MCH Training and Research Alert A Monthly Alert from the Division of Maternal & Child Health Workforce Development
HRSA Funding Opportunities
EMS for Children Innovation and Improvement Center
January 29, 2020
The purpose is to demonstrate effective methods that improve the clinical care and management of pediatric patients within the EMS system through such mechanisms as:
- Improved access to pediatric EMS expertise for EMSC recipients and stakeholders;
- Implementation of Quality Improvement Collaboratives, addressing the unique needs of pediatric patients in rural health care systems;
- Strengthened communication within the EMSC community; and
- Creation of a central repository of pediatric evidence-based resources for prehospital and hospital emergency department professionals.
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Postdoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry
February 12, 2020
The purpose of the program is to improve access to, and the delivery of, oral health care services for all individuals, particularly vulnerable populations and individuals located in rural and/or underserved areas. Grants will prepare general, pediatric, and public health dentists to practice in and lead new models of oral health care delivery by supporting innovative postdoctoral dental residency training programs.
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MCH Pregnancy-Related Care Research Network Program
March 10, 2020
The purpose of this program is to establish and maintain an interdisciplinary, national, multi-center practice-based research forum for scientific collaboration and infrastructure building. The PRC-RN will provide national leadership to advance the evidence base on effective interventions that address maternal health including, but not limited to, pregnancy, pre-conception care, inter-conception care, maternal morbidity, maternal mortality, and current and emerging issues and gaps in research and practice, such as models of delivery of pregnancy-related care in settings with limited resources in the United States.
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Autism Intervention Research Network on Behavioral Health
April 13, 2020
The purpose of this program is to establish and maintain an interdisciplinary, multicenter research platform for scientific collaboration and infrastructure building. It will provide national leadership in research to advance the evidence base on effective interventions for children and adolescents with ASD/DD , with a focus on addressing behavioral health and wellbeing across the lifespan.
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Intervention Research Addressing the Word Gap: Improving the Language-Learning Opportunities for Infants and Young Children
MCHB recently published a special issue focused on improving language-learning opportunities for infants and young children. This special issue of Early Childhood Research Quarterly features a series of topical systematic and conceptual reviews of language intervention research and empirical studies addressing the word gap. Representing inequities in language-learning experience, this gap may place children at a disadvantage in terms of their early language, vocabulary, and literacy development. The word gap has important consequences for children given the potentially profound social, academic, and economic costs that can result when young children do not have ample language-learning opportunities. The issue also highlights some of HRSA/MCHB’s funded work through the Bridging the Word Gap Research Network and includes free access for a limited time.
Training & Educational
Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development
Summer 2020 Internship
Due: Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 11:59pm ET
This 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.
Email Samantha Croffut with any questions or to submit your complete application package.
Health Resources and Services Administration
Making Lifelong Connections 10th Annual Meeting
April 1 to 3, 2020
Save the date for the 10th annual Making Lifelong Connections annual meeting, an interactive career development and networking opportunity within the MCH Community. The meeting is open to all current and former trainees from MCHB funded training programs. Attendees will be able to:
- Engage with current and former MCH trainees from around the country
- Enhance Leadership skills
- Build collaboration networks
- Learn from new and seasoned professionals
- Gain presentation experience
- Develop valuable skills in articulating reaching your career goals
Deadline Extended! Applications will be accepted through 11:00pm on Monday, January 27, 2020.
The National MCH Workforce Development Center
Applications Open for the Summer 2020 Internship Program
The National MCH Workforce Development Center supports an annual internship opportunity for teams of MCH students to participate in internships in state Title V programs. The aim of the Title V MCH Internship Program is to:
- Support state Title V agencies in implementing a meaningful project of their choice; and,
- Provide future MCH professionals with experience working in state Title V agencies, with mentorship and guidance from Title V agency preceptors.
The Title V MCH Internship Program is unique in that it pairs a graduate MCH student (from an academic Center of Excellence in MCH) and an MCH student either from an MCH undergraduate Pipeline program or from an MCH Catalyst graduate public health program. Each 2-person team will work together to successfully complete a project identified by their host state. The program will be held from June 8 to July 31, 2020.
Applications will be accepted through February 7, 2020.
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Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics
Annual Disability Statistics Compendium Event
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Participants are invited to join in the release of the 2020 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium in person or online. The agenda, presenters, and logon procedures for web viewers will be emailed to participants as they become available. The event will be archived.
American Public Health Association
APHA 2020 Call for Abstracts
Due: Thursday, February 20, 2020
The call for abstracts is now open. APHA 2020’s theme is “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Preventing Violence.” While abstracts related to the meeting’s theme are encouraged, submissions that cover any public health issue are welcome. Presentation formats include:
- Oral sessions: Formal presentations followed by a Q&A segment with the audience
- Roundtable sessions: Engaging group discussions led by a single presenter
- Poster sessions: One-on-one interactions with attendees, with research and findings presented visually
Harvard Medical School
Young Adults with Chronic Conditions: Optimizing Treatment and Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care
March 2 to 4, 2020
This 3-day CME course on health care transition will offer cutting-edge clinical updates to optimize the care of young adults with chronic conditions. Participants also learn evidence-based best practice to guide their patients’ effective transitions to, and acceptance into, adult care.
Health Services for Children with Special Needs
Health Care Transition for Adolescents and Young Adults
This new 1-hour online CME course on health care transition offers a review of the updated clinical recommendations on health care transition and tested quality improvement approach: the Six Core Elements.™ It is designed for pediatric and adult primary and specialty physicians, nurses, and social workers to prepare youth and their caregivers to assume responsibility for managing their chronic conditions and transfer from a pediatric to an adult model of health care. The course is available to a national audience and is jointly sponsored by HSCSN, The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health/Got Transition, and the DC Department of Health.
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Training & Educational – Webinars
National Institute for Health Care Management
Social Determinants of Health: Technology and Workforce Approaches
Monday, January 27, 2020
1:00pm to 2:30pm ET
The social determinants of health—defined as the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age—influence 50% of health outcomes. Recognizing that addressing unmet social needs can have an outsized impact in improving health, leaders are leveraging technology and nonmedical professionals to meet people where they are. This webinar will explore:
- A national initiative bringing together public health stakeholders to systematically implement and sustain social determinants of health efforts
- An innovative federal model testing whether addressing health-related social needs of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries improves outcomes
- How a health plan is partnering with social workers to help patients with housing, transportation, utilities and more
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Trust for America’s Health
State of Obesity 2019: Better Policies for a Healthier America
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
2:30pm to 4:00pm ET
The national obesity crisis, its health impacts, and how advocates are working at the national and local levels to address this ongoing epidemic will be discussed. This web forum explores findings of TFAH’s 2019 State of Obesity report. The report found that about 1 in 3 Americans of all ages—more than 100 million people—have obesity. The epidemic is estimated to increase national healthcare spending by $149 billion annually, about half of which is paid for by Medicare and Medicaid. Speakers will cover the latest national and state obesity rates and trends, highlight promising approaches localities have undertaken to ensure healthy communities, and offer national policy recommendations that incorporate innovative approaches that prioritize helping all Americans lead.
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