Patrick Simpson, MPH University of Nebraska 982170 Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, NE 68198-2170 Phone: (402) 561-7500 FAX: (402) 561-7525 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The urban maternal and child health workforce faces a myriad of health issues that
they must address. As such, this group of health professionals needs training in disciplinespecific
knowledge, cultural competence and leadership. Additionally, the workforce should be
culturally, racially and ethnically diverse to mirror the populations they serve.
Goals and Objectives:
Goal 1: Develop the leadership skills of all CityMatCH Members and conference
participants by offering continuing education opportunities in the field of urban maternal and
child health leadership.
Objective 1.1: By September 2010, and each year thereafter, CityMatCH will offer at
least two (2) MCH leadership sessions at the 2010 CityMatCH Urban Maternal and
Child Health Leadership Conference for all participants to attend.
Objective 1.3: By May 2011, and each year thereafter, CityMatCH will provide up to five
(5) continuing education opportunities following the Annual CityMatCH conference for
all CityMatCH Members and conference participants to understand and implement the
MCH Leadership Competencies (v3.0) into their daily work.
Goal 2: Implement the CityLeaders leadership training curriculum – a 6-month continuing
education program focused on urban maternal and child health leadership.
Objective 2.2: By October 2010, and each year thereafter, CityMatCH will offer a
Leadership Track for all selected CityLeaders at the CityMatCH Urban Maternal and
Child Health Leadership Conference.
Objective 2.3: By April 2010, and each year thereafter, CityMatCH will host additional
education and training opportunities for participants in the CityLeaders program.
1.The CityMatCH website hosts a webpage for the completion of applications for the
annual “CityLeaders” cohort. All CityMatCH conference registrants and member health
departments receive information regarding CityLeaders program activities and
application process. All interested “emerging” or “mid-level” leaders are encouraged to
complete the CityLeaders application. Up to fifteen applicants will be accepted to the
annual cohort. Interested “senior” urban MCH leaders are directed to a separate webpage
where they can complete a Mentor Commitment Packet to become a Mentor to the
CityLeaders cohort. Up to fifteen applicants will be accepted. Recruitment and selection of both the cohort of CityLeaders and the group of Mentors,
will target emerging and mid-level urban MCH leaders who are culturally, racially, and
ethnically diverse, as well as represent a variety of geographical and professional
backgrounds, in order to assure diversity.
2.CityMatCH will include a Leadership Track at the Annual Conference specifically
designed for the CityLeaders cohort. This track will consist of the following: 1) two onsite
meeting opportunities for the entire CityLeaders cohort at the annual conference, 2)
two pre-determined conference sessions involving urban MCH leadership and focusing
on MCH Training Program Goals and MCHB Strategic Priorities, 3) attendance and
recognition at the Magda Peck Leadership Symposium and 4) at least two “choose-yourown”
sessions where each CityLeader can develop their own discipline-specific MCH
3.CityMatCH will engage nationally recognized speakers for at least two skills-building
sessions, and one Leadership Symposium to address MCH-specific leadership needs at
the 2010 CityMatCH Conference in Chicago, Illinois. These sessions will provide
continuing education opportunities for MCH leaders at all levels (including the
CityLeaders cohort) and will focus on MCH Training Program and HRSA/MCHB
Priority areas including diversity of health professionals, leadership, and research to
4. CityMatCH will host up to three additional training opportunities for the cohort
following the Annual Conference – planned for months 2, 3, and 5 of the project. These
training opportunities will utilize adult learning practices and technology such as
teleconferences, web-based conferences, and an on-line learning and networking system.
These training opportunities will focus on the identified skills and training priorities of
the cohort based on the MCH Leadership Competencies v3.0.
5.CityMatCH will provide our membership with access to skills-building opportunities
around the MCH Leadership Competencies (v3.0) following the conference, by utilizing
the following methods: publishing articles in CityLights (CityMatCH’s quarterly
newsletter), providing access to Just-in-Time training modules on leadership and
management from the MCH-Public Health Leadership Institute, and submitting
presentations to other national conferences (i.e. AMCHP, NACCHO, National Healthy
CityMatCH will carry-out the scope of work proposed. Major collaborators for
this project include the CityMatCH Education and Training Action Group, the Health Equity and
Social Justice Action Group, and the Conference Planning Committee. These groups of partners
and representatives from CityMatCH member health departments provide oversight and
recommendations for the organizations programmatic activities. Additional collaboration and
guidance will be provided by the University of Illinois Chicago MCH Training Program,
Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs, MCH-Public Health Leadership Institute, and
the Great Plains Public Health Leadership Institute.
The CityMatCH evaluation plan will be used to specifically identify and correct
issues related to both the teaching methods and quality of the leadership curriculum. Grant
objectives and activities of CityMatCH staff will be tracked and reported. Additionally,
CityMatCH will measure the impact of the project through changes in attitude and skill level of
those CityLeaders who participated.
Three main tools will be used for
1) the conference evaluation, and 2) survey tools
have been developed via Zoomerang (an online survey system) based on the leadership activities
developed for the conference and the specific activities of the CityLeaders program.