Best Practices Overview
As part of its commitment to serve as a national resource for members and to support state efforts to build successful MCH programs, AMCHP collects, reviews and disseminates emerging, promising and best practices from public health programs across the U.S. so that effective models can be shared and replicated among the MCH community.
What is a Best Practice?
AMCHP defines “best practices” as a continuum of practices, programs and policies that range from emerging to promising to those that have been extensively evaluated and proven effective, i.e. best practice. A best practice could focus on the health of women, adolescents, young children, families, or children with special health care needs. Focus areas include preconception care, mental health, data and assessment, financing, program and system integration, workforce development, injury prevention, emergency preparedness, family involvement, or other public health issues.
How are Best Practices Selected?
The Best Practices Review Panel, composed of AMCHP members, partners, and other experts in the public health field will review submissions and determine if a practice meets the designated criteria. Typically, new submissions are reviewed twice per year.
For a detailed explanation of how AMCHP defines Emerging, Promising and Best practices, click here.
To search AMCHP's current collection of practices, visit the Innovation Station database!
Ki'Yonna Jones, MPH
Program Manager, MCH Leadership Development & Capacity Building