Holly Grason Receives APHA Distinguished Service Award
Added: November 2, 2012
The APHA Maternal and Child Health Section named Holly Grason as recipient of the 2012 "Distinguished Service to the Section and Profession" award. Each year the APHA Sections recognize select members for their exceptional work in their particular areas of public health. The award was presented at the APHA’s 140th Annual Meeting (October 27 - 31, 2012) in San Francisco, CA. Visit APHA Maternal and Child Health Section Newsletter for more information.
Martha Slay Wingate Receives 2012 Loretta P. Lacey Award
Added: November 2, 2012
Dr. Martha Slay Wingate, associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health in the department of health care organization, has been named the 2012 recipient of the Loretta P. Lacey MCH Academic Leadership Award by the Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health (ATMCH). Visit ASPH Friday Letter for more information.
Deborah Klein Walker receives the 2012 Martha May Eliot Award from APHA
Added: November 2, 2012
Deborah Klein Walker, EdD, is the winner of the 2012 Martha May Eliot Award, which honors exceptional achievements in the field of maternal and child health. Walker is vice president and senior fellow who leads the Public Health and Epidemiology practice in the U.S. Health Division of Abt Associates. Visit APHA Maternal and Child Health Section Newsletter for more information.
Grants Technical Assistance Online: a one-stop-shop for applicants
Added: June 22, 2012
Calling all grant applicants! HRSA announces the launch of a new online technical assistance resource on HRSA.gov. The section contains webinars, application and submission guidance, as well as tips for writing successful proposals. Visit How to Apply For A Grant for more information.
MCH Navigator: Introducing a New Online Resource for Teaching and Learning
Added: April 12, 2012
In this webinar, staff from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and faculty from both University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Washington describe a new learning portal that facilitates use of existing open-access training, organized in areas consistent with nationally endorsed public health and MCH leadership competencies. Learn how to use the Navigator in academic programs to enhance the skills of students, supplement class content, and extend your capabilities to provide continuing education opportunities. Join us for a tour of this new website and a discussion about its applicability in academic settings.
- Holly Grason, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA
- Laura Kavanagh, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA
- Colleen Huebner, University of Washington School of Public Health
- Arden Handler, UIC School of Public Health
View the webinar archive.
Comments Requested: National Strategic Plan for MCH Training
Added: February 16, 2012
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau's Training Branch is developing a 2012-2020 National Plan for MCH Training that will include MCH Training grantee specific objectives and strategies applicable to a range of organizations that serve MCH populations.
Recommendations on draft goals and objectives for the plan developed by the National Strategic Plan for Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Training Work Group are now available for comment on the MCH Training Strategic Plan 2012-2020 website .
Please explore the comments web site to learn more about:
- Background information on the context, purpose, and process for developing the plan
- The national strategic plan workgroup's recommendations on the Draft Goals and Broad Strategies of the plan
- Role of public, non-profit private and family partnerships in shaping and implementing this plan
- Feedback questions regarding specific input the Training Branch is particularly interested in receiving via your comments
Comments will be accepted via the website until March 12, 2012.
For more information, please contact:
Division of Research, Training, and Education
MCH Training and Research Resource Center
Sleep in Infants, Children, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women
Added: October 31, 2011
The six national Pediatric Pulmonary Training Programs and the MCH Library at Georgetown University have released a new set of resource guides about sleep and sleep disorders in infants, children, adolescents, and pregnant women. Mary H. Wagner, M.D. and Susan Chauncey Horky, L.C.S.W., M.S.W. at the University of Florida PPC directed the collaborative effort.
Sleep in Infants, Children, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women: Knowledge Path can be used by health professionals, researchers, and community advocates to learn more about sleep, to improve diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders, for program development, and to locate training resources and information to answer specific questions. View the Sleep in Infants, Children, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women Knowledge Path page.
Sleep in Babies, Kids, Teens, and Pregnant Women: Resources for Families links to sleep centers and specialists and websites about sleep and sleep problems. A separate section presents websites for adolescents. View the family resource brief page.
Sleep: Resources for Schools points to websites and materials for educating students and their families, teachers, and school staff about sleep and sleep disorders. View the school resource brief page.