Resource Guide: Diversity & Health Equity in the MCH Workforce

Screen Shot 2016-11-14 at 12.40.08 PMDiversity and Health Equity in the Maternal and Child Health Workforce: A Resource Guide to Key Strategies and Actions for MCH Training Programs is intended to share strategies and activities to support training programs’ efforts to increase diversity and integrate cultural and linguistic competence into training efforts. Each section includes resources and short vignettes highlighting strategies used by MCH Training Programs.

The resources and vignettes are organized by three key themes:

1) Recruitment and retention of faculty, trainees, and program staff from racially and ethnically diverse and under-represented backgrounds

2) Raising awareness of disparities and inequities through curricula, research, learning, practice, and service environments; and,

3) Integration of cultural and linguistic competence in all aspects of training, learning, practice, and service.

This Resource Guide was developed by the MCH Workforce Performance Center at Altarum Institute, in consultation with the Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence at the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development. The Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development (DMCHWD) is part of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB).