General Maternal & Child Health
New ASTHO Role of State/Territorial Health Officials in Health Equity Resource
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) Affiliate Health Equity Subcommittee developed a document to orient state and territorial health officials to their role in promoting health equity in their state or territory. The document includes practical approaches around organizational structures, qualitative and quantitative data, community engagement, leadership teams, and evaluation of health equity strategies. The document also includes the Colorado Health Equity Model, a visual framework for understanding the concepts in the health equity strategies. To view the document, click here.
The October MCH Training & Research Alert is Now Available
Access this resource for educational, funding and fellowship opportunities, as well as toolkits, guidelines and links to other information resources. Topics covered include childhood obesity prevention, early growth and development, scientific writing, pregnancy guidelines and more. To access this resource, click here.
New Publication from the National Evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has published the fifth Evaluation Highlight from the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program. This highlight compares and contrasts two projects that have used quality measures to drive quality improvement. Featuring a pay-for-performance program in Pennsylvania that encourages use of electronic health records and a state-led learning collaborative in South Carolina, the highlight also identifies considerations for states as they encourage providers to utilize quality measures. To access this resource, click here.