The National MCH Workforce Development Center offers a range of tools and resources to strengthen MCH capacity and skills in three key service areas, or ‘Cores’. Together, the Cores provide critical skills necessary for effective maternal and child health work and leadership in the current health transformation environment. According to needs of individual states/territories, MCH professional will receive support in one or more of the following Cores. You may click on each of the Cores to learn more.

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Every strong initiative begins with an in-depth assessment. Upon contacting the Center, you can discuss your project idea or current challenge with one of our team members who will work with you to develop a plan tailored to your needs.

In general, if your request is limited to assistance in just one of our Core areas, we can offer tailored assistance via phone consultation or onsite visits. For complex challenges that involve two or more of our key service areas, we recommend joining a small cohort of states or territories in a shared learning environment. This level of service requires a bigger time commitment from your state or territory’s team, but includes benefits such as: personalized coaching; a personalized adaptive leadership adviser, if necessary; an intensive workshop with your cohort at a mutually convenient location (often Chapel Hill, NC); and an onsite visit to your location. Applications for cohort programs will be announced on our Home Page.

For more basic self-guided materials, Transformation Station allows you to build a self-paced multi-media training experience that can enhance your workforce skills in the Center’s areas of expertise.

We also offer courses and other opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students interested in maternal and child health. Visit the Student page for more information.

Contact Amy Mullenix at to begin building the services that are right for you. Amy is the Center’s Senior Collaboration Manager, ready to help you explore potential collaboration with the Center.