The goals of the Trainee Ambassador Group (TAG) are to connect trainees across Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Training Programs, provide opportunities for trainees to develop leadership skills, and strengthen the link between the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) and trainees. We are looking for motivated trainees who are interested in further involvement in the MCH Training Network through the volunteer role as Social Media Ambassador.
Social Media Ambassadors will develop marketable skills, including social media coordination, project management, communication, decision-making, and virtual networking. Trainees serving in the role of Social Media Ambassadors will spend up to two hours per month on projects of their choosing, which may include:
- Posts to MCH-related social media platforms (Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter)
- TAG Article Club announcements, posts, and moderated discussions
- “Time with TAG” spotlights on the MCHB/Division of MCH Workforce Development website (https://mchb.hrsa.gov/training/tr_words.asp) highlighting the Social Media Ambassador experience in your MCH training program
- Meetings with the TAG on a national level
The Social Media Ambassador position is highly flexible, creative, social media-focused, trainee driven, and program specific. The TAG will launch the Social Media Ambassador position this summer, with nominations accepted on a quarterly basis. The time commitment is until graduation (for current trainees) or at least one year (for current or former trainees), based on the time of selection.
- There are several ways to nominate a current or former trainee to become a Social Media Ambassador, including
The Office of Epidemiology and Research (OER) in the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) is seeking applicants for a Fellowship in Maternal and Child Health Performance Measurement and Evaluation. Application materials are available here: https://www.zintellect.com/
Please send questions to HHSrpp@orau.org with the reference code HHS-HRSA-2020-0101 in your email.
NEWS FLASH FOR ALL MCH FELLOWSHIP AND DSLP APPLICANTS: Late-breaking MCH Research Fellowship Opportunity, DSLP news, and 3 day extension: October 27th!
Dear MCH Fellowship and DSLP Applicants,
We have two late breaking pieces of news for you. As such, we are extending the deadline for all applications (DSLP and Fellowships) by 3 days.
New Due Date: Sunday October 27th 11:59 pm. If you have already submitted an application and would like to revise it, you may: We will consider only your most recent applications.
Here are the 2 new pieces of information:
- DSLP eligibility criteria for “Under-represented Minority” (URM) community is expanded to include students from South Asia and Southeast Asia.
- Please see the additional Research Fellowship opportunity with Dr. Jasmine Abrams- Stigma and HIV Prevention among Women in Haiti
The National Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Workforce Development Center will accept student applications for the Title V MCH Internship Program from January 6th, 2020 through February 7th, 2020. The aim of the Title V MCH Internship Program is to provide future MCH professionals with experience working in state Title V agencies, with mentorship and guidance from Title V agency preceptors. The ‘team’ aspect of the program allows students to engage and contribute together under the guidance of the agency preceptor and also to learn new knowledge and skills from each other.
Attention MPH students interested in Maternal and Child Health:
The BUSPH Maternal and Child Health Center of Excellence fellowships are now open for application! The Center offers 3 different types of fellowships: Research, Practice, and Diversity Scholars Leadership Program (DSLP). MCHCoE Fellowships allow students to gain real world experience and engage with the community. At the end of their fellowship, students will present at the Annual MCH Forum at BUSPH.
HOW TO APPLY:
Full-time students are invited to apply for a fellowship during the first fall semester of their MPH studies. Part-time students are welcome to apply in their second fall semester.
1. Read through our 2019-2020 Fellowship Opportunities
2. Download and fill out the application
3. Email application to Dr. Lois McCloskey at email@example.com
Applications are due October 24th at 11:59 pm.
Acceptance is based on the match between the applicant’s experience and specific faculty projects, the applicant’s prior academic achievement, and their articulation of purpose for the specified fellowship.
The Healthy Start Systems Division Director provides leadership and management oversight for overall implementation of two major and several smaller programs that support the health of pregnant and parenting young families in Boston. The Division has approximately 35 staff and an annual $5 million budget.
- The Boston Healthy Start Initiative (BHSI), funded through a $1 million/year HRSA grant, aims to decrease the infant mortality rate for Black infants and support other improved birth outcomes. BHSI provides family partner services in contracted partnership with 5 prenatal sites and convenes the Community Action Network (CAN), a coalition of clients, residents and health professionals that works on broader systems change to support healthy birth outcomes.
- Healthy Baby Healthy Child is a city-funded home visiting program including registered nurses, paraprofessional public health advocates and mental health clinicians who provide skilled nursing, education, case management, and resource coordination to pregnant women and parenting young families.
- The Division also includes the Welcome Family Program funded by MA Department of Public Health, Healthy Start in Housing, the Father Friendly Initiative, and the BPHC Food Pantry.