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

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. In order to create a woman-friendly health system, the focus must be placed equally on reproductive justice, health and rights. PDF Version.

CityLights - Sept 2017: Using Collective Impact to Address MCH Priorities

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.  This issue features the work of some of our local cohorts in the Collective Impact Learning Collaborative, as well as some Healthy Start grantees. PDF Version.

2017 CityMatCH MCH Leadership Conference & Healthy Start Convention

Join us in Nashville for the 2017 CityMatCH MCH Leadership Conference & Healthy Start Convention! Creating Harmony: Every Voice Counts, is an opportunity for Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Professionals nationwide to network, share successes, enhance knowledge, and generate new ideas for protecting and promoting the health of urban women, children and families. Access early-bird rates, hotel information and a preliminary agenda!


2017 Training Course in Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology

Forty participants are heading to Clearwater, FL this summer for the 2017 Training Course in Epidemiology. The course is geared to individuals with basic to intermediate skills in statistical and epidemiologic methods. For those seeking training in intermediate to advanced skills, a 2018 location and the competitive application period will be announced by end of year. Access the 2016 Archive.

Collective Impact Learning Collaborative

NOW recruiting cities for cohort 3, which will begin in October of 2017Join us for an informational call: 

March 21, 2017 from 12-1 p.m. CST.
Number: 866-740-1260
Access Code: 5529582

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.

Reconvened Select Panel on Preconception Health and Health Care

This report summarizes opportunities to accelerate progress in preconception health and health care over the next five years.

CityLights January 2016: Natural Place to Address Early Adversity

It's becoming more common knowledge and less break-through finding. Early-in-life exposure to an adverse or traumatic experience is linked to poor later-in-life health outcomes and these experiences are far more common than we once knew.

Join us in Philadelphia, Sept. 14-16, 2016

Philadelphia, PA will be the site of The 2016 CityMatCH Leadership and MCH Epidemiology Conference!

PSEP Final Report is Now Available Online

PSEP report cover

The Prevention of Substance-Exposed Pregnancies Collaborative (PSEP) represents 18 months of work led by CityMatCH with funding and guidance from the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities


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