The Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs is asking for your participation on a survey on sequestration so that information can be captured about the impact these cuts have had on your state programs and the populations that are being served. The survey is designed to capture information on the impact of sequestration on your state's MCH programs. To participate in the survey, please visit the AMCHP website.
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.
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.