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ERIC Number: ED471711
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 182
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Lessons Learned, 2001: Profiles of Leading Urban Health Department Initiatives in Maternal and Child Health. From the CityMatCH Urban MCH Leadership Conference (12th, Nashville, Tennessee, August 26-29, 2001).
Fitzgerald, Maureen, Ed.; McIntosh, Kelly, Ed.
This publication provides tools, local contacts, and ideas for program and policy initiatives in urban maternal and child health (MCH). Each CityMatCH member health department attending an August 2001 urban leadership conference submitted a profile of current MCH efforts. Section one, "Summing Up," examines lessons learned (e.g., local health departments are focusing energy on creative, effective ways to inform and educate the public about key MCH issues, and breathing new life into existing programs can lead to more convenient, direct services and increased access for consumers). Section two, "About Lessons Learned," explains how to use profiles, presents a listing of leading urban health department initiatives in MCH, offers a sample profile form, and includes two profile indexes (target populations and approaches and essential MCH program functions. Section three, which comprises the bulk of the document, presents CityMatCH profiles of leading urban health department initiatives in MCH. Each profile presents name, address, telephone, fax, and e-mail information, then lists essential MCH functions and MCH initiatives and offers information on: project description, objectives, barriers encountered, strategies to overcome barriers, funding source, role of the health department, accomplishments, and lessons learned. Two appendixes include CityMatCH membership listing and publications listing. (SM)
CityMatCH, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 982170 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-2170. Tel: 402-561-7500; Fax: 402-561-7525; 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.