Online Learning Modules and Materials
Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies outlines recent advances in knowledge and practice skills that public health professionals need to include people with disabilities in the core public health functions—Assessment, Policy Development, and Assurance. Developed by a national committee of disability and public health experts, this resource includes strategies, examples, and e-learning resources on how to implement the competencies in the daily work of the public health professional as well embed them into existing public health curricula and trainings.
The state of Ohio has made progress in implementing and advancing the medical home model in pediatric populations. It was awarded a SIM testing grant to transform the state healthcare system. It is launching 2 statewide health care transformation models that will work with an existing multi-payer coalition and Medicaid managed care plans.
The profile was developed through a partnership with the NCMHI in the AAP and the NASHP.
Intended to clarify evidence-based policy for state leaders and stakeholders, this series includes a background on evidence-based policy, a description of return on investment, and examinations of the evidence for home visiting programs and teen pregnancy prevention.
Training and Educational
DataSpeak: Utilizing the Title V Information System Data and the Federally Available Data Resource Document
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
3:00pm to 4:00pm ET
This webinar will present an orientation to the new TVIS Web Reports webpage, which includes prepopulated, downloadable graphs, financial information, and the ability to view multiple years of data. The uses and data of the FAD Resource Document, a one-stop source to access and learn more about the new Title V performance and outcome measures, will also be featured. Presenters:
- Michele Lawler, MS, RD, Director of the MCHB’s DSCH and Nora Carswell, IT Project Manager in DSCH, will present the TVIS Web Reports, a web-based interface that allows public users to view data and generate reports from the Title V data that are submitted by the 59 State and jurisdictional MCH Block Grant Programs.
- Ashley Hirai, PhD, Senior Scientist in the Office of Epidemiology and Research at MCHB, will highlight the uses of the FAD Resource Document with a document tutorial and several examples of possible uses and data analyses.
- Michael Kenny, MS, Public Health Analyst with the Division of Health Surveillance in the Vermont Department of Health, will demonstrate how the Vermont Department of Health uses Title V data in its FAD resources to inform internal program decisions and communicate with interested members of the public.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
1:00pm to 2:00pm ET
This webinar will focus on preparedness and response to the Zika Virus including information and resources from 2 local health departments who are addressing mosquito surveillance and control. They will share what practical and replicable efforts they are carrying out in their communities to prepare for and respond to Zika. Quality improvement methods and processes such as self-assessments, project plans, and the Vector Control Population Health Driver Diagram will also be shared.
October 29, 2016
This Institute, held during the APHA Annual Meeting, is to help public health practitioners turn their work into manuscripts for publication. Presenters are:
- Dr. Michael Kogan, Director of Epidemiology and Research at the MCHB. He has served on various editorial boards, as well as edited special issues of Pediatrics and the Maternal and Child Health Journal.
- Dr. Samuel Posner, Editor-in-Chief of PCD at the CDC.
Both presenters have published over 100 articles. Participants are encouraged to come with an abstract, manuscript outline, data analysis results, or a draft of an article that they would like to see as a manuscript. The hands-on part of the class will involve assistance from the presenters and others on this task.
Audio for Local MCH Response to Zika, hosted by the Science Action Group, is available. The work of CityMatCH members (Florida DOH Palm Beach and NYC DOHMH) to prevent and mitigate the effects of Zika, communicate about Zika, and use data to have the most impact with their programming were shared.
The NIHCM Foundation hosted a webinar on a new financing model called “Pay for Success” and its advantages in expanding access to high-ROI early childhood interventions that improve outcomes for kids while reducing government spending.
SAHRC hosted 2 webinars on “marketing the well-visit” in May:
- Millennials and Founders = Market Disrupters discusses marketing to the millennial demographic.
- Co-Creation > Youth Engagement? considers what commercial marketers have to say about adolescents, young adults, and the health care industry.
Pediatric Audiology Competitive Supplement to Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities
July 28, 2016
This announcement solicits applications for the Pediatric Audiology Competitive Supplement to the LEND program from the MCHB. This supplement will support the clinical and leadership training of pediatric audiology trainees within LEND programs with the following specific goals:
- To strengthen the focus on screening, treatment, and follow-up in infants and young children confirmed to be deaf or hard-of-hearing with ASD and/or other related DD;
- To increase the number of pediatric audiologists with clinical and leadership skills, utilizing these unique skills in delivering care to infants and young children with ASD and/or other DD to work across disciplines to better serve children with hearing loss and their families; and
- To enhance the systems’ capacity to increase enrollment of infants/children with ASD and/or other DD confirmed to be deaf or hard-of-hearing into early intervention programs.
August 19, 2016
The FIRST grant from the MCHB, OER, DoR supports innovative translational and applied research on critical issues affecting MCH, including services for CSHCN. Research should advance the current knowledge pool, and when implemented in states and communities should result in health and health services improvements. Findings from the research supported by the Division of Research are expected to strengthen and expand topics addressed by the new MCHB Block Grant National Performance Priority Areas, and the populations they serve.
August 19, 2016
The MCH SDAR grant from the MCHB, OER, DoR supports applied research relating to MCH services that exclusively utilizes secondary analysis of existing national databases and/or administrative records. These projects should have the potential to improve health services and delivery of care for MCH populations. Findings from the research supported by the Division of Research are expected to strengthen and expand topics addressed by the new MCHB Block Grant National Performance Priority Areas, and the populations they serve.
September 3, 2016 (Letter of intent)
October 3, 2016 (Application)
This FOA from NIH is intended to encourage grant applications that use animal models to investigate whether environmental chemical exposures during the preconception time period (pre-fertilization) to germ cells can be mechanistically linked to later-life traceable phenotypic outcomes in the first generation offspring.
Linking the Provider Recommendation to Adolescent HPV Vaccine Uptake
October 1, 2016 (R01)
October 16, 2016 (R03 and R21)
This FOA from the NIH encourages research on how the healthcare delivery system enhances or inhibits the effectiveness of a provider's recommendation of the adolescent HPV vaccine. Characteristics of the provider, parent/patient, and clinical setting, can all affect whether a provider makes a recommendation, and whether that recommendation results in uptake of the HPV vaccine. This research requires expertise in cancer prevention, adult and childhood behavior, immunization promotion, and healthcare delivery.
- R01 - Research Project Grant
- R03 - Small Grant Program
- R21 - Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant
October 16, 2016
The NIH Common Fund has established the Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program (Kids First) to develop a pediatric research data resource populated by genome sequence and phenotype data that will be of high value for the communities of investigators who study the genetics of childhood cancers and/or structural birth defects. The overall goal of the Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Data Resource is to help researchers understand the underlying mechanisms of these conditions, leading to more refined diagnostic capabilities and ultimately more targeted therapies, as well as to develop an integrated pediatric research data resource by obtaining and aggregating genome sequence and phenotype data for as many relevant structural birth defects and pediatric cancer cohorts as possible and to advance research in this area through the broad sharing of these data with the research community. This FOA is intended to promote meritorious small research projects focused on the development and analyses of childhood cancer and/or structural birth defects datasets that are part of the Kids First Data Resource or could be included in it. Development of statistical methodology appropriate for analyzing genome-wide data relevant to childhood cancer and/or structural birth defects may also be proposed.
Small Research Grants for Establishing Basic Science-Clinical Collaborations to Understand Structural Birth Defects
October 16, 2016
The purpose of this FOA from the NIH is to promote initial establishment of basic science-clinical collaborations by providing small grants to teams of basic scientists, physician scientists, and/or clinicians. These interdisciplinary teams may include but are not limited to the following: developmental biologists, cell biologists, geneticists, genomicists, physician scientists including individuals with DVM/VMD degrees, clinicians, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, and/or bioinformaticists. In order to be eligible for this FOA, applications must include at least one scientist with expertise from the basic science side of the spectrum as well as one from the clinical side. The multiple PD/PI model is strongly encouraged but not required. The goal is to facilitate the gathering of preliminary data to support future, larger research grant applications that will combine expertise and integrate basic, translational, and/or clinical approaches to understanding the developmental biology, genetics, and/or environmental basis of structural birth defects.
November 1, 2016
The purpose of this program from HRSA is to improve access to, and the delivery of, oral health care services for all individuals, particularly low income, underserved, uninsured, underrepresented minority, health disparity, and rural populations by increasing the supply of a qualified dental workforce and enhancing dental workforce education and training. The goal of this this FOA is to enhance the education and training of predoctoral dental students, dental hygiene students, and dental hygienists to meet the needs of vulnerable, underserved, or rural communities. The FOA focuses on enhancing training to care for pediatric populations in predoctoral training.