As MCH programs develop new programming guided by a life course framework, measures are needed to determine the success of their approaches. In response to this emerging issue, AMCHP (the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs) launched a project designed to identify and promote a standardized set of indicators that can be applied to measure progress using the life course approach to improve MCH. Among just some of the resources you’ll find on this website are:
- Iowa’s Life Course Indicators Adolescent Health Product: This interactive resource is designed for school nurses (works best in internet explorer).
- Illinois Life Course Indicators Product: This examines concentrated disadvantage in Illinois counties and census tracts.
- Online indicator tool: Visit this page to browse the 59 indicators by category, domain, or data set. Complete narratives for each indicator will be added throughout October and November – please check back regularly for updates.
- FAQ: Have questions about the indicators? AMCHP is collecting frequently asked questions about the indicators and posting the answers in the FAQ.
You can also read an overview, as well as learn more about the technical assistance states completed in various states (Minnesota is included!), find tip sheets and much more.