MCH Epidemiology Methods and Practice Assessment
This MCH Epidemiology Methods and Practice Assessment Issue Brief describes findings from a survey of MCH epidemiology professionals to gain insight on the experiences, methods, approaches, and resources that strengthen and support their work in the field of maternal and child health. Click here to download the issue brief.
Roadmap of MCH Economic Analysis Resources
AMCHP's Community of Practice for Return on Investment (ROI)
is a peer-sharing group that discusses mutual interests and experiences in
developing economic analyses for MCH programs. Based on the needs identified
from the Community of Practice for Return on Investment, AMCHP created the
Roadmap of Resources that gathers a wide-range a materials to be used
throughout the analysis process. The Roadmap of Resources provides links to
materials on introductory definitions, guidelines and toolkits, case studies,
webinars, journal articles, and examples of ROI projects for state MCH
programs. Click here to download the resource.
Economic Analysis of LARC Programs
Current research literature for the economic evaluation of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) programs lacks specific examples of return on investment (ROI) analyses that calculate net financial gain from the provider perspective. In an effort to encourage the implementation of LARC program ROI analyses in state and local health departments, AMCHP created a resource sheet on the Economic Analysis of LARC Programs that can facilitate the process. The resource sheet summarizes previous LARC studies, describes the need for ROI analyses, differentiates ROI and cost-effective analyses, and identifies the steps to consider in implementing an ROI analysis for LARC programs. Click here to download the resource.
Quality Improvement Resources for Epidemiologists
At the 2014 Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) conference, AMCHP and CSTE convened a round table discussion to hear about epidemiologists’ experiences with QI and the challenges and barriers they face to successful QI. In December 2014, based on the needs identified through the roundtable discussion, AMCHP created a resource sheet titled Quality Improvement Resources for Epidemiologists. The resource sheet provides links to materials on QI in public health, QI measurement, MCH-specific QI training, and examples of QI initiatives at state and local health departments. Click here to download the resource.