Change Management is a common theme across our MCHWD Center cores. Achieving our shared Title V MCH goals (improved access, improved quality, integrated systems) will require managing and leading change.
The transformation from disease management to population management has already begun. The transformation is to a system that addresses the health needs of entire populations, or communities. The transformation is complex and broad, and is still unfolding. Effective MCH leaders will be aware, responsive, and adapt quickly to new challenges and opportunities.
Change management and leadership development have long been on the list of assessed needs. The current climate suggests that leadership development is even more relevant now for Title V professionals. The Workforce Development Center will support and challenge Title V professionals to execute on specific interventions to improve access, quality and systems. We see change management extending from beginning to end: from assessment to innovation and testing to performance measurement and implementation to improvement cycles.
Leadership of these changes will be exercised in a collaborative, multi-organizational context. Title V leaders will be called upon to speak persuasively and listen intently; develop shared vision with partners; develop shared accountability for outcomes; problem-solve and innovate; measure and manage outcomes; and continue to adapt and improve partnerships and policies over time.
We want to help develop a specific set of knowledge, skills and abilities under the Change Management heading: understanding transformation and change; collaborating; thinking critically and innovating across systems; sustaining effort; learning as an organization and developing new leaders for new roles in a transformed system.