Perinatal Health

CDC Support for State-Based Perinatal Quality Collaborative Has Expanded

Published Date: 
Wed, 2017-09-06

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided funding to improve the quality of perinatal care in 13 states including Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Mississippi, New York, Wisconsin, and Oregon through the Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PQCs). PQCs are state or multi-state networks of teams working to improve the quality of care for both mothers and babies. Detailed efforts of PQCs include the following:

MCHB Healthy Start Funding Grant Announced

Published Date: 
Thu, 2013-12-12

The Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Healthy Start and Perinatal Services is accepting applications for the Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health program. The purpose of this grant program is to improve perinatal health outcomes and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in perinatal health outcomes by using community-based approaches to service delivery, and to facilitate access to comprehensive health and social services for women, infants, and their families.

Webinar: Perinatal Care Policies, Programs, and Quality Improvement Initiatives: Influencing Life Course Trajectories

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-01-29

The Alabama Public Health Training Center, in collaboration with the Maternal and Child Health Leadership, Education, and Training Programs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the University of South Florida, Tulane University, and the Alabama Department of Public Health, will present a webcast titled "Perinatal Care Policies, Programs, and Quality Improvement Initiatives: Influencing Life Course Trajectories." The webinar will take place on Thursday, January 31 at 10 am CST.
To register, visit:

For All It’s Worth: Leading with Values and Vision

Vol. 14

The CityMatCH Annual Urban Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Leadership Conference opened on September 10, 2005 in Fort Worth (TX) amid aftershocks from Hurricane Katrina, one of the worst natural disasters in the nation’s history. Conference organizers debated whether to cancel or postpone the conference, and in the end concluded there was no better time than the present to come together to share, learn, work, and heal. Some modifications were made to the Conference to reflect the gravity of the hurricane.

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