Assessment Self-Reflective Learning

Not sure of your training needs? If you aren’t sure where to begin learning, or you’d like to use a structured approach that ties training to personal and organizational goals, start by assessing your knowledge of and skills in addressing the MCH Leadership Competencies.

Map Your Learning Pathway

The MCH Navigator Self-Assessment is an online tool that employs an automated 3-step process that can be used individually or as part of a group to:

  1. Identify your strengths and learning needs.
  2. Match your learning needs to appropriate trainings.
  3. Receive a personalized learning plan.

Please Note: This online self-assessment is based on version 3 of the MCH Leadership Competencies. We are currently working to adapt the self-assessment -- and all the trainings contained in the MCH Navigator -- to align with the newly-released version 4.

After analysis of the overall themes reported on by the self-assessment, we have determined that you can continue using this version of the tool until the new tool has been released. Data from both tools will be comparable.

How to Use

Click the Read More button to the right to learn how to use the self-assessment individually or as part of a group.

How can I use the Self Assessment?

John Richards PresentationView a presentation about MCH Navigator innovations and how to use the new online self-assessmentThe new online self-assessment provides a personalized learning plan and tracks increases in knowledge and skills longitudinally. It is being adapted by state Title V/CYSHCN departments as well as schools of public health to document advances in professional development.

  • Individually. Register to take the full assessment in one sitting or by competency. Download, print, or have your personalized learning plan emailed to access learning opportunities based on your interests and needs. Log back in to retake the assessment to track growth in your knowledge and skills.
  • As a group. In state or local health settings to provide professional development for your staff or as part of your department's strategic goals or as part of their performance review process. To coordinate shared learning opportunities, by analyzing needs across staff. In academic settings, to measure students' increased knowledge and skills, to supplement coursework, or to provide additional training for faculty and staff.

You can also download a BROCHURE for a summary of how to use.

Its easy to begin learning ...

  1. Register or Log in. By registering, you can return to the assessment and your personalized learning plan at any time by logging in. Registration provides the project with critical information about who is using the tool.
  2. Choose 1 or 2 Options. Take the assessment in one siting or each competency individually. You can log back in to start where you left off. For each competency, you will be asked a series of questions to gauge the relevance of your knowledge/skills
  3. Get Your Personalized Learning Plan. You can save, print, or download your plan. The plan contains tips and questions on how to approach your learning; a chart that summarizes your strengths and areas of growth; online learning opportunities that are matched to your needs; and ways to keep motivated in learning. You can access your past results to see how you have grown professionally over time.

You can also access additional self-assessments to learn more about your strengths and areas of needed growth.

Begin the MCH Navigator Self-Assessment by registering; return to your assessment at any time by logging in.


Register to take the online self-assessment. You can answer the questions in one sitting or over the course of time. You can also take the self-assessment multiple times and track your learning across your career.

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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 $180,000/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.