Now Seeking State Applications for the 2019 Title V MCH Internship Program. Are you looking for additional support with the upcoming Title V Needs Assessment? Do you have a project that you have been trying to launch, but you haven’t had the time? Is there an activity you would implement or resources you would create, if only you had extra staff to help?  If so, consider hosting a Title V MCH Internship team during Summer 2019! 

The National MCH Workforce Development Center will support up to eight teams of MCH students to participate in internships in state Title V programs. If your state’s application is selected, a two-person student team will work to successfully complete a meaningful project of your choice. Deadline extended until November 23, 2018!!!

Title V Transformation Tools Released: The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grants to States Program has established 15 National Performance Measures (NPMs). In order to effectively address the NPMs, MCH professionals need to think about not only the evidence and strategies to make change, but also the capacity of the workforce to carry out these activities. This series of Spotlights allows users to:

  1. Learn more about the resources contained in this portal by watching a 10 minute video.
  2. Access materials to find online learning materials, resources, and evidence-based strategies and programs that support the knowledge sets and skills needed to advance each NPM.


Introducing a New MCH Health Transformation Planning Tool!

Health transformation is everywhere. During this critical period, MCH leaders have the opportunity to address both technical and adaptive challenges, consider systems integration, and lead strategic action and innovation. Built on the framework of the MCH pyramid, this tool is designed for MCH practitioners at all levels to heighten learning capacity and leadership skills in relation to health reform and system transformation.

The first component of the tools is a five-step planning process using an adaptive problem-solving approach. Rather than just provide the tool and instructions, you will be guided through examples where much of the background work has been provided for you. Your team completes the analysis for your context and strategic thinking to arrive at a solution. The entire tools is available online and can be completed with a small team. A brief registration is required so that answers may be saved and printed in a report to share with others. Click here to access the tool.

The Center also offers a health reform state assessment tool, designed to help state MCH programs assess their capacity to influence key areas affecting MCH populations and services in the context of health transformation. The tools work in tandem; the state assessment tool giving the MCH program an opportunity to assess their capacity and the health planning tool an opportunity to develop a strategic plan for implementation. For a copy of the state assessment tool please contact Amy Mullenix at​.

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.