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.
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Online Course Available in Fall 2019
Applied Methods for Health Transformation Implementation in MCH
The National MCH Workforce Development Center offers an online, interdisciplinary course designed to prepare students to contribute successfully to state and national health transformation. The course, “Applied Methods for Health Transformation Implementation in MCH”, is open to students enrolled in any of the MCHB-funded Graduate Education Programs to Educate the Next Generation of MCH Leaders (CoE, Catalyst, LEND, LEAH, DBP, MCH Nutrition, and PPC Programs). Participation in this course supports the objectives for MCH training programs by helping to ensure students have the foundation necessary to work within a variety of professional settings, assume leadership roles, and apply knowledge and skills to improve health care delivery systems.
Course participants may elect to earn graduate credit (1 or 3-credits) or a certificate of completion. Registration is open now on the Center’s website (mchwdc.unc.edu).
For more information, please contact Rebecca Greenleaf (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.