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.
- Preventing Childhood Obesity Challenge
Submissions due by Monday, September 24, 2018 at 11:59pm ET
Supports the creation of innovative solutions to empower low-income families to achieve healthy eating practices, healthy lifestyles, and sustainable changes within the home environment—within the broader context of their community.
- Care Coordination for CSHCN Challenge
Submissions due by: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 11:59pm ET
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.
- Addressing Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnant Women & New Moms Challenge
Launching: September 19, 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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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. This program supports HRSA’s goals to improve access to quality health care and services, build healthy communities, and improve health equity. Community-based programs and evidence-based models of care that build on existing community resources will be implemented and evaluated to demonstrate program impact. This program supports collaboration between local pediatric providers and community leaders in an effort to provide quality health care and preventive health services to children, adolescents, and families in rural and other underserved communities.
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Proposal submission deadline: Friday, September 21 at 11:59pm ET
AMCHP invites you to submit a proposal (workshop, skills-building session, or poster) for the 2019 AMCHP Annual Conference, "Investments in MCH: Strengthening Families and the MCH Workforce," to be held March 9-12, 2019 at the San Antonio Riverside Marriott in San Antonio, TX. Tracks are:
- Adolescent Health (includes youth development and transition)
- Child Health
- Epidemiology/Data, Assessment and Evaluation (includes health outcomes, impact of investment/ROI, etc.)
- Family and Youth Engagement (includes fatherhood involvement, family-centered care)
- Health Care Financing and Coverage (includes health reform)
- Infant Health
- Life Course Approach
- MCH Systems Building
- Women's and Maternal Health
- Workforce Development and Leadership
conference proposal submissions
This new AMCHP issue brief highlights Title V state performance measures related to newborn screening, and the role of Title V programs in supporting newborn screening programs and long-term follow-up activities for those infants identified with a condition. This issue brief can serve as a resource to Title V programs as they develop and implement strategies to build or improve newborn screening systems, and as they support coordinated systems of care for CYSHCN. It also provides examples of how Title V programs can partner with others engaged in efforts to deliver and improve newborn screening and services for children and families.
This updated issue brief gives an overview of economic analysis of MCH interventions and provides examples of how Title V programs are involved in those interventions.
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Vital Signs Report
Over 4,800 pregnancies in the U.S. territories had lab evidence of Zika from 2016 to 2018. CDC’s latest Vital Signs report highlights the importance of follow-up care for babies born to mothers who had Zika during pregnancy.
This issue brief from the Lucille Packard Foundation for Children’s Health discusses the importance of collaborative, patient- and family-centered care to achieve optimal health-related quality of life for CYSHCN. Such care involves close collaboration among the health care team members and established linkages with a variety of community service providers. However, broad adoption of this model of care is hampered by the need to redesign not only individual medical practices, but also by the need to transform health care systems and processes of reimbursement so they are supportive of team-based care.
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Training & Educational
Applications accepted until: Sunday, October 21, 2018 by 11:59pm EST
In 2015, the DMCHWD established an ongoing mechanism for working collaboratively with current and recent trainees of the MCH Training Program through the TAG. The TAG is a virtual trainee work group, designed to foster connections between trainees across MCH Training Programs and to strengthen the link between trainees and MCHB. The TAG is composed of 10 trainee representatives from DMCHWD’s graduate and undergraduate education programs. Ambassadors attend monthly virtual meetings and collaborate to develop trainee-focused products. In 2018, the TAG conceptualized a new volunteer role for current trainees who are interested in fostering connections at the university level-TAG CELs. To learn more and apply, please review and complete the following documents:
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On July 23, 2018 the DMCHWD hosted a New Grantee Orientation webinar, and an archive is now available on YouTube. The webinar covered the following information:
- Overview of the HRSA and the MCHB
- Overview of the DMCHWD
- Description of the current DMCHWD investments
- Review of reporting requirements and key deadlines for DMCHWD grantees
- Key cross-cutting resources and communications mechanisms
- An opportunity for targeted Q&A with DMCHWD staff
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Training & Educational Webinars
Taking Action to Promote Health Equity—Lessons from The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities Project
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
1:30pm to 3:00pm ET
TFAH is launching a 4-part Web Forum series to shine a bright light on some of the most compelling and replicable activities that help advance health equity. The first webinar of the series will analyze the impact of The California Endowment’s unprecedented Building Healthy Communities initiative. This $1 billion, multi-year effort in 14 communities across California has shown what can be achieved with long-term, community-led, place-based campaigns. The panelists will provide a broad overview of the initiative, highlight two community examples, and equip audience members with strategies and tools they can use to advance health equity in their work and communities.
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Public Health Ground Rounds—Surveillance for Emerging Threats to Pregnant Women and Infants: Data for Action
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Emerging health threats are a concern for everyone, yet pregnant women and infants are particularly vulnerable. For example, infection with the Zika virus or having untreated syphilis during pregnancy can cause a miscarriage or devastating birth defects. These birth defects may include brain abnormalities, misshaped bones, vision impairment, and deafness. Timely understanding of these emerging health threats and others, such the opioid epidemic, allow communities to act early to protect mothers and babies and to provide optimal care for these populations. This session of Public Health Ground Rounds will discuss the importance of surveillance for pregnant women and infants.
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A Conversation on Protecting Rights of Children with Medical Complexity in an Era of Spending Reduction
Thursday, September 20, 2018
2:00pm to 3:00pm ET
As part of their webinar series: 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. The next webinar in the series will center on that fact that sufficient access to services for children with medical complexity varies considerably by state, geographic region, and payer. Families, advocates, and health care professionals need to understand children’s rights. Policymakers and payers must help support reliable and appropriate coverage and benefits. Learn how medical-legal partnerships and other forms of advocacy can protect the rights of children and support families in an era of cost containment. It is suggested that attendees read the Pediatrics supplement article prior to the event.
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Thursday, September 27, 2018
2:00pm to 3:00pm ET
In partnership with the Alliance for Early Success, NASHP is hosting this webinar to highlight New Hampshire’s coordinated approach to meet the needs of young children affected by opioid use disorder. The speakers from New Hampshire will review their state’s initiatives and share lessons learned from working across systems to support young children and families impacted by the opioid epidemic. They will also describe how they implemented specific care models, leveraged multiple funding streams, and partnered with families.
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