How To Use

How To Use

How to UseThe MCH Navigator directly addresses the Division of MCH Workforce Development Strategic Plan. The first goal of this plan addresses the needs of the MCH workforce by calling for engagement of, training for, and support of MCH leaders in practice, academics, policy, and leadership development. The plan’s third goal promotes interdisciplinary/interprofessional training and practice to improve quality of care through systems integration. Please read more about the project and how it can help you address your learning needs.

How to Use

Here are four ways that you can use the resources of the MCH Navigator to address your learning needs, either individually or as a group:

Self-Directed Learning

1. Do you know what you want to learn?
Are you interested in a specific MCH competency or more general public health topic?

The MCH Navigator’s Self-Directed Learning tools are just what you need.

We have created various mechanisms to help you find competency-based trainings that address the needs of the MCH workforce, students and community. Use our:

Self-Directed Learning

2. Are you looking for a structured learning experience?
Do you need an introduction or refresher on standard MCH content and topics?

No problem, check out the MCH Navigator’s Semi-Structured Learning resources.

We have developed:

Self-Directed Learning

3. Not sure of your training needs?
Would you like to test your knowledge of the MCH Leadership Competencies?

Sounds like you are looking for Self-Reflective Learning. Take the MCH Navigator’s Online Self-Assessment.

Map your learning pathway using our 3-step process that can be used individually or part of a group:

  • Identify your strengths and learning needs.
  • Match your learning needs to appropriate trainings.
  • Receive a personalized learning plan.

Register today.

Self-Directed Learning

4. Need ongoing, fast learning?
Are you a busy public health professional or student?

You need Fast-Interactive Learning.

Try the MCH Navigator’s Microlearning programs. Start with our 5-Minute MCH program, which explores the MCH Leadership Competencies, or our new Public Health Pronto program, which looks at the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals and health transformation topics, through short, ongoing bursts of learning that encourage learners to proceed at their own pace, all while being engaged in a collaborative environment. For each competency, the program presents a 5-minute introduction, 5 learning opportunities, 5 implementation strategies, and a 15-minute summary discussion with an expert from the field.

Begin learning with just 5-minutes.

Ideas and Examples for Use

See ideas and examples of how Title V staff and students across the country have been using the MCH Navigator.

Brochures to Share with Staff

These information brochures can be shared with staff to explain how to use the MCH Navigator.

Presentations & Publications

These presentations and publications explain how to use the MCH Navigator and contain real-life examples of use in the field.

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.