HFCA is an initiative of the AAP and its partners to improve the health and well-being outcomes of children and teens in foster care. Resources include:
- Web-based modules on improving care for transitioning youth
- Recommendations on health oversight
- Coordination plans for youth in foster care
- Models of care for children in the foster care system
In The Care Coordination Conundrum and Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, (funded by LPFCH) authors Sara S. Bachman, Meg Comeau, and Katharyn M. Jankovsky of the Catalyst Center at the BUSPH discuss insufficiently-financed and reimbursed care coordination and how to address the challenges.
Community Safety by Design: Preventing Violence through Land Use explores the connection between land use and neighborhood safety and analyzes the implications of the current state of practice. Using the Spectrum of Prevention as a framework, this publication (developed by the Prevention Institute with funding from The California Endowment) offers recommendations for creating safer communities by understanding the intersection of place and safety.
Training and Educational Resources
On December 18, the MCHB and DMCHWD held a Town Hall webinar on the proposed DGIS performance measures that were available for public comment. The webinar provided an overview of the new framework for MCHB discretionary grant performance measures, discussed changes in DMCHWD-specific performance measures and administrative data collection forms, and gave information on how to participate in the public comment process.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
1:00pm to 2:00pm Eastern
It is time for a new action-oriented, policy-relevant research agenda to guide child health services. AcademyHealth (with support from AHRQ, Nemours, and The California Endowment) has developed a research agenda with input from national child health experts. The webinar will introduce it and provide a forum for stakeholders and end-users to come together and discuss strategies for promoting it.
As part of their series, “Occupational Therapy and MCH: An Emerging Partnership to Improve Early Family Experiences and Life Course Health Development,” the LCRN presents these 2 webinars:
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
12:00pm to 1:00pm Eastern
Debra Rybski, PhD, MSHCA, OTR/L, will present research from her work with families who experience homelessness, and she will present on the negative impact of stress on early development in children who experience poverty and/or homelessness (4th in the series).
Thursday, February 11, 2016
12:00pm to 1:00pm Eastern
Amy Lynch, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES will examine the impact of early adversity and trauma upon the occupational development and success of children developing in an atypical environment, including the "ripple effect" across the lifespan (5th in the series).
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
9:00am to 12:00pm Eastern
Beginning in 2010, the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture funded two large random assignment evaluations of pilot food assistance programs: the Healthy Incentive Pilot and the Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer for Children Demonstration. Findings will be discussed, and analysis presented from these evaluations and other research done provide insights on how the nation’s food assistance programs can do more to alleviate hunger and improve nutrition among low-income families.
Due: February 19, 2016
Submit abstracts for presentation at the CityMatCH Leadership & MCH Epidemiology Conference to be held in Philadelphia in September 2016. There will be 2 tracks for oral and poster presentations:
- Scientific research and data
- Program and policy issues in MCH
Contact Carol Gilbert with questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-552-9589.
Due: February 19, 2016
To be held June 6 to 10 in San Diego, this intensive course combines lectures, discussion, hands-on exercises, and opportunities for individualized technical assistance. Several post-training webinars will serve to build upon and extend the content of the in-person training. The course is geared to those with intermediate to advanced skills in statistical and epidemiologic methods, preferably in MCH or related field.
Contact Maureen Fitzgerald, MPA at: email@example.com or 402-552-9585.
June 13 to 16, 2016
Santa Fe, NM
This intensive course of study consists of 3 months of preparatory activities, an in-person course, and coaching and mentoring at home for a year. The Academy develops knowledge and skills for leadership directed toward change with a specific focus on leading cultural linguistic competence and advancing cultural diversity.
Strategies to improve adolescent health and reduce teen pregnancy—including increasing access to teen-friendly health services and expanding use of effective contraceptive methods such as long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs)—were discussed. Colorado’s efforts to expand access to LARCs among low-income women were also presented.
February 5, 2016
This graduate-level training program improves the health of infants, children, and adolescents who have or are at risk for developing ASD or other DD, by expanding training opportunities for graduate-level trainees from varied disciplines. It increases the number of sites able to diagnose or rule out ASD or other DD ensuring trainees receive an appropriate balance of academic, clinical, and community opportunities; are culturally-competent and diverse; demonstrate high levels of clinical competence in evaluating, diagnosing or ruling out, developing, and providing evidence-based interventions to individuals with ASD and other DD; and demonstrate an ability to use a family-centered approach assume leadership roles in the field after their training. An archived recording of a FOA TA session is also available.
February 12, 2016
This program strengthens the knowledge, skills, and capacity of the MCH workforce through online continuing education tailored to meet the needs of emerging and practicing MCH professionals. This program supports HRSA Strategic Plan 2010–2015 goals to improve access to quality health care and services, strengthen the health workforce, and improve health equity. Current barriers to continuing education include ever-tightening travel restrictions, capacity shortages, difficulty in taking time away from work, and the cost of training. Distance learning education methodologies can address these barriers by providing effective and efficient means by which MCH professionals can practice and advance their analytic, managerial, and clinical skills while continuing to meet their daily on-site responsibilities.
February 16, 2016
This cooperative agreement opportunity will establish and maintain an interdisciplinary, multisite research forum for scientific collaboration and infrastructure-building, which will provide national leadership in research that furthers scientific understanding of obesity risk factors and facilitates the development of interventions designed to improve the health and well-being of children with ASD and other DD.
January 18, 2016 (Letter of Intent)
February 18, 2016 (Application)
The NICHD proposes to fund a research centers which will provide an arena for multidisciplinary interactions between basic and clinical scientists interested in establishing high-quality translational research programs in the area of pediatric developmental pharmacology. They will serve as a national resource for the education of new scientists electing to pursue careers in the conduct of translational research in high priority areas of pediatric developmental pharmacology. Center investigators will facilitate community outreach and education efforts.
January 29, 2016
Three different types of cycle 2 grants are available:
- Planning and Implementation
- Up to $10,000
- Individual pediatricians and fellowship trainees
- Plan innovative community-based child health initiatives that ensure all children have medical homes, are properly immunized, and have access to health care services not otherwise available in their community
- Up to $2,000
- Pediatric residents
- Plan and/or implement community-based child health initiatives
- Projects to include or demonstrate completed planning activities and may include implementation activities
- Resident Obesity
- Primary topic: overweight and obesity, nutrition, or physical activity
February 1, 2016
Applicant who are registered nurses currently enrolled in graduate education with a focus on maternal child nursing at the master’s or doctorate level are eligible for $5,000 scholarships. The applicant must be a member of at least one of the following professional organizations: Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses; the American College of Nurse-Midwives; or the National Association of Neonatal Nurses.
February 29, 2016
To increase parent-engaged developmental monitoring by promoting the adoption and integration of LTSAE materials and training resources into programs and statewide systems that serve young children and their families, NCBDDD and AMCHP will award up to $20,000 to 12 states or territories over the next 2 years.
March 15, 2016 (Letter of Intent)
April 15, 2016 (Application)
NIH is establishing the new ECHO program to investigate the longitudinal impact of prenatal, perinatal, and postnatal environmental exposures on pediatric health outcomes with high public health impact. To do so, NIH will support multiple studies using represented variable environmental. These studies will collaborate on standardization and collection of core data elements to answer research questions of how environmental exposures impact pediatric outcomes.
A separate, but related, research effort will support an IDeA States National Pediatric Clinical Research Network to help address access gaps for rural children by leveraging the infrastructure at existing IDeA state centers. In addition to the ECHO Coordinating Center, other applications are:
- New research questions for existing cohorts (Pediatric Cohorts)
- Data Analysis Center
- Patient Reported Outcomes Core
- IDeA States Pediatric Clinical Research Network Data Coordination and Operating Center
- IDeA States Pediatric Clinical Research Network Sites
- Supplements to the Children’s Health Exposure Analysis Resource
April 8, 2016
Applications for projects that will contribute to the evidence base by enhancing our understanding of interventions identified as effective by the HHS Pregnancy Prevention Evidence Review in reducing rates of teen pregnancy and existing disparities are requested. OAH is interested in analyses of existing rigorous evaluation data or novel combination and integration of datasets to allow the exploration of new questions in the area of teen pregnancy prevention.