MCH Training and Research Alert A Monthly Alert from the Division of Maternal & Child Health Workforce Development
The MCHB DMCHWD developed a Trainee Toolkit designed to provide current and former trainees, training programs, and MCH stakeholders with online and downloadable resources in one convenient location. It contains:
- Links to comprehensive, easy-to-use web pages;
- Resources to orient you to the Training Program; and
- A list of frequently-used acronyms relevant to trainees.
The MCHB DMCHWD is pleased to announce the 2018 TAG. The 2018 TAG includes the following 10 current and former trainees: Alyssa Bosold, Centers of Excellence in Maternal & Child Health; Erika Dennis, MCH Pipeline; Christina Gebel, Centers of Excellence in Maternal & Child Health; Kiana Hardy, MCH Public Health Catalyst; Samantha Hill, Leadership Education in Adolescent Health, Sandyaa Iyengar, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics & Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities; Natasha Ludwig, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities; Marissa McElrone, MCH Nutrition; Sabrin Rizk, MCH Pipeline & Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities; and, Suzanne Stern-Brant, Pediatric Pulmonary Center. We invite you to learn more about the 2018 Trainee Ambassadors and the TAG overall by visiting the TAG web page.
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The MCHB Title V MCH Services Block Grants to States Program has established 15 NPMs. In order to effectively address the NPMs, MCH professionals need to consider the evidence and strategies to make change as well as the capacity of the workforce to carry out these activities. The Title V Transformation Tools Portal, developed in collaboration with the NMCHWDC, crosswalks each NPM and its corresponding knowledge and skills sets with specific learning opportunities and resources.
Title V National Performance Measures workforce development
The new Evaluation Learning Bundle uses a CDC framework for program evaluation as a conceptual model to organize learning opportunities. It presents introductions to the 6 steps of program evaluation in short video podcasts. This resource also includes an Evaluation Toolkit developed by NCEMCH that includes:
- An evaluation primer,
- A collection of key resources, and
- An interactive Choose-and-Use tool to find instructions on how to conduct evaluations and to highlight examples of successful evaluations from the field.
The AMCHP is proud to announce Review to Action, a website to promote the state-based maternal mortality review process. This new website was developed in partnership with the CDC Foundation and the CDC Division of Reproductive Health. The pregnancy-related mortality ratio in the U.S. has steadily increased in recent decades, and an estimated 700 women die of pregnancy-related causes each year. The goal of Review to Action is to promote the state-based maternal mortality review process as the gold standard for maternal mortality surveillance and intervening in pregnancy-related death.
The AYAH-NRC is pleased to release customizable materials and tools to promote the value of the well-visit to parents of adolescents and young adults. These materials are intended for use by state agencies, health clinics, insurers, MCOs, or anyone engaged in promoting the health of young people. The full package of promotional materials for parents includes:
- A FAQ sheet to answer parents most pressing questions related to the well-visit as well as
- Various infographics.
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Training & Educational
EnRICH: Developing a Fellowship Research Project in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics and Related Fields
The archive of the November 2017 EnRICH webinar is now available. Innovative research is critical to improving the health and wellbeing of MCH populations, and understanding the key components of a strong research proposal is essential to developing research that informs practice. This webinar from the MCHB’s EnRICH webinar series helped attendees learn:
- About the components of a good research question,
- To identify feasible research designs and methodologies, and
- To describe initial steps in planning a research project.
The AMCHP released a new learning module focused on the History of Title V CYSHCN Programs. The module includes research-based content, resources, and perspectives from key experts from the MCH field. This tool may also be used as a refresher for Title V staff and other health professionals to describe progress in state Title V CYSHCN activities and how these programs are moving forward.
Title V learning module CYSHCN
The NCEMCH has developed new curriculum, a series of learning modules that is a new approach to supporting caregivers to help overcome barriers to safe sleep and breastfeeding. It is part of a greater trend in public health promotion—utilizing an individualized approach that takes into account each family’s needs, beliefs, and the context of their lives. Modules include:
- How Babies Sleep and Eat,
- Understanding Current Recommendations,
- Respectful Dialogue and Structure of a Conversation, and more.
It is designed for professionals who interact with families on topics of safe sleep and breastfeeding.
learning module breastfeeding safe sleep
Promoting Healthy Weight Colloquium 2.0: Breaking Down Silos through Interprofessional Collaborations Webinar
Friday, March 23, 2018
12:45pm to 5:00pm ET
The next webcast in the Promoting Healthy Weight 2.0 colloquium series will offer insight and up-to-date information about interprofessional collaborations to promote healthy weight in diverse communities. There will be onsite and webcast viewing available for those who wish to participate. Additionally, approval for continuing education credits will be submitted for CHES, RD, and RN certifications. Register for the webinar today!
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
This webinar series will:
- Borrow strategies used by commercial advertisers,
- Leverage the best thinking of cognitive linguists, and
- Apply findings from the latest communication research
to help shape how people think about and support the health of young people. The kickoff webinar will offer a top-line of the framing issues that define the communications challenges facing the public health professionals charged with supporting adolescent health. Glynis Shea, Communications Director for the Konopka Institute for Best Practices in Adolescent Health at the University of Minnesota, will be presenting. Three other webinars in this series have been scheduled:
- Framing 101 (Tuesday, March 13, 2018)
- Adolescents & Sex (Tuesday, March 27, 2018)
- Equity, Disparities, Social Determinants (Tuesday, April 10, 2018)
webinar adolescent health communications social determinants
July 25 to 28, 2018
This year’s theme is Leading Change: Integrating Systems and Improving Outcomes in Behavioral Health for Children, Youth, Young Adults, and Their Families. The Training Institutes will address data-driven policy, system design and implementation, and evidence-informed approaches relevant to Medicaid, mental health, substance use, child welfare, juvenile justice, early intervention, and prevention for stakeholders and practitioners. The Training Institutes is an opportunity for leaders in the field of children’s services to share the latest research, policy, and practice information and resources and learn from one another.
March 8 to 9, 2018
This 2-day workshop offers interprofessional teams the knowledge to enhance interprofessional learning and team-based collaborative practice at their site. To further support networking and learning after 6 months, the PIN team will offer a 2-hour online symposium and “office hours”. This feature will encourage accountability for the teams to implement an interprofessional learning IN practice project to work toward implementing intentional interprofessional education and transforming practice environments.
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HRSA Funding Opportunities
March 13, 2018
This notice solicits applications for the SCID Screening and Education program. The purpose of this program is to:
- Increase awareness and knowledge about SCID and newborn screening for SCID among parents, families, health care providers, public health professionals, and the public;
- Provide education, training, and support for newborn screening programs;
- Educate families with children diagnosed with SCID and link them to clinical and other services, especially those in rural and medically underserved areas; and
- Improve clinical care through education and training for providers caring for individuals with SCID.
grant SCID rural health newborn
March 20, 2018
The purpose of this program is to improve the outcomes of newborns with conditions identified through NBS by:
- Improving the amount of time it takes to identify infants at high risk for having one of these conditions;
- Improving the processes used for detecting out-of-range results;
- Improving the procedures for reporting out-of-range results to providers;
- Improving methods NBS programs use to confirm diagnoses; and
- Addressing emerging issues, or any other NBS process or procedure that could negatively affect the quality, accuracy, or timeliness of NBS.
March 26, 2018
The purpose of this program is to fund a national entity to support state efforts to implement evidence-based and promising early childhood vision screening, follow-up, and surveillance protocols by providing technical assistance, tools, training, and opportunities for information sharing and learning. Recipients will provide state entities expert and peer guidance to support the development and replication of strategies that are adapted to meet the unique needs of underserved communities, and address systemic barriers to implementing comprehensive systems for delivering vision screening services to young children.
grant vision screening
March 27, 2018
The purpose of the Program AYAH-HNCBP is to improve the health of AYAs, aged 10 to 25, by strengthening the capacity of state MCH programs and their clinical partners to address the needs of these population groups. Within the unique needs of this population, this program includes a focus on behavioral health.