MCHB/DRTE Webcast: "Accessing Data from DGIS, Issues with Budget Data Reporting and Improvements for 2009, and Changes to MCH Training Performance Measures in 2010"

Thursday, March 5, 2009- Thursday, March 5, 2009
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Webcast


Listen to the Audio An archived version of the webcast is available here.


Eugene J. Tom Jr., Business Analyst at SAIC will discuss how the Discretionary Grants Information System (DGIS) collects program and performance measure data for MCHB programs.  These data help MCHB assess the effectiveness of its programs and help project officers monitor the progress made under these grants.  EJ will show MCH Training grantees how to access these data from DGIS via the DGIS web site.  Financial, program, and performance measure data can be accessed by grantees to include in reports, presentations and publications.  Grantees can also access abstracts from MCHB's discretionary grants.  Following EJ's presentation, Laura Kavanagh and Madhavi Reddy will discuss issues grantees encountered with budget data reporting in last year's progress report submission and how to improve data reporting for 2009, and changes grantees should expect with MCH Training performance measures in their FY 2010 progress report submission.  A 15-20 minute Q&A session will follow the presentations.


  • Laura Kavanagh, MPP, Branch Chief, MCH Training Program
  • Eugene J. Tom Jr., Business Analyst, SAIC


  • Madhavi Reddy, MSPH, Public Health Analyst, LEND Project Officer


This event is sponsored by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)

Technical Assistance provided by the MCHB contractor: Center for the Advancement of Distance Education (CADE), University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) School of Public Health (SPH).