MCH and Social Determinants of Health Data

Social determinants of health, including racism, are a core part of Maternal and Child Health, and there are more and more ways to measure them. This resource includes definitions, expert opinions, common measures and advice on data use, as well as a wide range of sources of microdata and summary data. Many, but not all, are sources of local…


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Sources of Local Data

Monitor your community’s health, download data to write grants or reports, know the context for local headlines, or make some headlines yourself.  Use the many sources of county-level summary health data that are free and easy to access. Find information on births and infant deaths from vital records data, socioeconomic factors from the US Census Bureau, health risk measures…

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Measures Commonly used in MCH Epidemiology

If you are an epidemiologist, a sociologist, statistician or demographer, you are familiar with how “measures” are defined, and you know the importance of using standardized numerators and denominators. This section has resources to help you unlock some of the mysteries of how Maternal and Child Health defines its basic measures, as well as newer measures of maternal morbidity…

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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 local stakeholders together to implement systems changes based on their own local vital records data and other information sources. By estimating preventable mortality in four periods of risk,…

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Region V Infant Mortality Webinar Series

MCHB and CityMatCH are hosting a webinar series for HHS Region V state and local MCH professionals and their partners who are dedicated to eliminating racial inequities specific to infant mortality in the region. The webinars are meant to supplement the work happening in each state as they drive towards reducing infant mortality and eliminating racial disparities. Although the…

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Women’s Health Resources

We are pleased to share with you a new resource on public health and abortion: Envisioning a 21st Century Public Health Approach to Abortion, a menu of activities and action steps for health departments to consider related to abortion. The content was developed over a two-day convening of seven state and nine local public health departments and ten partner…

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Anti-Racism Resources

If you are struggling to understand what is going on in our society, we have compiled a few resources for you to understand the context, deep-rooted causes so that you are able to learn and play an important role in shaping our households, communities and our country. The Unequal Opportunity Race (video) Systematic Racism Explained (video)  What is Power…


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Covid-19 Resources

CityMatCH has compiled a list of resources from local, state and national organizations with information, resources, and tools for handling COVID-19 and its impacts in your community, workplace, and home. Thank you to CityMatCH members and partners who have helped contribute to this list! If you have additional resources to share, please email us! Centers for Disease Control and…

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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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Join us for the 2023 CityMatCH Maternal and Child Health Leadership Conference, in New Orleans, LA.