Communicating With and For the Maternal and Child Health Population: Issues and Challenges


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Course Description
This online course is provided by the South Central Public Health Partnership and will require a secondary login and/or registration.

This course describes how Title V and Maternal and Child Health (MCH) programs aim to improve the health of all mothers and children, yet program structures and responsibilities vary among the states, and existing systems and resources to address MCH needs are frequently sub-optimal. Effective communication and knowledge transfer skills can reinforce Title V’s role in assuring access to high quality services, translation of best practices, and the development of health policies that support improved health outcomes. Program faculty discussed successful, clear communication and knowledge transfer skills and strategies crucial to MCH health improvement and advocacy goals.

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Target Audience
This course is designed for MCH program staff.

Learning Objectives

Having completed this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Discuss issues and challenges associated with development and delivery of clear, goal-oriented MCH messages.
  2. Describe effective, clear communication and knowledge transfer strategies for delivering
  3. MCH messages to targeted audiences.
  4. Identify resources to support on-going development and delivery of effective MCH messages.

Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)

  1. 3A1. (Tier 1): Identifies the literacy of populations served (e.g., ability to obtain, interpret, and use health and other information; social media literacy)
  2. 3A2. (Tier 1): Communicates in writing and orally with linguistic and cultural proficiency (e.g., using age-appropriate materials, incorporating images)
  3. 3C4. (Tier 3): Evaluates approaches for disseminating public health data and information (e.g., social media, newspapers, newsletters, journals, town hall meetings, libraries, neighborhood gatherings)

Professional/Disciplinary Competencies

Online Course/Self-study

Credit /CEU
CEUs: Nurses 1 hour; Social Workers 1 hour

1 hr.

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