Areas of Focus
National MCH Workforce Development Center Areas of Focus
Change Management/Adaptive Leadership
Training and supplementary applied workforce development in five areas: adaptive leadership; authentic leadership; workforce development leadership; leading teams; and population health and finance transformation.
Tools apply change management skills to real-world challenges, using individual and peer coaching in conjunction with topical trainings to ensure effective uptake of change principles.
Evidence-Based Decision Making
Evidence provides the foundation for effective health transformation.
Integrate and optimize evidence-based decision making practices through real-world applications and content aligned with the team’s progress on their challenge. EBDM trainings help Title V leaders and staff design, deliver, and improve selected evidence based interventions.
Systems thinking tools to support collective impact. Systems Integration training considers avenues for cooperation and integration for MCH professionals within and outside Title V agencies.
Tools such as systems thinking, mapping, and improvement methods help Title V professionals build expertise for cross-sector collaboration.
Systems Integration Knowledge Tools
The Center developed these resources with the knowledge that technical workforce skills and evidence-based strategies are not necessarily sufficient to move the needle on outcomes; contextual factors such as challenging political environments, lack of leadership support, funding insufficiency, lack of focus, and historically inequitable programs and outcomes also influence Title V’s ability to have an impact. The NPM Skills Documents serve as a resource for addressing these contextual factors with robust workforce capacity.
|Title||Type||Level||Length||Format||Topic||Link||National MCH WDC Developed|
|Five-Minute Video: Causal Loop Diagrams||Primers||Beginner||5 minutes||Video||Causal Loop Diagramming||Link||Yes|
|Five-Minute Video: Circle of Care||Primers||Beginner||5 minutes||Video||Circle of Care||Link||Yes|
|Five-Minute Video: Concept Mapping||Primers||Beginner||5 minutes||Video||Concept Mapping||Link||Yes|
|Five-Minute Video: Five Rs||Primers||Beginner||5 minutes||Video||Five Rs||Link||Yes|
|Five-Minute Video: Network Mapping||Primers||Beginner||5 minutes||Video||Network Mapping||Link||Yes|
|Five-Minute Video: Process Flow Diagramming||Primers||Beginner||5 minutes||Video||Process Flow Diagramming||Link||Yes|
|Five-Minute Video: Simulation||Primers||Beginner||5 minutes||Video||Simulation||Link||Yes|
|Five-Minute Video: System Support Mapping||Primers||Beginner||5 minutes||Video||System Support Mapping||Link||Yes|
|Five-Minute Video: Whole System Mapping||Primers||Beginner||5 minutes||Video||Whole System Mapping||Link||Yes|
|Systems Thinking Tools and Principles for Collaboration and Problem-Solving||Primers||Beginner||15 minutes||Text||Systems Thinking||Link||Yes|
|Finding Leverage –The Power of Systems Thinking with Chris Soderquist||Primers||Beginner||5 minutes||Video||Systems Thinking||Link||No|
|Pipeline Course #1: Systems||Courses||Beginner||30 minutes||Video||Systems Thinking||Link||Yes|
|Pipeline Course #2: System Behavior||Courses||Beginner||30 minutes||Video||Systems Thinking||Link||Yes|
|Pipeline Course #3: Causal Loop Diagramming||Courses||Beginner||30 minutes||Video||Causal Loop Diagramming||Link||Yes|
|Pipeline Course #4: Leverage Points and System Change||Courses||Beginner||30 minutes||Video||Systems Thinking||Link||Yes|
|Pipeline Course #5: Advanced Systems Change||Courses||Beginner||30 minutes||Video||Systems Thinking||Link||Yes|
|How to Use Vensim for Causal Loop Diagramming||Tools||Beginner||10 minutes||Video||Causal Loop Diagramming||Link||Yes|
|Vensim (free)||Tools||Expert||N/A||Program||Causal Loop Diagramming, Stock and Flow Diagramming||Link||No|
|Health Impact Assessments||Primers||Beginner||20 minutes||Video||Health Impact Assessments||Link||Yes|
|Network Analysis in MCH Practice||Primers||Beginner||30 minutes||Text||Network Mapping||Link||Yes|
|Family Engagement in Systems Assessment Tool (FESAT)||Tools||Beginner||N/A||Toolkit||Systems Thinking, Family Engagement||Link||No (Family Voices)|
The MCH System Support Mapper is an online interactive software tool for diagramming roles, responsibilities, needs, resources, and desires, and the relationships between them. Instructions to use the tool are available for download: System Support Maps_instructions_2015-04-17-2
Skills to Support the National Performance Measures
The Title V National Performance Measures (NPMs) guide MCH work and are integral to the Title V Block Grant. The National MCH Workforce Development Center developed skills and knowledge recommendations for the 15 NPMs (NPM 1, NPM 2, NPM 3, NPM 4, NPM 5, NPM 6, NPM 7, NPM 8, NPM 9, NPM 10, NPM 11, NPM 12, NPM 13, NPM 14, NPM 15) and one set of foundational skills needed for all measures.
Center Crosscutting Teams
The National MCH Workforce Development Center provides assistance for Title V agencies wishing to incorporate health equity into the planning and execution of their health transformation partnerships.
In addition, the Center Health Equity Team has partnered with MCH Navigator to make available trainings and resources to strengthen health equity efforts across Title V.
Health Equity Resources at MCH Navigator
The Center provides training and resources for Title V agencies and partners to help engage and recruit family representatives to assist in designing and implementing solutions to healthcare transformation challenges.
Family Engagement Resources
The Center and MCH Navigator partnership provides training and other resources to Title V professionals.
HRSA information center for news, information, and resources about family engagement at the Bureau and partner agencies.
AMCHP provides surveys, case studies, and a list of resources for states and family members involved in maternal and child health family engagement.
The Catalyst Center is a national center dedicated to improving health care coverage and financing for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN).
Family Voices is a national, nonprofit, family-led organization promoting quality health care for all children and youth, particularly those with special health care needs.