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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 tenant 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.


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.


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. Please access these resources below and check back as we add new tools:

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.



NCEMCH has received a 5-year cooperative agreement to translate the evidence base of successful programs and practices into actionable resources for states to advance their National Performance Measure topic areas. Read the project description | Access the MCH Evidence website | Access the MCH Digital Library website.

NCEMCH has conducted an analysis of users’ experience with delivery and dissemination systems for public health training on behalf of the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training (NCCPHT) to further the goal of connecting public health practitioners with the training, tools, and resources needed to advance public health practice. Read the report.


The MCH Alert is a free quarterly electronic newsletter that highlights learning opportunities and training developments for the Title V workforce as organized by the MCH Navigator and resources and announcements that have been collected by NCEMCH’s MCH Knowledge Base.

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NEW Highlights

Strengthen the Evidence for MCH Programs. New websites: MCH Evidence | MCH Digital Library.

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.