The following organizations share Healthy Start's goal of improving maternal and child health outcomes nationwide. Their websites contain useful information and resources for Healthy Start grantees and those working in the field of Maternal and Child Health.


American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

ACOG is a professional and membership organization of women’s health care physicians. ACOG’s website includes resources and information for providers on practice management, continuing education, and advocacy, as well as resources for patients.

Topics:
Breastfeeding
Early Elective Delivery
Prenatal Care and Education
Reproductive Life Planning/Family Planning

Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs

AMCHP is a national resource, partner, and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, children, and families, including those with special health care needs. AMCHP’s website includes a calendar of events, policy and advocacy resources, information on  MCH topics, and a searchable database of best practices.

Topics:
Chronic Disease
Community Needs Assessment
Cultural Competence
EBP Implementation
Home Visiting
Intimate Partner Violence
Life Course Model
Patient-centered Medical Home

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP)

AHRP brings together healthcare professionals across disciplines and specialties for evidence-based training and network building. The website includes professional education opportunities, publications and resources on reproductive health topics, and advocacy information.

Topics:
Breastfeeding
Early Elective Delivery
Prenatal Care and Education
Reproductive Life Planning/Family Planning

Before, Between & Beyond Pregnancy

Designed to be a “one-stop” resource for clinicians and others who want to learn more about preconception health, the evidence supporting it, and strategies for incorporating relevant content into clinical practice. The website includes CME opportunities, clinical guidance, resources, and news.

Topics:
Breastfeeding
Early Elective Delivery
Prenatal Care and Education
Reproductive Life Planning/Family Planning

Bright Futures, American Academy of Pediatrics

Bright Futures uses an evidence-driven, developmentally-based approach to address children’s health needs in the context of family and community. The website includes a range of evidence-based resources and systems-oriented tools for health care professionals, parents, and youth-serving organizations striving to improve the health and well-being of all children.

Topics:
Breastfeeding
Chronic Disease
Prenatal Care and Education
Reproductive Life Planning/Family Planning

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Reproductive Health

The Division’s three priority areas are: women’s reproductive health; pregnancy health; and infant health. The website contains resources and statistics on, infertility, assisted reproductive technology, depression and postpartum depression, maternal and infant health, SIDS, teen pregnancy, unintended pregnancy, women’s reproductive health, and global reproductive health.

Topics:
Breastfeeding
Early Elective Delivery
Prenatal Care and Education
Reproductive Life Planning/Family Planning

CityMatCH

A national membership organization of city and county health departments’ MCH programs and leaders representing urban communities in the US. CityMatCH works to strengthen public health organizations and leadership to promote equity and improve the health of urban women, families, and communities.

Topics:
Breastfeeding
Early Elective Delivery
Prenatal Care and Education
Reproductive Life Planning/Family Planning

Collaborative Improvement & Innovation Network (CoIIN) to Reduce Infant Mortality

The CoIIN to Reduce Infant Mortality is a public-private partnership that aims to reduce infant mortality and improve birth outcomes. Participants learn from one another and national experts, share best practices and lessons learned, and track progress toward shared benchmarks

Topics:
Early Elective Delivery
Patient-centered Medical Home
Safe Sleep
Tobacco Cessation

Early Head Start National Resource Center

Early Head Start provides early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families, and pregnant women and their families.

Topics:
Health Literacy
Insurance Coverage
Parenting Education
Reproductive Life Planning/Family Planning
Socio-emotional Development for Children

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) offers a wide range of resources and teaching tools to help health care professionals lead effective improvement efforts, enhance clinical outcomes, and reduce patient harm.

Topics:
Quality Improvement

March of Dimes

March of Dimes works to improve the health of mothers and babies, and to prevent preterm birth and birth defects. The website includes information and resources on pregnancy and preparing and caring for your baby, as well as loss and grief.

Topics:
Chronic Disease
Depression
Early Elective Delivery
Home Visiting
Nutrition

National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep (NAPPSS)

A coalition of over 50 advocacy organizations, professional associations, faith communities, representatives of diverse racial and ethnic communities, and business groups dedicated to promoting safe infant sleep and breastfeeding. Building on the success of national safe-to-sleep public education campaigns, NAPPSS focuses on the next step—moving from awareness to action.

Topics:
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National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health at Georgetown University

Provides national leadership to the MCH community around program development, as well as education and state-of-the-art knowledge, to improve the health and well-being of the nation’s children and families. Links to the Center’s MCH Library, National Action Plan to Promote Safe Sleep (NAPPSS), and Health Information Group.

Topics:
Breastfeeding
Early Elective Delivery
Prenatal Care and Education
Reproductive Life Planning/Family Planning

National Center for Trauma-Informed Care and Alternatives to Seclusion and Restraint

The NCTIC is a technical assistance center dedicated to promoting alternatives to seclusion and restraint, and building the knowledge base on the implementation of trauma-informed approaches in programs, services, and systems. Provides training and technical assistance to community-based behavioral health agencies, criminal and juvenile justice settings, homeless and HIV service providers, domestic violence organizations, and state and federal agencies.

Topics:
Alcohol/Drug Services
Depression
Intimate Partner Violence
Risk Assessment

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

The Center includes three divisions, the Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, the Division of Human Development and Disability, and the Division of Blood Disorders.

Topics:
Chronic Disease
Depression
Early Elective Delivery
Home Visiting
Nutrition

National Fatherhood Initiative

The National Fatherhood Initiative’s mission is to improve the well-being of children by increasing the proportion of children with involved, responsible, and committed fathers in their lives. The website includes resources and training for community-based organizations, corrections, military, and state and local agencies.

Topics:
Cultural Competence
Father/Partner Involvement
Parenting Education

National Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Program (NFIMR)

NFIMR is an action-oriented community process that continually assesses, monitors, and works to improve service systems and community resources for women, infants, and families. The website includes publications and resources, information on FIMR programs around the country, and links to partner organizations.

Topics:
Chronic Disease
Depression
Early Elective Delivery
Home Visiting
Nutrition
Risk Assessment

National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies (HMHB) Coalition

HMHB works to improve the quality and reach of public and professional education related to prenatal and infant care. The website includes a resource library, webinars, interviews with experts, and “Fast Facts for Families.”

Topics:
Breastfeeding
Early Elective Delivery
Prenatal Care and Education
Reproductive Life Planning/Family Planning

National Healthy Start Association (NHSA)

NHSA is committed to improving birth outcomes and health disparities that exist within communities of color throughout the US. As the membership association for Healthy Start programs nationwide, NHSA promotes the development of community-based maternal and child health programs, particularly those addressing the issues of infant mortality, low birth weight and racial disparities in perinatal outcomes.

Topics:
Breastfeeding
Early Elective Delivery
Prenatal Care and Education
Reproductive Life Planning/Family Planning

National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ)

NICHQ is an independent, nonprofit organization assisting organizations and professionals to find innovative ways to help children and families live healthier lives. NICHQ’s website includes resources on a wide range of maternal and child health topics.

Topics:
Quality Improvement

Office on Women’s Health

OWH provides national leadership and coordination to improve the health of women and girls through policy, education, and model programs.

Topics:
Breastfeeding
Early Elective Delivery
Prenatal Care and Education
Reproductive Life Planning/Family Planning

Prematurity Campaign, March of Dimes

March of Dimes’ Prematurity Campaign aims to raise public awareness of the problems of prematurity and decrease the rate of preterm birth in the U.S.

Topics:
Chronic Disease
Depression
Early Elective Delivery
Home Visiting
Nutrition
Risk Assessment

Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns Initiative, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

This initiative aims to reduce preterm births and improve outcomes for newborns and pregnant women through an awareness campaign to reduce the rate of early elective deliveries and providing funding to test enhanced prenatal care approaches to reduce the frequency of premature births among pregnant Medicaid or CHIP beneficiaries at high risk.

Topics:
Chronic Disease
Depression
Early Elective Delivery
Home Visiting
Nutrition
Risk Assessment

Tamarack

Tamarack develops and supports learning communities to help people collaborate and generate knowledge to solve complex community challenges. The website includes a resource library with information on community engagement, Collective Impact, community collaboration, movements for change, and sustaining social innovation.

Topics:
Backbone Organization
Common Agenda
Communication
Mutually Reinforcing Activities
Shared Measurement