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ERIC Number: ED440197
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 192
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Lessons Learned, 1999: Profiles of Leading Urban Health Department Initiatives in Maternal and Child Health from the CityMatCH Urban MCH Leadership Conference (10th, Baltimore, Maryland, September 1999).
Fitzgerald, Maureen, Ed.
The designated leaders of maternal and child health (MCH) in more than 70 major urban city and county health departments submitted profiles of urban MCH efforts as a requirement for federally subsidized attendance. When these profiles were reviewed, eight broad themes were apparent as lessons from MCH practice. The lessons are: (1) drawing in people and organizations from other sectors is a resource for community connections; (2) never underestimate the role of the community in identifying possible solutions; (3) collaboration with other sectors requires communication skills and is enhanced by common policies and procedures; (4) work to break down language barriers; (5) time to find and secure funding is often disproportionate to the scope of work; (6) data and information offer new and greater opportunities for successful project outcomes; (7) staff is a health department's biggest asset; and (8) planning, persistence, and long-term efforts are necessary for successful, sustainable outcomes. (SLD)
CityMatCH, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, 982170 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-2170 ($15). Tel: 402-595-1700; Fax: 402-595-1693; e-mail:
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; 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.