MCH Essentials Series

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Date Developed: 2021. Source: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. Presenter(s): n.a.. Type: Web Trainig Self Study. Level: Intermediate. Length: Self-paced.


The MCH Essentials Series is a continuously refreshed collection of MCH topics, accessible anytime and from anywhere, covering content that is foundational for effective and equitable leadership across roles and settings. Topics range from MCH history to racial equity to youth empowerment. The MCH Essentials Series is for current and aspiring MCH professionals from all disciplines (including youth and families) and levels of leadership. Content is designed to meet a wide range of knowledge and skill development needs. Each topic presents content via narrated and interactive slide presentations, or AMCHP webinars that have been trimmed or otherwise adapted to support adult learning. Topics cover between 20 to 70 minutes of content and include additional resources.

Learning Objectives

Expand knowledge in the following areas:

• Understanding MCH History and Systems for Transformative Leadership

• Racially Just and Equitable Leadership

• Racism as a Root Cause of Birth Disparities

• Cultural Competency

• Youth Empowerment

• Life Course Perspective

• Climate Justice

• Evidence and Equity

• Using Data to Inform MCH Programs

• Return on Investment in MCH

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.