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 Workforce & Leadership Development

​Welcome to the Workforce and Leadership Development Page!

AMCHP’s Workforce and Leadership Development (WLD) team’s mission is to support a diverse, effective, and competent workforce in state and territorial Title V programs.  In an effort to strengthen the maternal and child health (MCH) workforce, our WLD team develops resources, trainings, and manages three cohorts within AMCHP's Leadership Lab,  New Director Leaders, Next Generation Leaders,  and the Family Leaders cohort.  The WLD team also manges AMCHP's Innovation Station a database of  cutting edge, emerging, and promising best practices in MCH.  This database allows Title V workforce to learn more about MCH programs across the U.S. and to benefit from the lessons learned from one another. ​​

Developing MCH Leaders

AMCHP believes that leaders can be developed by enhancing natural ability with learned skill development through formal and informal learning opportunities, experience, dialogue, role modeling, feedback, mentoring and coaching, and more.  This is especially important during a time where health reform is transforming the public health system.  Assuring quality MCH services for this ubiquitous public health landscape will require MCH professionals to take a strong leadership role, and AMCHP has the resources and programs to develop strong MCH leaders through the following resources and programs.

  • The New Director Leaders Cohort 
  • Family Leaders Cohort 
  • Next Generation Leaders Cohort
  • Webinars
  • MCH Workforce Resources 

AMCHP Workforce and Leadership Development Team

Meet AMCHP’s Workforce and Leadership Development team.  We are here to assist you with all of your Workforce and Leadership Development needs.

Michelle Jarvis, Specialist, Family Engagement and Leadership Development (mjarvis@amchp.org)

              familiar17.png  Manages all of AMCHP's family engagement work 

             personal growth.png   Manages the Family Leaders cohort within AMCHP's Leadership Lab ​​       

             network17.png  Develops webinars, issue briefs and other family engagement resources


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Ki'Yonna Jones, Senior Program Manager, Workforce and Leadership Development  (kjones@amchp.org

              personal growth.png Manages 2 cohorts within AMCHP's ​​Leadership Lab (New Director and Next Generation Leaders)​

​              search26.png Leads research on learning more about the Next Generation of the Title V Workforce

                 network17.pngDevelops webinars, e-learning modules and other Title V workforce development resources

 ​Nisa Hussain, Program Associate, Workforce and Leadership Development  (nhussain@amchp.org)  

            positive-verified-symbol-of-a-clipboard.png Lead coordinator for Workforce & Leadership Development events 

             two-persons-talking-sharing-sitting-on-a-table_47024.png AMCHP liaison to the National MCH Workforce Development Center Advisory Committee

              woman-with-speech-balloon_67638.pngContributes to Workforce & Leadership Development resources and communications​