253805 Federal Perspective on the MCH Workforce

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 11:30 AM

Laura Kavanagh, MPP , Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Research, Training and Education, HRSA, Rockville, MD
In response to demographic trends and projections, the federal MCH Training Program has made investments to address the imperative for a more diverse MCH workforce in both MCH academe and MCH practice, whether clinical- or public health-oriented. Directives for grant programs and a MCH pipeline training program are among those efforts. MCHB has further supported focused efforts to be responsive to national data and partner requests with respect to the ever increasing challenges faced by local and state MCH programs related to their shrinking workforce. This presentation will describe federal efforts to provide the MCH field support and opportunities to meet workforce needs.

Learning Areas:
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related education
Public health or related public policy
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able to successfully identify federal priorities for workforce development and diversity in maternal and child health.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have served as the training branch chief for MCH Training Programs since 2001 and am now the Director of the Division of Research, Training and Education at the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.