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National Maternal and Child Health
Workforce Development Center
Summer Seminar Series

The National MCH Workforce Development Center’s 2020 Summer Seminar Series features experts from the National MCH Workforce Development Center presenting about core topics critical to increasing workforce capacity and learning how to navigate in an increasingly complex health landscape. In each Summer Seminar Series webinar, Center experts introduce the core area of Center focus, teach a tool to aid thinking and skill-building in this area, and share how the topic and tool have been used with state Title V MCH programs.

Appreciative Inquiry

 

 

This webinar on Appreciative Inquiry explores the use of the Appreciative Inquiry tool in bringing together teams of MCH professionals within an organization and assisting with collaboration efforts among cooperatingg agencies and family partners. The presenter is Stephen Orton, Senior Fellow at the NC Institute for Public Health and Lead for the Change Managerment Core at the National MCH Workforce Development Center.

Introduction to Systems Thinking

 

 

This webinar introduces systems thinking and shows how a better understanding of systems can help public health professionals accomplish their objectives, structure their work, and form partnerships within and outside their organization. The presenters are Jessica Cohen, Program Analyst for Health Systems Transformation at the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs and Kristen Hassmiller Lich, Lead for the Systems Integration Core and Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Evidence-Based Decision Making: From Evidence to Action

 

 

 

This webinar introduces Evidence-Based Decision Making for MCH professionals and explores how to integrate evidence into practice and as a core component of designing new initatives. Presented by W. Oscar Fleming, Lead of the Evidence-Based Decision Making Core at the National MCH Workforce Development Center and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Alexandra Monge, member of the Evidence-Based Decision Making Core and (maybe email her to determine her title) MCH Evidence Center.

To register or for more information, contact rebecca_greenleaf@unc.edu.