School of Public Health


The Northwest Bulletin: Family & Child Health is a collaboration of the Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) at the University of Washington, Seattle; maternal and child health programs in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington; Public Health - Seattle & King County; and experts in maternal and child health. It has published continuously since 1987 with a grant from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, United States Department of Health and Human Services; and with additional grants and in-kind contributions.

The goal is to create a vibrant workforce with the knowledge and skills to work across disciplines and find community-based, public health solutions to problems affecting the health of families.The publication provides:

  • Information about the latest MCH research and its application to practice
  • Descriptions of innovative and effective MCH programs
  • Discussions of current MCH topics with influential leaders in the field
  • Voice from the Field articles that describe the experiences of people personally affected by an MCH topic
  • Updates from the state MCH programs of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington
  • Webinars on topics related to Title V MCH national performance measures. Information about the series and the archived webinars are available Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

The Northwest Bulletin is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant #T76MC00011. Statements of facts and opinion in these articles are those of the respective authors and contributors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by the HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.