The CityMatCH Learning Network consists of a quarterly series of calls/webinars available to the entire MCH community, providing training and technical assistance on emerging MCH issues and the most identified needs of CityMatCH members.
By engaging in authentic collaboration, a health department can enhance the impact of their efforts to advance MCH priorities in their community. The Collective Impact Learning Collaborative (CILC) aims to increase local urban health departments' capacity to implement collective impact strategies to address Maternal and Child Health (MCH) priorities at the community level.
Increasingly, health is being understood as an asset that develops across the life span. Early investments in health are important not only for their immediate impact, but also for the improved health they produce throughout life. Additionally, healthy birth outcomes rely in large measure on health developed prior to pregnancy.
For more than seven years, CityMatCH and NACCHO collaborated in producing the interactive "Emerging Issues in Maternal and Child Health" (E-MCH) webinar / audioconference series. E-MCH provided cutting-edge research, program and policy strategies on complex public health topics.
Beginning in 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 elmination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (EMCT).
CityMatCH acts as a national voice in communicating urban MCH issues to local MCH leaders, members, and partners at the local, state, and national levels. This page will highlight emerging MCH issues in the field, providing timely resources and information on the most pressing MCH issues.
The Institute for Equity in Birth Outcomes (Equity Institute) is a national initiative designed to strengthen the scientific focus and evidence base for realizing equity in birth outcomes in urban U.S. cities. During a two-year span, selected teams headed by CityMatCH member health departments will participate and receive training to support them as they select, implement, and evaluate an equity-focused project.
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.
In 2011, CityMatCH, with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD), initiated the PSEP Collaborative, with an aim to reduce the number of pregnancies that are exposed to alcohol and other substances within U.S.