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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.

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Join the MCH Workforce Development Center this fall to begin an exploratory workforce development journey!

Working in a Title V agency in 2021 is no easy task; from the COVID-19 pandemic to the naming of racism as a public health crisis, the MCH workforce remains committed to supporting the health of families and communities. If you want to support your Title V team and partners with the skills and tools they need for this complex work, consider joining a cohort of your Title V peers this fall for Phase One of the National MCH Workforce Development Center’s newly redesigned 2022 Learning Journey. Increase your workforce capacity, learn new skills and tools, and make progress on a real-life public health challenge of importance to you.

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Handler Named University of Illinois University Scholar

Dr. Arden Handler, a member of the National MCH Workforce Development Center’s Pipeline Team overseeing the Title V Internship Program, has been named a University Scholar by the University of Illinois System. Dr. Handler is one of of six University Scholars being recognized across all University of Illinois campuses.

The University Scholar award recognizes outstanding members of the faculty across all University of Illinois campuses. Dr. Handler was honored for her more than 30 years of applied MCH scholarship and teaching, her research-driven advocacy work, and her leadership and service to the UIC’s CoE and to the University of Illinois Chicago’s School of Public Health and Division of Community Services.

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Fleming Awarded with UNC Teaching Excellence and Innovation Award

Center Interim Direct W. Oscar Fleming has been awarded a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Teaching Excellence & Innovation Award. The award, which is student-nominated by department, recognizes a faculty member in each department who inspires students, enhances their learning through creative, engaging and/or innovative teaching methods; and supports success in the classroom and growth as a student and public health professional.

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Mini-Course in Resiliency and Adaptive Leadership

Join Jeannine Herrick, Senior Staff at the MCH WDC, to learn more about how to lead in challenging times.

Take time to support yourself as a leader. Give yourself time to think and plan. Adapting under stress is hard; the sense of crisis and urgency can push us into missing options, making rash decisions, limiting ourselves, and getting caught up in technical thinking that misses the big picture opportunities.

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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