MCH Training and Research Alert A Monthly Alert from the Division of Maternal & Child Health Workforce Development
Medicaid managed care provides a unique opportunity for states to strengthen the structure and delivery of care for CYSHCN. The NASHP, studied how 6 states (Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, Ohio, Texas, and Virginia) designed their managed care systems to serve CYSHCN and examined some of their best practices and strategies to meet the unique needs of these children in two reports:
- How States Structure Medicaid Managed Care to Meet the Unique Needs of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (PDF) and an accompanying chart that provides an Overview of Selected State Medicaid Managed Care Programs (PDF)
- Structuring Care Coordination Services for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs in Medicaid Managed Care: Lessons from Six States (PDF)
Families of children and youth with special health care needs have unique perspectives about the complexities of systems of care because they are involved with so many aspects of these systems. Though there is much agreement on the value of family involvement at the systems level of health care, it is still rare for families to have more than a token amount of power and influence. This issue brief (PDF), from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, provides an assessment tool that features four domains and specific criteria that organizations can use to measure the level of family engagement in their work.
Working in collaboration with the ASTHO, Family Voices and New Jersey's SPAN and the Oklahoma Family Network developed two new briefs that describe their states' efforts to ensure that diverse family representatives were "at the table" as partners in helping to develop programs and policies for Medicaid and Managed Care Organizations.
Read these two briefs here:
- New Jersey Families as Partners in Medicaid and Managed Care Organizations: Increasing Access for Families of Color and Immigrant Families (PDF)
- Oklahoma Engages Families as Partners to Strengthen SoonerCare Program (PDF)
Training & Educational
EnRICH: Precision Home Visiting Research and Practice: Moving from an Innovative Idea to Reality Webinar Archive
The archive of the April 2018 EnRICH webinar, Precision Home Visiting Research and Practice: Moving from an Innovative Idea to Reality, is now available. 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 webinar from the MCHB’s EnRICH webinar series helped 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.
webinar precision home visiting
Thursday, May 17, 2018
2:00pm to 3:00pm ET
During this webinar, hosted by the Life Course Research Network, panelists from the PAHO will present key examples from the Region of the Americas, particularly from the Latin America and the Caribbean Countries that have been incorporating the life course approach and which are currently working toward building lasting and improved health for current and future populations. This webinar will also share some of PAHO’s initiatives that have incorporated the approach and whose work is spearheaded through the Healthy Life Course Unit within the Family, Health Promotion and Life Course Department.
webinar life course
July 31 to August 2, 2018
Application deadline: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
The National MCH Workforce Development Center will be convening the 2018 MCH Strategic Skills Institute in Tempe, Arizona, this July. The Institute will focus on the 8 key strategic skills (PDF) needed to transform systems and get to outcomes. Individuals and state teams will participate in highly interactive sessions with ample opportunities to apply the strategic skills to chosen challenges. MCH challenges of all types are welcome, but preference will be given to those related to implementation of Block Grant State Action Plans and/or health transformation efforts.
The National MCH Workforce Development Center is offering an online, interdisciplinary course designed to prepare participants to contribute successfully to state and national health transformation. The course, “Applied Methods for Health Transformation Implementation in MCH,” is open to any MCH professional interested in lifelong learning AND to students enrolled in any of the MCHB-funded Graduate Education Programs to Educate the Next Generation of MCH Leaders. The course will be held again in fall 2018. Course registration is open now.
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The Public Health Nutrition Online CoT program contains five separate online modules that build on one another and focus on the fundamental components of public health nutrition. The affordable self-study series includes web links and resources for additional online learning opportunities. The program was developed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Center for Lifelong Learning and planned in conjunction with the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists. For more information or questions, please contact Karen Probert at email@example.com or 814 255-2829 ext. 701.
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The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health sponsored the March 2018 issue of the PEDIATRICS Supplement: Building Systems that Work for Children with Complex Health Care Needs. Throughout 2018, they will engage in discussions with authors and experts in the field to explore ways to improve the system of care for children with chronic and complex health care needs. The next webinar in the series, A Conversation on Meaningful Family Engagement, from Clinical Care to Health Policy, will take place on June 6, 2018, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm ET.
An archive of the April 10th webinar, A Conversation on the Emergence of Pediatric Complex Care, is also available. This was the first webinar in the series, and it examined the increasing interest in how to care for the small but growing percentage of children with medical complexity.
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The University of Alabama at Birmingham teamed up with the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services/Children’s Rehabilitation Service to create pediatric nutrition training modules. The modules feature foundational information designed to refresh knowledge levels pertaining to the nutritional outpatient follow-up of children with commonly-seen diagnoses. The modules have undergone external review and have been approved for CPE.
training pediatrics nutrition
Friday, May 25, 2018 (Application deadline)
The Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence is excited to announce its fifth Leadership Academy. The Leadership Academy is an intensive course of study consisting of 3 months of preparatory activities, an onsite 4 day learning experience and leadership coaching for up to one year. This Leadership Academy will take place October 15 to 18, 2018 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Apply to the Academy by midnight on Friday, May 25, 2018.
An archive of the most recent webcast in the Promoting Healthy Weight 2.0 colloquium series, Breaking Down Silos through Interprofessional Collaborations, is now available. The webcast offered insight and up-to-date information about interprofessional collaborations to promote healthy weight in diverse communities. The archive is available at no cost.
webinar obesity nutrition
July 29 to 31, 2018
Nexus Summit 2018, hosted by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, will be held July 29 to 31, 2018, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 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
May 22, 2018
This program announcement solicits applications for the Newborn Screening Data Repository and Technical Assistance Program. 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 health care practitioners and newborn screening laboratory personnel with education in newborn screening and training in relevant and new technologies in newborn screening and congenital, genetic and metabolic disorders; 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.
grant newborn technical assistance
June 12, 2018
This grant will coordinate a national platform to support research studies and to advance knowledge in disease prevention and health promotion across the life course by supporting a national network of interdisciplinary MCH researchers who would design, plan, and implement multi-site life course intervention research studies that will contribute to the improvement of health outcomes for MCH populations, including children with special healthcare needs. Funding authorized for the LCI-RN will be used to principally coordinate applied and translational research studies in life-course that will be conducted at multiple sites under the coordination of the Network.
grant research health promotion
June 18, 2018
This notice solicits applications for the Family-to-Family Health Information Centers (F2F HICs) Program. The purpose of this program is to provide information, education, technical assistance, and peer support to families of CYSHCN and the professionals who serve them.
grant CYSHCN technical assistance education
June 29, 2018
The purpose of this program is to support the delivery of coordinated and comprehensive high-quality, and voluntary early childhood home visiting services to eligible families. HRSA administers this program in partnership with the ACF.
grant home visiting
July 2, 2018
This program notice solicits applications for the Newborn Screening Family Education Program. The purpose of the cooperative agreement is to develop and deliver educational programs about newborn screening, counseling, testing, follow-up and treatment, specialty services and support activities that increase awareness, knowledge, and understanding of newborn screening for parents, families, patient advocacy and support groups.
grant newborn education
July 2, 2018
This notice solicits applications for Rural Health IMPACT. A two-generational approach focuses on creating opportunities for and addressing needs of both vulnerable children and their parents together. Research has shown that the well-being of parents greatly impacts the health and developmental trajectories of their children and is a crucial factor in children’s social-emotional, physical, and economic well-being. At the same time, the emotional and behavioral needs of at-risk infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are best met through coordinated services that focus on relationships, especially with parents and other caregivers. Parents’ ability to succeed in school and/or at work is affected by how well their children are doing.
grant rural health
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 children and adolescents with special health care needs;
- 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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