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Collaborating to improve MCH Outcomes 

​The Value of Title V Programs as Collaborators and Partners 

The challenges Maternal and Child Health agencies are working to address are often complex and intersectional requiring collaborations across various sectors and agencies. Collaborations can break down siloes and advance common goals. Title V agencies are critical partners and often leaders of multi-sector collaborations. 

The value of Title V programs as leaders, collaborators, and partners is demonstrated through the various resources on this webpage. 

The Power of Prevention 

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This issue brief, The Power of Prevention for Mothers and Children: The Cost Effectiveness of Maternal and Child Health Interventions reviews economic analyses of maternal and child health intervnetions and the role of Title V in these interventions. 

Family Stories

AMCHP FV.pngThe following are three family stories regarding the value and impact of partnering with Title V. One from the perspective of a dad caring for his son with special health care needs, another from a mom who shares her success in working with a doula, and the third from a youth who shares her journey to public health advocacy


ROI Modules

The Return on Investment (ROI) modules are a training curriculum designed to help MCH professionals understand and calculate economic investments. This curriculum can help Title V programs demonstrate the value of investing in MCH.

Module #1: Return on Investment (ROI) & Prevention Economics 

Module #2: Critical Cross-Cutting Concepts 

Module #3: Overview of Program Cost and Benefit Considerations 

Module #4: Course Review


 Measuring Collaboration Tip Sheets

These resources will assist users in understanding and applying a definition of collaboration and tools and resources for measurement of collaboration and effective and successful partnerships. These tip sheets provide a follow-up to the 3 part interactive webinar series that featured collaboration science and measurement as well as practical examples of implementation in MCH settings. These fact sheets are brief descriptions of the measurement tools that can serve as reference tools for MCH professionals. 

Overview of Collaboration Science Frameworks 

Assessing structure and process of collaboratives usingCommunity Coalition Action Theory (CCAT)

Assessing progress and outcomes of collaboratives usingDiffusion of Innovation Theory (DOI)

Assessing structure and process of collaboratives usingCollective Impact Framework

Assessing process, progress and outcomes of collaborativesusing Reach Effectiveness Adoption ImplementationMaintenance (RE-AIM)

Assessing progress and outcomes of collaboratives usingConsolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR)

Assessing functioning, progress and outcomes of collaboratives using Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory

 Collaboration Case Studies

​The collaboration case studies provide a deeper dive into some of the partnerships and collaborations that Title V agencies are engaged in to move the needle. The case studies include strategies and tips for action. 

 Collaborations & Partnerships Webinar Series

I. Collaboration Science and Measurement Webinar Series: This webinar series provides an overview of collaboration science and collaboration measurement tools and provides the basis for thecollaboration measurement tip sheet series. 

November 2018: Overview of Collaboration Science: Collaboration Science and Measurement

January 2019: Tools for Measuring How We Work Together: Using the Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory and other tools to measure collaboration, materials include: webinar slides and Wilder Collaborations Factor Inventor

April 2019: Tools for Measuring Partnerships: Using Social Network Analysis and the PARTNER Tool and the Person-Centered Network App to measure social connectedness, trust, and leveraging of resources.

II. Collaboration and Partnership Webinar Series: The other webinar series is part of AMCHP’s ongoing work to equip MCH programs and partners with effective strategies and proven practices for collaborating. Title V programs partner with a range of federal, state and local entities to further supplement the capacity of state agencies in meeting the needs of its MCH population, including CSHCN. 

October 3, 2018 – Partnerships & Collaborations: An Open Forum This webinar provided an open forum to gather information from our members and stakeholders to see what information they would find most valuable. Receiving their input about how AMCHP can create content most useful for them informed the collaboration series. 

November 2018 – Moving Down the Pyramid: A Title V Perspective This webinar included an overview of the evolution of multiple recommendations for the provision of direct services by public health agencies. Three Title V CYSHCN directors also shared their experiences implementing population health strategies in their programs, and a representative of the National MCH Workforce Development Center, Dr. Stephen Orton, led a skills development activity.

December 2018 – Collaboration Laboratory: Partnering with families, communities, and local health departments This webinar included expert speakers who shared their perspectives from engaging with MCH programs as family leaders, community health workers, and local health departments. 

February 14, 2019 - Strengthening Partnerships: Equipping MCH Programs with Accountability Strategies Collaboration Laboratory Series; This webinar focused on the importance of fostering a strong relationship between MCH, CYSHCN, and other related programs within a state. This webinar included expert speakers from the West Virginia Office of Maternal, Child, and Family Health who shared their perspectives on how these relationships can be beneficial for Title V Block Grant activities, including the upcoming Needs Assessment, secession planning, and defining mutual objectives with state Medicaid agencies. AMCHP introduced and walked through the National Standards Partnership Assessment & Relationship Profile, a tool developed to identify strengths and areas of needed growth across partners serving MCH populations. 

December 17, 2019 – From Data to Action: Using and Translating Needs Assessment Data This webinar highlighted strategies for how to use and translate data from the Title V Needs Assessment into action, with a specific framing around disparities. This webinar included expert speakers who discussed the following innovative Needs Assessment strategies, with a wrap-up discussion provided by AMCHP’s Cheryl Clark.

February 25, 2020 Exploring Partnerships to Ensure all Voices are at the Table and Involved in the Title V Block Grant & Needs Assessment process, This webinar featured innovative approaches Title V programs have employed to engage underrepresented stakeholders, such as community health workers, mixed-status families, and adolescent health coordinators, in their Needs Assessment & Action Plans. This webinar included expert speakers who discussed the following innovative Needs Assessment approaches.

April 23, 2020 - An Open Forum: Drawing on Our Strengths to Respond to COVID-19. This webinar featured a panel of experts in an open-forum discussion on the strengths and challenges impacted individuals are currently facing in the COVID-19 pandemic. The conversation focused on exploring the impact of this pandemic on our way of life and how Title V MCH programs can work together with impacted leaders to take steps towards creating meaningful relationships and change across systems. For a summary of the discussion click here

November, 19, 2020 - Better Vision, Brighter Future: The Role for Vision in Lifelong Health. This webinar was done in collaboration with the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness and provided an overview of the role that vision plays in children’s health, development, early literacy skills, academic achievement, and lifelong health outcomes. The webinar described evidence-based resources and guidelines for a comprehensive vision and eye health system. 

 Legacies in Leadership Video Series

Brent Ewig, former AMCHP Director of Policy and Government Affairs

Nan Streeter, former Utah Title V Director
The full interview can be found here.

Debbie Klein-Walker, former Massachusetts Title V Director
The full interview can be found here.

Sam Cooper, former Texas Title V Director & AMCHP Past President
The full interview can be found here.

Kathy Peppe, former Ohio Title V Director & AMCHP Past President
The full interview can be found here.
Sally Fogerty, former Massachusetts Title V Director
The full interview can be found here.

                                          Millie Jones, former Wisconsin MCH Director      Stephanie Birch, former Alaska MCH Director
                                                    The full interview can be found here.                        The full interview can be found here.       

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