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Customized Workforce Development

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The National Maternal and Child Health Workforce Center provides team-tailored skills development and assistance to Title V agencies tackling tough health transformation challenges.

In the six years since our founding, we have partnered with 45 states and jurisdictions to tackle issues such as:

  • Infant mortality
  • Developmental screening
  • Bullying
  • Family engagement
  • Transitioning to population health services

Partnership Opportunities

Title V MCH Internship Team - Ohio

Engagements include an 8-month coach-supported cohort experience, customized short-term partnerships, and an internship program that matches agencies with students interested in Title V experience.

Coaches work with teams in a relaxed and collaborative environment to develop workforce skills and tools that apply directly to the healthcare challenge. Training materials are accessible and responsive to professional priorities.


Maternal and Child Health Special Issue Provides Strategies to Strengthen the Workforce

A special issue of the Maternal and Child Health Journal edited in part by members of the National MCH Workforce Development Center and published with support from HRSA, is devoted to “Developing and Strengthening the Current and Future MCH Public Health Workforce: Building Capacity, Aligning Systems and Addressing Emerging Challenges.” The issue covers a wide range of topics related to the work of providing continuing education and workforce development to those working in state and local maternal and child health, addressing subjects such as the success of workforce development efforts, the implementation of equity programs, and the need to build a strong pipeline ready to meet the public health challenges of the 21st century.

Read more.

Apply to host a Summer 2023 Title V Intern Team

The National Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Center (MCH/WDC) is now accepting state/territorial Title V agency applications for the Title V MCH Internship Program from October 10 to November 14, 2022.
At least seven teams of MCH Trainees will participate in internships in Title V programs over the summer of 2023. The program starts on June 5 and will last 10 weeks.
Students are expected to work full-time. The 2023 program may be in-person or virtual, depending on the needs and requirements of the agency and the needs and availability of the student.

Family Engagement Workbook

This workbook was developed as a resource for Title V teams to engage with the people they serve. It was written by Becky Burns, reviewed and edited by the members of the Engagement and Equity Core of the National MCH Workforce Development Center as well as many other professionals throughout Title V who volunteered their time and expertise as editors.

Get the workbook (PDF)

Coulter-Thompson publishes on the impact of discrimination on LGBTQ parents and children in the healthcare system

Former Center member and Equity Core co-founder Emilee Coulter-Thompson, DrPH, LMSW, has published “Health Care Bias and Discrimination Experienced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Parents of Children With Developmental Disabilities: A Qualitative Inquiry in the United States” which examines the impact of health care bias and discrimination on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer parents and their children with disabilities in the United States, including the timing of developmental screening and diagnosis.

Areas of Focus

MCH Navigator LogoFor an introduction to some of the content and tools our Center offers, please visit MCH Navigator. This online repository of self-guided resources allows you to build a self-paced multi-media program that can enhance your skills in the Center’s areas of expertise.

Systems Integration

Systems Integration Resources at MCH Navigator

Change Management and Adaptive Leadership

Change Management and Adaptive Leadership Resources at MCH Navigator

Evidence-Based Decision Making

Evidence-Based Decision Making Resources at MCH Navigator