MCH Training and Research Alert A Monthly Alert from the Division of Maternal & Child Health Workforce Development
This issue brief illustrates how the evidence-based Bright Futures Guidelines help states meet their NPM under Title V and advance their efforts to improve the health of children and families. It includes:
- Bright Futures Guidelines background,
- A crosswalk showing how the guidelines correlate with the NPM for programs that serve children and families under federal Title V grants, and
- Examples of how Title V programs in 3 states use Bright Futures to advance their work.
Title V pediatrics NPM Bright Futures issue brief
Giving More Babies a Healthy Start in Life: An Anthem Foundation & March of Dimes Collaboration to Reduce Preterm Birth
One in every 10 babies born in the United States is born prematurely, and prematurity is the leading cause of death for newborns. Babies born prematurely can face numerous short- and long-term health issues, including breathing problems, difficulty with feedings, cerebral palsy, developmental delays, and vision and hearing impairments. This fact sheet discusses several programs that encourage and facilitate first trimester prenatal care and help at-risk mothers commit to behaviors that reduce the numbers of low-birthweight babies.
MCH preterm birth fact sheet prenatal care low birthweight
Threading the Labyrinth: Why Children in California with Special Health Care Needs Endure Delays in Securing the Medical Equipment and Supplies They Need
Families and health care providers frequently report long delays in obtaining essential supplies and equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, ventilators, and hospital beds for children with complex conditions. Based on dozens of interviews, analysis of family surveys, and examination of state and county policies, this report outlines the obstacles that contribute to these sometimes devastating delays and makes recommendations for change.
CYSHCN recommendations California report
Training & Educational
June 19 – 21, 2018
The theme for the Summit is: Promising Global Practices to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes. HRSA will bring together leading subject matter experts from within and beyond U.S. borders to highlight innovative strategies in reducing maternal mortality. In addition to experts from the United States, invited countries include Brazil, Canada, Finland, India, Rwanda, and the United Kingdom, as well as the World Health Organization. The Summit is invitation-only; however, plenaries are open to the public via webcast starting at 8:30am on Tuesday, June 19. Visit the website for more on how HRSA is addressing maternal mortality.
MCH maternal mortality conference
Thursday, June 21, 2018
2:00pm to 3:00pm ET
HRSA’s Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center is hosting a free webinar featuring experts that have developed telehealth-enabled school health centers in rural communities. These health centers are providing telehealth services for rural children that focus on asthma, obesity reduction and prevention, behavioral health, diabetes, and oral health. During this webinar, you will hear about the successes, challenges, and lessons learned from these experts’ HRSA-supported telehealth network grant projects.
For more information, contact Carlos Mena at email@example.com.
telehealth school health centers rural children webinar
HRSA’s Telehealth Webinar Learning Series hosted a May 2018 webinar that featured experts reviewing SAMHSA’s Clinical Guidance for Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorder and Their Infants (PDF). A sample case study was discussed using the fact sheets in the guidance. Resources such as the Clinician Consultation Center’s Substance Use Management Warmline that provides free and confidential clinician-to-clinician telephone consultation on substance use evaluation and management are also included in the archive.
For more information, contact CAPT Nidhi Jain, MD, MPH at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MCH opioid use telehealth substance use pregnant women case study webinar archive
Online Course: Fall Semester 2018
This online interdisciplinary course is designed to prepare participants to contribute successfully to state and national health transformation. It 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. Registration is open now.
Health transformation lifelong learning MCH leaders online course training
July 31 – August 2, 2018
Application deadline: June 13, 2018
The Institute will focus on the 8 strategic skills highlighted in Building Skills for a More Strategic Public Health Workforce: A Call to Action (PDF) that are 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.
MCH workforce strategic skills conference
Thursday, June 28, 2018
3:00pm to 4:00pm ET
This webinar features examples of best practices among state MCH Title V/CYSHCN programs, practical tools and resources, replicable solutions to common challenges, and will specifically help with:
- Identifying youth/young adults/parents participants in MCH initiatives in Title V CC programs
- Providing transition education and training and mentoring opportunities
- Eliciting consumer feedback with MCH care coordination process
- Building youth/young adult/parent leadership roles on MCH within state Title V programs
The series aims to support MCH Title V/CYSHCN programs, family/caregivers, and pediatric clinicians interested in enhancing health care transitions for youth and young adults. Recordings and handouts of the other 4 webinars in the series are available.
HCT Title V Care Coordination CYSHCN webinar webinar series
Thursday, June 28, 2018
1:00pm to 2:00pm ET
As part of their focus on Building Systems that Work for Children with Complex Health Care Needs, The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health sponsored the March 2018 issue of the Pediatrics supplement. Authors and experts in the field will be discussing supplement articles in-depth throughout 2018 in a series of online conversations. This webinar is based on the article, “Models of Care Delivery for MCH” and will discuss current models of care and their advantages and disadvantages; lack of standardized outcomes and population definitions, ongoing challenges, and addressing gaps in care while creating best practices.
CYSHCN CMC models of care webinar webinar series
July 29 to 31, 2018
The theme of this year’s Summit is Creating Results: Interprofessional Vision to Action. The Summit will bring a growing community of health professionals and educators together who are committed to a future in health care where interprofessional teams improve the health of individuals and the communities where they live.
interprofessional health care conference
September 12 to 14, 2018
This year’s conference theme is Partnering with Purpose: Data, Programs, and Policies for Healthy Mothers, Children, and Families. Participants can expect to discover:
- Critical elements of evidence-based public health programs;
- Innovative strategies to enhance the reach and impact of these programs;
- National recommendations and examples for public health programs and policies at the local and state level; and
- Health impacts of established and proposed federal, state and local policies that affect MCH populations.
Early-bird registration is open now until Friday, August 3, 2018.
MCH data public health programs policy conference
HRSA Funding Opportunities
June 18, 2018
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.
CYSHCN technical assistance education grant
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.
early childhood home visiting grant
July 2, 2018
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.
newborn care education cooperative agreement grant
July 2, 2018
A 2-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.
children parents well-being service coordination rural health grant
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.
MCH service systems health care nutrition infant mortality education CYSHCN Title V grant
July 19, 2018
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. This program will fund one F2F HIC in each of the following 5 U.S. Territories: American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands; and up to 3 F2F HICs to serve American Indians and Alaska Natives.
CYSHCN education technical assistance peer support grant