About

The Knowledge to Practice (KTP) program focuses on enhancing the leadership knowledge and skills of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) professionals through the development of community-appropriate breastfeeding promotion programs and the establishment of a support network for information and resource sharing.

Through this program, MCH professionals will gain understanding in the areas of leadership, public health, cultural competence, family-centered care, and emerging issues.

These tutorials are available in two different formats:

  • Online for individual training (includes the tutorials, quiz, references, and additional activities)
  • As downloadable PDF’s for group trainings (download the toolkit for access to references, quiz, answer sheet, and additional activities)

If you are interested in doing a group training, please contact us at mac@tulane.edu.

The Knowledge to Practice program is managed by key personnel of the Mary Amelia Douglas-Whited Community Women’s Health Education Center which is affiliated with the Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences (GCHB) at Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Funded by the HRSA/MCHB Maternal and Child Health Training Program (Grant #T21MC18128), Knowledge to Practice is overseen by program director Katherine P. Theall, PhD, MPH. All programmatic and website content is reviewed by an advisory panel that includes members who have agreed to facilitate use of Knowledge to Practice materials within the following organizations:

Louisiana Nurse Family Partnership
Healthy Start New Orleans
Louisiana Office of Public Health
The Louisiana GIFT Program
Louisiana MCH Coalition
The Louisiana Women, Infants, and Children Program
School Health Connection
Louisiana Public Health Institute
The Mary Amelia Douglas-Whited Women’s Health Education Center
The Tulane Maternal and Child Health Leadership Training (MCHLT) Program

In its aim to enhance the leadership capacity of MCH professionals, Knowledge to Practice looks to achieve the following:

  • Continue to provide training opportunities to enhance MCH professionals’ knowledge of community engagement for breastfeeding promotion in the following areas: disparities related to breastfeeding practices, community engagement practices, policy and advocacy issues, and data sourcing
  • Continue to provide training and support opportunities to enhance MCH professionals skills in communication, community engagement, critical thinking, data driven program planning, internet usage for health promotion, policy/advocacy and networking for resource sharing and acquisition
  • Create a regional professional support network for sharing information and resources related to breastfeeding promotion and to evaluate how to best disseminate online training materials.