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Strengthen the Evidence for Maternal and Child Health Programs

New: MCHbest strategies database for sample ESMs

Evidence Tools

red pen sitting on a spiral notebook with tabsEnvironmental Scans

These environmental scans, developed by the Women's and Children's Health Policy Center at Johns Hopkins University, identify compilations of strategies to advance performance for each of the 15 national priority areas for MCH Populations.

These compilations are available according to National Performance Measure (NPM), and in the following sections: 

Please note that these documents do not evaluate the quality of the evidence in these compilations and exclude data sources that are limited to a single strategy. The information included in these documents focuses on strategies to achieve each NPM, not on the content of care or health outcome specified in the NPM. 

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*These scans are best viewed in Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Firefox. Some pages are not shown correctly in Safari. 

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.