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About the Maternal and Child Health Measurement Research Network (MCH-MRN)


The purpose of the Maternal and Child Health Measurement Research Network (MCH-MRN) is to create a multidisciplinary network to inspire, support, coordinate, and advance efforts related to MCH measurement, measurement innovation, and systems performance on behalf of the nation's children, youth, and families.

The MCH-MRN's 2016-2019 cycle is led by the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initative (CAHMI). The CAHMI has contributed to the MCH-MRN's goals by:

1) Identifying gaps and priority areas in MCH measurement as part of a larger MCH measurement agenda
2) Creating an
interactive compendium of over 900 MCH and well-being measures contained within the measure sets referenced below
3) Creating a series of quick, at-a-glance profiles on the MCH measure sets from a number of national, state, and local programs such as Title V, Medicaid/CHIP, Healthy People 2020, Child Welfare, PQMP, and more

If you are interested in becoming a member of the MCH-MRN, we encourage you to fill out the MCH-MRN Engagement Tool. You can also review our starting-point Strategic Agenda for a look at some of the measurement gaps that the MCH-MRN hopes to address.

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.