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  1. 1. The BIG Picture The President HRSA Administrator Associate Administrator for MCH Division of Research, Training & Education! DRTE Pronounced: dûr´të (french pronunciation: dûr´té) The Secretary
  2. 2. MCHB/Division of Research, Training & Education
  3. 3. MCHB/Division of Research, Training & Education MCH Research Program MCH Training Program Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children
  4. 4. MCH Training Program <ul><li>The MCH Training Program seeks to train the next generation of leaders who will provide or assure the provision of quality services for the MCH population. </li></ul><ul><li>Quality services for mothers, children and adolescents require professionals who are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attuned to the special needs of children, adolescents and children with special health care needs; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trained to provide or assure the provision of interdisciplinary, family-centered, and culturally competent services; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focused on improving the health of the entire population </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. MCH Training Program: Profile <ul><li>Annual Budget - $37 million </li></ul><ul><li>133 ACTIVE PROJECTS </li></ul><ul><li>(at 79 universities in 38 States </li></ul><ul><li>and 2 jurisdictions) </li></ul>
  6. 6. MCH Training Program: Programs <ul><li>11 categories of </li></ul><ul><li>LONG TERM TRAINING </li></ul><ul><li>Adolescent Health </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Disorders </li></ul><ul><li>Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics </li></ul><ul><li>LEND </li></ul><ul><li>Nursing </li></ul><ul><li>Nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Pediatric Dentistry </li></ul><ul><li>Pediatric Pulmonary Centers </li></ul><ul><li>Research Training Enhancement </li></ul><ul><li>Schools of Public Health </li></ul><ul><li>Social Work </li></ul>
  7. 7. MCH Training Program: Programs <ul><li>6 categories of </li></ul><ul><li>CONTINUING Education </li></ul><ul><li>Continuing Education </li></ul><ul><li>Distance Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Certificate in MCH Public Health </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate Medical Education </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Office Rounds </li></ul><ul><li>MCH Institute </li></ul>New Program: MCH Pipeline Program
  8. 8. MCH Training Program: Priorities <ul><li>Strategic Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership competences </li></ul><ul><li>Measuring Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Medium Term Trainees </li></ul>
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  10. 10. MCH Research Program <ul><li>Established in 1963 </li></ul><ul><li>through an amendment to Title V </li></ul><ul><li>“ 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.” </li></ul>
  11. 11. MCH Research Program <ul><li>R-40 Program : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Applied </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extramural </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Investigator-initiated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-disciplinary in orientation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review process similar to NIH </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. MCH Research Program: Performance Profile <ul><li>Budget: ~$10 million annually </li></ul><ul><li>Reviews between 90 to 100 new applications annually </li></ul><ul><li>Application Deadlines: March & August </li></ul><ul><li>No. of currently active projects: 40 to 50 </li></ul><ul><li>Large numbers of peer reviewed publications have resulted from this program </li></ul>
  13. 13. MCHB Strategic Research Issues: FY 04 – 09 <ul><li>Developed based on input from the field </li></ul><ul><li>Closely tied to MCHB’s Strategic Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on MCH public health services and systems questions that may not be addressed by other Federal research programs </li></ul>
  14. 14. MCHB Strategic Research Issues: FY 04 – 09 <ul><li>1. Public health service systems and </li></ul><ul><li>infrastructures </li></ul><ul><li>2. Eliminate health disparities </li></ul><ul><li>3. Services and systems to assure quality </li></ul><ul><li>of care for MCH populations </li></ul><ul><li>4. Promoting the healthy development </li></ul><ul><li>of MCH populations </li></ul>
  15. 15. MCH Research Program <ul><ul><li>Health Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Behavioral/psychosocial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical/Clinical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Epidemiological </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secondary data analysis </li></ul></ul>Types of Research Funded:
  16. 16. MCH Research Networks <ul><li>P ediatric E mergency C are A pplied R esearch N etwork ( PECARN ) </li></ul><ul><li>P ediatric R esearch in O ffice S ettings Network ( PROS ) </li></ul><ul><li>MCH Research Network On P regnancy- R elated C are (MCHPRC) </li></ul>
  17. 17. Healthy Tomorrows Collaborative grant program in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics Purpose: To engage communities to work to improve children’s health through prevention and better access to health care
  18. 18. Healthy Tomorrows <ul><li>Projects funded for 5-years at $50,000/year </li></ul><ul><li>Required non-federal match in years 2-5 of project period fosters long-term sustainability & leveraging of community resources—70% sustainability rate! </li></ul>
  19. 19. Healthy Tomorrows Examples of Projects’ areas of focus Teen pregnancy prevention Abstinence Child abuse & neglect in Native American populations Pediatric Oral Health Enhanced clinical services Homeless adolescent health Improved access to primary care Improved Medicaid and SCHIP enrollment Substance Abuse Mental Health Playground safety/injury prevention Health education Case management to increase early prenatal care Asthma Rural health School-based health
  20. 20. Healthy Tomorrows <ul><li>FY 04 competition included awards in the following targeted areas : </li></ul><ul><li>ORAL HEALTH </li></ul><ul><li>MENTAL HEALTH </li></ul>
  21. 21. Prevention and health promotion for infants, children, adolescents and their families
  22. 22. <ul><li>Promote desired social, develop- mental and health outcomes of infants, children and adolescents </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance health care professionals’ knowledge, skills and practice of developmentally appropriate health care in the context of family and community </li></ul><ul><li>Increase family knowledge, skills and participation in health-promoting and prevention activities </li></ul><ul><li>Foster partnerships between families, health professionals and communities to promote the health of children </li></ul>Since 1990
  23. 23. Bright Futures Materials
  24. 24. Partnership with American Academy of Pediatrics <ul><li>Website: </li></ul><ul><li>New tools for Bright Futures implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Quality improvement for health promotion and preventive services in provider practices </li></ul><ul><li>New opportunities for </li></ul><ul><li>Bright Futures in training </li></ul>
  25. 26. Contact DRTE: 301-443-2340