Maternal and Child Health Training Program

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Grants Information

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DGIS

click to go to the Discretionary Grant Information System

Discretionary Grant Information System
Maternal and Child Health Discretionary Grants fund more than 900 projects through 88 programs each year. The Discretionary Grant Information System (DGIS) collects program and performance measure data... Read More


In Trainees' Words

Rebecca Graves EllisonMy name is Rebecca Graves Ellison, and I am a Maternal and Child Health (MCH) nutrition trainee at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  I am pursuing a dual master’s degree to receive a Master of Science in Public Health Nutrition and a Master of Public Health with a Health Policy and Management concentration... Read More

What's New

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EVENT: Making Lifelong Connections 2015 Application Available! - Applications deadline: January 9, 2015
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EVENT: 2014-2015 - Hot Topics in Pediatric Nutrition: Departments of Pediatrics and Nutrition Sciences, University Of Alabama at Birmingham - February 23 – 25, 2015
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EVENT: Nutrition for Infants, Children & Adolescents: Departments of Pediatrics and Nutrition Sciences, University Of Alabama at Birmingham - February 23 – 25, 2015
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EVENT: Webinar: Introducing the MCH Measurement Research Network - Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm (ET)
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EVENT: LEAH Health Disparities Conference 2014 - December 5, 2014, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. ET
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EVENT: Effects of the Built Environment on Maternal and Child Health - November 10 from 2:30pm - 3:30pm ET
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EVENT: Promoting Healthy Weight 2.0 Colloquium Series: Maternal Obesity. Friday, September 19, 2014 from 12:30 pm-5:00 pm EDST
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EVENT: 2014 National Maternal Nutrition Intensive Course. October 8-10; University of Minnesota; in-person and distance education options.

MCH Navigator

Link to the MCH Navigator, a training portal for MCH Professionals

The NEW MCH Navigator -- This newly relaunched resource provides training topics and bundles for the Title V professionals as well as a searchable, resource inventory of learning opportunities that bolsters the knowledge and skills needed to address the needs of MCH populations.

  • Course bundles like MCH 101 & Needs Assessment Trainings
  • Free online learning opportunities
  • Trainings to support MCH 3.0 & the new vision of the MCH Block Grant
  • Ways to stay current with your professional MCH development

Visit the MCH Navigator

Vision for the 21st Century

Click to learn more about about the Division's 2012-2020 National GoalsA Strategic Plan for the Division of MCH Workforce Development:

The Division of MCH Workforce Development uses a nationally focused multiyear strategic plan to guide its work and offer guidance to other entities invested in the MCH workforce. Four major themes drive our 2012-2020 National Goals: MCH Workforce Development, Diversity and Health Equity, Interdisciplinary/Interprofessional Training and Practice, and Science, Innovation and Quality Improvement. Read more about our current investments and core values

Division Highlights

This month the focus is on Data and Performance Measurement!

Click here to see a collection of recent highlights from the Division’s programs, grantees, and trainees.

Did You Know?

Long-Term Trainees Who Work in an Interdisciplinary Manner at 5-Years Post Training

a pie chart representing the preceeding textDid you know that across MCH Training programs, 78% of long-term trainees work in an interdisciplinary manner to serve the MCH population 5 years post-training?

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blue square Not working in an interdisciplinary manner


Connect with us!

The Division of MCH Workforce Development is excited to launch our new website! We welcome any feedback you may have. In addition, we’d like to highlight a few ways to engage:

Links to join the email list, view a calendar of monthly topics, add your content, and a video tour of division website

Training Investments

MCH Training Grants Map

In Fiscal Year 2013, the Division of MCH Workforce Development awarded 151 grants, an investment of $47 million. Grants are awarded to develop trainees for leadership roles in the areas of MCH teaching, research, clinical practice, public health administration and policy making, and community-based programs.

Welcome Video

Laura Kavanagh, Director of MCH Workforce Development, provides a welcome and overview of the Training Program for Trainees.

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