Resources related to maternal and child public health, public health, and public health education and research
Life Course Perspective
Conference, Summit, and Symposia Websites
Databases and Reports
Washington State Government
Washington State Associations and Organzations
National Associations and Organizations
- Initiative for Decreasing Disparities in Depression CME: Provider Self-Assessment
National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University
Center for Child and Human Development
- Introduction to Health Services Research: A Self-Study Course
(7-module on-line training course)
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
- MCH Leadership Skills Development Series
(5 on-line training modules designed for use in small groups)
Women's and Children's Health Policy Center
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
- MCH Navigator
A learning portal for maternal and child health professionals, students, and others working to improve the health and well being of women, children, and families. Training opportunities include archived webcasts and webinars, instructional modules and self-guided short courses, and video and audio recordings of lectures and presentations from university courses and conferences.
A webinar to introduce the MCH Navigator is available at http://learning.mchb.hrsa.gov/archivedWebcastDetail.asp?id=282
- Northwest Center for Public Health Practice
The center offers online modules in epidemiology and other public health topics, downloadable training materials, and recorded Web conferencing sessions.
- CityMatch MCH Life Course Toolbox
- A Life Course Approach Resource Guide Developed by the MCH Training Program (HRSA)
- MCH Library: Life Course and Social Determinants Resource Brief
- MCH Life Course Implementation Tools (HRSA)
- Selected MCH Life Course and Health Equity Bibliography, Contra Costa Health Services
- Webcasts and handouts from the AMCHP's 2013 Annual Conference, "Advancing the Maternal and Child Health Vision"
- Results of the American Academy of Pediatrics 2008 National Summit on Children's Oral Health
- Northwest Children's Environmental Health Forum (2009)
- Archives of Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Conferences
- Report from the MCH Working Conference: The Future of Maternal and Child Health Leadership Training, April 19-21, 2004, University of Washington, Seattle (PDF)
- America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2012
This report, published by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, provides a summary of national indicators of child well-being and monitors changes in these indicators. The main body of the report focuses on 7 domains of child well-being, including family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health. Descriptions of the data sources and surveys used the generate the background measures and the indicators are included.
- Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health
The Data Resource Center for the National Survey of Children's Health provides online access to the survey data that allows users to compare state, regional, and nationwide results; and resources and personalized assistance for interpreting and reporting findings. The Web site contains the National Survey of Children's Health (2011/2012) and National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (2009/2010).
- The Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2012 KIDS COUNT Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being uses an updated index of 16 indicators of child well-being, organized into four categories: economic well-being, health, education, and family and community. The new methodology reflects the tremendous advances in child development research since the first KIDS COUNT Data Book in 1990.
- Maternal and Child Health Library
Georgetown University's Maternal and Child Health Library publishes the MCH Alert, develops knowledge paths and bibliographies, and provides access to key MCH-related data and information.
- Maternal and Child Health Data Report
This report provides information on the health status and service needs of pregnant women, infants, children, including children with special health care needs, and adolescents in Washington State. The report has three sections: health outcomes and health behaviors, publicly funded social and health services, and appendices.
- Maternal and Child Health Information Resource Center
Resources to help MCH practitioners at the federal, state, and local levels improve their capacity to gather, analyze, and use data for planning and policymaking. Links to Web conferences, Child Health USA, Women's Health USA, The Health and Well-Being of Children: A Portrait of States and the Nation 2007, The National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs, 2005-2006, and Graduate Student Internship Program.
- MCH Data Connect
This Harvard School of Public Health Web site provides a ongoing comprehensive database catalog of MCH datasets, interactive tools, and other data resources for public health professionals, researchers, practitioners, policy makers and students. The catalog is searchable using three different strategies.
- MCH Timeline: History, Legacy, and Resources for Education and Practice
This interactive Web site, developed by HRSA's Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), displays a timeline of historical events in maternal and child health in the US from 1798 to the present. These events may be further explored by group (public health and medicine, government and policy), by topic (infant mortality, systems of care, performance and accountability), by decade, or by title. Detailed narratives containing images, historical perspectives, current issues, and related resources are provided for select topics and events.
- National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
This center provides support to state and community health professionals, program administrators, educators, policymakers, and others with the goal of improving oral health services for infants, children, adolescents, and their families. The resource center collaborates with federal, state, and local agencies; national and state organizations and associations; and foundations to gather, develop, and share information and materials.
- The State Children's Health Insurance Program: Past, Present, and Future
This 2007 report (PDF), written by Jeanne M. Lambrew, George Washington University, with support from The Commonwealth Fund, is a good summary of the SCHIP program.
- Quick Health Data Online
This database, provided by the US Department of Health and Human Services' (HRSA) Office on Women's Health, includes comprehensive county-level health data for both women and men from 1998-2004 on a variety of topics: mortality, infectious and chronic diseases, mental health, reproductive health, maternal health, violence and abuse, illness prevention, and access to care.
- Child Health USA 2012
Online version of the data book, Child Health USA 2012, published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration in January 2013. Highlights emerging issues and trends in child health. Includes current and historical data on some of the most pressing health challenges facing children, their families and their communities, and reports on the health status and service needs of America's children.
- Women's Health USA 2012
Online version of the data book, Women's Health USA 2012, published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration in January 2013. Highlights emerging issues and trends in women's health. Includes current and historical data on some of the most pressing health challenges facing women, their families and their communities, and reports on the health status and service needs of America's women.
- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC)
- Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound
- Harborview Injury & Prevention Research Center (HIPRC)
- Public Health - Seattle and King County
- Seattle Children's Hospital, Research, and Foundation
- Health Education Resource Exchange (HERE)
- Washington State Department of Health
- Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
- Washington State Health Care Authority
- Children's Alliance
- Docs for Tots Washington State
- March of Dimes, Washington Chapter
- WithinReach: Essential Resources for Family Health
- Academy Health (AH)
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
- American Public Health Association, MCH Section
- Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP)
- Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH)
- Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health (ATMCH)
- Bright Futures
- Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH)
- Family Voices
- Institute of Medicine (IOM)
- KASA - Kids as Self Advocates
- National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
- National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health
- National Commission of Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC)
- Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
- Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
- National Health Information Center (NHIC)
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)