Maternal and Child Health Resources and Case Studies
Below are resources and short case studies describing state specific initiatives that are focused on improving birth outcomes. There are also resources that states can use to show that prevention has a positive economic impact.
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Early Elective Delivery Issue Brief
This issue brief describes why early elective deliveries (EEDs) are a public health concern and describes national and state efforts to reduce rates of EEDs.
Smoking Cessation Strategies for Women Before, During, and After Pregnancy: Recommendations for State and Territorial Health Agencies
This issue brief introduces seven recommendations to improve smoking cessation among women before, during and after pregnancy with examples from current public health tobacco control practice.
Maternal and Infant Disparities Issue Brief
This brief explores the importance of maternal and infant health disparities as well as highlights different programs states have implemented to address these issues.
Bright Futures Issue Brief
This issue brief illustrates how Illinois, New York, Virginia, and Washington have incorporated Bright Futures guidelines.
How State Health Departments can Use the Spectrum of Prevention to Address Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
This report outlines Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), the affected population, risks and exposures, and the primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention strategies to addressing NAS.
MCH and Health Information Exchange Issue Brief
This brief provides an overview of federal and state health information exchange (HIE) challenges and opportunities for MCH and highlights several states' strategies for accelerating electronic health records (EHR) adoption and electronic HIE.
Early Elective Delivery State Levers for Change
This online toolkit provides resources and examples for state leaders to address early elective delivery, including: Policy/Leadership, Increasing Capacity/Systems of Care, Partnerships and Collaborations/Community Engagement, Messaging, and Data.
Coordinating WIC and Other Public Health Services Fact Sheets
ASTHO and NACCHO collaborated to promote the integrated delivery of the Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and other services at the state and local levels. The information in these fact sheets summarize successes, challenges, and lessons learned from interviews with WIC program survey participants.
Disability and Health Resources
These resources and case studies provide an overview of this important topic and a snapshot of what state health agencies can do to address the needs of people with disabilities.
State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) Coverage During Pregnancy
This factsheet provides information on pregnancy coverage under S-CHIP within 19 states and Washington, D.C.
Partnerships to Reach At-Risk Populations: Pregnant Women
This fact sheet describes populations and partnerships with which state and territorial health agencies work to reach at-risk populations with a focus on supporting pregnant women to receive needed vaccinations.
Assisted Reproductive Technology Fact Sheet
This fact sheet explains assisted reproductive technology and the common birth outcomes associated with the use of this technology.
Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) Fact Sheet
This fact sheet provides an overview of LARC, the barriers that women and physicians face when choosing LARC, and public health solutions to reduce these barriers.
17 Alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17P) Fact Sheet
This fact sheet highlights how state health agencies can take the lead in promoting efficient, cost-appropriate, and safe dissemination of 17P.
Medicaid Cost Savings Methodology
This methodology can be used for states to estimate the Medicaid cost savings if they are to reduce the rate of prematurity by 8 percent. The template includes how Texas used this methodology.
Summary of Texas' Medicaid Legislation on Elective Deliveries
This document provides a brief description of TX House Bill 1983, an effort to reduce the elective or non-medically-indicated induced deliveries and C-sections prior to 39 weeks of gestation.
Preconception Care Fact Sheet
This resource highlights preconception program and policy examples that states can adopt.
Perinatal Regionalization Fact Sheet
This fact sheet describes perinatal regionalization and provides programmatic and policy examples for states.
Perinatal Quality Collaboratives Fact Sheet
This resource describes perinatal quality collaboratives, their distribution throughout the country, and shares examples of PQCs in California, New York, Ohio, and North Carolina.