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Strengthening the evidence base for maternal and child health programs

New: MCHbest strategies database for sample ESMs

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There are two ways to search the MCHbest database:

1. Find Strategies by NPM Topic Area

Choose which NPM you want to find strategies for.  You can refine your search on the next page.

2. Find Strategies Across All NPMs by Keyword

Often a common strategy (e.g., provider education) has shown utility across multiple topic areas, population groups, or settings.1,2 This search will find strategies across all NPMs (you can see which NPM the strategy relates to on the next page). Use this search to find strategies that have been shown to be effective and can be adapted from another NPM for use in your topic area, population group, or setting.3

1 Movsisyan, A., Arnold, L., Evans, R. et al. Adapting evidence-informed complex population health interventions for new contexts: a systematic review of guidance. Implementation Sci 14, 105 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13012-019-0956-5

2 Escoffery, C., Lebow-Skelley, E., Haardoerfer, R. et al. A systematic review of adaptations of evidence-based public health interventions globally. Implementation Sci 13, 125 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13012-018-0815-9

3 See Making Adaptations to Evidence-Based Programs tip sheet, developd by the Connecticut Family and Youth Services Bureau with funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for guidance on how to adapt strategies.

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.