MCH Training and Research Alert A Monthly Alert from the Division of Maternal & Child Health Workforce Development
HRSA Funding Opportunities
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.
grant autism disabilities behavioral health
February 12, 2019
This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the LFPP Program. The purpose of this program is to increase the engagement of families with CYSHCN at all levels of health care. The LFPP recipient will be a national resource on family engagement for state and local organizations, such as F2F HICs and Title V programs, as well as families. The LFPP will provide training, technical assistance, and best practices with the field as they work to implement family engagement strategies and serve diverse, medically underserved CYSHCN and their families.
grant CYSHCN Title V
February 15, 2019
The purpose of this program is to coordinate a national platform to recruit, convene, and actively engage researchers and family members to identify and fill gaps in existing MCH measures. This national MRN is an interdisciplinary research network focused on supporting, optimizing, and centralizing MCH-related health measurement research. The cooperative agreement will establish and maintain an interdisciplinary, multi-site, collaborative network that will lead, promote, and coordinate national research activities to highlight and advance health measurement research, and where appropriate, build on existing work in the field.
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March 8, 2019
The purpose of this PECARN program is to establish and maintain a multi-institutional research network that conducts high-quality, rigorous studies using pooled samples of pediatric patients to determine optimal pediatric emergency care.
March 8, 2019
This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Innovations in Care Coordination for Children and Youth with ASD/DD Program. The purpose of this program is to build on past HRSA programs to improve access to coordinated and integrated care for children with, or at risk for, ASD/DD and their families in medically-underserved areas and populations. The purpose and objectives of this program are to implement the family navigation and provider education strategies.
Technical assistance webinar
Thursday, January 17, 2019, 3:00pm ET
Call-in: 1-888-995-9168, participant code: 4538514
Playback: 1-866-448-7647, passcode: 52844
grant autism developmental disabilities integrated care
Online Data Tool Enhancement
DASH released a YRBSS Analysis Tool as an enhancement to the Youth Online data analysis tool that provides users with easy access to data on health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults. The new tool allows users to explore YRBSS and GSHS data in more detail by conducting cross tabulation analyses that compare data for two variables, with the option of stratifying the results by year, site, demographic variables, or sexual orientation.
NACCHO recently completed a project to increase the capacity of LHDs and LEAs to work in partnership to prevent HIV and STIs among adolescents. As a result of this project, NACCHO developed 3 resources to support those that are interested in undertaking similar work, including:
- Action Planning for Adolescent Sexual Health: A Guide to Strengthening Community Partnerships and Taking Steps to Improve Adolescent Health and Well-Being (PDF): The document provides LHDs and key community stakeholders with an overview of a process to envision, plan, and implement sustainable, community-driven initiatives that prevent HIV, STIs, and unintended pregnancies and support healthy sexual development through sexual health education, sexual health services, and safe and supportive environments. Note: you will be asked to create a free account on the site before downloading the PDF.
- Celebrating Success: Local Health Department and School Partnerships for Adolescent HIV and STI Prevention (PDF): Each of the 4 jurisdictions funded to complete an action planning process to implement school-based HIV and STI prevention activities wrote success stories to share the results of their work, their process, and insights.
- The Role of Local Health Departments in Advancing Adolescent HIV and STI Prevention Efforts through School-Based Health Programs (PDF): This report highlights key findings and themes from NACCHO workshops/consultations that each focused on 1 of the 3 CDC-developed school-based approaches for health education, health services, and safe and supportive environments.
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Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center and Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
AYAH-NRC recently released this interactive module, housed by AMCHP, that features 3 change packages on increasing the receipt of quality preventive visits for AYAs centered around 3 National Strategies:
- Increase Access & Utilization of AYA Preventive Services
- Improve Quality of AYA Preventive Services (Clinic-Level)
- Improve State- and Systems-Level Policies and Practice for AYA Preventive Services
Note: The link takes you to a multimedia presentation that automatically plays audio when you arrive.
preventive services adolescents
Due: Thursday, January 17, 2019
HHS is now soliciting written comments regarding the Healthy People 2030 objectives from the public. Previous public comments on the proposed Healthy People 2030 framework helped shape the vision, mission, foundational principles, plan of action, and overarching goals for Healthy People 2030. Provide input on the proposed Core, Developmental, and Research objectives (PDF). Please read the objective selection criteria (PDF) prior to reviewing and commenting.
public comment Healthy People 2030
Tricare for Kids Coalition, a coalition of military family and health advocacy groups, has released a new report highlighting the crucial role Medicaid plays for millions of military children. The report details how 200,000 children in active service families rely on Medicaid to get the health care services they need, and 3.4 million children of veterans turn to the same program for health coverage. Medicaid plays a critical role for military families, helping them to stay focused on ensuring our nation's military readiness.
Training & Educational
Due: Friday, January 25, 2019 at 11:59pm ET
DMCHWD Internship, based in HRSA's MCHB, is designed to educate, engage, and support future leaders in MCH. DMCHWD accepts applications from highly motivated graduate students in good standing at schools of public health or other health-related training programs in the United States.
DMCHWD Internship Application Package
- Statement of Interest. Address the following (500-word max):
- What do you hope to gain from this MCH-focused internship experience, and how does this internship align with your career goals?
- How have your experiences shaped your definition of diversity? What does it mean for you to have a commitment to diversity? In your opinion, what is the purpose of promoting health equity over health equality?
- Have you been involved with any of DMCHWD’s graduate or undergraduate education programs? If so, please describe your involvement.
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Unofficial Transcript (most current)
- Statement of Availability. Include the:
- Months and days of the week available,
- Total hours needed (if submitting as a university requirement), and
- Any concurrent responsibilities.
Contact Samantha Croffut at SCroffut@hrsa.gov with any questions or to submit your complete application package.
Due: Friday, January 11, 2019
The Making Lifelong Connections 2019 Annual Meeting, April 3 to 5, 2019, in Madison, Wisconsin, is open to all current and former trainees from MCHB-funded training programs. The purpose of Making Lifelong Connections is to:
- Engage with current and former MCH trainees from around the country
- Enhance leadership skills
- Learn from new and seasoned professionals
- Gain presentation experience
- Develop valuable skills in articulating and reaching your career goals
Applications for 2019 Making Lifelong Connections are now open!
MCH training networking trainees
Due: Monday, February 4, 2019 at 5:00pm ET
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. Contact Amy Mullenix at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-843-4457 with questions or to talk about your ideas before applying.
Title V workforce capacity learning
Due: Friday, February 8, 2019
The NMCHWDC will accept student applications for the Title V MCH Internship Program through February 8, 2019. Eight teams of MCH Trainees will participate in internships in state Title V programs over the summer of 2019. For more information contact Cindy San Miguel at email@example.com.
Title V internship
March 9 to 12, 2019
Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, TX
Register by: Friday, February 8, 2019 (for early bird rate)
AMCHP has released the schedule of workshops and skills-building sessions at their upcoming annual conference. More than 800 MCH leaders, researchers, and advocates will gather to share practices, data, and ideas around the theme, “Investments in MCH: Strengthening Families and the MCH Workforce.”
March 6 to 9, 2019
Register by: Friday, February 8, 2019 (for early bird rate)
SAHM’s 2019 annual conference theme is “Psychological Well-Being: International Transcultural Perspectives.” In this meeting, culturally diverse multidisciplinary professionals from throughout the world will assemble to share, discuss, critique, and generate strategies to promote psychological and physical well-being among young people. Register for the SAHM Annual Meeting today!
Training & Educational—Webinars
Friday, January 25, 2019
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. The newest CDC Grand Rounds session will discuss what is being done to prevent cervical cancer in the 21st century.
Webinar cervical cancer prevention
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
1:00pm to 2:00pm ET
Health care providers, payers, and systems serving children, youth, and families increasingly focus on family engagement as a strategy to improve health care delivery, enhance consumer and provider satisfaction, and reduce costs. Assessing how well an organization or agency is engaging families is a critical step in achieving these goals. A recent issue brief from Family Voices, A Framework for Assessing Family Engagement in Systems Change, proposes 4 domains of family engagement—representation, transparency, impact, and commitment. Join this webinar to explore this framework, share models of success and discuss common barriers to incorporating meaningful family engagement in systems-level initiatives. It is recommended that attendees read the issue brief prior to the event.
Webinar family engagement
LCRN – Measurement Webinars
The LCRN is hosting two upcoming webinars as part of their Measurement Webinar Series:
Introduction to a Comprehensive Life Course Monitoring System
January 23, 2019
This webinar will provide an introduction to a comprehensive life course monitoring system that supports a systems approach, how Canada has made an impact with EDI and how they are building the early stages of the system with the TDI and CHEQ measurement systems.
EDI in US Cities
February 12, 2019
This webinar will explore how the EDI is being utilized in cities throughout the US; such as Brownsville, Hartford, Los Angeles, New Orleans, and Washington DC; and provide on-the-ground experiences from those employing EDI systems and data in their communities in the kind of public policy interventions this data encourages.
If you have any questions about either webinar, please reach out to Whitney Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org or 310-794-4483.
Webinar health measurement
An archive of this December 2018 webinar is now available. Infants, children, and adolescents with special health care needs and their families constitute a population with exceptional and often long-term health, educational, developmental and social service needs, which are extensive and expensive to deliver. This webinar examined programs and practices (the systems) which have evolved to meet the needs of CYSHCN and their families.
Webinar Archive CYSHCN