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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 20 (30 total).

Catalyst Center, the National Center for Health Insurance and Financing for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Annotation: The Catalyst Center at the Boston University School of Public Health is dedicated to improving coverage and financing of care for children and youth with special health care needs. The center creates publications and products, answers technical assistance questions, researches innovative state-based financing strategies, guides stakeholders to outside resources, and connects those interested in working together to address complex health care financing issues. The center is funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Adolescents with special health care needs, Health care financing, Health insurance, National MCH resource center, Resource centers, Youth

Center for Mental Health in Schools

Annotation: The mission of the Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA is to improve outcomes for young people by enhancing policies, programs, and practices for addressing barriers to learning and promoting the field of mental health in schools. Through collaboration, the center focuses on enhancing practitioner roles, functions, and competence; interfacing with systemic reform movements; assisting localities in building and maintaining their own infrastructure for training, support, and continuing education; and weaving together school and community resources that foster comprehensive, integrated approaches to healthy development. The center sponsors the national initiative New Directions for Student Support, designed to revolutionize what schools do to address barriers to learning and teaching.The center is funded in part by the Office of Adolescent Health, Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The center publishes newsletters and reports, maintains an open listserv, and sponsors conferences and training seminars.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Child health, Mental health, National MCH resource center, Needs assessment, Resource centers, School health, Technical assistance, Training

Center for School Mental Health (CSMH)

Annotation: The Center for School Mental Health (CSMH) strengthens policies and programs in school mental health to improve learning and promote success for children and adolescents.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Clearinghouses, Conferences, Interdisciplinary training, Mental health, National MCH resource center, Publications, Referrals, Resource centers, School counseling, School health, School health programs, School personnel, School psychology, Spanish language materials, Technical assistance, Training

Children's Safety Network (CSN)

Annotation: The Children's Safety Network (CSN) National Injury and Violence Prevention Resource Center works with state and territorial Title V, maternal and child health, and injury and violence prevention programs to strengthen their capacity to create healthy, safe, and injury-free communities for children and families. The website contains state-specific injury fact sheets; information about specific injuries; best practices and strategies for implementation, key publications; links to related organizations, agencies, and resources; and webinars and other events. CSN's e-newsletter provides information about federal and national initiatives, research articles and best practices, and injury data. CSN is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s, Maternal and Child Health Bureau and provides services at no cost.

Keywords: Children, Injury prevention, National MCH resource center, Resource centers, Unintentional injuries, Violence prevention

Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health (DRC)

Annotation: The Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health (DRC), a project of the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, functions as a partnership with the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau and its users to advance the effective use of public data on health and health-related services for children, adolescents, and their families in the United States. DRC provides access to national, state, and regional data as well as technical assistance in the collection and use of the data. DRC's website includes data on over 100 indicators from the National Survey of Children's Health and the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs. An interactive search feature allows users to select, view, compare, and download survey data for every state and HRSA region.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Child health, Data, National MCH resource center, Online systems, Resource centers, Surveys

Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) National Resource Center (EMSCNRC)

Annotation: The Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) National Resource Center (EMSCNRC), funded by the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, provides technical assistance to Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) projects. Areas of assistance include communication strategies, cooperation with advisory boards and task forces, conversion of grant proposal objectives into action plans, identification of potential collaborators among relevant national organizations, and networking to promote awareness and advocacy of EMSC issues, injury prevention strategies, programs for children with special health care needs, public awareness strategies, and issues associated with various health insurance models. The center monitors and researches relevant federal and state legislation and disseminates information on its status through EMS Systems, EMS provider education, media outreach, its website and quarterly newsletter, EMS News. The organization also sponsors conferences and offers some materials in Spanish.

Keywords: Injury prevention, Advocacy, Data, Emergencies, Emergency medical services, Emergency medical services for children, Legislation, National MCH resource center, Program evaluation, Publications, Resource centers, Resources for professionals, Rural health, Spanish language materials, Technical assistance, Training

Healthy and Ready to Work National Resource Center (HRTW)

Annotation: The Healthy & Ready to Work National Resource Center (HRTW) serves as a national focal point for the Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Transition to Adulthood initiative. The center’s mission is to create changes in policy, programs, and practices that will assist or support the transition of youth with special health care needs to adult health care with funding, work, and independence.

Keywords: Adolescents with special health care needs, National MCH resource center, Resource centers, Transition to independent living

Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Development Disabilities (ITAC)

Annotation: The Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center (ITAC) on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, part of the Combating Autism Act Initiative, works to improve the health of infants, children, and adolescents who have, or are at risk for developing, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and other developmental disabilities. The Center provides technical assistance to interdisciplinary programs that will better train professionals to use valid and reliable screening and diagnostic tools and provide evidence-based interventions for children with ASD and other developmental disabilities. The Web site provides links to related resources and materials plus a state-by-state directory of related programs.

Keywords: Autism, Developmental disabilities, Information dissemination, National MCH resource center, Resource centers, Technical assistance, Training

Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University (MCH Library)

Annotation: The Maternal and Child Health Library (MCH Library) at Georgetown University is an electronic guide to MCH information. It offers a combination of MCH information compiled by library staff and pathways to the best MCH information available on other websites, from organizations, and in libraries. The MCH Library publishes the MCH Alert; produces databases; develops knowledge paths, bibliographies, and other information resources; maintains a website to provide access to key MCH-related data and information; and promotes the awareness and use of MCH information. Its physical collection is the Mary C. Egan Maternal and Child Health Library, one of the six libraries of Georgetown University. Library staff respond to information requests from the public, including health professionals and consumers. The library provides access to information in numerous non-English languages. The library is funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Keywords: Maternal health, Adolescent health, Asian language materials, Child health, Health sciences libraries, Infant health, National MCH resource center, Non English language materials, Resource centers, Spanish language materials

Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Technical Assistance Coordinating Center

Annotation: The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Technical Assistance Coordinating Center is funded by the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau to provide coordinated training and technical assistance to states and grantees to identify the fundamental aspects of home visiting programs across selected evidence-based program models; promote the implementation of a service mix which ensures strong outcomes for vulnerable children and families; help each model articulate what it does best, for whom, why, and how it works and how it can be improved by creating robust “research-to-practice learning communities” and foster strong interagency collaborations at both the Federal and state levels to help facilitate the implementation of programs within a system context.

Keywords: Community programs, Home visiting, National MCH resource centers, Resource centers

Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Technical Assistance Coordinating Center (MIECHV TACC)

Annotation: The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visting Technical Assistance Coordinating Center (MIECHV TACC) assists Health Resources and Services Administration grantees in implementing MIECHV-funded home visiting programs. Supportive services are provided in varying formats including an interactive website. The website is divided into two sections: training and resources. The training section provides visitors access to archives home visiting audio and visual training materials. The home visiting target audience also have private use of a collaboration portal for peer-to-peer information sharing.

Keywords: Community programs, Home visiting, National MCH resource centers, Resource centers

National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information Center (NAHIC)

Annotation: The National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information Center (NAHIC) is based within the University of California, San Francisco’s Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. In its efforts to improve adolescent and young adult health, NAHIC focuses on the intersection of public health, systems of care, and clinical practice through research, synthesis, dissemination, networking, and partnering. As part of its work, NAHIC supports state efforts to improve care for adolescents and young adults. Current efforts are linked to the transformation of the MCH/Title V block grant program. In September 2014, MCHB awarded UCSF funding for two new projects to be carried out by NAHIC: the Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center (AYAH-NRC) and the Adolescent and Young Adult Health Research Network.

Keywords: Adolescent health, National MCH resource center, Policy, Programs, Resource centers

National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC)

Annotation: The purpose of the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) is to increase the capacity of health and mental health programs to design, implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems. The Center provides technical assistance and consultation, networking opportunities, and information for health professionals and policymakers about designing, implementing, and evaluating culturally competent health services, including services for children with special health care needs and their families. Resources and publications include policy briefs, checklists, self assessments, promising practices, distance learning, and conference information. The center's Web site includes a Spanish language portal for families.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Cultural diversity, Cultural sensitivity, Culturally competent services, Guidelines, Infant care, Information networks, Information sources, Linguistic competence, National MCH resource center, Networking, Program development, Program evaluation, Publications, Resource centers, SIDS, Spanish language materials, Title V programs, Training

National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention (National CFRP)

Annotation: The National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention (National CFRP) combines the National Center for the Review and Prevention of Child Deaths and the National Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Center. The center promotes, supports, and enhances methodologies to improve death investigations, forensics, and services to families; and helps states and communities develop strategies to prevent fetal, infant, and child deaths and serious injuries. It also manages a database of information about the circumstances involved in individual deaths compiled by state and local review teams and provides national leadership in building public and private partnerships to incorporate findings from local and state death reviews into policy and program efforts that improve child health and safety.The center is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Keywords: Child death review, National MCH resource center, Resource centers

National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM)

Annotation: The goal of the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) is to promote the earliest possible detection of hearing loss and the best possible techniques for assisting people with hearing loss. The center aims to establish universal newborn hearing screening as an accepted, national standard of care, in order to dramatically lower the age at which children with congenital hearing loss are identified and served. The center conducts research, develops training materials and publishes a newsletter, provides training and technical assistance, and disseminates information about early identification and management of hearing loss. The center was established in 1995 and is supported by the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau to serve as a resource center to support screening programs nationwide through a comprehensive National Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Technical Assistance System.

Keywords: Infants, Hearing screening, National MCH resource center, Neonatal screening, Resource centers

National Center for Project Access (NCPA)

Annotation: The National Center for Project Access (NCPA) is a technical assistance center that supports the implementation of Project Access, which focuses on improving access to health services and encouraging early detection and treatment for children with epilepsy and seizure disorders. The center works in the areas of social marketing, outreach, and communicating with diverse communities. It coordinates meetings, promotes best practices, provides training, develops materials, and conducts focus groups. It is funded by a cooperative agreement from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Keywords: Access to health care, Eiplepsy, Seizures, National MCH resource center, Resource centers, Technical assistance

National Coordinating and Evaluation Center for the Sickle Cell Disease Newborn Screening Program (NCEC SCDAA )

Annotation: The National Coordinating and Evaluation Center for the Sickle Cell Disease Newborn Screening Program (NCEC SCDAA) works with grantees of the national Sickle Cell Disease and Newborn Screening Program, which is comprised of 17 funded community based sickle cell disease (SCD) projects and the NCEC SCDAA. The community–based SCD projects partner with state newborn screening programs, comprehensive sickle cell treatment centers, and health care professionals to provide support to infants screened positive for SCD and trait and their families. The projects work cooperatively and with theNCEC SCDAA to implement a model program of SCD carrier follow-up to include notification, extended family testing, counseling and education of affected individuals and families. The Sickle Cell Disease Newborn Screening Program is administered by the Division of Services for Children with Special Health Care Needs in Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB).

Keywords: Federal MCH programs, National MCH resource center, Resource centers, Sickle cell disease, Technical assistance

National Coordinating Center for the Regional Genetic and Newborn Screening Service Collaboratives

Annotation: The National Coordinating Center for the Genetics and Newborn Screening Regional Service Collaboratives (NCC) -- which was established along with seven Genetics and Newborn Screening Regional Collaborative Groups (RCs) in 2004 -- is part of the federal initiative to improve the health of children and their families by promoting the translation of genetic medicine into public health and health care services. The NCC provides infrastructure, coordination, technical assistance, and resources to the various RCs. The coordinating center also facilitates local projects and uses communities identified through the RCs to pilot test materials for policymakers, health professionals and families. Technical assistance is provided to the RCs in the areas of telemedicine, legal issues, and the assessment of state and federal legislation that may affect the delivery of genetic and newborn screening services. NCC's webcasts on topics such as financing of newborn screening and genetic services and the use of telegenetics to increase access to services are archived at www.mchcom.com. Other online resources include a page for parents and families; resources for professionals; links to glossaries and reference services; newsletters, reports, and other publications; and advocacy and support group information. The NCC is formed as a partnership with the Genetic Services Branch of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (HRSA) through a cooperative agreement with the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG). The NCC is organized around a central office and an Advisory Committee which includes the seven RCs and representatives of national organizations that serve as resources to the NCC and the RCs.

Keywords: Genetics, Resource centers, Federal programs, Genetic services, Genetics education, National MCH resource center, Neonatal screening, Newborn infants, Public health, Regional genetics networks

National Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Data Analysis Resource Center (NEDARC)

Annotation: The National Emergency Medical Services for Children Data Analysis Resource Center (NEDARC) assists Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies and Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) managers in developing the capability to collect, analyze, and utilize EMS data. The center provides consultation and technical assistance with EMS/EMSC activities. The Web site provides online tutorials and a resource library of templates, state fact sheets, publications, research resources, statistics, and other materials. NEDARC is funded by the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Keywords: Proposal writing, Data analysis, Data collection, Emergency medical services, Emergency medical services for children, Listservs, National MCH resource center, Research design, Resource centers, Statistics, Technical assistance, University affiliated centers

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (OHRC)

Annotation: The National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (OHRC) responds to the needs of health professionals, program administrators, educators, policymakers, and others working in states and communities to address current and emerging public oral health issues with the goal of improving oral health services for infants, children, and adolescents, including those with special health care needs. The OHRC Web site contains distance learning curricula, fact and tip sheets, resource bulletins, resource guides, and practice guidelines on a variety of oral health issues. The center is funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Infants, National MCH resource center, Oral health, Resource centers

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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.