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  • 1. TheBIGPicture The President HRSA Administrator Associate Administrator for MCH Division of Research, Training & Education! DRTE Pronounced: drt (french pronunciation: drt) The Secretary

2. MCHB/Division of Research, Training & Education 3. MCHB/Division of Research, Training & Education MCH Research Program MCH Training Program Healthy TomorrowsPartnership for Children 4. MCH Training Program

  • The MCH Training Program seeks to trainthe next generation of leaders who willprovide or assure the provision of qualityservices for the MCH population.
  • Quality services for mothers, children and adolescents require professionals who are:
    • Attuned to the special needs of children, adolescents and children with special health care needs;
    • Trained to provide or assure the provision of interdisciplinary, family-centered, and culturally competent services;
    • Focused on improving the health of the entire population

5. MCH Training Program: Profile

  • Annual Budget - $37 million
  • (at79 universities in 38 States
  • and 2 jurisdictions)

6. MCH Training Program: Programs

  • 11 categories of
  • Adolescent Health
  • Communication Disorders
  • Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
  • LEND
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Pediatric Pulmonary Centers
  • Research Training Enhancement
  • Schools of Public Health
  • Social Work

7. MCH Training Program: Programs

  • 6 categories of
  • CONTINUING Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
  • Certificate in MCH Public Health
  • Graduate Medical Education
  • Collaborative Office Rounds
  • MCH Institute

New Program: MCH Pipeline Program 8. MCH Training Program: Priorities

  • Strategic Planning
  • Leadership competences
  • Measuring Performance
  • Medium Term Trainees

9. 10. MCH Research Program

  • Established in 1963
  • through an amendment to Title V
  • To support applied research relating to maternal and child health services that has the potential to improve health services and delivery of care for MCH populations.

11. MCH Research Program

  • R-40 Program :
    • Applied
    • Extramural
    • Investigator-initiated
    • Multi-disciplinary in orientation
    • Review process similar to NIH

12. MCH Research Program:Performance Profile

  • Budget: ~$10 million annually
  • Reviews between 90 to 100 new applications annually
  • Application Deadlines:March & August
  • No. of currently active projects: 40 to 50
  • Large numbers of peer reviewed publications have resulted from this program

13. MCHB Strategic Research Issues: FY 04 09

  • Developed based on input from the field
  • Closely tied to MCHBs Strategic Plan
  • Focus on MCH public health services and systems questions that may not be addressed by other Federal research programs

14. MCHB Strategic Research Issues: FY 04 09

  • 1. Public health service systems and
  • infrastructures
  • 2. Eliminate health disparities
  • 3. Services and systems to assure quality
  • of care for MCH populations
  • 4.Promoting the healthy development
  • ofMCH populations

15. MCH Research Program

    • Health Services
    • Behavioral/psychosocial
    • Medical/Clinical
    • Epidemiological
    • Secondary data analysis

Types of Research Funded: 16. MCH Research Networks

  • P ediatricE mergencyC areA ppliedR esearchN etwork( PECARN )
  • P ediatricR esearch inO fficeS ettings Network ( PROS )
  • MCHResearch Network OnP regnancy- R elatedC are (MCHPRC)

17. Healthy Tomorrows Collaborative grant program in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics Purpose: Toengage communitiesto work toimprove childrens healththroughpreventionand betteraccess to health care 18. Healthy Tomorrows

  • Projects funded for 5-years at $50,000/year
  • Required non-federal match in years 2-5 of project period fosters long-term sustainability & leveraging of community resources70% sustainability rate!

19. Healthy Tomorrows Examples of Projects areas of focus Teen pregnancy prevention Abstinence Child abuse & neglect in Native American populations Pediatric Oral HealthEnhanced clinical servicesHomeless adolescent healthImproved access to primary careImproved Medicaid and SCHIP enrollmentSubstance AbuseMental Health Playground safety/injury prevention Health education Case management to increase early prenatal care AsthmaRural healthSchool-based health 20. Healthy Tomorrows

  • FY 04 competition included awards in the followingtargeted areas :

21. Prevention and health promotion for infants, children, adolescents and their families 22.

  • Promote desired social, develop- mental and health outcomes of infants, children and adolescents
  • Enhance health care professionals knowledge, skills and practice of developmentally appropriate health care in the context of family and community
  • Increase family knowledge, skills and participation in health-promoting and prevention activities
  • Foster partnerships between families, health professionals and communities to promote the health of children

Since 1990 23. Bright Futures Materials 24. Partnership with American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Website:
  • New toolsfor Bright Futures implementation
  • Quality improvementfor health promotion and preventive services in provider practices
  • New opportunities for
  • Bright Futures in training

25. 26. Contact DRTE:301-443-2340