Join Us for a free MCH Summer Skills Institute in August! 

The National MCH Workforce Development Center invites you to save the dates August 22 – 26 for a free skills institute tailored for the MCH workforce to enhance knowledge and competencies needed to address new block grant strategies. The Summer Skills Institute will offer robust opportunities for peer and expert learning, consultation with workforce coaches, development of action plans, and more. Skills building workshop topics will include:

  • Collective Impact
  • Leadership & Systems Thinking Skills
  • Advancing Equity
  • Building & Sustaining Partnerships
  • Implementation Skills
  • Analytical & Assessment Skills
  • Financial & Management Skills
  • Action Planning

Applications for this exciting opportunity will be available here soon – stay tuned!

Introducing a new MCH health transformation planning tool!

Health transformation is everywhere. During this critical period, MCH leaders have the opportunity to address both technical and adaptive challenges, consider systems integration, and lead strategic action and innovation. Built on the framework of the MCH pyramid, this tool is designed for MCH practitioners at all levels to heighten learning capacity and leadership skills in relation to health reform and system transformation. The first component of the tools is a five-step planning process using an adaptive problem-solving approach. Rather than just provide the tool and instructions, you will be guided through examples where much of the background work has been provided for you. Your team completes the analysis for your context and strategic thinking to arrive at a solution. The entire tools is available online and can be completed with a small team. A brief registration is required so that answers may be saved and printed in a report to share with others. Click here to access the tool. 

The Center also offers a health reform state assessment tool, designed to help state MCH programs assess their capacity to influence key areas affecting MCH populations and services in the context of health transformation. The tools work in tandem; the state assessment tool giving the MCH program an opportunity to assess their capacity and the health planning tool an opportunity to develop a strategic plan for implementation. For a copy of the state assessment tool please contact Amy Mullenix at amy_mullenix@unc.edu.