Language: English
Year Created: 2021
Topic Tags: Workforce Development
File Type: Interactive Content
Resource Type: Training

Why a Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Essentials Series?
AMCHP strives to foster the development of a skilled, flexible, diverse, and equitable workforce that meets the current and anticipated needs of women, children, youth, and families. Opportunities to build skills, increase knowledge and enhance leadership capabilities need to be accessible to and meet the needs of the MCH workforce. As multiple priorities compete for your attention, the MCH Essentials Series is an oasis of key MCH content that can be accessed quickly and asynchronously.

What is the MCH Essentials Series?
The MCH Essentials Series is a continuously refreshed collection of MCH topics, accessible anytime and from anywhere, covering content that is foundational for effective and equitable leadership across roles and settings. Topics range from MCH history to racial equity to youth empowerment.

Who is the intended audience?
The MCH Essentials Series is for current and aspiring MCH professionals from all disciplines (including youth and families) and levels of leadership. Content is designed to meet a wide range of knowledge and skill development needs.

How are the topics organized? 
Each topic presents content via narrated and interactive slide presentations, or AMCHP webinars that have been trimmed or otherwise adapted to support adult learning. Topics cover between 20 to 70 minutes of content and include additional resources. The tiles below identify each of the currently available topic areas, along with essential questions that each seeks to help MCH professionals answer. Use the left and right arrow buttons below to scroll between topics.

Understanding MCH History and Systems

Racism as a Root Cause of Birth Disparities

Racially Just and Equitable Leadership

Cultural Competency

Youth Empowerment

Life Course Perspective

Climate Justice

Centering Equity Through Evidence

Using Data to Inform MCH Programs

Return on Investment