Community Health Assessment: Current Issues and Future Directions September 28-30, 2004Atlanta, Georgia
Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs Mission: • Improve the health of all families through national leadership and support to state maternal and child health organizations. Membership: • Directors and staff of state public health agencies • Public health professionals • Academic researchers • Advocacy organizations • Families
AMCHP (Continued) Strategic Directions: • Advocate for strong MCH programs and policies at the national level • Help states maintain a strong MCH focus • Research, analyze and develop MCH policies at the national and state level • Advance MCH best practices • Educate policymakers and other leaders on the status of MCH
MATRICHS PARTNERSHIP • Support through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Reproductive Health • Faculty from the University of Rochester’s Division of Public Health, Department of Community and Preventive Medicine
Timothy D Dye, PhD (Faculty / Program Director) • Ann M Dozier, PhD (Faculty) • Adam B Rains, MSc (Technical Support) • Barbara Suter, MPH (Teaching Assistant) MATRICHS FACULTY
ABOUT MATRICHS • A nine-month, online, analytic training program • Teams of state public health agency professionals working with reproductive, maternal, infant, and child health services. • Multi-disciplinary teams work independently on seven online modules. • Collaborate on policy issues in their community • Teams receive extensive mentoring and two skills-building site visits.
ABOUT MATRICHS • Develops practical and sustainable analytic capacity • Tailors the content to the needs of each team member • Teams create objectives to transform their project into a decision-making tool. • Build strong linkages among the team members, MATRICHS faculty, state-level facilitators, and AMCHP staff. • Teams will become a resource within their agency and state.
Course Modules • The Analytic Approach to Maternal and Child Health • Maternal and Child Public Health • Using Epidemiologic Statistics in MCH Analyses • Introduction to Databases and Data Collection • Conducting Useful, Appropriate Analyses • Understanding the Decision-Making Context • Effective Communication of Results
Modules (continued) Each MATRICHS module: • Has a content focus and skills development tailored to the needs of each Core Team role • Contains a multimedia “lecture” with downloadable video/audio lectures, slides, and notes • Offers online readings • Employs exercises which reinforce module skills objectives
Modules (continued) • Teams are assigned project tasks as part of each module. • Assignments allow teams to apply concepts and skills to their state’s issue. • Each module contains evaluative materials (e.g., pre/post tests).
Tailored Content • Material is tailored for each Core Team role (decision-maker, technical analyst, program specialist, community advocate). • Team approach allows each participant to contribute different strengths.
Core Team • Each Team consists of four people: • MCH Decision Maker • Technical Analyst • Program Analyst • Community Advocate
Facilitator Team • Facilitator Team provides assistance and feedback (when requested) to the Core Team. • Facilitators include: • vital statistics directors • Title V directors • communications units within the health department • state government • legislative groups • state-based community organizations
For Application Materials Visit WWW.MATRICHS.ORG or INFO@MATRICH.ORG Visit www.MATRICHS.ORg Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Call: (585) 275-9062
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