“Public health professionals should seek out, establish, and nurture relationships that can improve health within a community.” What strategies can be used for this? Who should be contacted within a community? Where does one even start? Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Navigator‘s Public Health Pronto, a microlearning project, aims to answer these questions and more. Microlearning is an evidence-based learning style that addresses the pressures of time constraint and information overload.
The MCH Navigator’s initial microlearning program, 5-Minute MCH, provided continuous, segmented learning from July 2015 through June 2016 to raise knowledge and awareness of the each of the MCH Leadership Competencies. The series offers short bursts of public health learning throughout the year, focusing on one of eight core competencies. As part of 5-minute MCH, participants learn at their own pace, while engaging in a collaborative, synchronous learning experience with each other and experts in the field.
In an interview with John Richards, Co-Director of Georgetown University’s National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health and Project Lead for the MCH Navigator, Jennifer McKeever, NNPHI’s Director of Public Health Practice and Training, discusses “community dimensions” of public health practice, including how and why public health professionals should seek out, establish, and nurture relationships that can improve health within a community.
Use this resource to learn more about how the Public Health Learning Network is collaborating to connect individuals and learning.