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Grantee Spotlights

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Elizabeth R. Woods, MD, MPH

Children’s Hospital Boston Community Asthma Initiative - Boston, MA... Read More


Photo of Rebecca Shlafer, Ph.D.Peter Szilagyi, MD, MPH, FAAP. Well Care and Adolescent Immunizations in Rochester (WECAIR) is designed to improve receipt of preventive care services among inner‐city adolescents..... 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: 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: Making Lifelong Connections 2015 Application Available! - Applications deadline: January 9, 2015
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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 Strategic Plan Goal #4: Advancing Science, Innovation, and Quality Improvement!

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

Did You Know?

Did you know that almost two-thirds of Healthy Tomorrows’ current grants are in non-profit agencies or federally-qualified health centers?

Graphic shows that 92% of Healthy Tomorrows projects continue beyond the 5 year funding period

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 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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