September 7, 2022
Dorothy Cilenti, DrPH ’09 (public well being management), and Leslie deRosset, MPH ’98, MSPH ’15 (maternal and little one well being), within the UNC Gillings Division of Maternal and Little one Well being, are among the many co-editors of a particular complement to the Maternal and Little one Well being Journal, together with Michelle Menser Tissue, MPH, CPH, of the Maternal and Little one Well being Bureau (MCHB) of the USA Well being Sources and Providers Administration (HRSA).
The particular difficulty, revealed with assist from HRSA, is titled “Growing and Strengthening the Present and Future MCH Public Well being Workforce: Constructing Capability, Aligning Methods and Addressing Rising Challenges.” The articles cowl a variety of subjects associated to the work of offering persevering with training and workforce improvement to these working in state and native maternal and little one well being, addressing topics such because the success of workforce improvement efforts, the implementation of fairness applications, and the necessity to construct a robust pipeline prepared to satisfy the general public well being challenges of the 21st century.
“This particular difficulty helps to fill a niche within the peer-reviewed literature on the MCH public well being workforce by sharing authentic analysis, commentaries, improvements and program evaluations that may advance efforts to develop the present and future MCH workforce,” mentioned Cilenti, affiliate professor of MCH and director of each the Nationwide Maternal and Little one Well being Workforce Improvement Middle (Workforce Improvement Middle) and the Maternal Well being Studying and Innovation Middle (MHLIC), housed within the MCH division on the UNC Gillings College of World Public Well being.
The Workforce Improvement Middle supplies persevering with skilled improvement and tailor-made help and assist to state-level MCH departments working to resolve important issues associated to fairness, little one and maternal welfare, and the supply of providers to maternal and little one populations. The MHLIC was based in 2019 by means of a cooperative settlement with HRSA to work with states and rural areas to share finest practices and tackle disparities in maternal and little one well being, particularly because it pertains to stopping maternal demise and morbidity.
Since its founding, the Workforce Improvement Middle has labored with greater than 1,500 Title V professionals and their companions throughout 45 states. The MHLIC has offered coaching and assist to greater than 4,500 professionals by means of its trainings and in-person consultations.
Findings from the 2021 PH WINS survey of the MCH workforce by the de Beaumont Basis present that almost all of state-level personnel implementing applications to enhance maternal and little one well being don’t maintain levels in public well being. Moreover, many within the public well being workforce are affected by excessive ranges of burnout and point out that they don’t intend to remain of their present positions. In mild of challenges in MCH that existed earlier than and had been exacerbated by the pandemic, extra work is required guarantee findings from public well being analysis and apply are utilized to strengthen the MCH workforce.
The Maternal and Little one Well being division at UNC Gillings is one in all 13 nationwide Facilities of Excellence in Maternal and Little one Well being Training, Science, and Apply. The general mission of those facilities is to assist graduate and postdoctoral MCH coaching to organize the subsequent era of public well being leaders targeted on bettering the well being of ladies, infants, youngsters, youth and their households.
The forthcoming on-line particular difficulty can be accessible in September 2022. Please go to https://mchwdc.unc.edu/ for extra details about the particular difficulty and particular person articles, that are at present accessible on-line.
Save the Date! September 9th, 12:30pm – 2pm ET to study extra about three articles featured within the upcoming MCH Journal Particular Situation “Growing and Strengthening the Present and Future MCH Public Well being Workforce: Constructing Capability, Aligning Methods and Addressing Rising Challenges.” Lauren Raskin Ramos (HRSA MCHB), Isabella Guynn (UNC SPH) and James (Jimmy) Dills (Georgia Well being Coverage Middle) will every current an summary of their manuscripts included within the particular difficulty of Maternal and Little one Well being Journal and describe how they leverage alternatives that assist and strengthen the MCH public well being workforce. Registration is required.