MCH Early Childhood Systems
Background and Purpose
All local health departments that receive MCH Block Grant funds
are required each year to complete
the MCH Early Childhood
Systems Competencies Tool (PDF, 417 KB)
as an agency. The MCH Core Competency Tool was created for agencies to:
Facilitate discussions regarding
collective knowledge and ability to implement MCH Early Childhood
Use as a planning tool for targeting
professional development opportunities designed to support the MCH Early
Childhood Systems work.
and mentorship, locally and statewide.
Meet contract requirements for Wisconsin Healthiest Families
(WHF)/Keeping Kids Alive (KKA) objectives.
Professional Development Resources
As a starting point for agencies to build their skills in one or
more of the MCH competencies, professional development resource recommendations
are available on the MCH Early Childhood Systems Core Competencies
Professional Development Resources webpage.
Within each competency different kinds of resources may be provided:
professional reading, webcasts and presentations, websites and face-to-face
learning opportunities. If applicable, there are also resources from the
MCH Navigator (exit
DHS), a centralized portal for pursuing continuous learning in
maternal and child health developed by the
Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) (exit DHS).
This is intended to be a starting point for agencies to develop
competencies that support work in Early Childhood Systems. Listed resources
will change over time. To suggest additions, contact
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February 18, 2014