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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 6 (6 total).

Council of State Governments (CSG)

Annotation: The Council of State Governments (CSG) is a nonpartisan, multibranch organization of the states and U.S. territories that champions excellence in state government. The Council works with state leaders across the nation and through its regions to put the best ideas and solutions into practice. CSG conducts research, maintains a national information data base, produces numerous leading publications, showcases innovative state programs, promotes federal-state partnerships and conducts leadership development programs.

Keywords: Housing, Human services, Legislation, State government

National Governors Association (NGA)

Annotation: The National Governors Association (NGA) was founded in 1908 as the National Governors' Conference. NGA, an organization of the governors of the 50 states and the American commonwealths and territories, is concerned with shaping policies both at the state and national level. The NGA's standing committees are Economic Development and Commerce, Human Resources, and Natural Resources. The association informs governors about maternal and child health issues through a cooperative agreement with the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, and its nonprofit Center for Best Practices manages a variety of federal grants, foundation activities, and state demonstration programs. The organization provides referrals, responses, to inquiries, and a variety of publications (a catalog is available). NGA also sponsors conferences, workshops, and training seminars.

Keywords: Public policies, Child health, Federal grants, Health care financing, Maternal health, Professional societies, State government

National Governors Association, Center for Best Practices

Annotation: The NGA Center for Best Practices helps governors and their key policy staff develop and implement innovative solutions to challenges facing their states. Through the staff of the NGA Center, governors and their policy advisors can (1) quickly learn about what works, what doesn't, and what lessons can be learned from other governors grappling with the same problem; (2) obtain assistance in designing and implementing new programs or in making current programs more effective; and (3) receive up-to-date, comprehensive information about what is happening in other state capitals and in Washington, D.C., so governors are better prepared to react to emerging issues.

Keywords: Model programs, Program development, State government, State initiatives

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR)

Annotation: The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NNLM PNR), is the Regional Medical Library for Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. NNLM PNR provides referrals, sponsors workshops, and publishes a newsletter. The University of Washington also serves as the Outreach Evaluation Resource Center (OERC) and as the Web Services Technology Operations Center (Web-STOC).

Keywords: Libraries, Government programs, Northwestern United States, Pacific Northwest region, Region VI, Regional programs

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (NN/LM SE/A )

Annotation: The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore is the Regional Medical Library for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The NN/LM SE/A provides training classes and demonstrations on information technology, health information on the world wide web, and the National Library of Medicine's databases. The staff exhibits at a number of state and national meetings and holds training sessions at professional meetings. Consumers may call the office for information referrals. SEA Currents is the SE/A newsletter.

Keywords: Libraries, Government programs, Region II, Regional programs, Southeastern region, Atlantic region, Southern United States

Strengthen the Evidence for MCH Programs

Annotation: The Strengthen the Evidence for MCH Programs initiative uses a consortium-based approach to provide technical assistance, expert consultation, training, and resources to assist state and jurisdictions develop evidence based-/informed programs to support women, children, families, and communities. Evidence topics include (1) well-woman visit; (2) low-risk cesarean; (3) perinatal regionalization; (4) breastfeeding; (5) safe sleep; (6) developmental screening; (7) child safety/injury; (8) physical activity; (9) bullying; (10) adolescent well-visit; (11) medical home; (12) transition; (13) oral health; (14) smoking; (15) insurance coverage.

Keywords: Resource centers, Collaboration, Community based programs, Evidence based health care, Healthy People 2020, Local government, Model programs, Needs assessment, Program evaluation, Program improvement, Program planning, State government


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.