Our Website and Logo
The MCH Digital Library has served professionals and families through many forms since its founding at the National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health (NCEMCH), Georgetown University.
The library website has undergone many changes during this time. This new website merges a long history of providing online resources to the MCH community with an evolved focus on identifying and translating evidence-based and informed models to practical programs for use by state Title V agencies and partner organizations.
The current website emphasizes our mission to strengthen MCH programs through evidence-based & informed resources and through seminal & historic resources.
As you can see by looking at our website over the years (below), we have focused our goals, honed our topic areas, and sharpened ways to provide access to our information.
Throughout it all, our goals can be expressed by our new logo at the top of every page. The stylized book represents the wealth of knowledge that the MCH Digital Library has preserved for the field. The two halves of the book represent the current and emerging evidence that we turn to to ensure effective programs implemented at state and community levels and also the wealth of professional and family-centered resources that have served to ground the field. The circle that surrounds the book icon is the field itself -- the professionals and partnerships that make up MCH -- and also the communities we serve. There is a saying at Georgetown University that "putting knowledge to the service of mankind is great work." Here at the library, we follow that principle every day.
Our MCH font has been developed by our own Aubrey Patsika and represents the colorful diversity of the MCH populations we serve and reminds us to find joy in the work we do. It is used across all of our MCH projects to show consistency in quality and care in providing support to those who serve our nation's women, infants, children, and families.