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Strengthen the Evidence for Maternal and Child Health Programs

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Payne E, Garcia S, Minkovitz C, Grason H, Strobino D. 2017. Strengthen the evidence base for maternal and child health programs: NPM 3–Risk-appropriate perinatal care [NPM 3 brief]. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Women's and Children's Health Policy Center, 3 pp.

Annotation: This brief identifies evidence-informed strategies that state Title V programs may consider implementing to increase the percentage of very low birth weight (<1500 gm) infants born in hospitals with a level III or higher neonatal intensive care unit. Contents include information about the methods and results of the evidence review, key findings, and implications. The full review is also available. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Women's and Children's Health Policy Center, 615 North Wolfe Street, Room E4143, Baltimore, MD 21205, Telephone: (410) 502-5450 Fax: (410) 502-5831 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Block grants, Childbirth, Evidence-based practice, High risk pregnancy, Hospitals, Infant mortality, Intervention, Literature reviews, Low birthweight, Measures, Model programs, Neonatal intensive care units, Newborn infants, Perinatal care, Policy development, Program planning, Protective factors, Regional medical centers, Regional planning, Resources for professionals, State MCH programs, Systems development, Title V programs

Hulme TS, MacQueen JC. 1986. Networking through regional child health centers: An alternative delivery system. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa, Iowa Mobile and Regional Child Health Specialty Clinics, ca.100 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a regionalized system of community based child health centers developed in Iowa to provide coordinated secondary level health services for children with chronic illness and handicapping conditions. Two points are noted: communities will have the responsibility for determining which child health services are needed and for providing these child health services with state programs as a backup resource; and community programs providing child health services will function in close cooperation with established community systems providing other child services.

Contact: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Mobile and Regional Child Health Specialty Clinics, 100 Hospital School, Iowa City, IA 52242, Telephone: (319) 356-1469 Fax: (319) 356-3715 Available from the website.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Interagency cooperation, Networking, Regional medical centers


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.