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 Best Practice and Evidence-Based Resources

MCH Information and Data

  • MCH Library – provides accurate, timely information including the weekly newsletter MCH Alert, resource guides, full text publications, databases, and links to essential MCH resources.

​Other Public Health Organizations with Best Practice/Evidence-Based Databases

Evidence-Based Public Health Resources

  • Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) Evidence-Based Public Health Resource Center – is committed to sharing evidence-based practice in public health for more successful programs and policies, greater productivity and better outcomes.
  • The Campbell Collaboration – this research network aids institutions and professionals in education, crime and justice, social welfare and international development through preparation and dissemination of systematic reviews. 
  • Child Trends Lifecourse Interventions to Nurture Kids Successfully (LINKS) Synthesis – an online resource based on experimentally evaluated programs under the topics of program population, program outcome and program approach.
  • Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy – a nonprofit organization that closely reviews all program evaluations within all areas of social policy in order to assist officials in determining those that are most promising.
  • The Cochrane Collaboration – through its membership, the nonprofit organization connects more than 28,000 contributors across more than 100 countries and provides the most up to date information regarding the effects of readily available health care worldwide.
  • Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Coordinating Centre Library and Database – offers expertise to those seeking research evidence and undertaking systematic reviews. The center supports the use of evidence in policy and practice through their systematic reviews and development of review methods in social science and public policy.
  • Health Evidence: Helping Public Health Use Best Evidence in Practice – this searchable, online database provides access to 3,128 systematic reviews of effective public health interventions. Their consultation service helps organizations and professionals to understand the evidence and apply it to interventions and programs.
  • Healthy People 2020 Structured Evidence Queries – an online database provides visitors with reviews on public health interventions in order to reach the goals of Healthy People 2020.
  • MCH Navigator – a learning portal for maternal and child health professionals, students, and others working to improve the health and well-being of women, children, and families.  Using "evidence-based practice" as a search term yields the following two resources in addition to several others: 
    • Identifying and Using Evidence-Based/Informed Resources to Address MCH Issues  This resource brief provides links to selected trainings and related tools on the topic of evidence-based and informed resources to address MCH issues. It is one in a set of MCH Navigator resources developed to support the MCH workforce's efforts to improve access to health care; use quality improvement tools to guide effective transformation; foster integration within public health and across sectors; support change management that will result in health improvements for MCH populations; and enhance training and networking opportunities. 
    • Title V Transformation Tools  Six skill sets have been identified by the National MCH Workforce Development Center to support overall implementation of the Title V National Performance Measures: (1) advancing equity; (2) analytical and assessment skills; (3) building and sustaining partnerships; (4) financial and management skills; (5) implementation; and (6) leadership and systems thinking skills. These learning tools present evidence-based/informed strategies to address these skill sets for each National Performance Measure topic area. 
  • Social Work Policy Institute  (SWPI) Partnership to Promote Evidence-Based Practice – promotes the use of evidence-based mental health treatments in social work research and education.
  • Strengthen the Evidence for MCH Programs – uses a consortium-based approach to provide technical assistance, expert consultation, training, and resources to assist state and jurisdictions develop evidence based-/informed programs to support women, children, families, and communities.

Global Best Practices/Evidence-Based Resources


For more information about programs included in AMCHP’s Innovation Station database, contact Lynda Krisowaty. Please be sure to include the title of the program in the subject heading of your e-mail.