The Commonwealth Fund hosted a virtual symposium with leading experts from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, The Century Foundation, Urban Institute and more and explored: ideas for financing […]
Health Affairs Journal – February 2022
This edition of the Health Affairs Journal was dedicated to racism and health.
Journal of Public Health Management & Practice – January/February 2022
The January/February 2022 edition was dedicated to tackling structural racism and racial/ethnic inequities in pregnancy and communities.
Top Equity Resources for Pursuing Change in 2021
A collection of NICHQ articles and webinars that the community found most valuable in their equity journeys.
State Harm Reduction Strategies: Improving Outcomes for Reproductive-Aged Women Who Use Substances
The purpose of this AMCHP-National Association of State and Alcohol Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) project is to highlight common harm reduction strategies used by state Maternal and Child Health (MCH) […]
Bright Spots: Highlighting Sucessful State Policies to Improve Maternal and Child Health Outcomes
As state advocates prepare for the 2022 legislative sessions, this paper highlights a series of examples of state-level policies that prioritize the health of families by investing in intergenerational approaches. […]
Perinatal Cannabis Use in the Era of Increasing Legalization: Considerations for State MCH Programs
Approximately one in 20 people report using cannabis while pregnant, making it the most used federally illicit substance by pregnant people in the U.S., according to SAMSHA. The potential harms […]
Journal of Public Health Management and Practice
This issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice describes public health interventions designed to address structural racism. These interventions might be expected to have an impact on […]
How Focusing on Perinatal Mental Health will Improve Well-Being of Mothers, Families, Communities
Mental health disorders are the second leading cause of death among new mothers between 43 days and one-year postpartum. Women of color have double the rates of Postpartum Depression, with […]
Underserved Populations in Healthcare: 5 Ways to Bridge the Gap
This guide provides detailed insights and resources on the following topics: A Look into What are Health Inequities Bridging Health Equality for African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, New Mothers, People […]
Midwifery: An Evidence-Based Solution for Disrespect, Racism and Other Challenges in Maternity Care
Webinar discussing midwifery as an evidence-based solution and protective model to address the important challenges in women’s health care and addressing which policies have worked to promote midwifery in communities […]
North Carolina Health Equity Impact Assessment
NC Child in partnership with the Division of Public Health Women’s Health Branch and the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities have partnered to develop a tool – the […]
Doula Care in the United States
“The lack of uniformity in federal requirements for doula certification makes it difficult to assess how many doulas there are in the United States.” This report provides insight to how […]
Doulas: Supporting Models that Support Families
Evidence shows that doula support during pregnancy and birth improves the health of both mothers and babies, yet there are many barriers to accessing doula care. In this panel presentation, […]
AMCHP’s Implementation Toolkit for National Performance Measure 2
This toolkit contains resources, tools, and examples of strategies Title V programs and their partners can use to address NPM 2. Title V can play a unique role in advancing […]
Addressing Mental Health in BIPOC Communities: Key Cultural Considerations for MCH
Objectives: Increase understanding of the cultural context for mental health programming and service delivery in underserved communities; and Identify one strategy for addressing mental health in underserved communities Supplemental Resources: […]
CDC Levels of Care Assessment Tool (CDC LOCATe)
In addition to standardized clinical level of care assessment tools, the CDC makes available assessment outcome data for participating states, which can be used in conjunction with vital records data […]
Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Environmental Scan
Conducted by multiple stakeholders, this environmental scan describes the methodology and findings to identify definitions, risk factors, processes, and innovations relevant to maternal morbidity and mortality care delivery and measurement. […]
Pregnancy Mortality Surveillance System (PMSS)
Data at the national and state levels on pregnancy-related deaths.
Analysis of Federal Bills to Strengthen Maternal Health Care
This handy resource describes currently enacted and proposed Federal legislation in terms of their potential impact on women’s healthcare access and maternal health outcomes.
Maternal Health in the United States: Findings from the Health Resources and Services Administration and Partners
A collection of free-to-read articles describing research regarding and initiatives to aid with maternal morality and maternal health in the United States.
Rural Health Information Hub Topic Resources
A list of resources and information on a number of topics relevant to rural healthcare access and outcomes.
Addressing Racial Bias in Maternal Health Outcomes Through Data Disaggregation
An October 2020 webinar discussing data disaggregation as a tool to address race equity in maternal health outcomes.
Global Webinar Series on COVID-19, newborn, and perinatal health
A series of webinars related to perinatal health during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
State Infant Mortality (SIM) Toolkit: A Standardized Approach for Examining Infant Mortality
A comprehensive and cross-disciplinary tollkit to enabl teams to better track and report data indicators related to infant health.
National Network of Perinatal Quality Collaboratives
An overview and link to state sites for all Perinatal Quality Collaboratives, including examples of data-driven QI projects.
MCH Data Connect at Harvard School of Public Health
A searchable catalog of datasets, interactive tools, and other resources related to maternal, family, and child health.
Maternal Health Data Visualization, Maps, and Factsheets
Visually compelling presentations of maternal health data from around the globe.
Storytelling for Public Health
Basic and interactive overview of storytelling, including considerations related to audience, purpose v. goal, elements of a story and formats.
Iowa Program Targets Seat Belt Safety for Pregnant and Postpartum Women
A multi-parter iniative in Iowa reports on their success creating a statewide social media campaign to remind pregnant and postpartum women that seat belts are safe for mom and safe […]
MCH Navigator: 8 Steps to Building and Sustaining Effective Coalitions
This presentation offers advice on how to convince public officials to support community coalitions. It defines community coalitions, explains when and how to use them, and provides eight steps for […]
American Indian Public Health Disparities Regional Differences in Health
This broadcast addresses a number of relevant topics surrounding public health disparities and American Indian populations. Specifically, this broadcast includes a brief review of current American Indian Health Policies and […]