*Special Instructions: To access the course bundle, click on the link and scroll down to the “Management” section on the landing page. Click the “Here” buttons for more information or to enroll in the courses. Registration to the South Central Public Health Partnership is required. For new users it will take one weekday to receive an access email. If you are registered in TRAIN, login using that username and password. Click on “Certificate Programs,” click on “View all Available Certificates,” and select “Maternal and Child Health Course Bundle: Management.”
Length: Courses in this bundle vary from 1-4 contact hours
Date Developed: 2012
Source: Created in partnership by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Maternal and Child Health Leadership and Policy Education Program and the South Central Public Health Training Center.
Good communication skills are important personally and professionally and maternal and child health program settings are no exception. In fact, in a recent survey about 35 percent of state Maternal and Child Health and Children with Special Health Care Needs program directors identified communication skill development as a top three training need for their staff members. Though all states have MCH programs, organizational structure varies and each may have unique responsibilities related to specific maternal and child issues. In light of these differences, and considering new opportunities such as the federal home visiting program and the affordable care act, it is critical that MCH leaders have strong communication skills so they can emphasize Title V’s role in assuring quality and accessibility of services, highlight successes, and respond to a variety of audiences that may need information.
Competencies Addressed: To be determined
Types of Continuing Education Credits Available: Continuing education credits for nurses and social workers are available for some courses.
Click HERE for a taped introduction to this course bundle.
Click HERE to enroll in MCH Communication courses:
1. Improving Your Communication Skills
2. Managerial Communications
3. Productive Communication Skills
4. Improving Interpersonal Communication and Relationships
5. Leadership Management Communication
6. Facilitator Training
7. Communicating With and For the Maternal and Child Health Population: Issues and Challenges