MCH Training and Research Alert A Monthly Alert from the Division of Maternal & Child Health Workforce Development
HRSA Funding Opportunities
Participate in 4 prize-awarded Challenges with a total prize purse of $1.5 million. These competitions seek low-cost, scalable, innovative solutions that improve MCH across the United States.
- Using Technology to Prevent Childhood Obesity Challenge
Submissions due by Monday, September 24, 2018 at 11:59pm ET
Supports the creation of tech innovations to promote healthy weight for children and families within the context of their communities.
- Care Coordination for CSHCN Challenge
Launching: This month!
Supports the creation of tech innovations to help families, providers, and case managers with care planning and coordination for CSHCN.
- Remote Pregnancy Monitoring Challenge
Launching: September 2018
Supports the creation of tech innovations to help prenatal care providers remotely monitor the health and well-being of pregnant women, as well as place health data into the hands of pregnant women as a tool to monitor their own health and make informed decisions about care.
- Preventing Opioid Misuse in Pregnant Women & New Moms Challenge
Launching: September 2018
Improves access to quality health care, including substance use disorder treatment, recovery and support services for pregnant women with opioid use disorders, their infants, and families, especially those in rural and geographically isolated areas.
The Challenges are designed to inspire innovation, promote partnerships, and help families and care providers address some of today’s most important health issues. Sign up for updates, or email MCHBGrandChallenges@hrsa.gov for more information.
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August 13, 2018
Support implementation and quality improvement of infant-toddler court teams that provide case management, family support, and align systems to strengthen the health and well-being of those they serve. The overall goal of this program is to improve the health, well-being, and development of infants, toddlers, and their families in the child welfare system.
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August 13, 2018
The purpose of this program is to promote behavioral health integration in pediatric primary care by supporting, via telehealth, the:
- Development of statewide or regional pediatric mental health care access programs and
- Improvement of existing statewide or regional pediatric mental health care access programs.
grant pediatrics mental health
August 20, 2018
The purpose of this project is to form a cohort of EMSC State Partnership Grant recipients to participate in a Learning Collaborative that will demonstrate effective, replicable strategies to increase the number of local EMS agencies with a PECC. Results from this project will inform efforts within all 58 EMSC State Partnership recipient sites to increase adoption of PECC within local EMS agencies. It is open to current recipients of the EMSC State Partnership Program for the PECC Learning Collaborative Demonstration Project.
grant EMS Services pediatrics
October 1, 2018
The purpose of this program is to support community-based services aimed at improving the health status of children, adolescents, and families in rural and other underserved communities by increasing their access to health services. Community-based programs and evidence-based models of care that build on existing community resources will be implemented and evaluated to demonstrate program impact.
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A new study published in Child Indicators Research describes the first-ever national pilot measure of young children’s readiness for school across multiple domains. The measure uses 2016 data from the HRSA National Survey of Children’s Health.
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Hear team leaders from MCH Training Programs that participated in the 2016-2017 DHEC share how they engaged trainees meaningfully in diversity and health equity activities. Learn how their academic institutions adopted diversity and health equity efforts that can be sustained beyond the life of the DHEC. A transcript is also available.
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For 5 years, the MCH Navigator has collected data from over 2,000 self-assessments completed on their site. MCH Navigator can generate a report showing a learner's mean changes in knowledge and skills as a group or for an individual. An introductory video is available to show how easy it is for any health professional to request a customized report.
CYSHCN framework publication
Inadequate insurance coverage and financing results in significant financial hardship for many families raising CYSHCN. The Catalyst Center developed a 1-page infographic to illustrate elements of financial hardship for families who have CYSHCN. It also includes resources about family financial hardship.
CYSHCN financial hardship debt coverage gaps
State Strategies to Prevent and Respond to Disease Crises Through Medicaid and Public Health Partnerships
This report explores effective, collaborative approaches developed by California, Florida, and Texas that may help other states strengthen their Medicaid and public health partnerships to prevent and better respond to communicable disease crises. Protecting public health in an era when infections can quickly spread from remote areas to major world cities requires creative and well-orchestrated responses from national, state, and local governments. One of the critical partnerships states can forge before, during, and after such crises is between public health and Medicaid.
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Findings from the Child Trends study of first-time parents of young children (under age 3) and their knowledge about parenting and child development is included in this brief. Researchers have rarely examined what parents know, and want to know, about parenting and child development, how they prefer to receive such information, and how their knowledge and preferences may vary across different groups of parents. To address this gap, Child Trends conducted this study on parenting knowledge that included 2 components:
- A comprehensive review of the literature on parenting knowledge
- Focus groups with parents from diverse racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds
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Training & Educational
Deadline: August 31, 2018
This session of Public Health Grand Rounds will discuss the prevalence of childhood obesity and what can be done to prevent it. Childhood obesity is a serious problem in the United States. Nearly 1 in 5 children and adolescents have obesity, increasing their risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, breathing problems, and obesity in adulthood. Most children spend time in care outside of their home, making ECE settings and schools ideal places to intervene.
Title V professional development cohort MCH
Wednesday, August 22, 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. While self-management support has been a component of adult chronic care for decades, it is just emerging as a critical need for children, especially those with complex conditions. Experts in the field will share frameworks for pediatric self-management and how health systems could better support self-management by pediatric patients and their families.
webinar series CYSHCN self-management chronic conditions
Deadline: August 31, 2018
State/jurisdictional Title V agencies are invited to submit applications for this learning opportunity where accepted teams will participate in an 8-month cohort with 5 other state/jurisdictional teams. The Center will support their work on an existing (or planned) project as a way to increase workforce skills and capacity. Email Amy Mullenix at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-843-4457 if you have questions or would like to talk about your ideas before applying.
Title V professional development cohort MCH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Reproductive Health Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs
Deadline: Thursday, September 6, 2018
In January 2019, the CDC Division of Reproductive Health, HSPH, and AMCHP will co-present a hands-on Program Evaluation Practicum course. HSPH students who apply and enroll in the course will be matched with a MCH program in need of evaluation. During the course, teams meet for the first week at CDC in Atlanta, GA, and then convene at the MCH Program’s site for the second week. The final deliverable is an evaluation plan developed by students with the guidance of MCH program staff and stakeholders. Proposals from MCH programs are now being accepted.
MCH Programs student teams proposal for evaluation
Addressing the Needs of Young People with Serious Emotional Disturbance Through a Comprehensive Continuum of Services and Supports Webinar
Thursday, September 6, 2018
3:00pm to 4:30 pm ET
The 2018 Rural Behavioral Health Webinar Series seeks to provide information and resources on innovative approaches to address the needs and challenges of rural community behavioral health. Based on the needs of rural communities, direct attention has been placed on providing information and resources on how to create and sustain services and supports so that rural communities are able to reduce the impact of behavioral health problems and promote a good quality of life for the entire community, including those with behavioral health challenges. The next webinar in the series will focus on adequately addressing the needs of young people with SED.
SED rural health behavioral health webinar
September 12–14, 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.
Conference registration is open until Friday, September 14, 2018.
conference MCH public health policy impacts
Sunday, November 11, 2018
San Diego, CA
Part of the APHA 2018 Conference, this full-day course will equip public health professionals—particularly those working at the local and/or community level—with the essential knowledge and skills needed to evaluate public health programs. Participants will learn about logic models, with special attention to the assumptions and contextual factors of a program, and the associated inputs, activities, outputs and outcomes. Different types of evaluations will be presented, as well as quantitative/qualitative methods that use both primary and secondary data sources. The importance of engaging stakeholders throughout the evaluation process and clearly disseminating findings to diverse audiences will also be discussed. Finally, this workshop will highlight the role of evaluation in maintaining accreditation and how evaluation is incorporated into the overall quality improvement process. Potential pitfalls, challenges and tips to conducting program evaluation in public health will also be addressed.
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