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Measures generate powerful data, which can be used to monitor health and well-being, identify assets and needs, assess and improve performance, build knowledge, evaluate programs, and justify funding across maternal and child health (MCH) programs at the local, state and national level. The US enjoys an impressive array of measurement resources and information pertinent to the assessment and improvement of maternal, child, and family health and well-being. However, health administrators and practitioners at all levels are still faced with a great deal of variation in access to usable data, often resulting in redundant efforts and non-comparable data across programs.

This portal includes many resources, including those emerging from the Maternal and Child Health Measurement Research Network project, coordinated by the CAHMI and funded by HRSA/MCHB. You can read quick summaries of the measure sets used by national programs, browse a dynamic, searchable compendium of measures, and learn how measures are developed, validated, and endorsed.

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About the MCH-Measurement Research Network
This one-page brief overviews the purpose, goals, and accomplishments of the Maternal and Child Health Measurement Research Network (MCH-MRN), and shares how you can get involved.
This page gives an overview of the resources available on the DRC, including survey content and metadata relevant for child health measurement.
The DRC's Systems Improvement Portal provides data and other resources for use in the quality improvement of health care for children and adolescents. Widespread use of valid and reliable measures to assess and monitor pediatric health care quality is critical, and data on the DRC is useful for this process in a number of ways.

Data In Action! MCH Measurement