MCH Training and Research Alert A Monthly Alert from the Division of Maternal & Child Health Workforce Development
HRSA Funding Opportunities
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program—Medication-Assisted Treatment Expansion
June 10, 2019
HRSA’s FORHP released a NOFO for the RCORP-MAT Expansion. The RCORP is a multi-year initiative aimed at reducing the morbidity and mortality of SUD, including OUD, in rural communities at the highest risk for SUD. This funding opportunity will advance the RCORP’s overall goal by establishing and/or expanding MAT in eligible hospitals, health clinics, or tribal organizations in high-risk rural communities. RCORP-MAT Expansion aims to increase the number of access points where individuals living in rural communities with OUD can receive evidence-based treatment.
FORHP Applicant Webinar
Thursday, May 16, 2019
12:00pm to 1:30 pm ET
A recording of the live webinar will be made available for those who cannot attend. Please reference page ii in the NOFO for the dial-in and playback information for the webinar. You can also email email@example.com for questions pertaining to the NOFO.
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Maternal and Child Health Services
July 15, 2019
The purpose of the Title V MCH Services Block Grant Program is to create Federal/State partnerships in all 59 States/jurisdictions that support service systems which address MCH needs, such as:
- Significantly reducing infant mortality;
- Providing comprehensive care for women before, during, and after pregnancy and childbirth;
- Providing preventive and primary care services for infants, children, and adolescents;
- Providing comprehensive care for children and adolescents with special health care needs;
- Immunizing all children;
- Reducing adolescent pregnancy;
- Putting into community practice national standards and guidelines for prenatal care, for healthy and safe child care, and for health supervision of infants, children, and adolescents;
- Assuring access to care for all mothers and children; and
- Meeting the nutritional needs of mothers, children, and families.
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Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Resources for Medicaid Collaboration
MCHB recently released new resources for state Title V and MCH programs collaborating with state Medicaid counterparts, including comprehensive information on the EPDST benefit. The resources offer concrete examples of EPSDT and State Title V MCH partnerships, state strategies for using Title V to strengthen Medicaid’s EPSDT program, information about Title V’s role in data and quality monitoring in EPSDT, and more.
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MCHB Nutrition Webpage
MCHB recently released a new Nutrition webpage. Nutrition is vital to the healthy development and well-being of infants, children, youth, and adults, including those with special health care needs. Learn how MCHB’s programs promote the nutritional well-being of MCH populations across the lifespan. You can also learn more about MCHB’s initiatives focused on State Partnerships, Innovation, Cross-Cutting Collaborations, and Training and Education on this page.
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New Implementation Training Briefs for the MCH Leadership Competencies
The MCH Navigator has released 5 new implementation training briefs in their growing collection of translational learning tools. The implementation briefs provide specific learning opportunities that focus on how to implement and execute skills associated with the MCH Leadership Competencies. The first 3 briefs were released in October 2018 for:
- Cultural Competency
- Family-Professional Partnerships
- Working with Communities and Systems
The next 5 implementation training briefs are now available for:
- MCH Knowledge Base/Context
- Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
- Interdisciplinary/Interprofessional Team Building
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Pediatric Pulmonary Centers
Pediatric Sleep Education Modules
New Web Address
Access the Pediatric Sleep Education Modules, developed by the HRSA-funded Pediatric Pulmonary Centers, at their new web address. The modules are free, online, self-directed training modules related to the care of pediatric sleep patients. CMEs are provided for completing the modules, which can be done individually or as a group. Designed by board-certified sleep experts and interdisciplinary professionals experienced in caring for children with sleep disorders, these modules allow professionals and trainees from a range of health disciplines to develop competence in assessing and addressing a range of sleep issues in childhood. Email PPC@peds.uab.edu for more information.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC Vital Signs: Pregnancy-Related Deaths
Monthly Report on Health Threats
Pregnancy-related deaths happen before, during, and up to a year after delivery. About 3 in 5 deaths could be prevented; yet, about 700 women die each year from complications of pregnancy. Read the May 2019 issue of CDC Vital Signs to learn how to identify and close gaps in access to quality care.
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National Partnership for Women & Families and Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
Federal Legislation to Improve Maternal Health
The National Partnership for Women & Families and AMCHP collaborated to produce a new reference guide to key legislative proposals in Congress to address maternal health. The 115th Congress enacted bipartisan legislation that supports maternal mortality review committees and aims to increase the supply of maternal health providers in targeted areas. This guide to current legislative proposals shows how members of the 116th Congress have the opportunity to build on that progress.
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Training & Educational
National MCH Workforce Development Center
Applied Methods for Health Transformation Implementation in MCH
The National MCH Workforce Development Center offers an online interdisciplinary course designed to prepare participants to contribute successfully to state and national health transformation. “Applied Methods for Health Transformation Implementation in MCH” is open to any MCH professional interested in lifelong learning and to students enrolled in any of the MCHB-funded Graduate Education Programs to Educate the Next Generation of MCH Leaders (CoE, Catalyst, LEND, LEAH, DBP, MCH Nutrition, and PPC). Course participants may elect to earn graduate credit (1 or 3 credits) or a certificate of completion. There are no prerequisites. Learning is asynchronous with weekly modules and an opportunity to connect with an online MCH community of practice.
The course will be held in fall 2019. Register today! For more information, email Rebecca Greenleaf, MPH, Adjunct Faculty in the Department of MCH at UNC-CH.
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Center of Excellence in MCH at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Family Homelessness, a Crisis in a Mother’s Life
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
2:00pm to 4:00pm ET
This annual MCH symposium will explore the unique crisis situation of family homelessness and its impact on the health and wellbeing of mothers and their children. Attendees can join in person on Harvard T.H. Chan’s campus or via livestream.
MCH Leadership Conference
September 23 to 25, 2019
Registration is now open for the annual conference that will take place this September in Providence, Rhode Island, and offers a platform to share experiences, enhance knowledge, and generate new ideas for promoting the health of women, children and families. A full day of conference activities will be dedicated to health equity showcasing how communities nationwide are prioritizing health equity to build healthier, more resilient, and more just communities.
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Training & Educational – Webinars
Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health
Health Promotion Approach to Postpartum Health
Thursday, May 16, 2019
12:00pm to 1:00pm ET
This webinar, sponsored by ATMCH, will:
- Present lessons learned from the 4th Trimester Project’s engagement with new mothers and postpartum health stakeholders
- Describe the Perinatal Maternal Health Promotion Model within the broader theoretical framework that informs public health work
- Provide examples of health promotion approach in MCH practice and curriculum
ATMCH has secured 1.0 CPH credit for participating in the webinar or experiencing the webinar archive. For more information, email Julie McDougal. Registration is limited to the first 125 participants.
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Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Maternal, Infant, and Child Health
Thursday, May 23, 2019
12:00pm to 1:00pm ET
Learn about progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Maternal, Infant, and Child Leading Health Indicators. This webinar will highlight national and state efforts to reduce infant deaths and preterm births. Learn how the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia’s Prenatal Education Program is working to help pregnant women and their families get the information and resources they need to have healthy birth and postpartum outcomes.
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