MCH Training and Research Alert A Monthly Alert from the Division of Maternal & Child Health Workforce Development
American Academy of Pediatrics
Domestic Violence and Child Discipline During the Pandemic
The family snapshots survey highlights the disruptions and financial stress experienced during the pandemic that may have affected parenting practices and relationships in the home. Half of parents reported yelling at or threatening their children in the week prior to the survey, while 1 in 5 adults reported experiencing IPV during the pandemic. Financial worries and other stressors were associated with higher rates of domestic abuse. Studies that resulted from the survey are:
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Bright Futures, American Academy of Pediatrics
Bright Futures AAP Resource List (PDF)
A list of key resources and programs created by and affiliated with Bright Futures and AAP are compiled and summarized in this document.
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Bright Futures, Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
How Can Title V MCH Programs Support Pediatric Health Care Professionals in Addressing SDoH? (PDF)
Suggested roles for Title V MCH programs in supporting pediatric health care professionals to screen for SDoH and connect to community resources are outlined in this tip sheet.
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Resources on the Home-based Early Care and Education Workforce and Using Integrated Data
A Demographic Comparison Between the Listed Home-based Early Care and Education Workforce and Children in Their Care
An ECE workforce that reflects the racial, ethnic, and linguistic diversity of the children in their care is an important dimension of child care quality. The demographic characteristics of the home-based workforce and the children in their direct care are described in this report.
Integrated Data Can Help States Better Respond to and Recover from Crises Like COVID-19
Data are essential to helping policymakers and administrators understand the needs in their states that include helping families access services. Integrated data, which links data from 2 or more sources, is a key tool in answering critical policy, program, and research questions about children and families and the services they receive.
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Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health
COVID-19 Policy Flexibilities Affecting CYSHCN
COVID-19 and the responses by federal and state governments, health systems, and providers affecting health care for CYSHCN in both the short and long term are examined in the report. Key policy flexibilities enacted during the public health emergency are identified, and stakeholder perspectives on the impact of the flexibilities on CYSHCN and their families and providers are summarized.
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National Academy for State Health Policy
Using Data Strategies to Advance Health and Racial Equity
Data analysis is an essential tool for advancing health and racial equity. Spurred by the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color, states are exploring new strategies to use COVID-19 data and other public health data to advance health. Publicly available datasets as well as examples of how states are using data to inform their health equity approaches are outlined in this resource.
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National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information Center
Improving AYA Health: Challenges and Opportunities Emerging from the COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF)
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced rapid adaptations across the public health and health care sectors including those in systems that serve AYAs. Based on experiences and recommendations shared by experts, this document highlights successful adaptations to the pandemic and offers recommendations to advance AYA health during and after the pandemic.
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National Institute for Children’s Health Quality
Promoting Social Emotional Development During the Pediatric Well-Child Visit: A Demonstration Project
Current pediatric practice in the United States focuses primarily on cognitive and physical development. Pediatric providers are less familiar with established practices to screen for social emotional development issues and promote the caregiver–child relationship. This project suggests that improved methods show promise in increasing the number of children who receive age-appropriate social emotional development screenings or assessments at well-child visits.
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National Institute for Health Care Management
Health Equity: What Did We Learn from COVID-19, and What Is Next?
The lessons learned during 2020, and key solutions to address issues harming the health of Native American, Black, and Hispanic communities are outlined in this infographic.
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National WIC Association
Landscape of Maternal Mortality and WIC (PDF)
As a program that serves almost 2 million low-income pregnant and postpartum women, WIC helps to reduce maternal mortality. Concerted and collaborative efforts from individuals, organizations, programs, and legislators nationwide that are needed to further reduce maternal mortality and improve maternal and birth outcomes are presented in this document.
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Public Health Newswire
Articles on Health Worker Mental Health and Youth Medical Visits Related to Violence
COVID-19 Pandemic Taking Toll on Mental Health of Health Workers
A recent study found health workers around the world have been experiencing depression, anxiety, and PTSD during the COVID-19 pandemic, and they urgently need support.
More Youth See Health Providers Because of Violence than Expected
A May 2021 study found about 1.4 million U.S. children and teens receive medical care for violence-related injury or exposure each year, far outpacing estimates. Researchers found that 3.4% of youth had a violence-related medical visit at some point in their lives, and nearly 2% had made such a visit in the past year.
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National Association of Workforce Boards
Family-Centered Employment Toolkit
This toolkit is intended for workforce development boards to implement a 2-generation approach and family-centered employment and related resources and links. The creation of the toolkit was supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
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Training & Educational – Webinars
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Adolescent Vaccination Town Hall
On June 22, 2021, as part of the HRSA Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program Adolescent Vaccination Town Hall or "Plant a Seed," presenters discussed ways to increase the number of adolescents vaccinated at health centers. Health center providers and pediatric health experts discussed challenges and best practices. Health center participants asked questions of the panel and shared their own strategies to increase adolescent vaccination rates.
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Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Recruiting, Funding, and Training an Effective and Innovative Maternal Behavioral Health Workforce
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
1:00pm to 2:00pm ET
Did you know, 37% of the U.S. population lives in a mental health professional shortage area? Join this national webinar to learn about effective strategies for building the maternal behavioral health workforce. This webinar will:
- Highlight best practices in behavioral health workforce recruitment and retention
- Discuss traditional and non-traditional funding sources for maternal behavioral health
- Share innovative models and programs that address maternal behavioral health
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National Conference of State Legislatures
Children’s Mental Health and Learning: Assessing COVID-19 Impacts and Looking Ahead
Monday, July 26, 2021
2:00pm to 3:00pm ET
COVID-19 brought significant changes to in-person learning and access to school-based services for students across the United States. This significantly impacted child and youth mental health and well-being. During this webinar, experts will:
- Provide an overview of how the pandemic may have affected children
- Highlight the role that communities and schools can play to support recovery
- Discuss state legislative trends
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Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health
How Students Can Get Involved Now
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
2:00pm to 3:00pm ET
By hearing how those in various careers are working to get a hold on COVID-19 and learning about the variety of entry points into public health, attendees will discover ways that they can begin their own public health careers.
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Association of University Centers on Disabilities
Supporting Early Childhood Teachers with Assistive Technology, Vaccine Access
Supporting Teachers’ Use of Assistive Technology in Early Childhood: Lessons Learned in a Post-Pandemic World
During this June 2021 webinar, presenters discussed lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic to modify a professional development program designed to support early childhood educators in using assistive technology with young children with disabilities.
#VaccinateByADA: Strategies for COVID-19 Vaccine Access and Confidence for People with Disabilities
During this June 2021 webinar, members of the COVID-19 Vaccine Access and Confidence Among People with Disabilities Initiative COP shared outreach strategies, lessons learned, and continuing barriers in the goal of vaccinating all eligible persons with disabilities by the upcoming 31st Anniversary of the ADA on July 26.
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Framing Health Equity: Communication Strategies that Work
During this June 2021 webinar, attendees discussed:
- Practical strategies to define health equity issues more effectively
- How to make innovative solutions come to life
- How to leverage the power of a good explanation
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National Institute for Health Care Management
Investing in Children’s Health and Well-Being
During this June 2021 webinar, experts discussed opportunities and strategies to help address the mental and physical health of children and young adults after a year of unprecedented challenges.
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