“To be a leader in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) requires specific knowledge, skills, personal characteristics, and values. The leadership competencies described in this document and drawn from both theory and practice are designed to support and promote MCH leadership.” -from Maternal and Child Health Leadership Competencies VERSION 3.0
This 37-page document is targeted to MCH interdisciplinary training programs and practicing MCH professionals, and outlines the knowledge and skill areas required of MCH leaders. It provides a conceptual framework for the development of an MCH leader, and describes how MCH Leadership Competencies might be used by a variety of audiences.
Visit the MCH Training Grantee Network website for more information.
You can also read more about MCH in this post from MCH program director Dr. Wendy Hellerstedt, who shares her perspective on the elements of a MCH.