MCH Leadership Resources

The below resources are from external entities. Looking for resources from our Center? Check out our “Resources” page.

MCH Leadership Competencies from the MCH Training Grantee Network provides useful tools, resources and frameworks, including a definition of MCH leadership, a developmental framework and a list of the 12 core MCH Leadership Competencies. Suggested education experiences for each competency, readings, websites and additional assessment tools are also available, along with discussion forums and examples of how others use the competencies.

MCH Leadership Skills Development Series from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Women’s and Children’s Health Policy Center, brings leadership concepts to life in an MCH context, allowing learner-directed training modules designed for use in small groups.

Community Leadership Database from the Center for Rural Studies has created a database of resources from the New England Regional Leadership (NERL) Program. It contains exercises, self-assessments and information about both personal and group leadership components. There are also opportunities for journal or portfolio development, and for others to assess the learner.

DIAND Self-Assessment (pdf) from the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (DIAND) of Canada provides extensive resources for training and assessment of six leadership competencies. Information from this self-assessment can be used as the basis for individual learning plans, and may be useful in helping MCH interdisciplinary trainees to assess general leadership behaviors.

Leading State Maternal and Child Health: A Guide for Senior Managers is a useful resource for managers responsible for oversight of MCH Services Block Grants. This guide was written to be adaptable to a variety of situations regardless of specific position title or responsibilities.

Rethinking MCH, the Life Course Model as an Organizing Framework (pdf) outlines how the life course theory might be explored and used as a strategic planning framework to guide the work of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) and its grantees.

MCH Navigator, housed at Georgetown University, is a learning portal for MCH professionals, students and others working to improve the health and well-being of women, children and families. This searchable, web-based resource inventory provides assessment tools, learning guides and trainings to assist learners in addressing their strengths and weaknesses in leadership competencies.

MCH Timeline: History, Legacy and Resources for Education and Practice traces the history of MCH in the US and provides in-depth modules on topics such as MCH 2020, Systems of Care, Infant Mortality and MCH Performance and Accountability, and allows the user to search for topics of interest.

Undoing Racism in Public Health: A Blueprint for Action in Urban MCH (pdf) describes CityMatCH’s work with nearly 150 member local health departments in the largest 200 cities and major metropolitan areas in the nation to reveal four potential areas of focus for a large-scale, national initiative on undoing racism in public health. It also provides programs and organizations that promote anti-racism education, awareness and change at individual and leadership levels.

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