Childhood and Adolescent Health Measurement InitiativeHRSA Disclaimer

A National and Across-State Profile on Adverse Childhood Experiences among U.S. Children and Possibilities to Heal and Thrive (PDF)HRSA Disclaimer

Issue Brief

This issue brief presents the latest data documenting the prevalence of ACEs among children in the United States. ACEs include a range of experiences that can lead to trauma and toxic stress and impact children’s brain development and physical, social, mental, emotional, and behavioral health and well-being.

Adolescent Health Children Trauma

Association of Maternal & Child Health ProgramsHRSA Disclaimer

Title V Data Integration ToolkitHRSA Disclaimer


The Title V Data Integration toolkit is a collection of resources that aims to assist states as they integrate Title V data into ECIDS. The toolkit consists of 3 types of resources:

  1. Title V Data Integration Tip Sheets
  2. Title V Data Integration Use Cases
  3. State Examples

MCH Title V

National Academy for State Health PolicyHRSA Disclaimer and Association of Maternal & Child Health ProgramsHRSA Disclaimer

National Standards for Systems of Care for CYSHCNHRSA Disclaimer


The NASHP, in partnership with the AMCHP, has created an interactive website for the National Standards 2.0. This new tool simplifies navigation of this comprehensive set of system standards that can be used or adapted for use by various systems and organizations that serve CYSHCN. The site makes them easily accessible to all types of stakeholders including Title V CYSHCN programs, families, state health leaders, providers, state Medicaid and CHIP agencies, and private insurers.

Children CYSHCN Title V

National Center for Medical Home ImplementationHRSA Disclaimer

Family Engagement Quality Improvement ToolkitHRSA Disclaimer


This comprehensive quality improvement toolkit will help AAP Chapters, Title V programs, clinical practices, and other organizations interested in implementing a quality improvement/Maintenance of Certification project. All resources are free of charge and available for customization. The overarching goal of the FEQIP was to improve family engagement in pediatric primary care practices by increasing:

  1. Knowledge of concepts and strategies related to family engagement among participating practice teams
  2. Capacity of participating teams to make practice improvements related to family engagement

Family Engagement Pediatrics Quality Improvement Primary Care TitleV

Centers for Disease Control and PreventionHRSA Disclaimer

Milestone TrackerHRSA Disclaimer

Mobile Device Application

The CDC has created a new app, Milestone Tracker, for tracking a child’s development. The app offers:

  • Interactive milestone checklists for children aged 2 months through 5 years
  • Tips and activities to help children learn and grow
  • Information on when to act early and talk with a healthcare provider about developmental delays
  • A personalized milestone summary that can easily be shared with healthcare providers or/and other care providers
  • Reminders for appointments and developmental screening

Although geared towards parents, the app provides an important resource to help healthcare providers deliver developmental surveillance. The app is available in the iTunes App StoreHRSA Disclaimer and on Google PlayHRSA Disclaimer.

Child Development Surveillance

Training and Educational

National MCH Workforce Development CenterHRSA Disclaimer

Title V Cohort Learning Opportunity

Applications due: January 12, 2018

The National MCH Workforce Development Center invites state/jurisdictional Title V agencies to submit applications for its upcoming Cohort learning opportunity. Accepted teams will participate in an 8-month Cohort with 5 other state/jurisdictional teams, during which time the Center will support their work on an existing (or planned) project as a way to increase workforce skills and capacity.

Professional Development Title V

Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Making Lifelong Connections: A Leadership, Networking and Career Development Meeting for MCHB Current and Former Trainees HRSA Disclaimer

April 11 to 13, 2018
Tampa, FL

Trainees can participate in a unique opportunity to build leadership skills, meet other current and former MCHB trainees, and enhance their career development during this meeting themed: “MCH Training: Taking the Next Step.” MLC provides all current/former trainee attendees with an opportunity to develop and refine leadership skills through experiences such as presentations, panel participation, coordination of interactive activities, facilitation of question-guided discussions, and much more! This meeting is co-hosted by the PPCs at the University of Florida and the University of Wisconsin. Submit MLC applicationsHRSA Disclaimer by January 8, 2018 at 5:00pm ET.

Leadership Professional Development

Trainee Ambassador Group

MCH Connects (Password Required)HRSA Disclaimer

Mentoring Program

MCH Connects, an initiative developed and managed by the TAG, aims to facilitate connections between current and former trainees within and across MCH training programs to engage in collaborative learning. Any individual currently in training or who has completed training in an MCH training program is eligible to participate as a mentee. Mentors should have professional experience working in an MCH-associated field. There is no minimum requirement for years of experience. View an archived webinar of the virtual platform roll-out (YouTube)HRSA Disclaimer.

For more information, enter “easy123” on the MCH Connects to access the site.

Leadership MCH Mentoring

Georgetown University Leadership InstituteHRSA Disclaimer

2018 Leadership AcademiesHRSA Disclaimer

April 30 to May 3, 2018 and October 15 to 18, 2018
Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Leadership Institute for Cultural Diversity and Cultural and Linguistic Competence will conduct 2 Leadership Academies in 2018. Applications are now being accepted for the first Academy. Read more about the Leadership Academy experienceHRSA Disclaimer.

Conference Cultural Diversity Leadership

National Institute for Health Care Management FoundationHRSA Disclaimer

America’s High Maternal Mortality & What Can Be DoneHRSA Disclaimer

Webinar Archive

In the United States, the maternal mortality rate is already as much as 6 times higher than in some nations, and it is the only place in the developed world where the maternal death rate is rising. This October 2017 webinar explored what’s behind the disturbingly high U.S. maternal mortality rates, and looked for solutions in California, a state that has become a national leader in efforts to reduce deaths and improve pregnancy outcomes.

Maternal Mortality Webinar

Funding Opportunity

Health Resources and Services Administration

MCH FIRST ProgramHRSA Disclaimer

January 8, 2018

This funding opportunity will advance the health and wellbeing of MCH populations, including CSHCN and the Title V Block Grant populations, through 3-year grants for innovative applied and translational intervention research studies. The MCH FIRST program will support the exploration of new ideas and the development of new interventions.

Pre-Application TA Webinar
Monday, November 20, 2017
3:00pm to 4:00pm ET
Conference Number: 1-800-369-1901
Participant Code: 5287373

Grants Title V MCH Research

Health Resources and Services Administration

MCH SDAR ProgramHRSA Disclaimer

January 8, 2018

This grant will advance the health and wellbeing of MCH populations through applied and translational research on policy and service delivery issues through 1-year grants for secondary analyses of existing national datasets and/or administrative records. The MCH SDAR program will address emerging research topics of regional and national significance that highlight new data, knowledge, evidence, and strategies for addressing the burden of diseases.

Pre-Application TA Webinar
Monday, November 20, 2017
1:30pm to 2:30pm ET
Conference Number: 1-888-790-3346
Participant Code: 2833358#

Grants MCH Research

Health Resources and Services Administration

Advancing Systems of Services for CYSHCNHRSA Disclaimer

January 16, 2018

This funding opportunity will establish a national collaborative network of resource centers supporting state Title V programs, families of CYSHCN, child health professionals, and other stakeholders through the provision of technical assistance, training, education, partnership building, policy analysis, and research. The overall goal of this program is to strengthen the system of services for CYSHCN and their families by awarding 3 separate and distinct cooperative agreements. Cooperative agreements will be awarded to 3 recipients, who will collaborate to establish a national network of resource centers, with 1 center awarded for each of the following 3 focus areas:

  1. Patient/family-centered medical home
  2. Transition of youth into the adult health care system
  3. Health care financing models that improve care and outcomes while achieving cost savings

Grants Children Title V CYSHCN

National Institutes of HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Maternal Nutrition and Pre-pregnancy Obesity: Effects on Mothers, Infants and ChildrenHRSA Disclaimer

January 6, 2018

Applications are encouraged that propose to improve health outcomes for women, infants and children, by stimulating interdisciplinary research focused on maternal nutrition and pre-pregnancy obesity. Maternal health significantly impacts not only the mother but also the intrauterine environment, and subsequently fetal development and the health of the newborn.

Grants Interdisciplinary Nutrition Obesity Prepregnancy