Invitation to Apply – 2020 Cohort

Due to Alice Wertheimer (alicew@unc.edu) by 5 p.m. local time on December 9, 2019

Building a new state action plan for the upcoming block grant cycle is no easy task; from state action plans to ESMs, there are numerous challenges to navigate. Do you have a particular problem or challenge that could benefit from an expert eye? Have you been struggling to navigate all of the transformations happening in health and health care? Do you have a “wicked” problem or complex challenge that might benefit from tailored technical assistance and ongoing support? This learning opportunity provides guidance and structured support to move from the ‘current state’ to the ‘desired state’ on an MCH health priority challenge of your choice.

The National MCH Workforce Development Center invites state/jurisdictional Title V agencies to submit applications for its upcoming Cohort learning opportunity. Accepted teams will participate in a 7-month Cohort with other state/jurisdictional teams, during which time the Center will support their work on an existing (or planned) transformational challenge as a way to increase workforce skills and capacity.

While health transformation projects can be dynamic and complex, our application process is not! You will submit a two-page project description and identify team members by December 9, 2019 at 5:00 pm. We will follow up with a one-hour exploratory telephone call to complete the process.

If you need ideas, the Appendix provides a list of the Cohort 2018 projects, accomplishments, workforce tools and the training curriculum.

Interested applicants can attend either of two optional informational calls.  The calls will be held October 28, 2019 and November 18, 2019 from 3 to 4 pm EST. No pre-registration is required; dial 888-363-4735, code 6600416.

Download the application here.

Please reach out to Amy Mullenix at amy_mullenix@unc.edu or 919-843-4457 if you have questions or would like to talk about your ideas before applying.


The National Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Center offers state and territorial Title V leaders and their partners training, collaborative learning, coaching and consultation in implementing health transformation using a variety of learning platforms.

In this new era of health transformation, the Center uses cutting edge tools and techniques to move the maternal and child health field one step further, leveraging health transformation opportunities to improve the health of women and children. We know each state and territory is unique in its approach to health transformation and our tailored services reflect your reality. Our free services can range from a simple telephone consultation to online resources to intensive technical support, including site visits and coaching. We also engage graduate and undergraduate students who are considering careers in public health/MCH.

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