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Community Health Assessment: Current Issues and Future Directions September 28-30, 2004 Atlanta, 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.

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Community Health Assessment: Current Issues and Future Directions September 28-30, 2004Atlanta, Georgia

association of maternal and child health programs
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
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
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
matrichs faculty

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
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.
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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
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
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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
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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
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
Core Team
  • Each Team consists of four people:
    • MCH Decision Maker
    • Technical Analyst
    • Program Analyst
    • Community Advocate
facilitator team
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

For Application Materials

Visit

WWW.MATRICHS.ORG or INFO@MATRICH.ORG

Visit www.MATRICHS.ORg

Email: info@matrichs.org

Call: (585) 275-9062

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FOR INFORMATION or QUESTIONSCONTACTStephanie Cook McDaniel(202) 775-0436, Ext 109smcdaniel@amchp.org