MCH Training and Research Alert A Monthly Alert from the Division of Maternal & Child Health Workforce Development
HRSA Funding Opportunities
November 8, 2019
The purpose of this program is to support comprehensive and coordinated state and territory EHDI systems of care so families with newborns, infants, and young children up to 3 years of age who are deaf or hard-of-hearing receive appropriate and timely services that include hearing screening, diagnosis, and early intervention.
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November 8, 2019
The center will provide support to HRSA EHDI Program recipients, leadership and resources for EHDI systems of care and stakeholders at the national, state/territory, and local levels by:
- Providing support to all EHDI Program recipients in meeting program objectives through technical assistance, training, education, quality improvement, and evaluation;
- Serving as a national technical resource center that identifies, compiles, analyzes, and disseminates evidence-based and innovative practices, policies, tools, and resources; and
- Developing and sustaining collaborative partnerships with national EHDI systems of care organizations and key stakeholders.
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Friday, August 30, 2019
MCHB is soliciting nominations in these 3 categories:
- MCHB Director’s Award
- Title V Lifetime Achievement Award
- Vince Hutchins Partnership Award
Nominees may include current or former MCHB staff; current, former or emerging MCH leaders from all sectors; and current or former Title V Directors/MCHB grantees/stakeholders and family/consumer partners. Self-nominations are not permitted. An individual may be nominated for more than one award category.
If you have questions about the MCHB Award process or if you need additional information, please email Ms. Kate Marcell in the Division of State and Community Health or call her at 301-443-2204.
Contest submissions due:
Friday, August 30, 2019
This creative contest invites youth ages 13 to 24 to submit an original digital image, art, or a photo that reflects their hopes for the future. Entrants can use social media to promote their submissions using the hashtag #Hopeful4, and urge friends and networks to vote. The voting period will run from September 3 to 13, 2019. Three winners will be selected from among the highest-voted entries to receive a $50 Amazon gift card.
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This implementation toolkit will help Title V agencies meet NPM 12 that is focused on transition to adult health care for youth with and without special health care needs. Part of a toolkit series that provide evidence-based and -informed practices, reports, publications, and other resources geared toward each NPM, it also includes implementation-focused resources and guidance from AMCHP, including AMCHP’s Innovation Station, with contributions from Title V agencies and other MCH partners. Toolkits on NPMs 1, 4, 6, 9, and 10 are also available.
Title V CYSHCN transition
Published in Pediatrics, this formal policy is the AAP’s first devoted to the issue of racism. It builds on existing AAP policies that address other SDOH such as poverty, housing insecurity, immigration status, and early childhood adversity. By acknowledging the role of racism in child and adolescent health, pediatric health professionals will be able to optimize clinical care, workforce development, professional education, systems engagement, and research. It encourages addressing the role of racism in child health to reduce the health effects of structural, personally-mediated, and internalized racism to improve the health and well-being of all children, youth, and their families. This policy statement can support pediatricians, state MCH Title V/CYSHCN programs, and families in improving health outcomes for children and youth.
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This new report highlights how equity-based family engagement creates opportunities for parents and caretakers to become effective advocates and culture-bearers in schools. This boosts relationships, improves educational quality, and strengthens communities. The report focuses on the work of 30 organizations in 17 states, tribal nations, and the District of Columbia in underserved communities where parents and caretakers navigate many barriers including obstacles such as constraints on time and money.
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Training & Educational
Sunday, August 25, 2019
This internship is designed to educate, engage, and support future leaders in MCH. Highly-motivated graduate students in good standing at schools of public health or other health-related training programs in the United States are encouraged to apply.
This online interdisciplinary course will prepare participants to successfully contribute to state and national health transformation. It 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. Course participants may elect to earn 1 or 3 graduate 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. For more information, please email Rebecca Greenleaf, MPH, Adjunct Faculty in the Department of MCH at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Interdisciplinary course online training
August 21 to 23, 2019
This 32nd Annual State Health Policy Conference is for state health policymakers, pediatricians, and others involved in state health policy development. Its sessions offer participants an opportunity to discuss best practices, lessons learned, and innovative solutions. Topics related to CYSHCN and systems of care are included.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
The fellow will have the option of working in the House or Senate on legislative and policy issues such as creating healthy communities, improving health equity, addressing environmental health concerns, population health, or the SDOH. The fellowship provides a unique learning experience and demonstrates the value and need for basing policy on sound science. Candidates must:
- Have strong public health credentials
- Be able to spend 1 year in Washington, DC
- Be an APHA member
- Have a graduate degree in public health or a related discipline
- Have at least 5 years of experience as a public health professional beyond graduate or medical training
- Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
For more information, please email APHA Fellowship or call 202-777-2510.
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Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs and Association of University Centers on Disabilities
This free self-paced module addresses key facets of the Autism CARES Act including grassroots and legislative origins, how it has evolved since 2006, and resulting federally-funded programming. It also delves into the impact that the Act has had on services and systems that support autistic individuals and their families. The module features brief video interviews with self-advocates, researchers, and public health professionals about their varied experiences supporting and/or implementing legislative priorities.
Training & Educational – Webinars
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
1:00pm to 2:00pm ET
This webinar will highlight strategies that children’s health programs and organizations can take to move the needle towards health equity. Two health equity champions will provide insights on successful programs that have addressed health equity, lessons learned about what led to those programs’ successes, and strategies that programs and organizations can use to champion health equity in their work.
This is the second webinar in the series designed to support individuals who are pursuing equity within the health system. The first webinar, Pursuing Health Equity: Start Where You Are, focused on what individuals can do to pursue change.
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An archive of the June 2019 session of CDC’s Grand Rounds is now available. This session explored how a woman’s nutrition during the 1,000 days from pregnancy through a child’s second birthday can impact their health, identified strategies that support women to breastfeed, and provided recommendations regarding an infant’s transition to the family diet.
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