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The Maternal and Child Health Measurement Research Network (MCH-MRN) is a multidisciplinary, collaborative network of experts who represent the MCH lifespan and who are active in the measurement of health and well-being of MCH populations. Its purpose is to provide a sustainable platform to inspire, support, coordinate, and advance efforts related to MCH measurement, measurement innovation, and shared accountability to improve outcomes and systems performance on behalf of the nation’s children, youth, and families.

This portal includes many resources emerging from the MCH-MRN, coordinated by the CAHMI and funded by HRSA/MCHB:

  • Join the Network: MCH-MRN members contribute to setting a national MCH measurement agenda, collaborate to address MCH measurement gaps and needs through Technical Working Groups and receive resources, support, and information relevant to MCH measurement efforts in the field and by specific priority topical areas. Completing this engagement tool to help us to understand how you would like to be engaged in the MCH-MRN and how best to keep you informed about network activities. 
  • Read the Strategic Agenda and learn more about the Maternal and Child Health Measurement Research Network (MCH-MRN). Additional resources available are shown below. 
  • See a visual of all MRN project components.
  • Read quick summaries of MCH program measure sets and initiatives: Get one-page, at-a-glance profiles on the MCH measure sets from a number of national, state, and local programs including Title V, Medicaid/CHIP, Healthy People 2020, Child Welfare, PQMP, and more. Learn about health topics covered, availability and sources of data, reporting requirements, and other valuable information. 
  • Search an interactive compendium of MCH measures: Search the over 900 measures contained in the measure sets and initiatives referenced above by program, data source, and health topic.  
  • Review Frequently Asked Questions about this MCH portal and the overall MCH-MRN project.

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 UA6MC30375 (MCH-Measurement Research Network). The information, content and/or 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.

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