MCH Training and Research Alert A Monthly Alert from the Division of Maternal & Child Health Workforce Development
Position closes: April 25, 2018
HRSA is recruiting for an Associate Administrator, MCHB. This position provides overall direction to promote the implementation of a broad range of programs that address the needs of the nation’s MCH population—the largest of which is the Title V MCH Service Block Grant—as well as discretionary grants focused on key issues in MCH, research, and training of MCH professionals.
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This issue brief delves into Title V and community-based program strategies of family navigation that aim to better serve CYSHCN. Not only can it be used to inform public health professionals, partners, and stakeholders of different family navigation strategies that could be applied in communities—but also to connect with Title V programs highlighted for their work specific to family navigation activities.
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The AMCHP website now makes it easier to find the latest news, resources, and opportunities in MCH. Among the new features is a Resource Library where visitors can find resources covering all aspects of MCH including: infographics, toolkits, archived webinars, publications (reports, fact sheets, and issue briefs), learning modules, videos and other multimedia. All materials in the library were produced by AMCHP (and partners). There are a variety of search options to help users find exactly what they are looking for.
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Special Issue & Webinar
This March 2018 special issue of the Pediatrics supplement features writing from leading health care providers, family representatives, advocates, policymakers, and researchers. These writers help to clarify some of the difficult, systemic issues and challenges affecting health care for CYSHCN, and point the way toward resolution. A webinar, A Conversation on the Emergence of Pediatric Complex Care, is scheduled to discuss an article from the supplement on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm ET.
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New issue briefs on Medicaid’s role in providing care for CSHCN have been released.
- Medicaid’s Role for Children with Special Health Care Needs: A Look at Eligibility, Services, and Spending includes state-specific information about the number of CSHCN and what percentage rely on Medicaid or CHIP, with and without other insurance coverage.
- How Do Medicaid/CHIP Children with Special Health Care Differ from Those with Private Insurance? compares key characteristics of Medicaid/CHIP CSHCN to those with private insurance only and to those who are uninsured.
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Training & Educational
EnRICH: Precision Home Visiting Research and Practice: Moving from an Innovative Idea to Reality Webinar
Monday, April 9, 2018
2:00pm to 3:00pm ET
Home visiting programs have consistently shown positive effects, yet little is known about differential effects for subpopulations or how best to personalize services. The HRSA-MCHB HARC will develop methods for precision home visiting to promote innovative research. This MCHB EnRICH webinar series webinar will help attendees understand the concept of PHV, differentiate PHV from current research and practice, and identify how HARC’s new Research & Development Platform will promote PHV.
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Former and soon-to-graduate DMCHWD trainees who are interested in a career in behavioral health are encouraged to attend this virtual job fair. All you need in order to attend is your phone, a computer or tablet, and an internet connection. More than 100 health care organizations across the country will participate and discuss open positions. Create a professional profile on HRSA’s Health Workforce Connector to register for the job fair.
Behavioral Health Job Fair
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
1:00pm to 2:30 PM ET
This webinar will discuss adolescent health disparities data and how to blaze a trail for how MCH thinks—and talks—about health and health disparities. The Framing Adolescent Health Webinar Series borrows strategies used by commercial advertisers, leverages the best thinking of cognitive linguists, and applies findings from the latest communication research to help shape how people think about and support the health of young people. All of the webinars in the series are archived.
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July 29 to 31, 2018
This year’s theme is Creating Results: Interprofessional Vision to Action. The Summit brings together a growing community of health professionals and educators who are committed to a future in health care where interprofessional teams improve the health of individuals and the communities where they live. Advance registration rates end June 1, 2018.
HRSA Funding Opportunities
April 18, 2018
The purpose of the CoIIN-SBHS cooperative agreement program is to improve children’s and adolescents’ access to high quality, comprehensive health care through the expanded use of evidence-based models of SBH services, including SBH centers and CSMHSs. The intent of the CoIIN-SBHS is to improve the quality of SBH centers and CSMHSs, and to enhance the sustainability and growth of these models of SBH services across the nation and in urban, suburban, and rural settings.
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May 7, 2018
The program aims to establish and enhance nutrition centers of excellence to improve access to comprehensive, community-based, nutrition-centered, and culturally-competent coordinated care by increasing the availability of practitioners trained in MCH nutrition. It improves access to quality health care by:
- Providing MCH nutrition professionals with interdisciplinary graduate education and training with a public health focus and emphasis on MCH populations and services;
- Developing and disseminating curricula, teaching models, and other educational resources to enhance MCH nutrition programs; and
- Providing continuing education, consultation and technical assistance to local, state, and national organizations serving MCH populations.
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May 22, 2018
The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to enable the recipients to:
- Enhance, improve and expand the ability of states and local public health agencies to provide screening, counseling, or health care services to newborns and children having or at risk for heritable disorders;
- Assist in providing education in newborn screening and training in relevant and new technologies in newborn screening and congenital, genetic and metabolic disorders to health care practitioners and newborn screening laboratory personnel; and
- Establish, maintain, and operate a system to assess and coordinate follow-up and treatment relating to congenital and genetic (including metabolic) disorders identified through newborn screening.
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July 16, 2018
The purpose of the Title V MCH Services Block Grant Program is to create Federal/State partnerships in all 59 States/jurisdictions that support service systems which address MCH needs, such as:
- Significantly reducing infant mortality;
- Providing comprehensive care for women before, during, and after pregnancy and childbirth;
- Providing preventive and primary care services for infants, children, and adolescents;
- Providing comprehensive care for CYSHCN;
- Immunizing all children;
- Reducing adolescent pregnancy;
- Putting into community practice national standards and guidelines for prenatal care, for healthy and safe child care, and for health supervision of infants, children, and adolescents;
- Assuring access to care for all mothers and children; and
- Meeting the nutritional needs of mothers, children, and families.
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