Core MCH Learning

Core MCH Learning

MCH ProfessionalsThese training collections focus on MCH foundational skills and public health fundamentals. Please use the links below or in the navigation at the left to access these resources:

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These bundles provide building blocks critical to an overall orientation to the field of MCH. Those who are newly entering the field may find it most helpful to tap into at least one learning resource for each of the six areas.

These bundles provide an orientation to MCH for different audiences defined by role or type of organization.  Select the category that best describes your position to start your learning: for new hires; for mid-level to senior staff; for local health departments; and for community, advisory groups.

This bundle contains tailored learning opportunities on the leading conceptual models utilized in the field of MCH. Participants will learn the importance of Life Course and Social Determinants Frameworks, Behavior Change theories and other models with respect to the field of MCH.

This bundle provides learning opportunities to help navigate the 5 steps to program planning: assessment, program planning, program implementation, program evaluation, and policy development and analysis.

This bundle familiarizes MCH professionals with concepts and practical skills for developing communication strategies. Learning opportunities include courses for written and verbal communication such as scientific, grant and translational writing along with public speaking and best practices for presenting data. This Bundle also explores the use of new technologies such as text messaging and social media to communicate health messages.

This bundle offers learning opportunities related to the field of epidemiology and includes trainings for those new to the topic as well as seasoned MCH professionals. This Bundle covers the principles and methods of epidemilogic investigation including describing the patterns of illness in populations and research designs for investigating the etiology of disease.

This bundle highlights the six steps of the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation, identifies learning opportunities for further study, and provides access to an Evaluation Toolkit to assist users in finding examples and instructions for conducting evaluations.

This bundle assists MCH professionals with goal development, advancement strategies, personal and professional skills, and public health ethics. Participants are given ideas, frameworks, and tools on how to become better leaders, handle conflict negotiation and apply strategies for both leading and responding to organizational change.

This bundle provides courses to equip MCH professionals with the skills and knowledge to acquire and sustain management roles in public health. Topics covered include fiscal, grants and personnel management, systems thinking and how to apply the Public Health planning cycle.

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.