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Strengthen the Evidence for Maternal and Child Health Programs

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Evidence Tools

red pen sitting on a spiral notebook with tabsEvidence Analysis Reports: Full Listing

The evidence reviews reflect a critical analysis and synthesis of the effectiveness of strategies that might be applied to address the 15 National Performance Measures (NPMs) identified by MCHB to serve as the foundation for accountability across all states and jurisdictions. The evidence reviews use a structured approach to evaluate the available empirical evidence and to draw conclusions for MCH programs based on the best available evidence. For each review a Full Report and 3-page Brief is also presented. Read more about the methodology used to develop these reports (see "The Continuum Methodology halfway down the page).

National Performance Measures​

NPM 1 Well-Woman Visit: Evidence Review Brief
NPM 1 Well-Woman Visit: Evidence Review Full Report

NPM 2 Low-Risk Cesarean Deliveries: Evidence Review Brief 
NPM 2 Low-Risk Cesarean Deliveries: Evidence Review Full Report

NPM 3 Risk-Appropriate Perinatal Care: Evidence Review Brief
NPM 3 Risk-Appropriate Perinatal Care: Evidence Review Full Report

NPM 4 Breastfeeding: Evidence Review Brief
NPM 4 Breastfeeding: Evidence Review Full Report

NPM 5 Safe Sleep: Evidence Review Brief 
NPM 5 Safe Sleep: Evidence Review Full Report

NPM 6 Developmental Screening Evidence Review Brief
NPM 6 Developmental Screening Evidence Review Full Report

NPM 7.1 Injury Hospitilization (Ages 0-9) Evidence Review Brief
NPM 7.1 Injury Hospitilization (Ages 0-9) Evidence Review Full Report

NPM 7.2 Injury Hospitilzation (Ages 10-19) - Evidence Review: Brief
NPM 7.2 Injury Hospitilzation (Ages 10-19) - Evidence Review: Full Report

NPM 8 Physical Activity (Ages 6-17) - Evidence Review: Brief
NPM 8 Physical Activity (Ages 6-17) - Evidence Review: Full Report

NPM 9 Bullying: Evidence Review Brief
NPM 9 Bullying: Evidence Review Full Report

NPM 10 Adolescent Well-Visit: Evidence Review Brief
NPM 10 Adolescent Well-Visit: Evidence Review Full Report

NPM 11 Medical Home: Evidence Review Brief
NPM 11 Medical Home: Evidence Review Full Report

NPM 12 Health Care Transition: Evidence Review Brief
NPM 12 Health Care Transition: Evidence Review Full Report

NPM 13.1 Oral Health in Pregnancy: Evidence Review Brief
NPM 13.1 Oral Health in Pregnancy: Evidence Review Full Report

NPM 13.2 Oral Health in Childhood: Evidence Review Brief
NPM 13.2 Oral Health in Childhood: Evidence Review Full Report

NPM 14.1 Smoking In Pregnancy: Evidence Review Brief
NPM 14.1 Smoking In Pregnancy: Evidence Review Full Report

NPM 14.2 Smoking in the Household: Evidence Review Brief
NPM 14.2 Smoking in the Household: Evidence Review Full Report

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.