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
Care: A Bright Futures Curriculum for Pediatric
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.
Healthy Mental Development -- Coming
This course will train in (1) assessing
and promoting social, emotional, developmental, and behavioral
health; (2) identifying mental health concerns early; and (3)
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
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
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
||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
The manual is a companion manual to the online Safety
Net Dental Clinic Manual that covers considerations for fixed
sites that are not private practices. Users are referred or
linked to information in the Safety Net Manual that applies
to basic principles of designing, staffing, operating and financing
dental care systems.
Health Professional's Guide to Pediatric Oral Health Management
These modules assist health professionals
in performing an oral screening to identify infants and children
at increased risk for oral health problems, offering referrals
to oral health professionals, and providing parents with anticipatory
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.
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.
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.
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
||Caries Prevention, Risk Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment
This series of modules was developed for clinicians working in safety net dental clinics in Ohio and provides a framework for assessing patients’ risk for dental caries and determining prevention, treatment, and education strategies based on that patient’s risk category.
Other Oral Health Curricula include: