Maternal and Child Health Programs Databases
Professional Resource Brief
The databases listed below are excellent tools for identifying programs to improve the health and well-being of infants, children, adolescents, pregnant women, and their families. Where appropriate, we've included tips and search examples on how to identify programs efficiently.
- AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange. Information about evidence-based innovations and tools for health professionals and researchers to improve the quality of health care and reduce health disparities. To identify innovations and tools, select Browse by Subject and make a selection based on your area of interest. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
- Children’s Health Insurance Program: CHIP State Program Information. Information on how each state has implemented the Children’s Health Insurance Program and a database of CHIP state plan amendments. Medicaid.gov.
- Child Trends: What Works. Searchable register of over 700 programs that have had at least one randomized evaluation to assess child or youth outcomes related to education, life skills, and social/emotional, mental, physical, behavioral, or reproductive health.
- ChildrensBudget.org. Annual funding information for each federally supported program that benefits children. For information about health programs, go to the box, Search Programs. Under Policy Area/Category, select Health. Click on Search Programs. First Focus.
- Discretionary Grant Information System (DGIS). Information about discretionary grants issued annually by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB).
- Health Services Research Projects in Progress (HSRProj). Information about ongoing health services research and public health projects. National Library of Medicine (NLM).
- MCH Links. Information about and links to MCH-related websites by category (e.g., National
MCH Resource Centers). MCH Digital Library.
Information about government,
professional, and voluntary
organizations involved in MCH
activities, primarily at a national
level. Search MCH Organizations for your topic or view topical organizations lists produced from the database. MCH Digital Library.
Projects Database. Information about projects funded by the Maternal
and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) through
October 1, 2004.
See MCHB's Discretionary Grant Information System (DGIS) for information on projects funded after October 1, 2004. MCH Digital Library.
- Model Practice Database. Information about model and promising county and city public health program
practices. National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).
- National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR): Program Database. Information about disability and rehabilitation research projects funded by NIDRR. National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC).
- National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD): Patient Organizations Database. Information about organizations that help people with rare disorders.
- Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center. Information about interventions supporting mental health promotion, substance abuse prevention, and mental health and substance abuse treatment. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
- Prevention Research Centers (PRC): Project Database. Information about research projects conducted by PRCs, which work as an interdependent
network of community, academic, and public health partners to conduct prevention
research and promote widespread use of practices proven to promote good health. Search by state, health topic, age group, research setting, and more. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Promising Practices Network (PPN) on Children, Families, and Communities: Programs That Work. Information about programs and practices that research indicates are effective
in improving outcomes for children, adolescents, and families. RAND Corporation. Please note: The PPN program concluded in June 2014.
- Youth.gov: Evidence Based Program Directories. Information about evidence-based programs that promote effective community-based efforts to address risk and protective factors among children and adolescents. Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs.
- Maternal and Child Health Data and Statistics resource brief
- Maternal and Child Health Literature and Research Databases resource brief
Maternal and Child Health Programs Databases: Resource Brief. (February 2012). (Updated: February 2017).
Authors: Susan Brune Lorenzo, M.L.S., NCEMCH; Olivia Pickett, M.A., M.L.S., NCEMCH.