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MCH Links and Additional Resources

Federal Agency Partners

  • Administration for Community Living (ACL) - Ensures that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families have access to culturally competent services, supports, and other assistance and opportunities that promotes independence, productivity, and integration and inclusion into the community.
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) - AHRQ is the health services research arm of the u.s. department of health and human services (hhs), complementing the biomedical research mission of its sister agency, the national institutes of health.
  • Health Services Research Projects (HSRProj) - HSRProj provides information about ongoing health services research projects sponsored by leading Federal agencies and private foundations. Users can retrieve records on the projects AHRQ currently funds by browsing or searching on the sponsoring agency listings for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - This Center is recognized as the lead federal agency for Health Promotion. Prevention, and Education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States
  • HRSA Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) - Programs help to assure access to quality health care professionals in all geographic areas and to all segments of society, by increasing the diversity of health professionals and through early intervention to expose students to MCH professions. Site contains information about loan repayment, and resources for trainees.
  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) - Conducts laboratory, clinical and epidemiological research on the reproductive, neurobiological, developmental, and behavioral processes that determine and maintain the health of MCH populations

State and Local MCH Partners

  • AAP Community Pediatrics Exit Disclaimer
  • Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) Exit Disclaimer - This association of is the national organization representing state public health leaders and others working to improve the MCH community. AMCHP approaches its work from a systems perspective that emphasizes the interrelationships between individuals, families and communities.
  • Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) Exit Disclaimeris a national nonprofit organization representing public health agencies in the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia.  ASTHO tracks, evaluates, and advises members on the impact and formation of public or private health policy.
  • CityMatCH Exit Disclaimer - CityMatCH is a freestanding national membership organization of city and county health departments' maternal and child health (MCH) programs and leaders representing urban communities in the United States.
  • Family Voices Exit Disclaimer - Family Voices aims to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities. Through our national network, we provide families tools to make informed decisions, advocate for improved public and private policies, build partnerships among professionals and families, and serve as a trusted resource on health care.

Associations and Other Partners

  • The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) Exit Disclaimer is the voice of accredited public health education, representing member schools and programs accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
  • The American Public Health Association Exit Disclaimer aims to protect all Americans, their families and their communities from preventable, serious health threats and strives to assure community-based health promotion and disease prevention activities and preventive health services are universally accessible in the United States.
  • Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program Exit Disclaimer - The American Academy of Pediatrics Division of Community-Based Initiatives raises awareness of community pediatrics and supports pediatricians and child health professionals in developing a community perspective of pediatrics.  
  • What is Public Health? (ASPPH) Exit Disclaimer - This website gives an overview of public health and emphasizes the relevance of public health to everyone's lives. It features several 30-second Flash animations about public health as well as a number of resources for learning more about public health, such as a quiz and an interactive exploration game.
  • Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health Exit Disclaimer - Offers an interdisciplinary forum through which MCH faculty from schools of public health and other institutions of higher learning can share the knowledge, ideas, and skills essential to educating students, advancing MCH research, and applying research results to MCH policies, programs, and services.
  • Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Exit Disclaimer - A network of interdisciplinary Centers advancing policy and practice for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Exit Disclaimer is comprised of the 2700 local health departments across the United States. NACCHO’s mission is to be a leader, partner, catalyst, and voice for local health departments in order to ensure the conditions that promote health and equity, combat disease, and improve the quality and length of all lives.
  • The National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation. Exit Disclaimer The NIHCM Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the effectiveness, efficiency and quality of America's health care system.
  • The National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) Exit Disclaimer is an independent, nonprofit organization working for more than a decade to make children’s health and healthcare better through quality improvement.

Training Resources

  • MCH Navigator Exit Disclaimer - A training portal for MCH professionals.
  • Margaret E. Mahoney Fellowship Program: Exit Disclaimer The Margaret E. Mahoney Fellowship program provides stipends for outstanding medical, dental, public health, public policy and graduate nursing students to conduct summer research projects on some aspect of health care delivery transformation for vulnerable populations and/or early childhood health and development, with an emphasis on policy implications. The application deadline is March 21, 2014.
  • Solving a Puzzle in the Brain - NICHD Junior Researchers Make Senior Contributions to Neuroscience Research
  • Collaboration Essentials Exit Disclaimer - Collaboration Essentials is an educational program designed to promote collaboration between pediatric and child psychiatry residents. The website contains a 3-hour curriculum, based on the collaborative office rounds case discussion teaching method, which is freely available to faculty from both specialties. The curriculum includes three cases that are designed to promote a collaborative discussion in order to maximize the care of the child.

    Sponsors: American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and Children's Hospital Boston
  • Knowledge Base and MCH Digital Library Exit Disclaimer - The National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health provides national leadership to the maternal and child health community in three key areas--systems-wide program development, education, and state-of-the-art knowledge--to improve the health and well-being of the nation's children and families.

    Sponsor: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University
  • MCH Evidence Exit Disclaimer - The National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health provides national leadership to the maternal and child health community in three key areas--systems-wide program development, education, and state-of-the-art knowledge--to improve the health and well-being of the nation's children and families.

    Sponsor: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University
  • National Center for Cultural Competence Exit Disclaimer - The National Center for Cultural Competence has developed a series of curricula enhancement modules to incorporate principles and practices of cultural and linguistic competence into all aspects of their leadership training.

    Sponsor: National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development
  • Developments Newsletter Exit Disclaimer - AUCD's newsletter for MCHB-funded LEND and DBP programs.

    Sponsor: AUCD, HRSA/MCHB
  • HRSA Granteefind - Search for all HRSA grantees by state.
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