The special focus of the March Alert is Workforce Development with this section of informational and educational resources on MCH workforce needs, training opportunities, and competencies.
MCH Navigator has several workforce development tools:
- MCH Bundles: trainings on key MCH and leadership topics
- Training Spotlight: in-depth portals to trainings on specific issues of importance to public health professionals
- Training Briefs: short lists of learning opportunities on MCH topics
This April 2015 toolkit is designed for agencies at all stages of workforce development plan preparation. Agencies that are just starting the process may find it useful to review all toolkit sections in depth, while agencies that are further along might use the toolkit sections as a checklist. Agencies are encouraged to adapt and customize the guidance provided in this toolkit to meet the particular needs of their organizations.
The MCH Leadership Skills Development Series brings leadership concepts to life in an MCH context, allowing you to conduct your own training sessions, within your own time frames and in your own settings. The Series is a set of training modules designed for use in small groups. Each module offers a mix of presentation and exploration in different learning formats. Modules cover topics including tapping into your leadership potential, building and supporting teams, managing conflict effectively, and more.
During this September 2013 webinar, workforce development specialists shared their tips for assessing staff training needs and implementing training plans. The webinar includes links to resources including a workforce development plan template, succession planning and management best practices, and a public health training needs assessment regional brief.
Student Practicum as a Bridge to Governmental Public Health Practice: A Survey of Schools and Programs of Public Health
The article presents a study conducted by the ASPPH on the practicum experiences of students in U.S. public health agencies. Topics include:
- The need to understand the role of practicum in linking academia and practice
- The involvement of the Council on Education for Public Health
- The barriers to placement, such as: limited resources at the agencies, financial issues, and bureaucracy
Partnerships with 10 Regional Public Health Training Centers and 40 local performance sites allows an offering of high-quality training, tools, and resources for thousands of professionals engaged in the critical work of advancing public health practice and improving population health. Recent resources include:
- Advancing Online Public Health Training Systems: Challenges and Opportunities
- How Local Public Health Departments Can Partner with Regional Public Health Training Centers to Support a Workforce Prepared to Advance Health Equity
- Welcome to the New Era of Public Health Training: How the Public Health Learning Network is Preparing the Workforce of Today and Tomorrow
This toolkit will help pediatricians recognize and intervene in food insecurity. It provides background information on food insecurity, tips for screening and documentation, interventions, and referrals to federal nutrition programs.
New PRAMS data on selected indicators for 2012–2013 has been released. Selected indicators by state are available for download.
For a quick summary of this item, please read the Bright Futures item description in the February alert.
For a quick summary of this item, please read the Medical Home item description in the February alert.
Training and Educational Webinars
School-based Interventions for Preventing HIV, STIs, and Pregnancy in Adolescents: What's the Evidence?
Tuesday March 28, 2017
11:00am to 12:00pm ET
This webinar will examine the effectiveness of school-based interventions for preventing HIV, STIs, and pregnancy in adolescents. Amanda Mason-Jones, Senior Lecturer in Global Public Health, Faculty of Science, University of York will be leading the session and will present findings from her recent Cochrane review.
For a quick summary of this item, please read the DataSpeak item description in the February alert.
March 20, 2017
For a quick summary of this item, please read the the MCH COR item description in the February alert.
March 29, 2017
For a quick summary of this item, please read the RWJF Scholars Program item description in the February alert.
April 7, 2017
For a quick summary of this item, please read the OAH Prevention Awards item description in the February alert.
April 24, 2017
These networks of perinatal care providers and public health professionals are working to improve pregnancy outcomes for women and newborns by advancing evidence-based clinical practices and processes through continuous quality improvement. The purpose of this program is to enhance the capabilities of state PQCs to collect timely data to provide feedback to members to improve the quality of perinatal care in their respective states, including but not limited to, reduction of maternal morbidity and mortality, improvements in the use of progesterone to prevent preterm birth, increase in appropriate use of antenatal corticosteroids for fetal lung maturity in the setting of anticipated preterm birth, improvements in care for infants impacted by neonatal abstinence syndrome, and reduction of medically unnecessary cesarean deliveries.
May 30, 2017 (Letter of intent)
June 30, 2017 (Application)
This will stimulate multidisciplinary research projects from the scientific community that use a combination of animal/cell models and non-invasive human placenta tissues or biomarkers to investigate how early life exposures affect placental growth, development, and function, and the subsequent health of the offspring.
June 16, 2017 (Letter of Intent)
July 16, 2017 (Application)
This FOA encourages grant applications that propose adapting adult biomarkers to children. This would include the application and validation of biomarkers developed in adults to pediatric diagnosis, prognosis, and estimation of disease progression, toxicity and response to therapy. Projects supported will include those biomarkers that correlate with a clinical observation, have been extensively studied in adults, and for which there is solid evidence that they have pediatric applications. Discovery of new biomarkers for use in new drug development or in preclinical studies is also part of this.