Our mission is to strengthen the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) workforce capacity by assessing and improving (providing) exposure to evidence-based or evidence informed, culturally appropriate training and development opportunities for MSDH staff, health students, external partners in building a diverse and culturally sensitive workforce.
To work in partnership with the MSDH programs and community partners through promoting learning, recruitment, engagement, leadership, and retention for a diverse, knowledgeable and competent current and future MCH workforce in the state of Mississippi.
- To strengthen education, training, and professional development for MSDH staff, community partners and pregnant women.
- To offer leadership development opportunities addressing emerging issues, diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI), and systems thinking addressing public health and Maternal and child health.
- To foster and support a competent MCH Public Health Workforce for the future by partnering with Mississippi Institutes of Higher Learning.
The MCH Workforce Development Team offers a unique approach that is centered around a variety of adult learning techniques, so professional development opportunities are tailored to individual needs.
Training and Development Resources
For more information, contact our Office of Health Services at 601-576-7472.
To learn more about the MCH Workforce Development Office and services, call 601-576-7856.
For more information about Maternal and Child Health Programs and the MCH Block Grant, call 1-800-721-7222.