CityLights

CityLights is CityMatCH's quarterly newsletter, published under a cooperative agreement with the Maternal and Child Health Bureau/Health Resources and Services Administration and distributed nationwide by CityMatCH. Recent issues have included Building Communities through Collaboration, Tipping the Scales of Justice: Advancing Health Equity in America, and Underutilized MCH Data Sources. Regular features include data reports from our membership sites and national urban MCH partners, profiles of urban MCH programs, regional news, and articles from urban MCH program directors and leaders. To be added to the CityLights distribution list, please become an Associate Member (membership is free). For all questions, please contact our office at 402-552-9500 or citymch@unmc.edu.

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Advancing Partnerships: Data, Practice, and Policy

Volume: 
Vol. 21
Issue: 
No.1

This issue of CityLights offers readers an opportunity to learn more about the exceptional sessions and speakers that were featured at the 2012 CityMatCH Conference cohosted with the MCH EPI Conference. This latest issue of CityLights includes an in-depth look at topics "The Changing Health Care Landscape," "Improving MCH in America," "Adolescence and the Life Course," "Health Equity in MCH Populations," "Using the Principles of Complex Systems Thinking," and more!

Celebrating the 15th Anniversary of PPOR's Conception

Volume: 
Vol. 20
Issue: 
No.3
citylights 2012 fall cover

As CityMatCH’s Executive Director, I am pleased to bring you this issue celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the Perinatal Periods of Risk (PPOR). For over twenty years, CityMatCH has strived as an organization to reduce health disparities and translate the science of public health to practice. PPOR has played a key role in our history by demonstrating that addressing feto-infant mortality rates in a way that empowers the community and utilizes the available data is not only possible, but achievable.

Building Communities Through Collaboration

Volume: 
Vol. 20
Issue: 
No.2

This issue of CityLights focuses on partnerships, which are described in various forms: partnerships between new staff at CityMatCH; the partnership between CityMatCH and the Pima County Health Dept around accreditation; partnerships between Boston's Public Health Commission and the Boston Housing Authority; a partnership between the Department of Huosing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); and finally, partnerships between CityMatCH's Education and Training Action Group to aid in the development of the HRSA/MCHB's MCH Navigator.

Tipping the Scales of Justice: Advancing Health Equity in America

Volume: 
Vol. 20
Issue: 
No.1

The 2011 CityMatCH Urban MCH Leadership Conference focused on the theme of JUSTICE in all communities. This issue of CityLights highlights the key content and speakers of the conference. It aims to answer the question: what is social justice? How do we define it for ourselves? Following is an excerpt from the issue:

Underutilized MCH Data Sources

Volume: 
Vol. 19
Issue: 
No.2

This issue of CityLights features articles that focus on the factors that lead to the underutilization of data sources; the role of the MCH Epidemiology Program at the Centers for Disease Control; the role of schools in promoting health and how the CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health has been promoting school health programs; and an interview with Rita Beam of the Tri-County Health Department of Englewood, CO, on using PPOR analysis to address a significant health disparity. Authors include Laurin Kasehagen, the CDC-assigned Epidemiologist to CityMatCH; Charlan D.

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