- How to Advance Yourself as an MCH Leader (Self-Reflection Strategy). Identify your personal strengths and areas of growth by taking 5 minutes to register/log-in to the MCH Navigator's Self-Assessment and answer questions related to Competency 4: Critical Thinking.
- How to Find and Use Tools to Help You (Information Strategy). The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) makes recommendations about clinical preventive services and publishes them on the USPSTF website and/or in a peer-reviewed journal. The Task Force assigns each recommendation a letter grade based on the strength of the evidence and the balance of benefits and harms of a preventive service. Do you know what the USPSTF grades mean? Access the MCH Navigator's Training Brief to learn more about Identifying and Using Evidence-Based / Informed Resources to Address MCH Issues.
- How to Activate Your Organization (Organizational Strategy). Data as evidence are the building blocks of exploration. By understanding data and presenting a persuasive story, decisions about funding, programs and/or services for children and their families can be influenced. Do you and your colleagues want to learn how to make better use of data? This Data Primer for Inter-Professional Education was designed to help students learn how to formulate good questions and find, select, analyze, and present data. Chapters 2 and 3 focus on identifying the purpose of a data project and calculating the numbers. Reinforce the information presented by completing the exercises together.
- How to Incorporate Partners (Systems Strategy). Simulation techniques place learners in complex situations where there are elements of uncertainty. Working through the situation, usually in a team, learners apply knowledge, deal with issues of incomplete information, problem-solve, and interact with other team members. Debriefing after the simulation and reflection are key components of the technique. Learn how a group of practitioners, administrators, consultants, and researchers employed improvement science principles to accelerate their ability to reach their goals in Lessons from Paper Airplanes.
- How to Engage Your Communities. Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) 2015 and Health Rankings and Roadmaps (The Rankings) provide useful information for community health assessment and improvement. Do you know how your county indicator values compare to those in similar "peer" counties, all U.S. counties, Healthy People 2020 targets, state averages, and the top performing 10 percent of U.S. counties? Engage your community stakeholders in a conversation about your county's rates. Which rates ranked "Better" compared to peers? Do they also rank ""Better" when compared to all U.S. counties and the Healthy People 2020 target? If not, can you explain why?
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