MCH Links

Maternal and Child Health Bureau, US Department of Human Services

The MCH Training Program of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) funds public and private non-profit institutions of higher learning to provide leadership training in maternal and child health (MCH).  The website includes links to funded programs across the country.

Maternal and Child Health Timeline

The MCH Timeline traces the history of maternal and child health in the U.S., provides in-depth modules on topics such as MCH 101, MCH Systems of Care, Infant Mortality, MCH Performance and Accountability, and Genetic Services, and allows you to search for topical areas of interest to you.  The Resources page includes a video and powerpoint presentation about the History of MCH in the U.S., links to historical documents, and quotations from MCH leaders.

Maternal and Child Health Library

The MCH Library at Georgetown University provides accurate and timely information including the weekly newsletter MCH Alert, resource guides, full text publications, databases, and links to quality MCH sites.

Maternal and Child Health Section, American Public Health Association

The Maternal & Child Health Section of the American Public Health Association was organized in 1921 with the mission of developing innovative and creative approaches to addressing the health needs of mothers, children and families. The membership is composed of professionals from diverse disciplines including nurses, physicians, midwives, social workers, psychologists, researchers, nutritionists, day care workers who are involved at every level of health care delivery and policy development.

The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare

The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW) brings the University of Minnesota together with county, tribal, state and community social services in a partnership dedicated to improving the lives of children and families involved with public child welfare. The mission of CASCW is to improve the well-being of children and families who are involved in the child welfare system by: educating human service professionals, fostering collaboration across systems and disciplines, informing policy makers and the public, and expanding the child welfare knowledge base.

The Powell Center for Women’s Health, University of Minnesota

The Powell Center advances the health and wellness of all women in Minnesota by providing access to primary and specialty care, advancing knowledge in women’s health through research, sharing innovative research with women of all communities – metro, rural, immigrant and under-served, educating health care professionals and communities, mentoring students and professionals to become leaders in women’s health, and partnering with community organizations.

The Women’s and Children’s Health Policy Center

The Women’s and Children’s Health Policy Center (WCHPC) was established in 1991 to address current policy issues related to evolving health systems reforms impacting on the health of women, children, and adolescents.  The Center’s mission is to draw upon the science base of the university setting to inform policies, programs, and the practice of maternal and child health nationally.  A significant emphasis is given to conducting and translating research for application in the field.

The Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs

AMCHP is the national organization representing state public health leaders and other working to improve the health and well being of women, children and youth including those with special health care needs and families.  Annual conference, legislative and issue information.