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 Publications and Resources

Workforce Development
 
Fall 2018 Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Cohort
The National MCH Workforce Development Center invites state/jurisdictional Title V agencies to submit applications for its upcoming cohort learning opportunity. Accepted teams will participate in an eight-month cohort with five other state/jurisdictional teams, during which time the center will support their work on an existing (or planned) project as a way to increase workforce skills and capacity.

Strengthening the Workforce to Improve Pregnancy Outcomes in Rural Areas
This article from the Rural Health Information Hub addresses how health providers are realizing the importance of maternity and childbirth services, how they work to keep their providers' skills sharp, and how they train a new generation of physicians.
 
General & Maternal Child Health
 
Parenting Knowledge Among First-Time Parents of Young Children
This report from Child Trends finds that first-time parents of infants and toddlers across all racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds have difficulty obtaining clear and trustworthy information about parenting.

Child & Adolescent Health
 
Geographic Differences in Obesity for Children, Adolescents
This study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds significant geographic difference in obesity for children and adolescents aged 2-19. 

Adverse Childhood Experiences in Rural Areas of the United States
This study by the Journal of Environmental and Public Health examines whether exposure to adverse childhood experiences in rural areas is associated with adult activity limitations, self‐reported general poor health status, chronic diseases, and poor mental health. 

Women's and Infant Health
 
How Safe Sleep Savvy Are you?
From the National Institute for Children's Health Quality, this video is a teaching tool for reducing infant sleep-related deaths, shows eight scenes and asks viewers to identify safe and unsafe behaviors. Explanations and recommendations are provided for each scene so that participants gain needed knowledge as they go. 
 
Perspectives On Young Parents As Peer Educators In a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program
This study from Child Trends indicates that teen pregnancy prevention programs can improve youth engagement and suggests pairing young parent peer educators with professional health educators to co-facilitate learning sessions, thus striking a balance between technical information and personal experience.