General Maternal & Child Health
AMCHP Guide for Senior Managers Now Available!
The guide is organized into chapters dedicated to the "big picture," or the theoretical framework on maternal and child health in Title V programs as well as information on the day-to-day operational aspects of Title V programs. Many new Title V (MCH and CYSHCN) directors refer to this resource as their "go to" document for their first six months on the job. This "go to" guide has recently been revised and includes four new chapters on the following topics:
- ACA Impact on Title V
- Family/Consumer Engagement
- Data Sources and Techniques
- Workforce Development Resources
Click here to access the guide.
Needs Assessment Trainings Archives Now Available!
Did you miss one of the AMCHP Title V five year needs assessment trainings? If so, don't worry, all archives and resources are available on the AMCHP website. Please look for our fourth training in the series coming in March around selecting state priorities. To assist states or jurisdictions in preparing their assessments AMCHP designed a series of virtual trainings to provide guidance on the needs assessment process. Below you can find a overview of the first three trainings.
- The first training in the series, Title V Five Year Needs Assessment Training, provided an overview of the needs assessment process with a state-in-action example from Massachusetts where the maternal and child health team shared their strategies, resources and lessons learned from conducting the five-year needs assessment process.
- The second training, The Nuts and Bolts on Using Data, provided an overview on using data in the needs assessment process, with states-in-action profiles from Rhode Island and Alaska, who shared their data strategies, resources and lessons learned from conducting the five-year needs assessment process.
- The third training on stakeholder engagement provided strategies on how to orient stakeholders with start and end goals. The webinar also provided state-in-action examples from Oregon, Wisconsin and Wyoming about their strategies for stakeholder engagements, such as how to engage your local nonprofit hospitals and use its community health assessment to contribute to the needs assessment process that is now mandated by the ACA.
To access these resources, click here.
New Guide to Public Health Careers Available
Public health professionals are involved in everything from identifying diseases to creating public policy to helping refugees integrate into new communities. According to the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), there are 10 common areas of study for those entering the field. These areas can lead to careers such as health educators and community outreach workers, but the health department is not the only place hiring public health majors. This guide dives deeper into these careers and others within the public health sphere. It leverages expert interviews, information and resources to better understand the professional landscape, as well as the various educational options needed to enter, advance and succeed in the field. To view the guide, click here.