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.
Fast-track your access to MCH Measurement resources:
- Read quick summaries of MCH program measure sets and initiatives: Get one-page, at-a-glance profiles on the MCH measure sets from a number of national, state, and local programs including Title V, Medicaid/CHIP, Healthy People 2020, Child Welfare, PQMP, and more. Learn about health topics covered, availability and sources of data, reporting requirements, and other valuable information.
- Search an interactive compendium of MCH measures: Search the over 800 measures contained in the measure sets and initiatives referenced above by program, data source, and health topic.
- Review Frequently Asked Questions about this MCH measurement portal.
- Learn about the Maternal and Child Health Measurement Research Network (MCH-MRN) and sign up to participate!