Finding True North for those who care for the nation's women, infants, children, youth, and families. Recognizing that high-quality maternal and child health (MCH) services are vital to the health of the nation, NCEMCH was established in 1982 at Georgetown University as a national resource to the MCH community. NCEMCH's multidisciplinary staff collaborates with a broad range of federal agencies, corporate and philanthropic partners, professional organizations, and academic institutions. Read more.

Highlighted NCEMCH Projects

A Message to Our Larger, Human Family

Black lives matter. Black culture matters. Black families matter. Black communities matter.

These words are more than a blanket statement. As a center, we encourage the difficult conversations in meetings, around dinner tables, and between family members and children that are necessary always – but now more than ever. Each and every person on this earth is precious, and no one should be allowed to infringe on another’s beauty and rights, no matter the color of their skin.

In MCH, and here at NCEMCH, we look for new ways to be inclusive, whether talking about race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, immigration status, criminal justice history, economic status, religion, or belief.

It seems so small in light of the current darkness in the world, but know that our family at NCEMCH is here to make life better for everyone else’s family. It is the basic tenet that drives every resource we develop, every project we embark on, and every decision we make together. We stand with you – each and every one of you – to make this world better for one beautiful family at a time. We are always here to talk, think, and struggle – to figure out ways to ensure equity and justice in all things.

COVID-19 Resources

Staff at NCEMCH are working with our partners to develop and/or disseminate resources for the public health workforce, community health centers, and families during this difficult time.

A comprehensive list of resources gathered by the Association of MCH Programs can be found on their Coronavirus Disease 2019 MCH and Community Resources page.

Exciting News

Celebrate the career of our Head Librarian, Olivia Pickett, as she looks forward to (semi-)retirement!

Stay Informed

The MCHalert is a free quarterly electronic newsletter that works to "leverage learning to leadership" in five areas:

  1. From the Field showcases the latest trainings gathered by the MCH Navigator and resources collected by the MCH Digital Library.
  2. New from NCEMCH introduces new resources developed by the National Center for Education in MCH (NCEMCH) for immediate use in your daily work or research.
  3. What Works highlights evidence-linked resources from the MCH Evidence Center to ensure that your programs have impact with the communities you serve.
  4. Advancing Academics provides the latest news and resources from the Association of Teachers in MCH (ATMCH) for student and current/emerging teachers of MCH.
  5. Leveraging Learning shares implementation resources from the National MCH Workforce Development Center that lead to real-time impact and advance health equity.
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NEW Highlights

MCHsmart. This comprehensive learning program delivers the core content of a structured program in a format that is accessible to MCH professionals, students, and current/future faculty.

MCHwork. The National MCH Workforce Development Center and the MCH Navigator have teamed up to share a new microlearning program to actively engage busy professionals on thematic topics.

Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health (ATMCH). NCEMCH works with the University of Alabama, Birmingham, to grow and support excellence in teaching MCH.

New Results-Based Accountability (RBA) Tools. Two new tools: 1) Turn the Curve Strategy Tool and 2) ESM Measurement Tool integrate health equity considerations into RBA processes.

Spotlight on Workforce Resilience. This new training spotlight is structured based on the seven characteristics of the Resilient Individual Framework.

Rapid Review: The Relation of Social Media and Adolescent Mental Health

Building on Campaigns with Conversations. This series of learning modules is designed for professionals who interact with families on topics of safe sleep and breastfeeding.

Around the Table: Promoting Healthy Eating Through Food & Culture. This 6-module online curriculum explores the relationship between food and culture to address childhood obesity.

Where to Find MCH Resources: An Introduction. This 20-minute overview presents sources of public health information for MCH workforce.

New Digitized Resources. The EPSDT Hiscock Historical Collection is now available full-text online. Search by keyword or by topic area.