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.
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.