MCH Training and Research Alert A Monthly Alert from the Division of Maternal & Child Health Workforce Development
HRSA Funding Opportunities
MCHB Grand Challenges
Participate in 2 prize-awarded Challenges that seek low-cost, scalable, innovative solutions that improve MCH across the United States.
- Addressing Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnant Women & New Moms Challenge
Submissions are due by: Monday, November 19, 2018 at 11:59pm ET
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.
- Remote Pregnancy Monitoring Challenge
Submissions are due by: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 11:59pm ET
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.
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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Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health
November 27, 2018
Apply for funding to improve health outcomes before, during, and after pregnancy, and reduce rates of infant death and adverse perinatal outcomes. Grants will be provided to high-risk communities with infant mortality rates at least 1.5 times the U.S. national average and high rates of other adverse perinatal outcomes. HS works to reduce the disparity in health status between the general population and individuals who are members of racial or ethnic minority groups.
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Family-to-Family Health Information Centers—Montana
January 15, 2019
Apply for funding to provide information, education, technical assistance, and peer support to families of CYSHCN and the professionals who serve them. Eligibility is limited to Montana applicants.
grant CYSHCN technical assistance peer support
Autism Secondary Data Analysis Research Program
January 22, 2019
Apply for funding under the Autism SDAR Program to support secondary data analysis of existing publicly-available and accessible national databases and/or administrative records. The program will advance best practices and determine the evidence-based practices for interventions that improve the physical and behavioral health of children and adolescents with ASD/DD.
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National Center for Education in MCH Georgetown University
National ESM Summary Report (PDF)
This report provides an analysis of all current ESM for MCH programs and provides an introduction and application of the Results-Based Accountability framework as a way to effectively measure them. The report also utilizes the 4 steps of Experiential Learning and engages learners in 4 areas:
- Active analysis,
- Reflective involvement,
- Building analytic skills, and
- Knowledge for problem solving.
Follow-up reports will focus on state-specific ESMs.
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National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health
Recommendations for Value-Based Transition Payment for Pediatric and Adult Health Care Systems
To address long-standing gaps in payment for transition to adult care, this report presents new VBP recommendations for pediatric-to-adult health care transition. This report is intended to guide commercial and Medicaid payers, health plans, employers, and pediatric and adult systems of care in implementing and evaluating VBP options for transitional care. The report is a result of an expert panel of payers, plans, professional organizations, advocacy groups, and 65 key informant interviews with major stakeholder groups.
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American Academy of Pediatrics,
American Academy of Family Physicians
American College of Physicians
Supporting the Health Care Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood in the Medical Home
This updated report provides new practice-based quality improvement guidance on key elements of transition: planning, transfer, and integration into adult care. It also includes new recommendations pertaining to infrastructure, education and training, payment, and research. Read more about the updated clinical report in the Got Transition press release (PDF).
CYSHCN transitional care quality improvement
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation,
Deeper Dive: New Obesity Rate Data for Youth Ages 10 to 17
The report, State of Obesity, raises awareness about the seriousness of the obesity epidemic, encourages the creation of a national obesity prevention strategy, and highlights promising approaches for reversing the epidemic at the state and local level. This brief, based on 2016-17 National Survey of Children’s Health NSCH data provides data broken down by gender nationally, and by race and ethnicity for every state. Also find a Q&A with Dr. Lydie Lebrun-Harris, of the Office of Epidemiology and Research, MCHB, data by state, and key findings.
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Training & Educational
National MCH Workforce Development Center
Cohort 2019 Applications Open
Applications due: Monday, February 4, 2019 at 5:00pm
Teams will participate in a 7-month Cohort with 5 other state/jurisdictional teams, while the NMCHWDC supports their work on an existing (or planned) project to increase workforce skills and capacity. State/jurisdictional Title V agencies are invited to submit applications. Dial into either of 2 optional calls for more information. No pre-registration is required:
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 or
Monday, January 7, 2019
3:00pm to 4:00pm ET
888-363-4735, code 6600416
Contact Amy Mullenix at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-843-4457 with questions or to talk about your ideas before applying.
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Training & Educational – Webinars
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
EnRICH Webinar: Measuring Family Engagement in MCH Research: Opportunities and Challenges
Monday, December 10, 2018
1:30pm to 2:30pm ET
The MCH community has a long-standing tradition of integrating family engagement into programs, research, and practice, yet tested and validated measures to improve and sustain the quality of family engagement in health services and research are still lacking. This EnRICH webinar series event will help attendees:
- Understand currently available measures of family engagement,
- Identify gaps in developing and utilizing these measures, and
- Learn innovative strategies for engaging families in research.
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Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs
AMCHP Virtual Learning Events
These virtual learning events will focus on partnerships and collaborations featuring a diverse team of subject matter experts. Upcoming Collaboration Laboratory seminars are:
- Wednesday, December 5 at 2:00pm ET
Moving Down the Pyramid: Partnering with Families, Communities, and Local Health Departments
- Wednesday, February 6 at 2:00pm ET
Moving Down the Pyramid: A Workforce Perspective
Upcoming Collaboration Science and Measurement seminars are:
- Monday, January 14 at 2:00pm ET
Tools for Measuring How We Work Together: Using the Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory and other tools to measure collaboration
- Monday, April 15 at 2:00pm ET
Tools for Measuring Partnerships: Using Social Network Analysis and the PARTNER Tool and the Person-Centered Network App to measure social connectedness, trust, and leveraging of resources
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Healthy People 2020
Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Webinar: Reproductive and Sexual Health
Thursday, November 15, 2018
12:00pm to 1:00pm ET
Learn about progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Reproductive and Sexual Health Leading Indicator objectives. Also learn how the Texas Department of State Health Services is working to increase people’s knowledge of their HIV status by supporting HIV testing as a standard of care.
webinar sexual health HIVcase study
Dialogue4Health of the Public Health Institute
Partnering to Catalyze Comprehensive Community Wellness
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
2:00pm to 3:00pm ET
The PHLF at RESOLVE teamed with the HCTTF to develop a framework that supports enhanced collaboration between health care and public health entities. This framework, Partnering to Catalyze Comprehensive Community Wellness: An Actionable Framework for Health Care and Public Health Collaboration (PDF), outlines essential elements and key strategies for shaping effective, health-based collaboratives among public health, health care, and community-based organizations. Members of the PHLF and HCTTF will describe the essential elements of collaboration outlined in the framework, and speak to their experiences working to develop and sustain cross-sector collaborations in their organizations and communities.
webinar interprofessional care interdisciplinary social determinants
MCH Center of Excellence
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Moving Postpartum Care from Screening to Treatment and Beyond
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
12:00pm to 1:00pm ET
This webinar will include a discussion about the programmatic, policy, and research requirements to move postpartum mental health care from depression screening to treatment and beyond using the Massachusetts model as a case study. The webinar will feature Dr. Nancy Byatt, founder of MCPAP for Moms and Lifeline4Moms; Dr. Deborah Cowley, mental health physician and faculty at the University of Washington Medical School; and Boston University’s Dr. Emily Feinberg. This webinar will be of special interest to public health or policy students, state Title V or other MCH practitioners, and those interested in maternal mental health.
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University of Tennessee Department of Nutrition
Promoting Healthy Weight 3.0: A Socio-Ecological Perspective—Policy at All Levels
Friday, March 29, 2019
12:30pm to 5:00pm ET
The third series of the biannual PHW Colloquia will focus on the MCH population using a socio-ecological lens. Learn how policy affects other levels of the socio-ecological model in the context of nutrition. Attendees may participate online or on site in Knoxville, TN.
Presentations from the PHW Spring Colloquium 2018 Breaking Down Silos through Interprofessional Collaborations archive are available as well.
webinar nutrition healthy weight obesity
Association of Teachers of MCH
From Generation to Generation: Building MCH Academic Leadership
The October 2018, ATMCH Lunch-and-Learn Webinar featured a panel discussion moderated by Arden Handler, MPH, DrPH, of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Panelists included Marti Coulter, MSW, DrPH of the University of South Florida; Lois McCloskey, MPH, DrPH of Boston University; and Christine Bozlak, MPH, PHD of the University of Albany. 1.0 CPH credit is available for viewing the archived webinar.
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