The Maternal and Child Health Journal is soliciting manuscript submissions for an upcoming themed issue of the life cycle of leadership development in MCH practice, policy and research across the workforce from pre-professional, through and after professional training. The MCH Journal is particularly interested in submissions that further understanding of implementing the MCH Leadership Competencies. The deadlien for submissions is September 30, 2013.
CityMatCH is now accepting applications for year seven of CityLeaders, an innovative individual leadership program available to emerging or mid-level professionals in urban MCH. For more information, please visit the CityLeaders site. Applications are due by July 26, 2013.
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration has released updates to the MCH Navigator learning portal, providing additional free professional development resources, including the "Key to MCH Leadership Competencies," "Spotlight on Quality Improvement," and seven new instructional postings.
The Maternal and Child Health-Public Health Leadership Institute (MCH PHLI) applications are being accepted through February 1st, 2013. This year-long leadership development program is designed to significantly expand self-awareness and quickly build practical skills for effectively leading and managing people and building partnerships. All tuition and lodging charges for this program are grant-supported. There are no on-site charges, and partial travel scholarships will be available. For more information and to apply, visit the MCH PHLI website:
As a part of the recognition of its 40th anniversary, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) will honor up to 10 leaders age 40 and under who offer great promise for leading the way to improved health and health care for all Americans. The Young Leader Awards will be given to individuals who have demonstrated innovative leadership in health and health care. The deadline for nominations is July 16th. For more information about the Young Leader Awards, visit: http://www.rwjf.org/40years/index.jsp
The CityMatCH Annual Urban Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Leadership Conference opened on September 10, 2005 in Fort Worth (TX) amid aftershocks from Hurricane Katrina, one of the worst natural disasters in the nation’s history. Conference organizers debated whether to cancel or postpone the conference, and in the end concluded there was no better time than the present to come together to share, learn, work, and heal. Some modifications were made to the Conference to reflect the gravity of the hurricane.
This issue of CityLights featured highlights from the 19th Annual CityMatCH Urban MCH Leadership Conference, "Reinventing MCH Practice: Rising to the Challenge, Committing to the Future," which took place in New Orleans from August 23-25, 2009. The issue featured articles by Leah Jepson, Julie Driscoll, and Anna Benson of the City of Milwaukee Health Department on inspiring learning through service; by Dr.
This edition of CityLights highlights the featured speakers and events of CityMatCH's 20th anniversary conference in Chicago, Illinois, which took place from September 17-20, 2011. Articles include a summary of storytelling guru Andy Goodman's keynote address at the conference; defining moments in MCH by Cheri Pies; defining moments in CityMatCH's history; Ed Ehlinger's description of an MCH "choir" at the conference; updates on the work being done at the national level around Life Course theory; connections between place and health, as told through the eyes of Drs.