About. This Health Transformation Learning Laboratory is a collaboration of the National Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Center at UNC Chapel Hill (the Center) and the MCH Navigator; it serves as a repository for universal training resources/online learning materials in support of the Center's cores and activities.
Learn. You can access learning materials from the navigation at the left of this page or through the graphical menu below. You can also learn more about the Center through its program website.
Invitation to Apply – 2021 Cohort
Working in a Title V agency in 2021 is no easy task; from the COVID-19 pandemic to the naming of racism as a public health crisis, there are numerous challenges to navigate.
- Do you have a particular problem or challenge that could benefit from an expert eye?
- Are you interested in centering equity in your work?
- Would you like help thinking strategically about how to respond to COVID-19?
- Have you been struggling to navigate the transformations happening in public health and health care?
- Do you have a “wicked” problem or complex challenge that might benefit from tailored technical assistance and ongoing support?
The Cohort 2021 learning opportunity provides guidance and structured support to move from the ‘current state’ to the ‘desired state’ on an MCH health priority challenge of your choice.
The National MCH Workforce Development Center invites state/jurisdictional Title V agencies to submit applications for its upcoming Cohort learning opportunity. Accepted teams will participate in a 7-month Cohort with other state/jurisdictional teams, during which time the Center will support their work on an existing (or planned) transformational challenge as a way to increase workforce skills and capacity.
While health transformation projects can be dynamic and complex, our application process is not! Download the application below to learn more.
Click here to apply.
MCH Mini-Course in Resiliency and Adaptive Leadership
Workforce Development teams are actively responding to the needs of our colleagues as they navigate state responses to the epidemic. This short video series (28 minutes in all) serves as a great reminder for each of us about things to consider in our own work during these turbulent times.
NPM Webinar Series
As our Title V colleauges look forward to the development of their Five-Year State Action Plans to address the priority needs identified through 2020 Five-Year Needs Assessment, the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) is hosting five webinars on evidence-based/informed strategies for addressing each of the 15 National Performance Measure (NPMs). Subject matter experts (SMEs) will be presenting on evidence-based/informed strategies, which are oriented to public health and relevant to the role and services provided by Title V.
These webinars are intended to provide Title V program staff with additional assistance in selecting evidence-based or informed strategies. For each NPM, the SME will present for approximately 10 minutes. Five minutes will be allocated for questions from participating States and Jurisdictions. In addition, staff from the MCH Evidence Center at Georgetown University will introduce the webinars, explain the foundations for evidence, and highlight the growing list of available evidence resources that Title V agencies can access. Each webinar will cover three NPMs. Read more and access webinars.
Title V Transformation Tools. Use this portal to find online learning materials, resources, and evidence-based strategies and programs that support the knowledge sets and skills needed to advance each Title V National Performance Measure (NPM).
Core Services and Topics
The Center currently focuses on three main topics: Change Management and Adaptive Leadership, Evidence-Based Decision Making, and Systems Integration. In addition, the Center has developed a number of learning resources focused on topics during it's first funding cycle (2013 - 2016) that include Access to Care and Quality Improvement. In addition, the Center offers a Pipeline Program to enhance training and networking opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students and promotes Family Engagement and Health Equity in all of its activities.
The Center offers state and territorial Title V leaders and their partners training, collaborative learning, coaching and consultation in implementing health transformation using a variety of learning platforms.
In this new era of health transformation, the Center uses cutting edge tools and techniques to move MCH one step further, leveraging health transformation opportunities to improve the health of women and children. We know each state and territory is unique in its approach to health transformation, and our tailored services reflect your reality. Our free services can range from a simple telephone consultation to online resources to intensive technical support, including site visits and coaching. We also engage graduate and undergraduate students who are considering careers in public health/MCH.
Major transformations in the health care and health financing sectors offer opportunities to improve public health systems, state and community health care delivery, and ultimately, key health outcomes for MCH populations. Title V programs are uniquely positioned to help lead and influence major health system reform initiatives as they affect women, children and families. In the current dynamic context, tools and resources to strengthen MCH capacity and skills in the following three core areas are available through the Center to move from evidence to action:
The Center also has established teams related to health equity and family engagement to ensure that our resources strive to support these topics and are culturally and linguistically appropriate and meet the needs of a changeing workforce.
The aim of the Center is to strengthen the capacity of Title V agencies to be the "go to" leaders in their states and territories for the MCH population in the context of health transformation. In this area of a changing workforce and competing program priorities, public health leaders must have a strong knowledge base in three core areas: change management/adaptive leadership, evidence-based decision making, and systems integration.
All activities of the Center support:
- Reinforcing the critical role of state and territorial Title V programs in assuring population health services
- Utilizing evidence-based approaches to address complex public health issues
- Helping states and territories implement and sustain systems change in the context of health reform
- Advancing population health
- Advancing health transformation implementation
- Assisting states and territories in building capacity to influence health transformation
Our main audience is state and territorial Title V practitioners and their partners and MCH graduate and undergraduate students. We provide an integrated set of training, coaching and consultation opportunities to support states and territories in implementing and sustaining effective change in the context of health transformation.