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

Maimonides Pediatric Primary Care

The 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 vulnerable families with children ages zero to five.

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Cutting-Edge Practice

PowerMom FIRST

This study investigates the relationship between systemic racism and poor maternal health outcomes in Black and Hispanic pregnant people.

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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 brokers representing African American, Arabic, Asian, Latino/a/x, and refugee/immigrant communities 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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Emerging Practice

ASD in Primary Care Education (ASD-PRIME)

ASD in Primary Care Education (ASD-PRIME) is designed to address pragmatic barriers surrounding primary care providers’ access to training and supports for ASD by utilizing open-access tools and online modules targeting enhanced screening, diagnostic, and post-diagnostic care coordination protocols within the context of primary care and other early care settings.

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Policy Development

CenteringPregnancy – Medicaid Enhanced Payment for Group Prenatal Care

Enhanced payment and alternative payment models for evidence-based group prenatal care are effective strategies for states to incentivize providers to utilize a model of care that reduces health disparities and increases birth outcomes while saving payers precious reinvestment dollars.

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Policy Implementation

Maine Safe Sleep Kit Program

Increasing access to safe sleeping environments for infants.

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Policy Development

Expansion of Community-Based Doulas Through Medicaid Reimbursement

Community doulas have the inherent local knowledge and understanding that enables them to provide equitable and culturally responsive care to mothers during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum which can potentially lower rates of maternal and infant health complications.

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Emerging Practice

Adolescent and Teen Health Program

The Healthy Start Coalition of Hillsborough County’s Adolescent & Teen Health Program is a unique and innovative collaboration between a university, youth clinic, community-based organization, and school district aimed at improving teen access to sexual health services and community resources.

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Promising Practice

Early Intervention Caregiver and Provider Support Services (EI-CAPSS)

Our Early Intervention Caregiver and Provider Support Services (EI CAPSS) were developed through a partnership between the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (VKC TRIAD) and the Tennessee Early Intervention System (TEIS), Tennessee’s Part C system, to address challenges with access to early diagnosis and intervention for autism for families of young children. \

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Emerging Practice

LEND Trainees as Family Navigators

A structured introduction to family navigation for future professionals, that connects families of young children with ASD to community care while promoting compassion, awareness, and understanding of family experience for care providers.

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Cutting-Edge Practice

Maternal Experience Survey (MES)

The Maternal Experience Survey (MES) is a community tool designed to improve care and reduce childbirth-related disparities for Black birthing people.

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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.