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MCHB Program Schools of Public Health
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Grant Number T76MC00005 
Type of Service(s) Infrastructure Building Services 
Project Period 6/1/2013 to 5/31/2020 
Project Director Jamie Stang 
Address Delaware St SE, Delaware St SE 
Phone 612-626-2077 
Fax 612-625-0315 
Project Service Focus Urban/Central City 
Project Scope Regional 
Grantee Organization Type University/Institution Of Higher Learning (Non-Hospital Based) 
Project Infrastructure Focus Training 
Products and Dissemination Peer reviewed Journal Article: 10
Book/Chapter: 0
Report/Monograph: 0
Presentation : 5
Doctoral Dissertation : 0
Budget Data MCHB Award Amount FY 2009: $340,938
Matching/Other Funds FY 2009: $0

Project Abstracts by Application Year: 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | Project Period Final - 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | Project Period Final - 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017

Problem Despite the medical advances and economic prosperity in the US, the health needs of many women, children, youth, and families remain unmet. More than half of the goals in Healthy People 2010 concern MCH populations. Many MCH indicators reflect persistent social disparities. 
Goals and Objectives Goal 1: Provide state-of-the-art MPH graduate leadership training
  • Objective 1: Admit 15 MPH students each academic year
  • Objective 2: Fund one MCH-focused PhD epidemiology training each academic year
  • Objective 3: Enroll 30 students in an advanced MCH distance education course by 2010
Goal 2: Develop a curriculum that promotes leadership, cultural competence, and expertise in MCH competencies
  • Objective 1: Provide an educational program for MPH students
  • Objective 2:
  • Objective 3:
Activities/Methodology undertaken to meet project goals The specific aims of our program are (1) To train diverse leaders in maternal and child public health; (2) To provide continuing education and technical assistance to health professionals in MCH to keep them informed of the latest research, best practices, and emerging issues in MCH public health; and (3) To serve as a national educational resource on MCH for public health professionals. We accomplish our aims through provision of a traditional and distance education MPH training; mentoring of PhD Epidemiology students in MCH research; conduct of regional conferences and research and skills-enhancing workshops; development and dissemination of a newsletter that profiles MCH programs, policies, and research; productions of videocasts; and the maintenance of electronic communications media (website, listserv). 
The Healthy People 2010 Objective(s)
  • Related to Objective 16.23. Increase the proportion of Territories and States that have service systems for Children with Special Health Care Needs to 100 percent.
  • MICH-30: Increase the proportion of children, including those with special health care needs who have access to a medical home
  • MICH-31: Increase the proportion of children with special health care needs who receive their care in family-centered, comprehensive, coordinated systems
  • Related to Objective 1.7: (Developmental) Increase the proportion of schools of medicine, schools of nursing, and other health professional training schools whose basic curriculum for health care providers includes the core competencies in health promotion and disease prevention.
  • PHI-1: Increase the proportion of Federal, Tribal, State and local public health agencies that incorporate Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals into job descriptions and performance evaluations
  • Related to Objective 23.8: (Developmental) Increase the proportion of Federal, Tribal, State, and local agencies that incorporate specific competencies in the essential public health services into personnel systems.
  • PHI-3: Increase the proportion of Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredited schools of public health, CEPH accredited academic programs and schools of nursing (with public health or community health component) that integrate Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals into curricula
  • Related to Objective 1.8: In the health professions, allied and associated health professions, and the nursing field, increase the proportion of all degrees awarded to members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.
  • AHS-4: Increase the number of practicing primary care providers
  • ECBP-11: (Developmental) Increase the proportion of local health departments that have established culturally appropriate and linguistically competent community health promotion and disease prevention programs
Coordination The Center has strong collaborations with: (1) relevant academic programs at the University of Minnesota; (2) ATMCH; (3) Title V directors in MN, WI, IA, SD, and ND; and (4) community MCH public health workers. 
Evaluation Process and outcomes indicators for the Center have been clearly specified in the grant proposal. The Center has evaluation instruments to document all required performance measures, process, and outcome indicators. 
Experience to Date We have been funded on this cycle since June 2010. In that time we have dissseminated over 3000 copies of Healthy Generations, collaborated in two outreach activities (2 regional conferences for trainees and public health professionals), and maintained our website and listserv. 
Keywords Adolescent health, Advocacy, Children with special health care needs, Epidemiology, Family health, Leadership, Perinatal health, Public health, Reproductive health, Women 
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Annotation The purpose of the Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health at the University of Minnesota is health promotion and disease prevention among women, children, youth, and their families through graduate education, research, continuing education, technical assistance, and practice. Emphasis is on leadership education of future MCH professionals through competency-based training at the master’s (MPH) level and mentoring PhD epidemiology students. The Center places a high priority of evidence-based research and training to address MCH indicators and social disparities in health. 

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