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The MCH Public Health Leadership Institute
Claudia Fernandez; Anita Farel; Marcia Roth; David Steffen6/1/2009 - 5/31/2014
|Sponsoring Organization:||Maternal and Child Health Bureau|
|Awarding Organization Is:||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
Project Title: MCH PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE (MCH-PHLI) E-mail address: Claudia_Fernandez@unc.edu Problem: Traditional leadership and program management skills are insufficient to meet today’s complex challenges. Despite remarkable success in improving the health of mothers and children over the past half century, the downward trend in federal funding for the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant, coupled with recent population-based reports about maternal, infant and child/adolescent mortality and morbidity, raise concern that our rate of progress may be slowing or even reversing. The proposed MCH-PHLI uses innovative, valid methods to develop and evaluate sophisticated leadership skills in MCH professional staff and build capacity in MCH programs. Goals/Objectives: By the end of their intensive Fellowship year, 30 fellows (annually) will: 1) Develop sophisticated individual leadership skills in mid-to-senior level leaders. Objective - demonstrate improved skills in critical thinking, communication, influence, and leadership. 2) Foster MCH-PHLI Leaders’ ability to impact the organizational systems of their home agency or office. Objective - provide evidence of impact on home organization’s culture, efficiency, alignment, and/or collaborations. 3) Enhance MCH-PHLI Leaders’ ability to leverage impact in their community and political MCH systems. Objective - demonstrate impact via results of Personal Leadership Projects. 4) Develop a strong network of MCH public health workforce professionals nationally. Objective - create a supportive, collaborative peer group sharing a common language, vision, and leadership skills who are also participating ongoing in a Community of Learners; and, 5) Build the national organizational leadership capacity of AMCHP, CityMatCH, the National Center for Cultural Competence, and Family Voices through a parallel set of activities. Objective - train staff, provide leadership training materials for dissemination, support a Community of Learners, benefit their organizations and target audiences through the MCH-PHLI Fellows’ leadership projects. Activities undertaken to meet project goals: We propose, for each fellow, a year-long intensive leadership development program with 3 residential retreats coupled with a 10 customizable-component Continuous Learning System to extend intensive learning to their home environment. We will provide mentoring and a variety of co-created MCH leadership materials for collaborating programs to disseminate to the wider MCH community to enrich lifelong learning opportunities. HP 2010 Objectives 23.8; 23.10;23.11 Coordination: The program will be coordinated with the Department of MCH, Instructional and Information Systems in the UNC SPH, AMCHP, CityMatCH, the National Center for Cultural Competence and Family Voices. Additional groups will include the UNC MCH Leadership Training Consortium and other academic and practice-based MCH training programs nationwide. Evaluation: Process evaluation will provide continuous improvement data. Impact evaluation will assess Fellows’ leadership skill attainment, impact of their community-based Personal Leadership Projects, development of leadership capacity among project Collaborators via the Mentoring experience and the dissemination of products and evidence-based practice in MCH leadership. Annotation: MCH-PHLI will use the MCH Leadership Competencies v2.0 to teach essential skill sets necessary for meeting the significant challenges in achieving the HP 2010 goals for workforce development. Skills will be developed via a mix of residential retreat sessions (to build networks and engage practical skill-based learning) and an array of distance learning strategies (including just- in-time, asynchronous, and real time sessions, executive coaching and peer coaching). A Personal Leadership Project will be used for Fellows to apply their new skills sets, which will be used to assess the return on investment for