Information Resources

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Spanish-Language Health Resources

MCH Library Knowledge Path

Readers will find resources in Spanish about health promotion, medical conditions, diseases, treatments, health insurance, access to care, and life stages and populations including:

  • Health hotlines and helplines with Spanish-speaking operators
  • Websites in Spanish or that include Spanish-language materials
  • Databases to locate additional Spanish-language health resources
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Life Course: Nurturing Early Growth and Development


The life course concept and MCH are featured in Healthy Generations (published by the University of Minnesota School of Public Health) articles that cover topics such as:

  • Science of brain development
  • Impact of the recession on children
  • Outcomes of adverse childhood experience
  • Promising early life course initiatives

Healthy Generations Spring Issue (2.6MB PDF)

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Partnerships to Prevent Childhood Obesity in Florida

Fact Sheet

Through Embrace a Healthy Florida, 6 organizations in different parts of the state have been given resources and training to build coalitions and distribute grants for local prevention activities. This Promising Practices in MCH fact sheet looks at how a community-driven approach has allowed the Florida Blue Foundation to target efforts based on the specific needs and opportunities facing a diverse state.

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Training and Educational Resources

Scientific Writing for Public Health Professionals

Saturday, November 2, 2013
9:00am – 5:00pm
Boston, MA

During the APHA Annual Meeting, this Learning Institute, a full-day course offering 6 continuing education credits, will help public health practitioners turn their work into manuscripts for publication.  The course will be a mixture of presentations and hands-on work. Trainers are:

  • Michael D. Kogan, PhD, Director of Epidemiology and Research at the MCHB has served on various editorial boards and has edited special issues of Pediatrics and the MCH Journal.
  • Sam Posner, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of the Preventing Chronic Disease journal at the CDC

The course fee is $275 through the APHA meeting registration system.

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Pregnancy Weight Gain Guidelines

Archived Webinar

The "Pregnancy Weight Gain Guidelines: Toolkit for Counseling and Dissemination Webinar," presented in September 2013, encouraged healthcare providers who counsel and care for women during pregnancy to utilize a toolkit that facilitates healthy weight during pregnancy. A video (1:28) as well as a download of the slides is available.

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Funding Opportunities

HRSA – MCH Policy Analysis Program

November 8, 2013

The program supports:

  1. Analyses of policy changes that support improved access, quality, and integration of health care and services for MCH populations
  2. Assessments of the key social determinants that may serve as barriers to effectively implementing policies which attempt to improve access, quality, equity, and/or integration of services among MCH populations
  3. Identification of key components of policy changes that effectively promote access, quality, and integration of systems of social, behavioral, and physical health among MCH populations. 

Projects funded should yield peer-reviewed publications, with preceding contributions to the grey and white literature.

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HRSA – MCH Research Program

November 8, 2013

The MCHR program supports applied and translational research relating to MCH services which advance the knowledge pool and result in health and health services improvements are supported. Findings from research should apply to health care delivery programs for mothers and children. Proposals should address critical MCH questions. Translational research study proposals that specifically address MCHB investment-related issues and programs are encouraged.

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HRSA – MCH Secondary Data Analysis Studies

November 8, 2013

The MCH SDAS program supports applied research relating to MCH services that utilizes exclusively the secondary analysis of existing national databases and/or administrative records. These projects should have the potential to improve health care services and delivery and to promote health and wellbeing among MCH populations.

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NIH – Pediatric Formulations and Drug Delivery Systems

November 5, 2013 (R01)
November 16, 2013 (R03, R21)
December 15, 2013 (R41, R43)

Applications to address different and complementary research needs for the development and acceptability of pediatric drug formulations in different age groups is encouraged. This also includes development and testing of novel pediatric drug delivery systems.

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RWJF – Health Policy Fellows

November 13, 2013

The RWJF Health Policy Fellows program provides the nation’s most comprehensive fellowship experience at the nexus of health science, policy and politics in Washington, D.C. Fellows participate in the policy process at the Federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health, health care and health policy.

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AHRQ - Uterine Fibroids Treatment Options

November 15, 2013 (Letter of Intent)
December 16, 2013 (Application)

Applications to examine effective treatment options for women with uterine fibroids are requested. AHRQ and PCORI intend to fund one application that will include a registry RDCC to build an infrastructure that involves 6-10 separate and geographically-diverse CCs. Estimated program funding: $4 million.

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SRCD – Policy Fellowships

December 13, 2013

Congressional and Executive Branch fellowships provide Fellows with exciting opportunities to use their research skills in child development to inform public policy in Washington, DC. Fellows work as resident scholars within their Federal agency or congressional office placements to:

  1. Contribute to the effective use of scientific knowledge in developing public policy.
  2. Educate the scientific community about the development of public policy.
  3. Establish a more effective liaison between scientists and the Federal policy-making mechanisms.
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