The MCH Navigator has compiled a list of websites and portals that provide access to a wealth of online MCH and public health trainings:
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- American Public Health Association (APHA) Webinars. Archived webinars and upcoming training
events covering public policy, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), partnership
building, environmental health, oral health, and other public health topics. Recordings, slides, and transcripts can all
be downloaded when available. Although the webinars are free, registration is required for some of
- Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP). Archived webinars and webinar series
sponsored by AMCHP, including the Women’s Health Information Series, National
Center for Health Reform Implementation Webinars, the Adolescent Health
Information Series, and Roles for State Title V Programs in Systems of Care for
Autism Spectrum Disorders Webinars. Links to audio recordings, slides, and background materials are included
- Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
(ASTHO) Maternal & Child Health (MCH). ASTHO’s MCH page includes links to
archived webinars and supplementary materials.
- Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Webinar Library. Webinars that have been hosted by AUCD, and a search function makes it easy to find the specific webinar(s) of interest.
- Center for Rural Health, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of
Public Health. These online
trainings cover topics of relevance to professionals who work with populations
in rural and underserved areas, particularly in the southwest region of the United
States. The trainings range in
duration from one hour to multiple days (for academy trainings or series).
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- CDC Learning
Connection. Provides a
central location for e-learning, training information, and other public health
learning resources. Includes access
to the Quick-Learn Lessons page,
which provides content that can be accessed from a mobile device and completed
in less than 20 minutes, and CDC TRAIN, which is a customized learning
management system with a comprehensive searchable catalog listing thousands of
learning products for MCH professionals and the public health community.
- CDC Perinatal
Quality Collaborative Webinar Series. Archived Webinars from 2012-13 sponsored
by CDC to help the Perinatal Quality Collaboratives (PQCs) in Ohio, California,
and New York share their knowledge and teach other states how to start,
maintain, and grow their own collaboratives. A calendar of upcoming webinars that
focus on specific perinatal quality improvement initiatives is also provided.
- CDC Public Health
Grand Rounds. A
monthly webcast created to foster discussion on major public health issues. Each
session focuses on key challenges related to a specific health topic, and
explores cutting-edge scientific evidence and potential impact of different
registration is not required to watch the free webcast, you must register in
order to receive continuing education credits.
- Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach, University
of Minnesota, School of Public Health. Public health management, evaluation,
emergency preparedness, cultural competence, immigrant health, and healthy
policy advocacy are among the topics covered in this collection of online
courses. Registration is required.
- Children’s Safety Network (CSN). Webinar archives on topics related to
child safety and injury prevention. Viewers may watch the full recordings or view the PowerPoint slides. They can also view the calendar of
events and register for upcoming webinars.
- Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists,
Webinar Library. This online library provides webinars on
environmental health, chronic and infectious diseases, injury,
surveillance/informatics, and workforce development. Each webinar features one or more
speakers, links to course materials, handouts, additional resources,
and sound recordings are included.
- Global Health Institute, The University of Arizona. Provides online training in global and public health,
including workforce development, border health, minority health, and health
- Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA),
Maternal and Child Health DataSpeak Archived Events. A series of
online conferences that feature special topics related to MCH data, including
surveillance, evaluation, and analysis. Each event features one or more speakers who are considered experts in
their field. Users can download recordings of the events, text transcripts,
speaker presentations, agendas, speaker contact information, and additional
reference materials and readings.
- Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and
Developmental Disabilities. Training Toolbox contains innovative and time-tested
training strategies on a variety of topics relevant to leadership and Maternal
and Child Health. The strategies
are categorized by topic, which makes it easy to browse and compare different
training methods. The toolbox was
developed by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
through a cooperative agreement with the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
- Maternal &
Child Health Public Health Leadership Institute. The MCH Public Health Leadership
Institute offers online learning modules for leaders of MCH populations in
areas such as peer coaching, cultural competence, adaptive leadership,
effective MCH partnership building, and MCH systems in the United States. The modules consist of slide
presentations narrated by leaders in the field.
- Michigan Public Health Training Center. Distance learning courses, webcasts, and archived webinars
on topics of interest to MCH Professionals. Health equity, environmental
health, home health, childhood obesity and healthy eating, evaluation planning,
and emergency preparedness are among the topics covered.
- The MidAtlantic Public Health
Training Center, Public Health Practice Grand Rounds, John’s Hopkins Bloomberg
School of Public Health. Archived Grand Rounds webcasts for public
health professionals dating from 2007-present. Topics include violence
prevention, sexually transmitted infections (STI’s), disaster preparedness, the
Affordable Care Act (ACA), vehicle safety, college drinking, and other health
- Midwest Center for
Life-Long Learning in Public Health. Online courses cover cultural and health
literacy, immigrant health, environmental health, data translation, public
health policy, behavioral interventions, and other topics of interest to MCH
- National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP). Webinars and webinar series presented by
NASHP on topics such as state health reform, Affordable Care Act (ACA)
implementation, health coverage and access, Medicaid and CHIP, federal and
state issues, underserved populations, providers and service, quality and cost,
and health system performance. Recordings, slides, and agendas can be downloaded where available.
- National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health
Webinars. An archive of webinars hosted by NIHCM
on key topics in maternal, child, and adolescent health. In addition to the downloadable
recordings, viewers can access slides, presenter biographies, agendas, and
evaluation forms (where available).
- Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, University of
Washington. This center offers online trainings, certificate programs,
toolkits, exercises, and guides to in-person and customized trainings to help
the public health workforce stay up-to-date on the latest research and best
practices. The site’s search tool
allows users to search by topic, format, currency, and series (for example, the
Maternal and Child Health webinar series).
- Partners in Information Access for the Public Health
Workforce Education and Training Opportunities. This site serves as a gateway to public
health education and training sites, including continuing education, upcoming
events, webinars, certificate programs, graduate education, fellowships and
internships, and educational resources related to education and training.
- Public Health Learning Network. The PHLN is a comprehensive system of public health educators, experts, and thought leaders. Their growing network of university-based regional public health training centers and partners provides skills-based training for the public health workforce in communities across the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and U.S. territories.
- Public Health Live – On Demand, University at Albany,
School of Public Health. Offers dozens of public health courses
on demand, organized chronologically from the most recent to 2007. Many of the courses focus on maternal,
child, adolescent, and family health. The courses are listed in table format, with the topic/title, broadcast
date, available formats, handouts, and CME/CMU credit (if any).
- Public Health Training Centers
Network. Provides access to
hundreds of trainings covering topics such as leadership and management,
epidemiology, and basic public health skills. There are also resources and
publications with tools and information relevant to public health
practitioners. Trainings are
searchable by keyword or phrase.
- Society for Public Health Education
(SOPHE) Webinars. Each of the archived webinars on SOPHE’s
website includes a downloadable recording, presentation slides, and a request for
continuing education credit. A
calendar of upcoming webinars is also provided.
- South Central Public Health
Partnership. Online courses on
public health topics such as environmental health, emergency preparedness, risk
communications, maternal and child health, environmental health, cultural
competency, and leadership skills. Some of the courses are part of certificate programs.
- TRAIN. The TrainingFinder Real-time Affiliate Integrated Network, or TRAIN, is the nation’s major learning resource for professionals who protect the public’s health. TRAIN is comprised of the national www.train.org site and participating TRAIN affiliate sites. Affiliate sites are managed by many state public health agencies, academic partners, and others. As TRAIN grows, it serves a larger portion of the U.S. public health workforce.
- CDC TRAIN. Provides access to learning products for the public health community, which includes public health agencies, as well as hospitals, clinics, private practices, and community-based organizations.
- The Women’s and Children’s Health
Policy Center. Online course offerings include the Maternal and
Child Health Leadership Skills Development series together with supplemental materials
such as a user’s guide, case studies, and additional resources. The site also links to John Hopkins
Bloomberg School of Public Health’s OpenCourseWare (OCW), which offers
content of potential interest to state and community level governmental agencies
and non-profit organizational partners in public health.
Decembers 2013; Updated 2016
Authors: Beth DeFrancis-Sun, M.L.S., Keisha Watson-Bah, Ph.D., John Richards, M.A., AITP, MCH Navigator
Reviewers: Olivia Pickett, M.L.S., M.A., NCEMCH