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5-Minute MCH: Module 6.4

5-Minute MCH: Module 6.4

Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Module 6.4: 15-Minute Summary

Here we summarize the knowledge you've gained over the previous modules with a 5-minute presentation by Michael Warren, MD, MPH, Assistant Commissioner, Division of Family Health and Wellness at the Tennessee Department of Health, in which he gives a personal reflection of the competency based on his role as leading the MCH Block Grant program in all 95 counties in Tennessee.

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Michael WarrenAbout Our Speaker

Michael Warren, MD, MPH, is Assistant Commissioner, Division of Family Health and Wellness at the Tennessee Department of Health and serves as the state Title V director. He oversee diverse initiatives related to improving health and well-being of children and families in Tennessee. Warren supervises program areas related to Maternal and Child Health (including Title V), Chronic Disease, and Supplemental Nutrition (including WIC) and is responsible for staff of 75 with $200+ million budget consisting of state and federal funds. Tennessee's program areas include: Newborn Screening, Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention, Core Violence and Injury Prevention, Home Visiting, Perinatal Regionalization, Asthma, and Family Planning. Responsible for staff of 40 with $40+ million budget consisting of state and federal funds.

Warren received his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and his medical degree from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. He completed his pediatrics residency, Chief Residency, and fellowship in Academic General Pediatrics at Vanderbilt, where he also obtained a Master’s in Public Health. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Prior to joining the Department of Health, Dr. Warren served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt and as Medical Director in the Governor’s Office of Children’s Care Coordination. He is actively involved in the community and in 2010 was recognized as the Nashville Emerging Leader in the area of Health and Medical Services.


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See What Others are Saying...

  • "I also was introduced early on to 'Getting To Yes,' and have to say that every couple of years I return to it when I'm having difficult times with personelle interactions. Great resource!"
  • "Yes, this is another one of those daily-dose competencies that we forget professionals desperately need training on. And it's not that frightening once you think about it as a step-wise, evolving process. Good reminder of that."
  • "The immunization example is spot on, and such a good example for so many issues in public health."
  • "I enjoyed learning about leadership competency and the importance of the needs of resolving conflict."
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $225,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.