Sources of Local Data

Data Resources Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) – Annual county-level estimates for key health behaviors are now being created by the CDC and provided via the County Health Rankings; CHR BRFSS Instructions.  Hospital discharge data – Data on hospitalizations are now provided by patient county of residence and can be used for assessment of community health and health care…

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Ask A Colleague Query

To build capacity and improve peer-to-peer support among CityMatCH members, the organization maintains an online membership network — the Ask-A-Colleague Service (or AAC). As a member, you may access the AAC service to quickly and efficiently query your colleagues around the country on your MCH program, policy, practice and data use concerns. Submitting a Request Contact CityMatCH at 402-552-9500…

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CityMatCH eLearning Community

This eLearning community provides access to online resources developed to augment CityMatCH projects, which are grounded in the philosophy that all children and families deserve to be healthy and achieve their optimal growth and development. Children and families in urban areas have unique needs and deserve special attention. The resources in this portal: Institute for equity in birth outcomes; local…

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Perinatal Periods of Risk Approach

What is PPOR? Perinatal Periods of Risk (PPOR) 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. CityMatCH developed the approach between 2000-2004. Want to use the PPOR approach, then used the below…

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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 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.   2018 Training Course Archive – Intermediate to Advanced The 2018 Training…

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Join us in Providence, RI Sept. 23-25 for the 2019 CityMatCH Maternal and Child Health Leadership Conference