Maternal and Child Health Training Program
Develop effective MCH leaders.
MCH Leadership Competencies Web Site: http://leadership.mchtraining.net
Beginning with The Future of Public Health report published by the Institute of Medicine in 1988, the critical need for leadership training has been well documented.
Leadership training is a distinguishing characteristic of the MCH Training Program. Leadership training prepares MCH health care professionals to move beyond excellent clinical practice or public health practice to leadership, through research, teaching, administration, and advocacy.
Graduates of MCH Leadership training programs improve the system of care for women, mothers, and children. MCH Training curricula include content and experiences to foster the development of leadership attributes.
The goal of leadership training is to prepare trainees who have shown evidence of leadership attributes and who have the potential for further growth and development as leaders. In order to accomplish this goal, trainees must achieve a variety of competencies. The goal of leadership training is to prepare trainees who have shown evidence of leadership attributes and who have the potential for further growth and development as leaders. In order to accomplish this goal, trainees must achieve a variety of competencies. In the Maternal and Child Health Leadership Competencies, version 3.0, the MCH Leadership Competencies Work Group defines MCH leadership, provides a conceptual framework for how MCH leaders develop, and defines MCH Leadership Competencies, including definitions, and basis and advanced skills. In addition to this document, the MCH Leadership Competencies web site includes educational experiences for each competency area, readings, web sites, assessment tools, and examples of how the competencies are being used by others. A discussion forum provides a place for you to post your materials, comment on the competencies, etc.
An MCH Leader inspires and brings people together to achieve
sustainable results to improve the lives of the MCH population.