MCH Training and Research Alert A Monthly Alert from the Division of Maternal & Child Health Workforce Development
HRSA Funding Opportunities
Applications due: May 17, 2022
The purpose of this program is to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with HHT by funding a national center to:
- Expand access to and coordination of care for HHT patients, and
- Develop a de-identified, aggregate data collection registry to better understand this rare disease and treatment outcomes.
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Applications due: May 23, 2022
The purpose of the TPEC program is to establish resource hubs that support the placement of ECD experts into pediatric practices that serve a high percentage of prenatal-to-5-year-old (P-5) populations who are eligible for Medicaid or the CHIP or are uninsured. The primary goals are to:
- Improve equitable access to a continuum of ECD services in pediatric PCMH and similar settings, and
- Improve the capacity of pediatric practices and workforce to deliver high-quality ECD services that address the holistic needs of children and families.
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Applications due: May 31, 2022
The purpose of the Healthy Start program is to improve health outcomes before, during, and after pregnancy, and reduce racial/ethnic differences in rates of infant death and adverse perinatal outcomes. The goal of this supplement is to increase the availability of doulas in Healthy Start service areas most affected by infant and maternal mortality and to increase the number of women with a higher risk of poor birth outcomes receiving doula services.
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Applications due: June 13, 2022
The purpose of this program is to support state capacity to improve maternal health and address maternal health disparities through quality services, a skilled workforce, enhanced data quality and capacity, and innovative programming that aims to reduce maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity (SMM). The program addresses the high rates of these adverse maternal health outcomes by engaging public health professionals, providers, payers, and consumers to implement evidence-based interventions and policy changes that address critical gaps in and needs for services.
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Applications due: June 14, 2022
The CHWTP is focused on education and on-the-job training to build the pipeline of CHWs who play a critical role in connecting people to important health services such as: COVID care; mental health and substance use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery services; and chronic disease care. The CHWTP will support training and employment through registered apprenticeships and job placements. It aims to increase access to care, improve public health emergency response, and address the public health needs of underserved communities, thereby reducing health disparities. HRSA will award approximately $226.5 million to up to 75 grantees over a period of 3 years. To learn more or ask questions, join:
CHWTP Technical Assistance Webinar
May 11, 2022
2:00 pm ET
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Applications due: August 12, 2022
The purpose of the Title V MCH Services Block Grant program is to enable each state to:
- Assure mothers and children access to quality MCH services,
- Reduce infant mortality,
- Provide access to prenatal, delivery, and postnatal care to women
- Increase the number of low-income children who receive regular health assessments and follow-up diagnostic and treatment services,
- Provide access to preventive and primary care services for low-income children as well as rehabilitative services for CSHCN,
- Implement family-centered, community-based, systems of coordinated care for CSHCN, and
- Provide toll-free hotlines and assistance with applying for services to pregnant women with infants and children who are eligible for Title XIX (Medicaid).
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Recommendations for Care of Children with Down Syndrome | Elimination of Race-Based Medicine
The AAP updates its recommendations for pediatricians and families affected by a diagnosis of Down syndrome within a clinical report, Health Supervision for Children and Adolescents with Down Syndrome, published in the May 2022 Pediatrics. The report, written by the AAP Council on Genetics, covers questions concerning prenatal intervention and breaks down the care and treatment of children with Down syndrome by age.
In a powerful new call to action, the AAP demands critical self-evaluation and fundamental changes in the practice of medicine to end long-standing inequities in health care. In the policy statement, “Eliminating Race-Based Medicine,” in Pediatrics, the AAP observes that race is a historically derived social construct that has no place as a biologic proxy.
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This resource list includes brief descriptions and links to materials recently published by both organizations as well as AAP-affiliated programs.
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Applying Principles of a Shared Plan of Care for Adolescents Living with Mental Health Concerns (PDF)
In partnership with the BFNC, AMCHP conducted a review of available resources and requested the input of relevant experts to inform the creation of a resource hub for health care professionals looking to apply the principles of SPoC within the context of health supervision visit for adolescent patients living with mental health concerns. Each of the 10 principles of a SPoC are listed, with some language modifications to reflect the adolescent population, as well as relevant considerations, resources, and tools.
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Over the past 30 years, the percentage of Americans who consume the recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables has declined despite ongoing, high-profile public health campaigns and consumer education. To stop further decline in fruit and vegetable consumption and potentially reverse the trend, ASPHN is responding with intention and urgency to this public health crisis.
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2020 NSCH Interactive Data Query | Health Disparities and Equity
The DRC, a project of the CAHMI, under a cooperative agreement with the HRSA’s MCHB, released the 2020 NSCH Child and Family Health Measures. These national-level data estimates are available through the Interactive Data Query. The 2020 NSCH includes data from 42,777 children ages 0 to 17 years.
The CAHMI shared a new issue brief, Health Disparities and Health Equity: Maximizing the Power of the NSCH to Promote Social Justice Among the Nation’s Children. The brief demonstrates ways to use NSCH data as a resource for information on health-related disparities among children in the United States.
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March of Dimes kicked off its third annual It Starts with Mom campaign on May 5 to continue throughout the year. The March of Dimes also unveiled its new baby shower program, offering baby showers to mothers in need to celebrate this milestone. Additionally, as part of their ongoing partnership with Mom 2.0, the campaign will focus on opportunities to build community, share relevant health information, and connect with families throughout the year.
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A new toolkit helps primary care teams and their young adult patients with ID/DD plan for disasters and emergencies. English and Spanish versions of the toolkit are available.
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By the end of 2021, Americans found themselves in one of the worst nationwide mental health crises in years. This infographic highlights the many challenges contributing to America’s mental health crisis as well as steps to improve and strengthen mental health care and the behavioral health industry and promote individual resiliency.
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Mental health is an important part of overall health for children and adolescents. Many adults with mental disorders had symptoms that were not recognized or addressed in childhood or adolescence. Digital shareables, including information and materials, based on the latest research can be shared to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and early diagnosis and treatment.
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Training & Educational
MCH Public Health Academic Journey | Creating Equity Opportunities
The MCH Public Health Academic Journey project is a collaboration between the HRSA/MCHB-funded CoE-MCH, the MCH Catalyst Program, and the MCH Navigator with support from the ATMCH. Through recorded oral interviews, this project documents the unique paths and trajectories of MCH faculty and leaders in MCH public health academia and their relationship with the larger public health MCH enterprise including Title V.
The National MCH WDC and the MCH Navigator have teamed up to share a new microlearning program, MCHwork, to actively engage busy professionals in the field on thematic topics over the course of 5 years. The spring 2022 course provides resources for working with diverse stakeholders across different settings to create equity opportunities at the national, state, and local levels.
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Submissions due: May 16, 2022
The Nexus Summit 2022 will include both in-person and virtual experiences. Participants can join in-person in Minneapolis, MN on August 21 to 24 or virtually on September 13 to 14. The call for abstracts includes opportunities for the following types of sessions: seminars, lightning talks, professional posters, or interprofessional student/learning posters. There are five conference themes that submissions can align with depending on how participants plan to participate, including:
- Interprofessional Learning for Collaborative IPE (in-person and virtual)
- Interprofessional Collaboration to Address Health Equity, Racism, and Bias (in-person only)
- Building the IPE Case Through Information, Evidence, and Outcomes (in-person only)
- Partnerships Advancing Care with People and Communities (virtual only)
- Person, Family and Community-Engaged Practice and Education (virtual only)
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This training provides health care professionals and nursing and medical students with important insights to recognize and remedy implicit bias in maternal and infant health care settings. This training is available as a 1-hour e-Learning module or a 3- to 4-hour live training delivered by March of Dimes.
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Training & Educational – Webinars
The Water of Systems Change Approach: Connecting the Dots for Health Equity, Racial Justice, and Social Determinants of Health
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
2:00pm to 2:45pm ET
In this webinar, members of the National MCH WDC will explain the basics of the Water of Systems Change (WSC) framework and how it’s used as an organizing theory for state and local health departments to organize their efforts in addressing disparities and racism while advancing other SDoH. Presenters will engage participants in a discussion and brainstorming session of how these approaches can be applied and taught in academic programs.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2022
4:00pm to 5:00pm ET
In this webinar, Dr. Kristen Choi will discuss emerging evidence on using telehealth to deliver therapy to children with ASD (e.g., speech therapy, occupational therapy, applied behavior analysis). Using data from a recent survey of parents in Southern California, the mental health impact of the pandemic on parents and their children will be discussed, as well as how COVID-related stress affected perceptions of telehealth.
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Tuesday, May 24, 2022
2:00pm to 3:00pm ET
A lack of accessibility to overdose prevention resources presents large challenges, particularly in rural communities. This discussion with Dr. Maridee Shogren from Don't Quit the Quit, a program that supports pregnant and postpartum women in rural Northern Dakota who are in recovery will explore ways to reach people where they’re at—whether that’s rural America or other underserved communities.
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Tuesday, May 24, 2022
3:00pm to 4:30pm ET
This webinar will feature presentations and a discussion among members of the research team coordinated by AcademyHealth that supported the 2021 report Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity. Presenters will identify and discuss the key data gaps and need for a coordinated multisector research agenda linking nursing to equity.
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Training & Educational – Webinar Archives
The back-to-back webinar presentations (The Intersection of Autism, Health, Poverty, and Racial Equity and Why Studying Puberty in Autism Research Matters) outlined findings from the National Autism Indicators Report about health and healthcare at the intersections of autism, poverty, and race and ethnicity and explored the AIM patient safety bundle for perinatal people with substance use disorders and the role of public health agencies, perinatal quality collaboratives, and community organizations in supporting the implementation of the AIM bundle in their state.
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