Funded Projects by Program
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Programs for the Practicing MCH Workforce
- Certificate in MCH Public Health
Enhances the skills of the existing public health workforce by using innovative strategies to address the special educational needs of health professionals who live in isolated geographic communities or are from underserved or underrepresented populations.
- Collaborative Office Rounds (COR)
Supports community discussion groups to address mental health aspects of pediatric care. Pediatricians and child psychiatrists jointly lead these meetings, and participants may include community practitioners, fellows, and residents.
- Continuing Education (Knowledge to Practice)
Offers short-term programs to update and improve the knowledge and skills of professionals serving mothers and children. Distance learning projects enhance the reach through videoconferencing, satellite linkages and the World Wide Web.
- Healthy Tomorrows
The Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program promotes maternal and child health by encouraging community-based programs to enhance prevention strategies and to make health care for pregnant women, infants, children and youth more accessible.
- MCH Workforce Development Center
This new program will support workforce development for State Title V program leaders and staff to meet current public health MCH policy and programmatic imperatives in four key topic areas around implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA): access to care; quality improvement; systems integration; and population health management.
- MCH Navigator
The MCH Navigator, a cooperative agreement with Georgetown University, is a learning portal for maternal and child health professionals, students, and others working to improve the health and well being of women, children, and families.
Graduate Education Programs to Educate the Next Generation of MCH Leaders
- Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Enhances the behavioral, psychosocial, and developmental aspects of general pediatric care. The programs support fellows in behavioral pediatrics to help prepare them for leadership roles as teachers, researchers, and clinicians.
- Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH)
Prepares professionals from a variety of health care disciplines to be leaders in clinical care, research, public health policy, and advocacy as it relates to adolescent health.
- Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND)
Trains future leaders in a variety of disciplines to improve the health of children who have or are at risk of developing neurodevelopmental disabilities or other similar conditions such as autism and intellectual disabilities.
- MCH Pipeline
Promotes the development of a culturally diverse and representative health care workforce by recruiting, training, and retaining students from under-represented minorities into maternal and child public health professions.
Promotes public health nutrition for children, adolescents, women, and families by providing graduate training to nutritionists and registered dietitians. In addition, short-term training focused on clinical and public health approaches to maternal and child nutrition is provided to professionals from a variety of fields.
- Pediatric Pulmonary Centers
Prepares health professionals to develop or improve community-based, family-centered health care for children with chronic respiratory diseases, such as asthma.
- Schools of Public Health
Prepares students for careers in maternal and child public health practice, research, planning, policy development, and advocacy. Programs emphasize leadership training, applied research, and technical assistance to communities, states, and regions.