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Pacific West Maternal & Child Health Distance Learning Network -CSHCN Nutrition

Contact: Beth Ogata, 206-685-1256

Core Function: Technical Assistance and Outreach Training

This project was part of the Pacific West Maternal and Child Health Distance Learning Network that was developed by a collaboration between CHDD and the University of Southern California's UCEDD. The network was overseen by nutritionists from state Title V programs in Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Regions IX and X. It was developed in response to the training needs identified by maternal and child health practitioners providing services in the Pacific West and by MCH continuing education program priorities established in maternal and child nutrition.

A computer-based curriculum, Nutrition for Children with Special Health Care Needs, was developed with an interdisciplinary Advisory Group made up of practitioners from state Title V programs in HRSA regions IX and X. The curriculum is available on-line and is composed of six self-study modules. Continuing education credit is available for nutrition professionals, and the material is also used by nurses, physicians, nurse practitioners, and therapists. In addition to continuing education, the material is also used as a reference by several publications and by individual practitioners.

An additional curriculum, Nutrition for Children with Special Health Care Needs: Group Study Modules, is a set of four modules including leaders' guides, slide presentations with speaker notes, handouts, and video vignettes (DVD and streaming video). This curriculum was demonstrated and promoted during a 'Train-the-Trainer' video teleconference to states participating in the network and is available on-line at http://depts.washington.edu/pwdlearn/. Although the funding period has ended, the curriculum is still available on-line and is updated regularly.

More Information

Nutrition for Children with Special Health Care Needs

Nutrition for Children with Special Health Care Needs: Group study modules

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