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Cohort 2020
Celebration Webinars

The National MCH Workforce Development Center helps teams from state and jurisdictional Title V agencies develop and implement projects aimed at improving the health of families and communities. Although the 2020 Cohort began just before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, State Teams persevered in working on their projects while coping with the extra demands of the pandemic and challenges of transitioning to remote work.

Alabama North Carolina Virginia
Indiana Texas Wisconsin
Michigan

Alabama

Health Transformation Challenge

  • Alabama’s State Team embarked on a planning process to use information gained through analysis of the current direct health care service delivery model to explore options for expanding to more population-based and infrastructure-building services.

Indiana

Health Transformation Challenge

  • Indiana’s State Team worked to broaden the Title V portfolio of activities using a systematic approach to strengthen partnerships, include the family voice, and create a new 5-year state action plan with performance measures that truly span the life course.

Michigan

Health Transformation Challenge

  • Michigan’s State Team worked to develop and implement a comprehensive evaluation plan to:
    • Measure the Children’s Special Health Care Program’s capacity and ability to provide effective, efficient, and high-quality services
    • Improve the CYSHCN systems of care in Michigan
    • Create a replicable model for comprehensive program evaluation

North Carolina

Health Transformation Challenge

  • North Carolina’s Children and Youth Branch Opioid Action Team explored options for reducing the adverse effects of substance use, including opioids, on MCH populations  by focusing on integrating best practices within existing streams of work both within the agency and through the work of other state partners.

Texas

Health Transformation Challenge

  • The State Team from Texas explored options for joining efforts for joining efforts for child, adolescent, and CSHCN populations in Texas by breaking down program silos and by implementing a comprehensive initiative promoting nutrition and healthy eating behaviors.

Virginia

Health Transformation Challenge

  • Virginia’s State Team focused on planning for, implementing scaling and sustaining the Virginia Mental Health Access Program (VMAP), a mental health care navigation system for children organized in regional hubs to promote screening and facilitate access to mental health resources.

Wisconsin

Health Transformation Challenge

  • The Wisconsin State Team worked to align aligned the state’s adolescent health efforts to ensure the burden of accessing services and supports does not land on the youth and families we serve.