National Center for Effective Mental Halth Consultation

Group Projects: Distance Learning

The MCH Group has developed a number of distance learning curricula that address both state and national health promotion and disease prevention needs. The curricula are intended for a variety of health professionals in multiple settings, often focused on services to at-risk populations that include cultural, racial, and ethnic minorities.

Our team focuses on (1) evidence-based curriculum development and (2) online educational systems geared to adult learning styles in a fast-pased health environment.

Health Promotion Curricula

:: Well-Child Care: A Bright Futures Curriculum for Pediatric Providers
The curriculum is designed for all health professionals who provide well-child care for infants, children, and teens, especially those served by state MCH programs or by Medicaid's Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) program.
:: Promoting Healthy Mental Development -- Coming Soon!
This course will train in (1) assessing and promoting social, emotional, developmental, and behavioral health; (2) identifying mental health concerns early; and (3) intervening early.
:: HealthCheck Provider Education System
This Web site presents the HealthCheck Provider Education System for use by DC health professionals as a self-directed online learning experience; a review of important HealthCheck and EPSDT requirements and services; and a source for current information and updates.
:: Cultural Competence Curricula Enhancement Module Series
The series was developed by the National Center for Cultural Competence with the goal to increase the capacity of DRTE-funded programs to incorporate principles and practices of cultural and linguistic competence into all aspects of their leadership training.
:: Teaching Assistive Technology
This Web site is intended primarily as a resource for colleges, universities, and other educational institutions preparing practitioners to work with persons facing barriers (inborn, acquired, or environmental) to achieving their potential at school, in the workplace, or at leisure.
Contemporary Practices in Early Intervention
This curriculum, currently under development, consists of six training modules and provider resources designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of early intervention service providers from the education, health care, therapeutic, and social service fields.

Oral Health Curricula

:: Seal America: The Prevention Invention
This online manual is designed to assist health professionals with initiating and implementing school-based dental sealant programs to help prevent dental caries in children.
:: Special Care: An Oral Health Professional's Guide to Serving Young Children with Special Health Care Needs
This curriculum provides oral health professionals with information to help ensure that young children with special health care needs have access to health promotion and disease prevention services.
:: Safety Net Dental Clinic Manual
The information in this manual highlights all aspects of dental clinic development as well as ongoing operations. Beginners may look at the chapters as a series of steps for starting a dental clinic. Those wanting to improve an existing dental clinic facility or services can pick and choose interests and objectives.
:: Open Wide: Oral Health Training for Health Professionals
These modules present professionals with information about tooth decay, risk factors, and prevention; explain how to perform an oral health risk assessment and oral health screening; and highlight anticipatory guidance to share with parents.
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