The Women’s and Infant Health (WIH) program is committed to improving maternal and child health (MCH) programs and enhancing the delivery of MCH services at the national, state and local levels. The program goals are to improve the health of women and infants through increased capacity of Title V MCH programs and coordination between stakeholders. The WIH program strives to reach these goals through projects and partnerships that strengthen the capacity of state health departments to conduct MCH epidemiology and surveillance; improve the ability of MCH programs to translate data into effective public health programs and policies; and partner with other key national stakeholders to promote emerging issues in maternal and child health.
The WIH program activities are funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Reproductive Health. The program currently provides varying degrees of technical assistance for specific initiatives including the Best Babies Zone (BBZ), the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Technical Assistance Coordinating Center (TACC), the Partnership to Eliminate Disparities in Infant Mortality and the Optimizing Health Reform to Improve Health Outcomes for Women, Infants and Children Project. In addition to these specific initiatives, the WIH program supports a variety of training and technical assistance projects in coordination with the CDC Division of Reproductive Health.
Erin Bonzon, MSW MPH
Associate Director for Women's and Infant Health