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Strengthening the evidence for maternal and child health programs

About the MCH Digital Library

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The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Digital Library provides access to current evidence to support State Title V programs, community agencies, educators, students, researchers, policymakers, and families. The library also provides access to seminal and historic materials from federal, state, and local programs. The overarching goal of the library is to serve the MCH community with accurate, reliable, and timely information and resources.

Focus on Evidence-Based/Informed Resources

As part of the Strengthen the Evidence for MCH Programs initiative, the MCH Digital Libary provides quick access to evidence-based/informed resources and programs to support states in developing, implementing, and evaluating Evidence-based Strategic Measures (ESMs) in support of their National Performance Measure (NPM) efforts. You can use the Find Evidence Link to directly access these resources.

Focus on Seminal Works and Special Collections

The MCH Digital Library is a virtual guide to a full range of MCH information. It offers a combination of resources within its databases and pathways to the best MCH information available on other websites, from organizations, and in libraries. Its physical collection is the Mary C. Egan Maternal and Child Health Library, one of the six libraries of Georgetown University.

The MCH Digital Library was created by and is part of the National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health (NCEMCH), at Georgetown University. Founded in 1982, NCEMCH provides leadership and state-of-the-art knowledge related to MCH issues to help federal, state, and local policymakers, public health professionals, and the public make informed decisions about MCH services, programs, and policies. From 2015-2018, the digital collection was maintained by the William H. Welch Medical Library at Johns Hopkins University, where it was first incorporated into the Strengthen the Evidence for MCH Programs initiative.

The MCH Digital Library is funded under a cooperative agreement with the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. See the footer of this website for funding acknowledgements.

We welcome suggestions on how we may better serve you.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.