Innate, content driven website and mobile app improve efficiency of family-focused training program
The Maryland Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program was established to provide families with parenting and child development resources. To meet the educational needs of home visiting professionals, the Maryland Department of Health worked with the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) to develop a training center. The training program empowers home visitors with knowledge and practices in critical problem areas facing the communities they serve.
UMBC looked to Mindgrub to enhance its MIECHV Training and Certificate Program by giving trainees access to tools beyond pen and paper. Mindgrub produced a comprehensive website, to supplement lectures and class discussions, and a mobile app, to be used in tandem with training sessions and which supports offline browsing in areas with sporadic cellular service.
Drupal 8’s built-in REST API and content management tools were used to create the app’s backend content management system. This content then powers the website’s Drupal 8 frontend where home visitors can review course materials and note tips to employ during their home visits. Mindgrub utilized React Native to build the cross-platform mobile app. Using a single codebase, React Native provides similar functionality in both iOS and Android without having to develop and maintain separate platforms, thus reducing time to market.
These user-friendly tools allow trainees to quickly gather information in order to advance their competencies and to achieve the goal of the MIECHV program: encouraging the health and well-being of children and their families.