MCH Training and Research Alert A Monthly Alert from the Division of Maternal & Child Health Workforce Development
HRSA Funding Opportunities
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.
pregnancy care maternal mortality
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.
grant autism behavioral health developmental disabilities CYSHCN
Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical 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. The Research Network 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 physical health and well-being across the lifespan.
grant autism physical health developmental disabilities CYSHCN
Children’s Healthy Weight State Capacity Building Program
April 16, 2020
The purpose of this program is to build state capacity around MCH nutrition by increasing the MCH nutrition competency of the state Title V workforce and optimizing MCH nutrition-related data sources to contribute to data-driven programs and activities related to assessment, policy development, and assurance. The specific objective is to develop 3 state models in MCH nutrition integration which can then be implemented and replicated in states nationwide. These state models will focus on increasing the MCH nutrition competency of the state Title V workforce and optimizing MCH nutrition-related data sources.
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MCH Pediatric Research Network Program
April 23, 2020
The purpose of this program is to establish and maintain an interdisciplinary, national, multisite research platform for scientific collaboration and infrastructure building. It will provide national leadership for applied and translational practice-based pediatric research and interventions to advance the evidence base for pediatric practice by supporting collaborative practice-based research aimed at enhancing primary care practice, the development of evidence-based guidelines based on network research findings, and dissemination of findings in order to accelerate the translation of research into practice.
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Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development
2020 Trainee Ambassador Group
DMCHWD is pleased to welcome the 2020 TAG composed of the following 10 current and former MCH trainees:
- Alexandra Trautman, MCH Public Health Catalyst
- Vanessa Vassall, MCH Public Health Catalyst
- Breanna Chachere, CoE
- Alicia Reynolds, CoE
- Jessica Garcia, LEAH
- Katherine O’Bar, LEND
- Catherine Yount, LEND
- Rachel Klenzman, MCH Nutrition
- Michelle Ubah, MCH Pipeline
- Brittany Crollett, PPC
The goals of the TAG are to foster connections between trainees across the MCH Training Program, provide trainees with leadership development opportunities, and strengthen the link between trainees and MCHB.
TAG professional development
Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs, National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health, Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center
Adolescent and Young Adult Behavioral Health Blog
The #ScreenToInterveneForAYAs is an AYA behavioral health blog, where state Title V MCH professionals and their partners can learn about efforts to build better preventive care systems for optimal adolescent and young adult wellbeing across the country. The blog includes short posts that include food for thought, resources, reflections, and stories related to the work being done by Title V to support optimal emotional wellness among AYAs. Share your reactions, ideas, and feelings by tweeting at @AMCHP_GrowingUp and using the hashtag, #ScreenToInterveneForAYAs. Contact Anna Corona to have your writing featured.
behavioral health health communications adolescent health Title V
Family Voices, Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health
Family Engagement in Systems Assessment Tools
This is a compendium of strategies and resources to promote collaboration between family leaders, family-led organizations, and health care entities at the systems level where policies and programs are created or improved. Child- and family-serving entities can use the FESAT to:
- Assess how well they engage families in systems-level initiatives
- Improve efforts over time towards meaningful family engagement
- Guide the design of systems-level activities to ensure family engagement
Listen to an Introduction to the Family Engagement in Systems Assessment Tools.
Download the Family Engagement in Systems Assessment Tools.
family engagement toolkit
Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Outcomes of Pediatric to Adult Health Care Transition Interventions: An Updated Systematic Review
The Journal of Pediatric Nursing has published Got Transition’s new systematic review of health care transition outcomes. The article examines the latest HCT interventions in light of new national statistics, updated professional guidance, and a growing body of published literature on HCT. It strengthens the evidence that a structured HCT process for CYSHCN can show improvements in adherence to care, disease-specific measures, quality of life, self-care skills, satisfaction with care, health care utilization, and HCT process of care. A free download of the article is available until March 12, 2020.
health care transition toolkit
National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health, Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center
Summary of Factors Influencing Adolescent Well-Care Performance in Top-Performing State Medicaid Programs
This report summarizes factors influencing adolescent well-care performance in 6 top-performing state Medicaid programs. State Medicaid officials from the states with the highest adolescent well-care visit performance—RI, CT, TX, NY, NH, and MA—were interviewed to understand the factors contributing to their success.
adolescent health Medicaid
American Academy of Pediatrics
Identification, Evaluation, and Management of Children with ASD
The report emphasizes the importance of early identification of autism which can be diagnosed as young as 18 months of age. The report reflects significant changes in the field since the previous recommendations were published in 2007.
American Academy of Pediatrics
Promoting Optimal Development: Identifying Infants and Young Children with DD Through Developmental Surveillance and Screening
The importance of early identification and intervention for children with DDs has been widely adopted through the incorporation of developmental surveillance and screening into routine pediatric care. This clinical report provides pediatric clinicians with updated recommendations to expand this practice to promote the optimal development of every child. The report encourages pediatricians to work closely with families and incorporate input from preschool educators and childcare providers into their patient evaluations.
5 Tips for Birth Defects Prevention
MotherToBaby, a service of the non-profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists, produces a podcast addressing questions about what is ok and what is not during pregnancy and breastfeeding. In honor of Birth Defects Prevention Month, the episode focused on “5 Tips for Birth Defects Prevention” and featured 2 new moms who are also experts at the CDC. The MotherToBaby Podcast is available on iTunes, Spotify, and YouTube.
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Training & Educational
Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CityMatCH
Call for Applications: 2020 Training Course in MCH Epidemiology
June 22 to 26, 2020
Applications due: Monday, March 1, 2020
As part of their ongoing effort to enhance the analytic capacity of state and local health agencies, MCHB, CDC, and CityMatCH are offering this Training Course in MCH Epidemiology. It is an intensive program combining lectures, discussion, hands-on exercises, and opportunities for individualized technical assistance. Several post-training webinars will serve to build upon and extend the content of the in-person training. Content will include:
- Needs assessment and prioritization
- Specialized multivariable regression methods
- Performance measurement and trend analysis
- Program and policy evaluation
- Quality improvement analysis and reporting
- Effective data presentation and translation
Virginia Department of Health, University of Virginia
Web-Based Medical Home and Transition Education Modules
These new web-based modules on medical home implementation and health care transition, “The Medical Home Courses for Healthcare Providers and Youth & Family” and “Healthcare Transition Courses for Healthcare Providers and Youth & Family,” are free, interactive, and offer content specifically for health care providers and families. Continuing Medical Education credits are available for each module.
medical home health care transition CYSHCN
Training & Educational – Webinars
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
EnRICH – Provider-Driven Innovation: Reducing Disparities
Thursday, March 5, 2020
2:00pm to 3:00pm ET
Children from low-income families experience disparities in health and development. Healthcare providers see the gaps in care and are in an ideal position to innovate, identify a solution, and test new approaches on a small scale prior to more expansive evaluation. At the end of this webinar, attendees will:
- Understand the steps needed to develop service innovations; and
- Learn about a newly-developed application, Small Moments, Big Impact, that is connected to pediatric care, home visiting, and parent groups to promote mother-child relationships and resiliency.
webinar pediatric resiliency
Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.
Incorporating Community Voices to Improve Complex Care
Across the health care field, there is increasing recognition that in order to improve outcomes for patients with complex needs, health systems must understand the priorities of the communities they serve and meaningfully incorporate consumer perspectives into program design. However, many challenges exist to doing so. This webinar explored how 2 health care innovators are engaging communities and using consumer feedback to rethink how services are designed and delivered. Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, discussed its use of Participatory Action Research to identify community priorities and guide programmatic investments. The Roots Community Health Center in Oakland, CA, shared its strategies for understanding community needs and empowering local residents with responsive and culturally appropriate services.
webinar care coordination CYSHCN
Trust for America’s Health
State of Obesity 2019: Better Policies for a Healthier America
This TFAH webinar explored the 2019 State of Obesity report that 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 discussed the latest national and state obesity rates and trends, highlighted promising approaches localities have undertaken to ensure healthy communities, and offered national policy recommendations that incorporate innovative approaches that prioritize helping all Americans lead.
webinar nutrition obesity