Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
There are many useful
resources on the HRSA and MCHB Web sites including national
and State data, performance measurements and a State contact
directory listing. The
Maternal and Child Health Information Resource Center (MCHIRC)
is dedicated to the
goal of helping MCH practitioners on the Federal, State and
local levels to improve their
capacity to gather, analyze and use data for planning and policymaking.
The MCHIRC is
funded by MCHB’s Office of Data and Information Management.
The MCHIRC’s projects
- Title V Information System data from annual Title V
Block Grant applications and
reports submitted by the 59 U.S. States, territories and
on key measures of maternal and child health in the United
- MCH Program Data Abstracts continue to be made available
online as collected
from discretionary grant recipients.
- Child Health USA includes
population characteristics, health status of infants,
children and adolescents, health services utilization, State-
and city-level data and MCH measures and goals.
Health USA contains current and historical data on some of
pressing health challenges facing women and their families.
Data on health
and health-related indicators is presented in three categories:
characteristics, health status and health services utilization.
Assistance for State and local MCH Agencies
- Additional Resources,
including helpful links and publications
- Archives of DataSpeak
periodic telephone conference calls and Internet
audioconferences on MCH topics.
- Information on Graduate Student
Internships with city and State health
departments in MCH data evaluation and monitoring, program