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Call for Papers: Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Issue

Call for Papers for Forthcoming Thematic Issue:
The Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Issue: Developing the Current and Future MCH Public Health Workforce
Ongoing, Expedited Submission

The Division of MCH Workforce Development within the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, in partnership with the National MCH Workforce Development Center, is pleased to announce a call for papers for a forthcoming thematic issue of the Maternal and Child Health Journal (MCHJ) on Developing the Current and Future MCH Public Health Workforce.

The upcoming thematic issue will highlight new scientific findings, innovations, policy and program evaluations that can advance efforts to develop the current and future governmental MCH workforce to lead systems change and impact the health of MCH populations.

Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Workforce development programs and policies that build skills and capacity to address emerging issues; implementation of innovations to address systems change that impact the MCH population;
• Innovations in MCH workforce development that strengthen recruitment and retention of a highly skilled, diverse MCH workforce;
• Research that highlights approaches to build capacity of the MCH workforce to address structural inequities, including racism.

MCHJ will expedite processing and review of all submissions to this Call and will publish papers on-line once accepted. Please follow all editorial procedures outlined on the MCHJ website (https://www.springer.com/journal/10995). Submit manuscripts to the Journal’s Editorial Manager at https://www.editorialmanager.com/maci/. Manuscripts should include a cover letter that states a request for the manuscript to be considered for the themed issue on “MCH Workforce Development.”

Papers submitted by June 30 will be prioritized.

Guest Editors include the National MCH Workforce Development Center and Division of MCH Workforce Development within the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. All manuscripts will first be reviewed by the co-editors to ensure suitability for the themed issue. Articles that are recommended for further review will be sent to reviewer teams for full peer review to ensure equity and fairness, and to ensure representation of necessary skillsets for article reviews.

For submission queries, please contact: Tim Dye, Editor-in-Chief, Maternal and Child Health Journal tim_dye@urmc.rochester.edu.