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ERIC Number: ED438382
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 206
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Lessons Learned, 1997: Profiles of Leading Urban Health Department Initiatives in Maternal and Child Health. Highlights of the CityMatCH Urban Maternal and Child Health Leadership Conference (Atlanta, GA, September 1997).
Peck, Magda G., Ed.; Fitzgerald, Maureen, Ed.
This compendium of current practices contains descriptions of urban maternal and child health (MCH) programs. Many of the programs profiled have not been evaluated formally, but the profiles provide a starting point for examining what really works in MCH programs. Most of the 92 profiles are about improving access to care for urban children and families (60 programs, or 72% of profiles) or about strengthening urban public health systems for MCH (55 programs, 66% of the profiles). Five broad themes emerge from this group of profiles: (1) the importance of collaboration in community change; (2) understanding effective action; (3) building on community assets; (4) making joint investments in building human resources capacity; and (5) the importance of quality of service and information dissemination. Each profile describes the program, the obstacles it faced, and the lessons learned. Profiles are indexed by type of initiative and by essential MCH functions performed. Appendixes list CityMatCH membership and publications. (SLD)
CityMatCH, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, 982170 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, ME 68198-2170 ($15). Tel: 402-559-8323; Fax: 402-559-5355; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Authoring Institution: CityMatCH, Omaha, NE.