The Georgia Health Policy Center is partnering with the Department of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. They house the National MCH Workforce Development Center, funded by a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau. This center aims to create a continuum of learning and engagement opportunities for state and territorial Title V practitioners and MCH graduate and undergraduate students to develop the competencies required of contemporary public health leaders to implement the Affordable Care Act (ACA). These competencies include health care access and equity, change management, systems integration, and quality improvement.
The GHPC is building an additional module in the “Leading through Health System Change: A Public Health Opportunity” Planning Tool, specific to maternal and child health for applicants and awardees of the National MCH Workforce Development Center to use in training. The GHPC will also work with faculty and staff from UNC to provide dynamic systems support and training. Visit http://mchwdc.unc.edu to learn more.