MCH Training and Research Alert A Monthly Alert from the Division of Maternal & Child Health Workforce Development
HRSA Funding Opportunities
April 29, 2019
The purpose of the program is to improve access to and delivery of oral health care for children by testing and establishing models of care utilizing 3 collective strategies: (1) Enhanced integration of oral health care within MCH safety net services; (2) Increased knowledge and skills among providers for delivering dental services; and (3) Increased knowledge and awareness of preventive oral health practices to increase adoption.
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Opioid Workforce Expansion Program – Professionals and Paraprofessionals
May 5, 2019
The purpose of the program is to build upon existing HRSA investments to enhance community-based experiential training focused on OUD and other SUD for students preparing to become behavioral health professionals. The OWEP for Paraprofessionals funds this training for peer support specialists and other behavioral health-related paraprofessionals. Approximately $39 million will be available for OWEP Professionals and approximately $29 million will be available for OWEP Paraprofessionals.
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May 6, 2019
The purpose of this program is to collect data in order to improve evaluation of state newborn screening programs and to build state-level capacity to assess and report on the effectiveness of screening in reducing the morbidity and mortality caused by heritable disorders in newborns and children. This demonstration program will evaluate the effectiveness of state newborn screening systems by collecting data on newborn screening quality indicator information.
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July 15, 2019
The purpose of this program is to create Federal/State partnerships in all 59 States/jurisdictions that support service systems which address MCH needs, such as: (1) Reducing infant mortality; (2) Providing care for women before, during, and after pregnancy and childbirth; (3) Providing preventive and primary care services for infants, children, and adolescents; (4) Providing comprehensive care CYSHCN; (5) Immunizing children; (6) Reducing adolescent pregnancy; (7) Putting national standards and guidelines for prenatal care, healthy and safe child care, and health supervision of infants, children, and adolescent into practice; (8) Assuring access to care for mothers and children; and (9) Meeting the nutritional needs of mothers, children, and families.
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HRSA has released its Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2019 through 2022.
AMCHP has added new practices to the Innovation Station Database following a recent review held by the Best Practices Committee, composed of AMCHP members and staff. The Innovation Station is AMCHP’s searchable database that allows you to learn more about MCH programs across the United States and to benefit from the lessons learned by your MCH peers.
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This web-based toolkit showcases effective state efforts to achieve health equity, improve care, and prioritize the SDOH. This toolkit can be used by state MCH Title V/CYSHCN programs, advocates, community organizations and others improving the SDOH in their state or community.
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This infographic series explores key focus areas in the world of health care financing and coverage for CYSHCN. Each infographic offers a concise look at a complex issue from the perspective of CYSHCN, their families, payers, policymakers, and providers. Infographic topics include: Medicaid, pathways to Medicaid coverage, EPDST, inequities in coverage and financing, family financial hardship, the importance of partnerships, family engagement, value-based purchasing, and care coordination.
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Training & Educational
Register now for this fall 2019 online course that will prepare participants to contribute to state and national health transformation. It is open to any MCH professional interested in lifelong learning and students enrolled in MCHB-funded graduate education programs. Course participants may earn 1 or 3 graduate credits or a certificate of completion. There are no prerequisites. Learning consists of weekly modules and the opportunity to connect with an online MCH community of practice.
Contact Rebecca Greenleaf, MPH, Adjunct Faculty in the Department of MCH at UNC-CH for more information.
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Workshop & Webcast
May 2 & 3, 2019
The workshop’s purpose is to identify research questions, gaps, and opportunities that could expand knowledge regarding maternal mortality data, trends, and causes. Presentations and discussions will inform the development of a research agenda for NICHD that could lead to improved measurement and reduction of maternal mortality in the United States. The panel discussions will focus on 3 areas:
- An in-depth examination of definitions, data measurement and quality, trends of maternal mortality, and research needs, gaps and opportunities to enable better measurement and reporting
- A discussion of clinical obstetrical contributors to maternal mortality in the context of health system factors such as access, insurance/financing, quality of health care, and variations in medical practice; and identification of research gaps, needs, and strategies
- An overview of root causes of maternal mortality disparities such as medical mistrust, neighborhood environments, and discussion of cultural frameworks that provide an inclusive approach for improving maternal health outcomes for all women.
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Public Meeting & Webcast
May 28 & 29, 2019
Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience will host a public meeting that will feature expert panels on issues related to redesigning the clinical learning environment. To ensure high-quality patient care and build a more effective health system, we depend on a healthy, productive, and engaged clinician workforce. But, increasingly, U.S. health care providers are burned out. Our nation stands at a critical crossroads. Health care spending is at an all-time high, yet Americans are less healthy than peers in other high-income nations. The population is aging rapidly, and rates of chronic disease, obesity, and drug addiction are skyrocketing. We cannot reverse these trends without engaged and effective clinicians working in systems and cultures that support their career satisfaction and well-being.
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The U.S. pregnancy-related mortality ratio is one of the highest among developed countries (18 deaths per every 100,000 births). Clinical care improvements can help reduce maternal mortality, but effective public health interventions are needed in both the pregnancy and postpartum periods. Innovative, applied public health research may provide new intervention opportunities. Attendees of this EnRICH webinar series event learned how to:
- Identify data sources for maternal morbidity and mortality research, and;
- Describe potential research avenues for reducing U.S. maternal morbidity and mortality.
Speakers shared their approach to using system and practice-level data to better identify appropriate care coordination and health management supports for these children in this March 2019 webinar. The discussion also featured how this approach was implemented in Kaiser Permanente Northwest through the Pediatric Care TogetherTM complex health management program.
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In this March 2019 webinar for California state and county stakeholders, Lucille Packard Foundation staff presented an overview of topics that are a priority in the field of special health care needs, noting crucial but missing services for CSHCN and their families. The speakers also suggested issues that can be addressed by public agencies and identified resources to help guide programs and policies.
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