Information Resources

Bullying Prevention in 2014: HRSA's Perspective

October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. This article describes HRSA’s work in providing resources to families and communities and conducting research into bullying causes and prevention.

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Training and Educational Resources

MCHB – 2015 Making Lifelong Connections Meeting

April 23-24, 2015 (Applications due January 9, 2015)
San Antonio, TX

Build leadership skills, meet other current and former MCHB trainees and enhance their career development at this meeting. At this event, hosted by the Pediatric Pulmonary Centers at the University of Arizona and the University of New Mexico, current and former MCHB trainees will work together to enhance their leadership and presentation skills, network and develop professional connections. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by January 2, 2015.

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For APHA Conference Attendees: ATMCH Annual Assembly

Sunday, November 16, 2014
New Orleans, LA

The ATMCH Annual Assembly will be during the APHA meeting in the New Orlean Convention Center (MCC 239) from 10:00am to 11:30am. Activities include updates on ATMCH activities, teaching practice presentations, and more. Join ATMCH free and also attend the 9th Annual Greg Alexander Student/Faculty Breakfast from 8:00am to 9:30am in MCC 242 by emailing Julie McDougal at

Download the Assembly Agenda (403k PDF)

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EnRICH: Introducing the MCH Measurement Research Network

Thursday, November 20, 2014
1:30pm to 3:00pm EST

The learning objectives for this webinar are to:

  • Discuss the evolution of health systems and the emergent conceptualizations of health and well-being;
  • Explore the various purposes and applications of a framework as determined by the needs of the MCH field;
  • Understand the process by which the MCH Measurement Conceptual Framework was developed and is continuing to be adapted; and
  • Examine ways in which this conceptual framework can be used to guide research, evaluation, action and innovation to inform the next generation of MCH measurement systems.

Presentations will be made by Neal Halfon, MD, MPH from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Christina Bethell, PhD, MPH, MBA, from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative.

EnRICH (Research Innovations & Challenges) is a series of webinars that feature special MCH research-related topics. Each event features speakers who are experts in the field. EnRICH webinars are conducted by the MCH Training and Research Resource Center which is funded by the MCHB’s Division of Research, Training, and Education.

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Competencies and Frameworks in Interprofessional Education: A Comparative Analysis

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
1:00pm to 2:00pm EST

Join Dr. Jill Thistlethwaite and Dr. M Nawal Lutfiyya in a discussion about the nature of interprofessional competencies, the trend towards competency-based education and its impact on interprofessional education. The basis of the discussion is Dr. Thistlethwaite's June 2014 article in Academic Medicine where she and her co-authors highlight the need for further discussion around:

  • Establishing a common interprofessional language
  • Strengthening the ways in which academic environments work with practice environments
  • Improving the assessment of interprofessional competencies and teamwork, including the development of assessment tools for collaborative practice
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Healthy People 2020: Injury and Violence

Thursday, November 20, 2014
12:00pm to 1:00pm EST

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for children in the United States. This webinar will focus on activities and interventions related to the prevention of injuries and death through adequate and appropriate child passenger safety. Through 4 presentations focusing on data, communication efforts, and effective implementation strategies, we will explore the importance of child passenger safety and the progress we are making.

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Funding Opportunities

UCSF – Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Preterm Birth

December 1, 2014

The Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi) is an initiative led by the UC San Francisco that invests in discovery, implementation, and knowledge transfer efforts to reduce the global burden of preterm birth. "Learning-labs" aim to reduce overall PTB and infant mortality rates as well as birth outcome inequities among the poorest and most underserved. The PTBi is seeking 1 to 2 fellows for the inaugural year of the fellowship.

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HRSA – Family-to-Family Health Information Centers

December 14, 2014

The purpose of this grant program is to provide information, education, technical assistance, and peer support to families of children and youth with special health care needs and professionals who serve such families.

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NIH – Women's Reproductive Health Research Career Development Program

January 2, 2015
Letter of intent: December 2, 2014

Support a national program of mentored institutional career development programs for junior faculty who have recently completed postgraduate clinical training in obstetrics and gynecology, and are committed to an independent research career in women's reproductive health. The supervised research training will assist junior faculty in their transition into productive, physician scientists in areas related to obstetrics and gynecology and its subspecialties.

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NIH – Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health

January 5, 2015
Letter of intent: December 5, 2014

Programs will support mentored research career development of junior faculty members, known as BIRCWH Scholars, who have recently completed clinical training or postdoctoral fellowships and will be engaged in interdisciplinary basic, translational, behavioral, clinical, and/or health services research relevant to women's health.

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NIH – Understanding Embryonic Development and the Ontogeny of Structural Birth Defects

January 15, 2015

Promote systems developmental biology which is defined as research focused on understanding how biological components work together to produce the complex biological phenomena encompassing embryonic development. Letters of intent are due 30 days before the application due date.

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March of Dimes Graduate Nursing Scholarships

January 30, 2015

Several $5,000 scholarships for registered nurses enrolled in graduate programs of maternal-child nursing are offered. Applicants must be a member of either: the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses; the American College of Nurse-Midwives; or the National Association of Neonatal Nurses.

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NHLBI – Bench to Bassinet Program Administrative Coordinating Center

March 17, 2015
Letter of intent: February 17, 2015

Participate as the Administrative Coordinating Center for the NHLBI Cardiovascular Development Consortium and the NHLBI Pediatric Cardiac Genomics. Bench to Bassinet (B2B) is a novel approach to break through barriers of translational research, identify the causes of congenital heart disease, and improve outcomes for those with it. The B2B strategy accelerates the translation of scientific discovery into clinical practice through researcher collaborations.

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