Eliminating Mother to Child Transmission of HIV

Since September 1999, CityMatCH has been one of several national organizations funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention to advance the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (EMCT) in the United States. As part of this effort, CityMatCH has provided education and training to multiple urban community teams…

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Institute for Equity in Birth Outcomes

With support from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, CityMatCH developed the Institute for Equity in Birth Outcomes (also known as the Equity Institute) to instill a data-driven focus to the public health strategies needed to eliminate birth outcome inequities. The Equity Institute kicked off in April 2013 with four teams and added three additional teams in January 2014. Interest in this Institute grew,…

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Perinatal Periods of Risk (PPOR)

Perinatal Periods of Risk is a comprehensive approach to help communities use data to reduce infant mortality. Designed for use in US cities with high infant mortality rates, PPOR brings community stakeholders together to build consensus and partnership based on local data. PPOR provides an analytic framework and steps for investigating and addressing the specific local causes of high fetal…

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MCH Life Course Toolbox

The Life Course Perspective offers a way of looking at health, not as disconnected stages unrelated to each other, but as an integrated continuum. This perspective suggests that the many facets of life contribute to health outcomes across the course of one’s life. It builds on public health and social science literature which highlight the influence of each stage…

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Training Course in Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology

The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and CityMatCH offer a Training Course in MCH Epidemiology as part of their ongoing effort to enhance the analytic capacity of state and local health agencies. This national training course is aimed primarily at professionals working in state, territorial, county and local health agencies who…

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Well Women, Well Communities

Well Women, Well Communities is a 2-year (2018-2020) learning collaborative of local public health departments (LHDs) and their multi-sector community partners. This project aims to move the themes and recommendations identified through the Well-Woman Project (2017) to implementation. Teams will utilize a Women’s Community Advisory Board and foster authentic community engagement to determine an upstream and downstream initiative to…

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Training Course in MCH Epidemiology ARCHIVE

The Training Course in MCH Epidemiology rotates every year between a course geared toward basic to intermediate skills in statistics and epidemiologic methods and a course geared toward intermediate to advanced skills. The archive provides distance and on-site materials from the last two years to ensure materials are available for all professionals. 2021 Training Course Archive – Basic to Intermediate The 2021 Training Course…

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Emerging MCH Issue: Local MCH Response to Zika Virus (2016-2017)

The threat of Zika Virus and associated health risks burst onto the scene in 2016, leaving public health professionals around the country looking for guidance. The summer gave light to various means of transmission, damaging effects, geographical areas of greatest impact, populations most impacted, and more. It became increasingly apparent that Local Health Departments—and specifically MCH professionals—had a significant…

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Join us for the 2021 CityMatCH Leadership and MCH Epidemiology Conference, in New Orleans, LA.