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Graduate MCH Education: Current Activities and Professional Needs of MCH Teachers Molly McNulty, JD Cynthia Childs, MPH Candidate University of Rochester.

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1 Graduate MCH Education: Current Activities and Professional Needs of MCH Teachers Molly McNulty, JD Cynthia Childs, MPH Candidate University of Rochester School of Medicine Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health Mid-Year Meetng 5 March 2002

2 (c) University of Rochester2 Acknowledgments w Funded by the Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health w Survey design With input from Jonathan Kotch, Eugene deClerq, and Arden Handler Questions related to the organization of MCH teaching were used with the permission of Bernie Guyer w Survey administration Ann Dozer, RN, PhD, Cynthia Childs, MPH candidate, and Joseph Duckett, all of the Public Health Practice Research Group at the University of Rochester w Data cleaning and entry - Cynthia Childs w Data analysis by Molly McNulty

3 5 March 2002(c) University of Rochester3 ATMCH 2001 Summer Intern Cynthia Childs, MFA w MPH Candidate at University of Rochester w Former graphic artist w Peace Corps volunteer in Tanzania, East Africa w Interests: maternal and child health, breastfeeding, nutrition, social marketing

4 5 March 2002(c) University of Rochester4 Background – The MCH Competencies w Basis for curricular development and continuing education w Five MCH Competencies 1.Scientific Basis of MCH and Public Health 2.Methodological and Analytical Skills 3.Management & Communication Skills 4.Policy and Advocacy Skills 5.Values & Ethics in MCH Public Health Practice w

5 5 March 2002(c) University of Rochester5 Objectives 1. Membership needs assessment 2. To expand ATMCH membership by identifying services in demand by non/potential members 1. To assess interest in a Continuing Education Institute

6 5 March 2002(c) University of Rochester6 Methods w Survey Pool = 700 ATMCH membership database N = 202 Non membersN = 498 MCH Training Grantees Nursing, Social work, Preventive Medicine web sites w Response Rate = 21%N = 148 ATMCH 20% N = 21 Non Members21% N = 107 w survey October January 2002

7 5 March 2002(c) University of Rochester7 Survey Respondents Percent ofATMCHNon Members w Schools Public Health83%21% Medicine 5% 9% Nursing 0%60% w Rank Professor 34%21% Associate 20%24% Assistant 22% 36%

8 5 March 2002(c) University of Rochester8 Survey Respondents - Percent ATMCHNon Members w Sex Female59%80% Male29%13% w Age % 7% %81% 20 – 39 5%36% w Minority17%10%

9 5 March 2002(c) University of Rochester9 Top 5 Types of Help Wanted ATMCH Members 1. Curriculum development41% 2. Textbook review37% 3. Course development32% 4. Course evaluation32% 5. Service Learning12%

10 5 March 2002(c) University of Rochester10 Top 5 Types of Help Wanted Non Members 1. Mentoring34% 2. Textbook review33% 3. Curriculum development25% 4. Course development23% 5. Service learning18%

11 5 March 2002(c) University of Rochester11 Top 5 Topics of Assistance ATMCH Members 1. Policy Analysis and Development 27% 2. Cultural Competence24% 3. Advocacy15% 4. Children with disabilities15% 5. International / Perinatal (tie)12%

12 5 March 2002(c) University of Rochester12 Top 5 Topics of Assistance Non Members 1. Cultural Competence27% 2. Perinatal & infant health20% 3. Women’s health20% 4. Adolescent health17% 5. International health16%

13 5 March 2002(c) University of Rochester13 Teaching Research Methods ATMCH Members Epidemiology24% Assessment20% Program and Evalution20% Qualitative Methods12%

14 5 March 2002(c) University of Rochester14 Teaching Research Methods Non Members Program and evaluation17% Assessment 8% Epidemiology 7% Policy and law 7%

15 5 March 2002(c) University of Rochester15 Continuing Education Institute w ATMCH sponsored CE Institute w To be offered at APHA Annual Meeting w Titled Teaching MCH: Tools and Techniques for Teaching Maternal and Child Health Competencies w Proposal reviewed by APHA wAcceptance rate = 10/60

16 5 March 2002(c) University of Rochester16 Interest in Continuing Education Institute ATMCHNon Members Yes46%17% Maybe37%56% Yes + Maybe83%73% No7%21%

17 5 March 2002(c) University of Rochester17 Need For a Continuing Education Institute MCH Competencies ATMCHNon members Familiarity73%28% Use at least 156%35% in teaching

18 5 March 2002(c) University of Rochester18 Topics of Interest in a Continuing Education Institute Percent ofATMCH Non Members Distance learning 4425 Funding for curricula3235 Tools & techniques5446 Tests, projects3945 Textbook Review3425 Student development2728 Syllabi4940 Web-based teaching tools5925

19 5 March 2002(c) University of Rochester19 Membership Needs Assessment - Conclusions w Technical assistance with creating a new MCH Program is not a priority among ATMCH members w Teaching support is wanted Types - course & curriculum development, textbook reviews Topics - Policy, Cultural competence, advocacy Research methods - epidemiology, assessment, program evaluation, qualitative methods

20 5 March 2002(c) University of Rochester20 Expanding ATMCH Membership- Conclusions w Significant amount of MCH teaching is occurring among teachers OUTSIDE of schools of public health (especially nursing and medicine) w Interests differ between current and non/potential members Types of teaching Topics for assistance Research methods - Members > Non

21 5 March 2002(c) University of Rochester21 Continuing Education Institute- Conclusions w Need exists Higher familiarity with than use of MCH competencies in MCH teaching w Interest exists among both current and potential members ( 83%, 73%) w Proposed CE Topics match needs of members and potential members

22 Graduate MCH Education: An ATMCH Survey Molly McNulty, JD Assistant Professor of Public Health Practice Cynthia Childs, MFA MPH Candidate Department of Community & Preventive Medicine University of Rochester School of Medicine 3 March 2002


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