Skip Navigation

Strengthening the evidence for maternal and child health programs

Search Results: MCHLine

Items in this list may be obtained from the sources cited. Contact information reflects the most current data about the source that has been provided to the MCH Digital Library.


Displaying records 1 through 20 (132 total).

Chen A, Wilson D. 2017. How Medicaid expansion benefits maternal and child health. Washington, DC: National Health Law Program, 5 pp.

Annotation: This brief explains how the Affordable Care Act (ACA), through Medicaid expansion and expanded Medicaid coverage criteria for children, has improved maternal and child health (MCH). Topics include the impact of expanded coverage for women of reproductive age, particularly for preconception and interconception health care, and eligibility criteria for children ages 6 to 19 on MCH.

Contact: National Health Law Program, 1441 I Street, N.W., Suite 1105, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 289-7724 E-mail: nhelp@healthlaw.org Web Site: http://www.healthlaw.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Children, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Health care reform, Health insurance, Health status, Maternal health, Maternal health services, Medicaid, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Preconception care, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Reproductive health, Women's health

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Center for Maternal and Infant Health. 2017. W.K. Kellogg Foundation Report: May 2017–The National Preconception Health & Health Care Initiative. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Center for Maternal and Infant Health, 11 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes activities and outcomes from a project to integrate and implement preconception care into clinic and community settings. Contents include information about the project's progress toward meeting the goal and objectives, future plans, and dissemination. Topics include reframing and diversifying messages; launching a consumer-facing campaign; partnering with preconception peer educators; implementing a pregnancy intention screening tool; engaging, training, and providing technical assistance to clinics and health care systems; and catalyzing change by convening meetings. Environment, challenges, opportunities, collaboration and observations are discussed.

Contact: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Center for Maternal and Infant Health, Old Clinic Building, Room 3018, Campus Box 7181, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7181, Telephone: (919) 843-7865 Fax: (919) 843-7865 E-mail: cmih@med.unc.edu Web Site: https://www.mombaby.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Clinics, Communication, Community based services, Men's health, National initiatives, Organizational change, Outcome and process assessment, Peer education, Preconception care, Prevention programs, Program development, Public awareness campaigns, Public private partnerships, Reproductive health, Screening, Service integration, Technical assistance, Training, Women's health

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Center for Maternal and Infant Health. 2017. The National Preconception Health & Health Care Initiative: W.K. Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Report–April 2017. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Center for Maternal and Infant Health, 6 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes the impact of a national preconception outreach and education initiative for young men and women and clinicians. Contents include media metrics following the launch of national consumer website and social media platform to increase the visibility of preconception health messages and provide young adults with essential, evidence-based information to improve their health, reduce their risks, and improve birth outcomes. Topics include launch results and analytic snapshot and information about the related grantee and preconception peer educator ambassador programs. Additional contents summarize the impact of a partnership to integrate preconception health into routine clinical care using a learning collaborative, peer-reviewed publications, a website, traditional media, social media, expanded conversations, conferences and webinars, and a national newsletter.

Contact: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Center for Maternal and Infant Health, Old Clinic Building, Room 3018, Campus Box 7181, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7181, Telephone: (919) 843-7865 Fax: (919) 843-7865 E-mail: cmih@med.unc.edu Web Site: https://www.mombaby.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Clinics, Communication, Community based services, Mass media, Measures, Men's health, National initiatives, Organizational change, Peer education, Preconception care, Prevention programs, Program evaluation, Public awareness campaigns, Public private partnerships, Reproductive health, Screening, Service integration, Technical assistance, Training, Women's health

U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. 2016. Women's preventive services: Required health plan coverage guidelines. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration,

Annotation: This website provides information about required health plan coverage guidelines for women's preventive services under the Affordable Care Act. It includes a table listing type of preventive service, guidelines for health insurance coverage, and frequency of coverage. Preventive service types listed include well-woman visits, gestational diabetes screening, human papillomavirus testing, counseling for sexually transmitted infections, counseling and screening for human immune-deficiency virus, contraceptive methods and counseling, and screening and counseling for interpersonal and domestic violence.

Contact: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (888) 275-4772 Secondary Telephone: (877) 464-4772 Fax: (301) 443-1246 E-mail: ask@hrsa.gov Web Site: http://www.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Contraception, Counseling, Domestic violence, Gestational diabetes, HIV screening, Health care reform, Health insurance, Health services, Human papillomavirus, Interpersonal violence, Legislation, Prevention, Reproductive health, Screening, Sexually transmitted infections, Testing, Women's health

McKee C. 2016. Medicaid managed care final regulations and reproductive care. Washington, DC: National Health Law Program, 7 pp. (Issue brief no. 5)

Annotation: This brief reviews implementation requirements governing access to reproductive health services in Medicaid managed care. Topics include network adequacy and access to services, travel time and distance standards, timely availability of services, direct access to providers, information requirements, and utilization controls. Recommendations for states are also included.

Contact: National Health Law Program, 1441 I Street, N.W., Suite 1105, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 289-7724 E-mail: nhelp@healthlaw.org Web Site: http://www.healthlaw.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Health care utilization, Health services delivery, Medicaid managed care, Provider networks, Regulations, Reproductive health, Standards, Third party payers, Women's health

Women's Preventive Services Initiative. 2016. Final report to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration: Recommendations for preventive services for women (abridged report). Washington, DC: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 33 pp.

Annotation: This document presents recommendations for women's preventive health care services. Topics include breast cancer screening for average-risk women, breastfeeding services and supplies, screening for cervical cancer, contraception and contraceptive counseling, screening for gestational diabetes mellitus, screening for human immunodeficiency virus, screening for interpersonal and domestic violence, counseling for sexually transmitted infections, and well-woman preventive visits.

Contact: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 409 12th Street S.W., P.O. Box 96920, Washington, DC 20090-6920, Telephone: (202) 638-5577 Secondary Telephone: (202) 863-2518 E-mail: resources@acog.org Web Site: http://www.acog.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Breast cancer, Breastfeeding, Cervical cancer, Contraception, Counseling, Domestic violence, Gestational diabetes, Guidelines, HIV screening, Health screening, Health services delivery, Interpersonal violence, Preventive health services, Sexually transmitted diseases, Women's health

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2015. Health for every mother: A maternal health resource and planning guide for states. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 118 pp.

Annotation: This guide for maternal and child health (MCH) programs and their partners provides a synthesis of program and policy recommendations and offers a framework to support states in identifying next steps. Contents include strategies and planning tools for strengthening maternal data systems, increasing the value of an investment in maternal health, enabling healthy living, improving access to care, ensuring high quality health care for women, and ensuring readiness and response to obstetric emergencies.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Emergency medical services, MCH programs, MCH services, Maternal health, Mothers, Policy development, Preventive health services, Program improvement, Program planning, Quality assurance, Systems development, Women's health services

Benyo A, Borchelt G, Davenport K, Garcia K, Garrett D, Glover S, Levin S, Palanker D, Gandal-Powers M, Ross C. 2015. State of women's coverage: Health plan violations of the Affordable Care Act. Washington, DC: National Women's Law Center, 34 pp.

Annotation: This report assesses coverage of women’s health services by analyzing coverage offered on health insurance Marketplaces by more than 100 insurance companies in 15 states during 2014 and 2015. The report exposes violations related to maternity care, birth control, breastfeeding support and supplies, genetic testing, well-woman visits, prescription drug coverage, care related to gender transition for transgender individuals, chronic pain treatment, and certain pre-existing conditions. The report also highlights examples of discriminatory practices, such as denying maternity coverage to daughters of subscribers.

Contact: National Women's Law Center, 11 Dupont Circle. N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 588-5180 Fax: (202) 588-5185 E-mail: info@nwlc.org Web Site: http://www.nwlc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Discrimination, Health care reform, Health insurance, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Preventive health services, State programs, Women's health

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2015. Opportunities and strategies for improving preconception health through health reform: Advancing collective impact for improved health outcomes. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 8 pp.

Annotation: This issue brief explores how states can capitalize on the opportunities presented by health reform to improve birth outcomes, particularly through preconception health. It highlights state Title V maternal and child health programs, particularly programs in three states (Michigan, Oklahoma, and Oregon) that participated in an action learning collaborative and are working to strengthen partnerships to implement preconception health activities, enhance preventive care for women, explore financing options for preconception care services, and use data to inform policy and program development. Delaware and Colorado also are featured as states that are working toward improved access to preconception care.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Collaboration, Colorado, Data, Delaware, Financing, Health care reform, Learning, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oregon, Policy development, Preconception care, Preventive health services, Program development, Program improvement, Public private partnerships, State MCH programs, Title V programs, Women's health

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. 2015. State profiles for women's health. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation,

Annotation: This interactive map and dashboard offers the latest national and state-specific data on women’s health in the United States via state profiles. Users can hover over a state in the map to see key facts for women on demographics, health coverage and access to care, sexual health, or pregnancy. Click on a state to see a dashboard of charts with state-specific data on women’s health, including insurance and Medicaid coverage, poverty, mental health, HIV, cancer, pregnancy, abortions, and use of preventive services. Many indicators provide health care information for women of different racial and ethnic groups. The profiles draw from multiple sources. Each chart can be downloaded.

Contact: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, Telephone: (650) 854-9400 Secondary Telephone: (202) 347-5270 Fax: (650) 854-4800 Web Site: http://www.kff.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Data, Ethnic groups, Health care utilization, Health insurance, Low income groups, Medicaid, Mental health, Pregnancy, Preventive health services, Sexual health, Women's health

U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 2015. Put Your Health First. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, multiple resources.

Annotation: These resources are designed to help health professionals talk to consumers about the importance of putting their health first and to connect consumers with the preventive services that are right for them. Contents include infographics showing why and how consumers can put their health first, flyers showing which preventive services are available at no cost-sharing tailored for adults, older adults, women, and children; and postcards that can be customized and given out at expos and events with prevention messages on the front and appointment reminders, preventive service screening results, or contact information fields on the back.

Contact: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Telephone: (877) 267-2323 Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000 Fax: Web Site: https://www.cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Child health, Health care utilization, Older adults, Preventive health services, Public awareness campaigns, Public awareness materials, Resources for professionals, Women's health

Center for Health and Gender Equity, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Family Care International, Maternal Health Task Force, Women Deliver, White Ribbon Alliance. 2014. Maternal health and respectful maternity care. Washington, DC: Center for Health and Gender Equity, 2 pp.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. 2014. Human papillomavirus vaccination 2014. Washington, DC: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 24 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit contains materials to help obstetricians, gynecologists, and their staff communicate with clients about the importance of receiving the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Contents include guidance on HPV vaccination recommendations and how to integrate the vaccine into routine care, frequently asked questions for clients, a physician script, coding information, and a vaccine information statement. Tips for talking with parents about HPV vaccine are included.

Contact: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 409 12th Street S.W., P.O. Box 96920, Washington, DC 20090-6920, Telephone: (202) 638-5577 Secondary Telephone: (202) 863-2518 E-mail: resources@acog.org Web Site: http://www.acog.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Cancer, Communication, Disease prevention, Human papillomavirus, Preventive health services, Resources for professionals, Vaccines, Women's health services

Maryland Health Care Commission. 2014. Comprehensive quality report 2014: Comparing the performance of Maryland's commercial health benefit plans. Baltimore, MD: Maryland Health Care Commission, 187 pp.

Annotation: This annual report provides objective, comprehensive, independently-audited information on the quality and performance of commercial health benefit plans that operate in Maryland. Contents include key quality measures from the following seven categories of health benefit plan quality and performance comparisons: carrier disparities initiatives, primary care and wellness for children and adolescents, child respiratory conditions, women's health, primary care for adults, behavioral health, and member experience and satisfaction with health benefit plan.

Contact: Maryland Health Care Commission, 4160 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215, Telephone: (877) 245-1762 Secondary Telephone: (800) 735-2258 Fax: (410) 358-1236 Web Site: http://mhcc.maryland.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Barriers, Child health, Consumer satisfaction, Health insurance, Health services delivery, Maryland, Measures, Mental health, Primary care, Quality assurance, State initiatives, Women's health

Georgia Department of Public Health, Division of Maternal & Child Health Section. 2013. Recommended guidelines for perinatal care in Georgia (rev.). Atlanta, GA: Georgia Department of Public Health, Division of Maternal & Child Health Section, 56 pp.

Annotation: This document provides standard-of-practice recommendations for perinatal health care professionals in Georgia. It is also intended to be a blueprint for the State Perinatal Health Care System, a system to improve the quality of reproductive health care for women and perinatal health care for pregnant women and infants. Topics include strategy for action, preconception and interconception health care, antepartum care, intrapartum care, postpartum care, and perinatal infection.

Contact: Georgia Department of Public Health, Two Peachtree Street, N.W., 15th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30303-3186, Telephone: (404) 657-2700 Web Site: http://dph.georgia.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Consultation, Georgia, Guidelines, Health care systems, Hospitals, Infant health, Infection control, Newborn infants, Perinatal care, Perinatal health, Perinatal services, Postpartum care, Preconception care, Pregnant women, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Reproductive health, Women's health

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health. 2013. It's only natural: Mother's love, mother's milk. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health,

Annotation: This website offers information to help African-American new mothers and their families understand the benefits of breastfeeding, make breastfeeding work, and get the support they need to breastfeed their infants.Topics include planning ahead, breastfeeding myths, overcoming challenges, finding support, and fitting breastfeeding into women's lives. One woman's breastfeeding story is also presented, and links to related information are included.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 712E, Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (800) 690-7650 Fax: (202) 205-2631 Web Site: http://www.womenshealth.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Blacks, Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding promotion, Consumer education materials, Families, Infant health, Mothers, Parent support services, Public awareness campaigns, Women's health

Secretary's Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality (SACIM). 2013. Report of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality (SACIM): Recommendations for Department of Health and Human Services action and framework for a national strategy. [Rockville, MD]: Secretary's Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality (SACIM), 74 pp.

Annotation: This report provides a plan to reduce infant mortality in the United States. The report includes an outline of strategic directions and recommendations, background on the problem of infant mortality in the United States, principles for a national strategy, and details related to six strategic directions for reducing infant mortality. Also discussed is information on services to improve women's health, birth outcomes, infant health, and infant survival; opportunities to decrease infant mortality through implementation of the Affordable Care Act; a crosswalk between an action plan to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities and recommendations to reduce infant mortality; and specific actions to increase breastfeeding.

Contact: Secretary's Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality, U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Web Site: http://www.hrsa.gov/advisorycommittees/mchbadvisory/InfantMortality/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Ethnic factors, Federal initiatives, Health care reform, Infant health, Infant mortality, National programs, Postpartum care, Pregnancy, Prenatal care, Prevention services, Program development, Racial factors, Statistical data, Strategic plans, Women's health

Michalopoulos C, Duggan A, Knox V, Filene JH, Lee H, Snell EK, Crowne S, Lunquist E, Corso PS, Ingels JB. 2013. Revised design for the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program evaluation. Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, 101 pp. (OPRE report 2013-18)

Annotation: This report describes plans for a national evaluation of the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program (MIHOPE), a program launched in 2011 by the Administration for Children and Families and the Health Resources and Services Administration within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Contents include an overview, background on home visiting and goals for the evaluation, an overview of the proposed evaluation design, a sampling plan for the evaluation, the implementation study, the impact analysis and analysis of health systems outcomes, and the economic evaluation.

Contact: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W., Seventh Floor West, Washington, DC 20447, Web Site: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre Available from the website.

Keywords: Child development, Child health, Costs, Families, Family support services, Federal programs, Health systems, High risk groups, Home visiting, Infant development, Infant health, Low income groups, Program evaluation, Social services, Women's health

Coleman LP. 2013. Healthy Tomorrows / Project HOPE: Project narrative final report. Bossier City, LA: North Louisiana Area Health Education Center, 19 pp., plus appendices.

Annotation: This report describes a 2008-2013 program to identify and develop community-based system approaches that reduce the cases of and disparities within infant mortality and to improve the health and well-being of women, infants, children, and their families. Program goals include promoting positive prenatal health behaviors, reducing barriers to health access, and enabling consumer empowerment. Report contents include a description of the program purpose, goals and objectives, methodology, evaluation, and a summary of results and outcomes. It also provides information on publications and products produced, dissemination and utilization of results, and a summary of future plans and sustainability. Appendices include sample data intake forms as well as the project abstract. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Child health, Families, Final reports, Infant health, Infant mortality, Prenatal care, Prevention services, Women's health

Fogel SB, Singh D. 2013. Well-women visits and prenatal care under the ACA's women's health amendment. Washington, DC: National Health Law Program, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes the Women's Health Amendment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including the requirement for coverage of preventive services for women; recommendations on services to be provided during well-women visits; and the optimal frequency of well-women visits. The fact sheet explains how the guidelines are based on a scientific review conducted by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (IOM) and how all eight of the women's health preventive services identified by IOM were adopted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Serivces. Links to federal resources are included in the citations.

Contact: National Health Law Program, 1441 I Street, N.W., Suite 1105, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 289-7724 E-mail: nhelp@healthlaw.org Web Site: http://www.healthlaw.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Health care reform, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Prevention services, Women's health

    Next Page »

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.