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Strengthen the Evidence for Maternal and Child Health Programs

Search Results: MCH Organizations

This list of organizations is drawn from the MCH Organizations Database. Contact information is the most recent known to the MCH Digital Library.


Displaying records 1 through 5 (5 total).

Baltimore City Health Department

Annotation: The Baltimore City Health Department advocates, leads, and provides services of the highest quality in order to promote and protect the health of the residents of all ages of Baltimore. Services areas include sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS, Substance abuse, mental health and violence, acute and communicable diseases, chronic diseases as well as animals, bio-terrorism and natural disasters in businesses, homes, and neighborhoods.

Keywords: Health agencies, Local MCH programs, Local government, Maryland

City of Milwaukee Health Department

CityMatCH

Annotation: CityMatCH is a national organization of maternal and child health (MCH) leaders working to improve the health and well-being of urban women, children, and families by strengthening the public health organizations and leaders in their communities. The Perinatal Periods of Risk (PPOR) Learning Network brings community stakeholders together to build consensus, support, and partnership around infant mortality data. CityMatCH convenes an annual conference, a webinar series, and leadership training for emerging and mid-level leaders in urban MCH. Resources include the CityLights newsletter, the MCH Life Course Toolbox, NewsBriefs, a Toolkit for Policy Development, and issue specific publications.

Keywords: State surveys, Health agencies, Immunization, Information sources, Local MCH programs, MCH services, Networking, Program descriptions, Publications, Urban health

First 5 Humboldt

Annotation: FIRST 5 HUMBOLDT, together with families and communities, promotes comprehensive, integrated systems of services for early childhood development in order to foster secure, healthy and loving children eager to learn and develop their full potential. Services include parent and family support; early childhood care and education; and health and well being support including mental, dental, emotional, social, and financial support.

Keywords: Local MCH programs, California, County programs, Family support services, School age children, Young children

San Bernardino County Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Section

Annotation: The Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Section mission is to improve pregnancy outcomes and child health and development by promoting family and community health and service provider participation and responsibility. Client-centered services are based on the following five points of action: (1) it is everyone’s responsibility to improve pregnancy and child health outcomes, including staff, the government, community, home, and individuals working together to improve the health of pregnant women and to protect the health and survival of our children; (2) improve the community’s knowledge base and skill level; (3) link pregnant and parenting women with the resources and services they need; (4) focus on factors known to impact pregnancy and infant health outcomes, such as substance abuse, dental disease prevention, adequate spacing between pregnancies, vaginal infections like bacterial vaginosis, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and breastfeeding; and (5) promote and follow best practice medical standards for client screening, education and treatment.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Child health, Infant health, Local MCH programs, Maternal health, Public health agencies

   

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.