing the ACA: How Much Will it Help Vulnerable Adolescents and Young Adults?"
- Policy brief (461k PDF)
- Fact sheet (281k PDF)
- Infographic: "Vulnerable Populations and the ACA"
Health Care Reform and MCH in Region X
Fall Northwest Bulletin
This issue provides an overview of health care reform in Region X states and implications for maternal and child public health. This issue includes these and other topics:
- The role of Medicaid in improving the health of at-risk pregnant women and children
- Pros and cons of Medicaid expansion for states
- Health care reform efforts in Oregon
- Patient-centered medical home demonstrations in rural eastern Idaho
Fall 2014 Northwest Bulletin (1.8MB PDF)
Training and Educational Resources
MCH 3.0 Virtual Town Hall for DMCHWD Programs
Michael Lu, MD, MPH, the Associate Administrator of the MCHB, briefly presented information on the transformation of the MCH State Title V Block Grant during this January webinar. His presentation was followed by audience dialogue and a discussion of the role of Training programs and the Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children programs in supporting MCH 3.0 Title V transformation.
Reproductive and Sexual Health Webinar
Thursday, March 20, 2014
12:30pm to 1:30pm EDT
This Healthy People 2020 feature Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? webinar focuses on reproductive and sexual health. Access to quality services is an important piece of overall health care. Through 3 presentations focusing on data, trends, and effective strategies, the ODPHP will explore the importance of reproductive and sexual health and the progress we are making to address this issue.
Family and Community Violence Issues Conference
May 1 to 3, 2014
“Confronting Family and Community Violence: The Intersection of Law and Psychology” will explore issues related to children, youth and families exposed to violence in the home, community and society. Featuring nearly 40 plenary and invited sessions, it will include a keynote address from U.S. Attorney Eric Holder. Co-sponsored by the ABA and the APA, psychologists, attorneys, judges, legal scholars, behavioral and social scientists, social workers, and others are invited to attend. Register by March 31.
2014 CSTE Annual Conference
June 22 to 26, 2014
This conference, with more than 1,000 public health epidemiologists from across the country, will include the topics of informatics, immunizations, occupational health, chronic disease, MCH, and others. Other events include a group 5k walk/run and opportunities for networking.
Children Affected by Parental Disorders Symposium
June 30 to July 2, 2014
This National AIA Resource Center symposium, “Supporting Children Affected by Parental Co-Occurring Disorders: Substance Abuse, Mental Illness, HIV,” is designed to help providers address the needs of children whose parents have co-occurring disorders with practical methods and strategies for supporting these children and adapting agency policies and practices. Tracks include:
- Serving Families Holistically
- Promoting Child Well-being
- Creating and System of Care
- Incorporating Child Screening
- Referral in Adult Services
Introduction to the National Center's Measurement Instruments Collection
This presentation introduced a new collection of measurement instruments for interprofessional education and collaborative practice research via the Resource Exchange. Senior evaluation advisor Jean King and evaluation consultant Michelle Gensinger discussed their search process and inclusion criteria, as well as step-by-step instructions for using this new resource. It was hosted on February 12, 2014, by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education.
CDC: Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury
March 14, 2014
Applications for a National Center of Excellence for the Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury are invited. This request builds on NIOSH’s extensive history in efforts to prevent agriculturally-related injuries to children. Estimated total program funding is $6 million.
NHSC: Loan Repayment Program
March 20, 2014
The NHSC Loan Repayment program provides loan repayment assistance to licensed primary care medical, dental, and mental and behavioral health providers who serve in communities with limited access to health care. Applicants must be licensed to practice in a NHSC-eligible discipline, have a job at an NHSC-approved site, and have unpaid, qualifying educational loans.
NYAM: Health Care Delivery Research Fellowship
March 21, 2014
The Margaret E. Mahoney Fellowship program provides stipends for outstanding medical, dental, public health, public policy and graduate nursing students to conduct summer research projects on some aspect of health care delivery transformation for vulnerable populations and/or early childhood health and development, with an emphasis on policy implications. Expected: 6 fellowships with stipends of up to $4,500. Applicants must be currently enrolled in U.S. schools.
OPA: Family Planning Cooperative Agreements
March 21, 2014 (Letter of Intent)
April 24, 2014 (Application)
Funds are available to support analysis that will inform providers and stakeholders on how to sustain family planning services. There are 2 project categories:
- Category 1 is quantitative analysis of revenue sources, billing practices and services sought and provided by Title X centers. It will account for differences in ACA implementation by State and provide information for Title X centers on financial sustainability considerations and practices.
- Category 2 is qualitative analysis of the practices around providing confidential services that improve financial sustainability in order to produce best practices.
Expected: 1-2 awards for $8 million
USAID: Saving Lives at Birth
March 27, 2014
USAID, the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, and the UK’s Department for International Development, have joined together to seek prevention and treatment for pregnant women and newborns in poor, hard-to-reach communities. Innovations in 3 main domains are sought: technology, service delivery, and “demand side” innovation that empower women and their families to seek health care and practice healthy behaviors.
HRSA: Eliminating Perinatal Health Disparities
March 31, 2014
Healthy Start grants are provided to communities with high rates of infant mortality and other adverse perinatal outcomes to address the needs of women and families before, during, and after pregnancy. Grants available:
- Level 1: Community-based Healthy Start
- Level 2: Enhanced Services Healthy Start
- Level 3: Leadership and Mentoring Healthy Start
ILCA: Breastfeeding, Lactation, Infant Feeding
April 1, 2014
A grant of up to $3,000 is available for ILCA members to conduct a research project related to breastfeeding, lactation, or infant feeding. The project can be qualitative or quantitative and must comply with the WHO International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes.
OPA: Family Planning Research and Data Analysis
April 14, 2014
Applications to conduct research on family planning topic areas to support data collection and analysis for U.S. family planning centers are encouraged. Also, research is should provide information on the changes in the family planning field to help improve the delivery of services offered under Title X of the Public Health Service Act. Award ceiling: $400,000.
RWJF: Making the Case for Laws That Improve Health
April 15, 2014
This PHLR national program of the RWJF has the goal to build the evidence for and increase the use of effective regulatory, legal and policy solutions to protect and improve population health and the public health system. Awards of up to 18 months and up to $150,000 each will be funded.
HRSA: Safe Infant Sleep Systems
April 30, 2014
Funds are available to provide leadership by establishing, facilitating, and coordinating a national safe infant sleep coalition with the purpose of integrating safe sleep promotion throughout systems that serve families, with an emphasis on reaching communities at higher risk for SUID. Estimated total funding $5 million.
STTI: Global Nursing Research Grant
May 1, 2014
Propose a project that focuses on responding to health disparities globally with the principal investigator or investigators as registered nurses with a current license or master’s in nursing. The project should be ready to implement upon receipt of funding and be completed within 18 months. Expected: 1 grant of $12,000.