Please read Dr. Brown’s article in Maternal and Child Health titled, “Developing a Public Health Maternal and Child Health Training Program: Lessons Learned from Five Schools of Public Health.“
Maternal and child health (MCH), a sub-field of public health, continues to be an essential area in which workforce development and investment are needed. According to an Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) analysis of the 2017 Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey (PH WINS; de Beaumont Foundation, 2017), 24% of the MCH workforce surveyed plan to retire within the next five years, and the workforce, at all levels, indicated a need for additional MCH knowledge and skill development (AMCHP, n.d.). Consequently, an urgent need to fill these vacancies with a well-trained public health MCH workforce is anticipated. However, only 14% of the current state and local governmental MCH workforce has received formal public health training (AMCHP, n.d.). To appropriately address population-level MCH needs, a structure is needed to ensure the MCH workforce is adequately trained in public health and the MCH Leadership Competencies (U.S., 2018). MCH public health training programs provide one solution. To read the full article.
Developing a Public Health Maternal and Child Health Training Program: Lessons Learned from Five Schools of Public Health. Bozlak CT, Brown QL, Davis R, de Long R, Howard MM, Lassiter TE, Perez-Patron MJ, Taylor BD, Turchi R, Tissue MM. Matern Child Health J. 2022 Jan 3:1-8. PMID: 34982332 PMCID: PMC8724637 DOI: 1007/s10995-021-03327-9