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Emerging Technology: Preparing Tomorrow's MCH Workforce to Innovate for Equity.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-021-03371-5
PurposeThis commentary proposes a new direction to train the MCH workforce by leveraging today's rapidly changing innovation and technology to address persistent health inequities.
DescriptionWe outline the creation of an MCH technology and innovation training pipeline developed by harnessing creative funding opportunities, diversifying training modalities, and expanding partnerships beyond traditional academic-practice partners, that be replicated and adapted by other academic programs.
AssessmentTechnology and innovation will continue to be a growing intersection between health and equity, and we must create a robust pipeline of MCH leaders prepared to collaborate with entrepreneurial and innovation leaders.
ConclusionTechnology offers an important opportunity to improve MCH outcomes and reduce disparities, but only if we train the MCH workforce to seize these opportunities.
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