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Apply Now to Join the 2021 Cohort!

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Applications due to Rebecca Greenleaf ( on March 15, 2021

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, 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 identify team members and submit a two-page project description by March 15, 2021. We will follow up with a one-hour exploratory telephone call to complete the process.

  • Is there an opportunity to collaborate with education agencies in your state to plan for re-opening of schools?
  • Is there momentum related to improving health equity that make this a good time to revisit planning or programs for MCH populations in your state?
  • Is your agency ready to support local health departments or other community organizations in planning for equitable COVID vaccination roll out to MCH populations?
  • Are you engaging organizations serving adolescents experiencing increases in inequitable poor health outcomes related to the myriad of challenges facing adolescents during COVID (ATOD, mental health, unintended pregnancy, etc.)?
  • Is your state taking advantage of changes to telehealth policies to support pregnant and parenting populations and address inequitable access to services?

Interested applicants can attend an optional informational call on February 17th from 3 to 4 p.m. EST. No pre-registration is required; dial 888-363-4735, code 6600416.

Please reach out to Amy Mullenix at if you have questions or would like to talk about your ideas before applying.

Download the application (Word document)

Family Engagement Resources Addendum (PDF)