MCH INNOVATIONS DATABASE

Welcome to the MCH Innovations Database, a searchable database of effective practices grounded in practice-based evidence that positively impact maternal and child health. Practices are assessed along a practice continuum and receive a designation of Cutting-Edge, Emerging, Promising, or Best depending on the amount of evidence demonstrating their work’s impact, among other criteria. 

Also check out our partners’ work for more MCH practices and policies grounded in peer-reviewed literature: MCHbest database: Search for evidence-based/informed strategies related to the 15 National Performance Measures (NPMs) through the MCHbest database that summarizes the science of what works in the peer-reviewed literature.

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Promising Practice

Chicago Collaborative for Maternal Health QI Collaborative

The Chicago Collaborative for Maternal Health QI Collaborative developed, implemented, and evaluated a quality improvement initiative connecting high-risk prenatal patients to primary care after delivery and routine postpartum care.

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Promising Practice

Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand supports the emotional well-being of children and the adults who care for them through five transformative caregiving and peer-support tools. Hand in Hand is continually focused on promoting the protective factors that address the root causes of disparities in child outcomes, and on supporting diverse communities to promote equity and justice.

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Emerging Practice

Gizmo Initiative

The Gizmo Initiative takes an upstream approach to support the mental health and wellness of youth through its book for youth (Gizmo's Pawesome Guide to Mental Health), accompanying elementary school curriculum and website of resources, activities, and materials for youth and adults, alike.

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Promising Practice

Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids (SPARK) Kindergarten Readiness Program

SPARK (Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids) is a parent-focused home visiting program for families of three- and four-year-old children. SPARK cultivates school readiness by strengthening each child’s math, early literacy, and fine and gross motor skills, and social-emotional development; all services are provided in a culturally relevant manner. The program has been designed to identify the basic needs of families, as well as any developmental delays, specialized learning needs, and social-emotional issues. The school districts are partners in the program, collaborating with SPARK to provide smooth transitions into kindergarten and ensure the well-being of the families.

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Emerging Practice

PATCH Toolkits

The PATCH for Parents and PATCH for Teens Toolkits were created for educators of all kinds (working in schools, community and faith-based organizations, business, health care systems, and public health agencies) who want to help young people gain more independence and responsibility over their health and health care decisions.

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Emerging Practice

Health Equity Impact Assessment

The Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) is a structured process which involves partners' input to guide the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies and programs that impact population health and communities, with a goal of reducing health disparities and inequities.

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Emerging Practice

Resilient Children and Families Program (RCFP)

The Resilient Children and Families Program is a two-generation approach that alleviates family stress and the long-term impacts of adversity by promoting the social and emotional wellness of young children and the adults that care for them.

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Cutting-Edge Practice

Outdoor Recreation Accessibility Review: TRACK Trails

The Outdoor Recreation Accessibility Review: TRACK Trails is based on the NC Office on Disability and Health’s Accessibility Review and was created as a way to involve the perspectives of families of CYSHCN in order to make outdoor recreational spaces (i.e. TRACK Trails) more accessible for their children.

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Promising Practice

Maimonides Pediatric Primary Care

The Maimonides Pediatric Primary Care "Building Resilience in Children, Families, Infants and Toddlers" (BRIC FIT) initiative addresses a critical need for early childhood emotional and behavioral health within the pediatric medical home by using integrated mental health care in conjunction with a comprehensive social needs screening and referral program to address psychosocial needs for our most underserved families with children ages zero to five.

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Cutting-Edge Practice

PowerMom FIRST

PowerMom FIRST is a well-established bilingual (Spanish and English) app-based, user-centric research platform that serves as a database for a range of valuable longitudinal health data throughout pregnancy.

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Promising Practice

TELE-ASD-PEDS (TAP) Telehealth Evaluation Model

The TELE-ASD-PEDS (TAP) Telehealth Evaluation Model is a system designed to increase access to autism diagnostic consultation by allowing clinicians to consult with families and other providers remotely, using an interactive assessment tool designed specifically for these purposes.

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Cutting-Edge Practice

Cultural Brokering

Cultural Brokering is a practice focused on representing African American, Arabic, Asian, Latino/a/x, and refugee/immigrant communities to provide enhanced one-to-one emotional, informational, and systems navigational support to culturally & linguistically diverse families of children with disabilities and special health care needs, and partner with agencies in the community to improve equitable access to services and supports.

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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 number U01MC00001 Partnership for State Title V MCH Leadership Community Cooperative Agreement ($1,696,335). This information or content and 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.