General Maternal & Child Health
Enrolling Moms and Kids: A Message from Dr. Lu
Check out this message from Dr. Michael Lu, Director of the MCHB at HRSA to learn about ways that you can support outreach and enrollment efforts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RZ92D0hIic&feature=youtu.be. Follow the Health Resources and Services Administration on Twitter and Facebook for more updates.
CSTE Blog Goes LIVEThe Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Blog, entitled Features, is now live. The blog will highlight a different state or territory each week. If you have any questions regarding the blog please contact Sara Ramey firstname.lastname@example.org. To access the new CSTE Blog, click here.
Women’s & Infant Health
SIM Toolkit: A Standardized Approach for Examining Infant Mortality
AMCHP is pleased to announce the release of the State Infant Mortality (SIM) Toolkit! The overall purpose of this toolkit is to assist with the analysis and interpretation of available perinatal-related data. It is envisioned that a standardized approach to the infant mortality assessment process presented here will help those with infant mortality programs and data in their states, counties, urban areas, tribal regions, or other population-based areas identify needs and tailor programs aimed at improving maternal, child and infant health. The SIM Toolkit assists with the analysis/interpretation of perinatal‐related data and seeks to achieve several objectives:
- Emphasize the importance of infant mortality as a key indicator of population health
- Provide a framework to assist in selecting appropriate indicators of infant mortality
- Use case examples to illustrate methodological and statistical approaches to analyzing data and interpreting findings
- Create a foundation to translate findings into programs and policies
To view the full SIM Toolkit, 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 sixth Evaluation Highlight from the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program, now available on the national evaluation website under Reports and Resources. This Highlight illustrates how six grantees are using multi-state partnerships to improve the quality of children’s health care. It describes the strategies that States are using to create and maintain cross-state relationships, as well as the benefits and challenges of partnering.