Preconception Health and Health Care (2016)

Preconception Health and Health Care (download) Executive Summary This report summarizes opportunities to accelerate progress in preconception health and health care over the next five years. In November 2014, the W.F. Kellogg Foundation provided resources to CityMatCH for a Reconvened Select Panel on Preconception Health and Health Care to discuss successful strategies over the past decade, identify missed opportunities,…

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2017: Using Collective Impact to Address MCH Priorities

Download a PDF of the Collective Impact (2017) Issue Working in isolation, health departments can only do so much to impact Maternal & Child Health (MCH) priorities. In our latest cooperative agreement with the Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB), we began the Collective Impact Learning Collaborative aimed at aligning state and local priorities to address MCH outcomes. Through this…

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2017: The Well-Woman – Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice

Download a PDF of The Well-Woman (2017) CityLights Issue. The well-woman is found at the intersection of reproductive health, rights, and justice. To improve women’s health and health outcomes, the MCH field must begin to focus on the health of the whole woman and ensure a woman-friendly health system for all women at the local, state and federal level….

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2016: Local Responses – Zika Prevention

CityLights Emerging MCH Issue (2016) – Local Responses: Zika Prevention This issue of CityLights highlights the extensive work from our national partners to learn more about Zika virus and provide recommendations, as well as the work of a couple CityMatCH member health departments to respond to the issue at hand.

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Conversations that Matter (2012)

Conversations That Matter (download) A how-to guide for hosting conversations about race, racism, and public health. The how-to guide, developed through a collaboration with the Lee Institute, serves as a community-empowerment resource, assisting public health professionals in initiating open and honest conversations about racism’s impacts. It is intended to help MCH leaders navigate the terrain of talking honestly about…

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2012: PPOR – 15 Years of Changing the Way Urban Communities Approach Infant Mortality

15 Years of Changing the Way Urban Communities Approach Infant Mortality For over twenty years, CityMatCH has strived as an organization to reduce health disparities and translate the science of public health to practice. PPOR has played a key role in our history by demonstrating that addressing feto infant mortality rates in a way that empowers the community and utilizes the available data is…

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Partnership to Eliminate Disparities in Infant Mortality (PEDIM) (2010)

Taking the First Steps: Experiences of Six Community/State Teams Addressing Racism’s Impacts on Infant Mortality (2010)  Exercises for Team-Building and Community Action Planning: A Toolkit for MCH Leaders Addressing Racism’s Impacts on Infant Mortality (2010) To address disparities in infant mortality, CityMatCH, the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP), and the National Healthy Start Association (NHSA) – with funding from…

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Undoing Racism in Public Health: A Blueprint for Action in Urban MCH (2004)

CityMatCH Undoing Racism Report (2004) Despite considerable efforts, racial and ethnic disparities in health persist and are even increasing in some areas. Eliminating racial and ethnic disparities is a sustained, strategic priority in CityMatCH‘s work.  In 2004, CityMatCH published Undoing Racism in Public Health: A Blueprint for Action in Urban MCH. This report aims to: Examine the scientific basis…

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