MCH Training and Research Alert A Monthly Alert from the Division of Maternal & Child Health Workforce Development
HRSA Funding Opportunities
December 21, 2020
This program is comprised of 2 projects.
- Project 1 is the Thalassemia Regional Program. The purpose is to have 3 recipients support a regional infrastructure to increase the number of providers treating or comanaging individuals with thalassemia in their communities.
- Project 2 is the Thalassemia National Coordinating Program. The purpose is to coordinate telementoring and educational initiatives across the regions and to improve knowledge of thalassemia and evidence-informed treatment recommendations among patients and families.
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National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, MCH Evidence Center
MCH Best: Bank of Evidence-linked Strategies and Tools
The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Evidence Center released Phase 1 of the MCH Best database: the Bank of Evidence-linked Strategies and Tools. The database aggregates sample evidence-based/informed strategies that can be used as-is or adapted to develop Evidence-based or informed Strategy Measures (ESMs) for each of the MCH National Performance Measures (NPMs).
Kaiser Family Foundation
Children’s Health and Well Being During the Coronavirus Pandemic
This brief examines how a range of economic and societal disruptions stemming from COVID-19 may affect the health and well-being of children and families. It draws on published literature as well as pre-pandemic data from the National Survey of Children’s Health and the National School-Based Health Care Census, recent survey data on experiences during the pandemic, data tracking the number of cases resulting from school openings, and preliminary reports based on claims data evaluating service utilization among Medicaid and CHIP child beneficiaries. It finds that school openings/closures, social distancing, loss of health coverage, and disruptions in medical care could negatively impact the health and well-being of children in the United States.
March of Dimes
Nowhere to Go: Maternity Care Deserts Across the U.S.
The report shines a light on the unequal access to maternity care found throughout the United States while highlighting current research and its impact on maternal and infant health. The report finds that of 7 million American women of childbearing age, 35% are women of color and live in counties without or severely limited access to vital maternity care where 500,000 babies are born each year. More than 2 million women who live in maternity care deserts—counties with no access to maternity care—face additional barriers to care. Without access to routine quality health care, these mothers and babies have an increased risk of serious health complications, including mortality, morbidity, low birth weight, and preterm pregnancy.
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The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health
Medicaid Managed Care Contract Language to Expand the Availability of Pediatric-to-Adult Transitional Care
This report offers options of contract provisions that state Medicaid agencies and managed care organizations can use or adapt to improve the availability of pediatric-to-adult health care transition services. Suggestions are included on the following topics:
- Member services and education
- Provider network
- Covered services
- Care coordination
- Quality and evaluation
National Institute for Children’s Health Quality
National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month Social Media Toolkit
Social Media Toolkit
This collection of social media posts and graphics was put together in recognition of this special month. Individuals and organizations can use these to raise awareness about SIDS and sleep-related deaths so that more babies reach their first birthday. Download the toolkit to use on your own social channels and make sure to tag @NICHQ so they can like and share your post.
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National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families
The Rate of Children Without Health Insurance Is Rising, Particularly Among Latino Children of Immigrant Parents and White Children
In this brief, the Center examines whether the recent increase in the health uninsured rate has been experienced similarly by children across racial/ethnic groups. They used data from the 2011–2019 Current Population Survey, covering the time period from 2010 to 2018, to examine patterns of uninsured rates over time for children from the 3 largest racial/ethnic groups: Hispanic, non-Hispanic White, and non-Hispanic Black children.
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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Untapped Potential: How Childcare Impacts Mississippi’s State Economy
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation partnered with the Mississippi Economic Council and the Children’s Foundation of Mississippi to survey parents on how childcare impacts their lives across employment and education. Parents noted that the lack of childcare forced them to:
- Voluntarily or involuntarily leave their jobs,
- Decrease work hours,
- Reject opportunities to work more hours, and
- Decline new job opportunities.
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National Institute for Health Care Management
Helping Children Thrive: The COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact on Health and Well-being
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing challenges facing children and families, including food and housing insecurity and access to education and poverty. While all children are facing adversity, the immediate and long-term impacts of this crisis have not been evenly distributed and may have substantial consequences for the most vulnerable children. This infographic explores the challenges facing children and families and provides actionable guidance to nurture resilience and support caregivers and parents.
Training & Educational
National MCH Workforce Development Center
November 2020 Skills Institute: Operationalizing Your Title V Action Plan During Times of Uncertainty
November 10, 12, 17, and 19, 2020
2:00pm to 5:00pm ET
Building on highly successful Skills Institutes held in 2014, 2016, and 2018, the National MCH Workforce Development Center is offering a free, virtual Skills Institute for state and jurisdictional Title V professionals and their partners. Gather a team of colleagues who are ready to turn your Title V Block Grant Action Plan into reality and join Center experts on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons over 2 consecutive weeks. Participants will engage with speakers and each other via the online platform. There will also be optional opportunities to connect with Center experts between the sessions for tailored support.
Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs
AMCHP 2021 Conference Call for Proposals
Due: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
The 2021 AMCHP Annual Conference will be held from May 22 to 25 at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, LA. The theme for the 2021 conference is “Global Meets Local: A Global Approach for Local Outcomes.” Though an in-person meeting is planned, proposal submitters and the AMCHP membership community will be updated if it is necessary to alter the conference format. Submitters will be notified of their session status by the end of December.
Institute for the Advancement of Family Support Professionals
The Learning Journey: Supporting Staff to Transfer Learning Into Practice
This 45-minute online module introduces family support supervisors to the concept of Transfer of Learning. It offers strategies, resources, and activities they can use to support their staff professional development and to ensure that family support professionals use new learning and skills in their daily practice. The learning objectives of the course include:
- Define Transfer of Learning.
- Describe the supervisor’s role in transfer of learning.
- Identify activities before and after training that enhance transfer of learning.
- Identify strategies for making learning social.
Training & Educational – Webinars
Association of University Centers on Disabilities
Sexuality in Education Settings for Students with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
2:00pm to 3:00pm ET
People with disabilities want friendships and relationships as much as anyone else. Unfortunately, there is a lack of appropriate education out there to support safe and healthy relationships for them. The rate of sexual assault is 7 times higher for individuals with intellectual disabilities than for those without. During this webinar, Katie Thune from Mad Hatter Wellness and the author of Sexuality for All Abilities will talk about how we can work together to lower that statistic by supporting the sexual health for this population through conversations, education, and awareness.
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Association of Teachers of Maternal Child Health, MCH Navigator
Achieving Real Engagement in the Virtual Classroom
Thursday, November 5, 2020
2:00pm to 3:00pm ET
What do you do before, during, and after your live session to achieve real engagement in the virtual classroom? How is virtual facilitation different from face-to-face facilitation? When setting yourself up to have virtual presence, setting the tone for active participation, planning engagement opportunities and building community, what tools are available, and how do you use them? Join ATMCH & the MCH Navigator for this free and timely webinar by Karin Rex designed to help you achieve real engagement in the virtual classroom. ATMCH has secured 1.0 CPH credit for participating in either the webinar or webinar archive. For more information, email Julie McDougal at email@example.com.
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Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health
Improving Discharge Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs through a Nurse-led Learning Collaborative
Being discharged from the hospital is a vulnerable time for families and caregivers of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). Appropriate resources and support are essential for care at home and can prevent complications or readmission. During this webinar participants learned about two new discharge practices: closed-loop medication reconciliation and tailored medication teaching, and multidisciplinary discharge rounds with early discharge notification. Speakers shared how these innovative practices can be integrated into existing clinical workflows.