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Strengthening the evidence base for maternal and child health programs

New: MCH Best strategies database for sample ESMs

Learning Resources

This program uses MCH Navigator strategies to develop tools to aid in the translation and understanding of Evidence-based/informed Strategy Measures (ESMs) based on an expanded version of the Integrated Model for Outcome-Based Workforce Development (see figure)

Integrated model for outcome-based workforce developmentThis methodology posits successful outcome-based workforce development integrates five key components: (1) evidence-based education, (2) adult learning theory, (3) an expanded version of the Dreyfus Model of addressing educational needs with the right methodology and content at the right time, (4) quality standards, and (5) a collaborative environment.

The project will use this methodology to develop:

New Learning Resources

MCH Evidence Center staff have been conducting webinars to help with your Title V MCH Block Grant report and application. Check out the following videos and upcoming sessions:

NPM Webinar Series

This series consists of five webinars on evidence-based/informed strategies for addressing each of the 15 National Performance Measure (NPMs).  Subject matter experts (SMEs) presented on evidence-based/informed strategies, which are oriented to public health and relevant to the role and services provided by Title V. These webinars are intended to provide Title V program staff with additional assistance in selecting evidence-based or informed strategies. Access archives.

Office Hours Webinar Series -- NEW!

New and Ongoing! This series is for those who want last-minute assistance in reviewing and selecting evidence-based/informed strategies and programs that address priorities, completing state action plans, and developing strong ESMs. These office hours serve as an informal space where our implementation experts provide tools, encourage peer-to-peer sharing, and answer submitted questions about effective strategies that are based on the evidence and are measurable through Results-Based Accountability (RBA). Access archives.

MCH Navigator Learning Tools


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.