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NEWS: Seeing Clearly - Blindness Prevention from Healthy Tomorrows grantees
EVENT: 2016 FAMILY LEADERSHIP MEETING Family Voices National Center for Family/Professional Partnerships for CYSHCN
NEWS: The Well-Woman Project - Collecting stories from women about their health care experiences
WEBINAR: New Grantee Orientation Webinar - Archive Now Available
NEWS: Applied Methods for Health Transformation Course - MCH Workforce Development Center
NEWS: The Coffee Talk Series -- Don't Miss the Final Presentation! - MCH Workforce Development Center
NEWS: New Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Maternal and Child Health -- Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
EVENT: AUCD2015 Conference Registration Is Open! The AUCD Conference provides opportunities to share, learn, and network.
WEBINAR: Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Maternal, Infant, and Child Health Thursday, September 17th, Noon - 1:00 p.m. (EDT)
WEBINAR: Bright Futures - New Webinar Video Ensuring Bright Futures for Our Nation's Children: Health Plan Strategies for Improving Pediatric Preventive Care
TOOLS: Updated AAP Immigrant Child Health Toolkit -- with new clinical screening recommendations and mental health resources
WEBINAR: Webinar: An Overview of Three Models of Family Peer Support August 26, 2015; 3 PM - 4PM EDT
NEWS: Building Mental Wellness training modules Ohio AAP Launches Building Mental Wellness Learning Modules
EVENT: 2015 Chronic Illness and Disability Conference - October 1 – 2, 2015
NEWS: Family Engagement Inventory Website Survey ACF seeks input on its new Family Engagement Inventory (FEI) website.
NEWS: AAP Immigrant Child Health Toolkit Resources: New information to support pediatricians in caring for immigrant children

In Trainees' Words

Brittany Stotmeister RD, CDAs a University of Minnesota graduate public health student and MCH nutrition trainee I had the opportunity to complete my field experience practicum with the Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development (DMCHWD). It was an honor to have had the opportunity to work so closely with the division staff on projects dedicated to improving .... Read More

Welcome Trainee Ambassadors

The DMCHWD welcomes the following ten (10) current and former trainees to serve on the inaugural 2015-2016 Trainee Ambassador Group (TAG)!

  • Emily Whitgob (DBP)
  • Rebekah Savage (LEAH)
  • Michelle Gin (LEAH & SPH)
  • Zach Goble (LEND)
  • Britt Sutton (LEND)
  • Alysa Vos (LEND / AUCD Virtual Trainee)
  • Tammy H. Shikany (PPC)
  • Yuka Asada (SPH & Nutrition)
  • Priya Patel (SPH)
  • Arianna Taboada (MCH Pipeline & SPH)

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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...

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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

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

Highlighting Diversity and Health Equity!

Preparing and empowering MCH leaders from diverse communities to promote health equity, wellness, and reduce disparities in health and health care.

GRANTEE Spotlight

Mark Wolraich, MD NICHQ Highlights Mark Wolraich’s Work on the Vanderbilt Assessment Scale
The National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ) recently invited Dr. Mark Wolraich, the creator of the Vanderbilt Rating Scales to share the story of the scales’ development, utility and their... Read More

Links to AMCHP Pulse full articleMoving Toward Alignment of Early Childhood Systems: On-site with Guam
As part of their work with the National MCH Workforce Development Center (the Center) Cohort 2 intensive training and adaptive consultation, Guam is seeking to develop... Read More Exit Disclaimer

Links to AMCHP Pulse full articleHealthy Tomorrows Success Stories: Youth & Family Services, Inc. Boys' Health Advocacy Program
Who would have thought that mentoring could be so critical to a boy's health? When the Boys' Health Advocacy Program began... Read More Exit Disclaimer

Dr. Arden HandlerUIC Awarded Grant for Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health
The School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago was awarded a five-year $1.75 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau to fund a Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health... Read More Exit Disclaimer

MCH Navigator

MCH NavigatorThe MCH Navigator is pleased to support the Maternal and Child Health Bureau's Division of MCH Workforce Development (DMCHWD) in focusing on goals from the Strategic Plan that are being highlighted in 2015. To complement this theme, The MCH Navigator has created a list of trainings specific to Diversity and Health Equity. Exit Disclaimer

Training Investments

MCH Training Grants Map

In Fiscal Year 2015, the Division of MCH Workforce Development awarded 152 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. In addition, grantees in community practice often support the development of family-centered, culturally competent pediatric clinicians and public health professionals. Currently, Healthy Tomorrows funds 38 grants across 22 states.

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