December 1st, 2016
  1. Calae
    September 19th, 2012 at 12:57 | #1

    In our interdisciplinary program at the University of Minnesota focused on Adolescent Health we were advised to do the self assessment. Indeed it was quite a reflective process that required focus and committment. At the end I was able to assess my areas for further growth and development. I believe that it is a very helpful tool.

    Additionally, the discourse of the MCH Competencies, definitions and conceptual framework really provides inspirational context to think about our role as leaders and where and how we need to hone our skills to rise to the occasions.

  2. Mae Sylvester
    September 6th, 2012 at 17:34 | #2

    Our incoming fellowship cohort ( 7 fellows) will take the Leadership Self-assessment during the first month of the fellowship year, then repeat the assessment near the end of the year. This self-assessment will be integrated with a three-part leadership seminar series led by faculty member Iris Borowsky, who has participated in specialized leadership training.

  3. August 26th, 2012 at 21:17 | #3

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (CDC-RFA-MN11-1101) funded the Maternal and Child Health Careers/Research Inititatives for Student Enhancement-Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP) at Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) to create a national consortium of Maternal and Child Health Bureau-funded training institutions to introduce undergraduate and recent baccalaureate degree students to public health careers. The overarching goal of the MCHC/RISE-UP is to promote health equity through training a diverse cadre of students. The students will participate in up to two MCH experiences: (1) clinical, community/advocacy, and/or research.

    KKI and our UCEDD/LEND partners at the Center for Disabilities Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota and University of Southern California UCEDD/CA-LEND at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles/California State University Los Angeles Minority Partnership Project, are using the MCH Leadership competencies (adapted) as a training tool and an evaluation measure for undergraduate students enrolled in this 10 week internship. Students will complete self-assessments pre and post-training.

  4. Laura Kavanagh
    July 6th, 2011 at 10:45 | #4

    @Richard E. Kreipe
    Thank you so much for keeping us informed about how you continue to use the MCH Leadership Competencies.

  5. Richard E. Kreipe
    July 5th, 2011 at 12:09 | #5

    We are planning our LEAH curriculum for next year and all activities are being linked to a specific MCH Leadership Competency. We find that there are some competencies that are covered in-depth and others than deserve more attention, so the trainees and faculty design activities to address those competencies that might not be addressed as often

  6. Laura Kavanagh
    January 5th, 2011 at 18:20 | #6

    Thank you so much for this feedback. Please keep me apprised of the progress of your work!


  7. Kellie Teter
    January 3rd, 2011 at 18:15 | #7

    @Laura Kavanagh
    Hello. I am writtng from my new postion as the MCH Coordinator at Denver Public Health. I am using this site as a resource for creating some kind of tool that conveys my long term vision of MCH for Denver to my co-workers. The MCH program is small here but we have the momemtum now to create a world class MCH Program for Denver and improve the lives of Denver’s families. I am finding the tools here very useful.

  8. Laura Kavanagh
    October 26th, 2010 at 08:16 | #8

    Thank you so much for sharing how you are using the MCH Leadership Competencies in your LEND program.

    @Stephan Viehweg

  9. Stephan Viehweg
    October 15th, 2010 at 10:47 | #9

    Laura, our LEND program is using these competencies in several ways. The link to the competencies has been included in the national AUCD Trainee Handbook and we are incorporating this website into our long term trainee materials as they develop a individualized training plan with their supervisors.

    I have also used this model in support of an adaptation of family leadership competencies and in the development of a model curriculum to support families in developing their own leadership skills at the self, other and wider community levels.

  10. Laura Kavanagh
    February 12th, 2010 at 17:04 | #10

    @Shirley Hankins
    Thank you so much for letting us know how you are using the competencies.

  11. Laura Kavanagh
    February 12th, 2010 at 17:03 | #11

    @Lorie Wayne Chesnut
    Lorie, Thank you so much for sharing how you are using the web site.

  12. Shirley Hankins
    February 12th, 2010 at 16:59 | #12

    Using competencies as a framework to focus goals and curricula development for training interdisciplinary MCH professionals and professionals-in-training interested in incorporation empirically supported communication strategies into their work with children, adolescents, and families.

  13. Lorie Wayne Chesnut
    February 12th, 2010 at 16:58 | #13

    We are developing our distance learning graduate certificate course for rural local and tribal health departments and using the MCH Leadership Competencies are our basis for our classes as well as our student practicum experience. Great site – lots of good information. Thank you. Lorie (University of Kentucky)

  14. Lalantha
    November 27th, 2009 at 00:17 | #14

    I need to assess the managerial competencies of MCH leaders (public health nursing sisters )
    Prior to that i like to go through your validated competencies in detail

  15. Laura Kavanagh
    November 25th, 2009 at 08:05 | #15

    Please let us know how you are using the site! Laura

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