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 their work’s demonstrated 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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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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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

CenteringPregnancy - Medicaid Enhanced Payment for Group Prenatal Care is a policy focused on enhanced payment and alternative payment models for evidence-based group prenatal care. These 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

The "Maine Safe Sleep Kit Program" policy all families, regardless of racial/ethnic background or financial capacity, access to education and a safe sleep kit which consists of a cribette, a fitted sheet and a sleep sack. The goal of this policy is to decrease SIDS by 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. This policy focuses on the Expansion of Community-Based Doulas Through Medicaid Reimbursement.

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Emerging Practice

Adolescent and Teen Health Program

The Healthy Start Coalition of Hillsborough County’s Adolescent and 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

The "LEND Trainees as Family Navigators" program is 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. Developed by the NAACP Atlantic City Black Infant and Maternal Mortality (BIMM) task force and the Prematurity Prevention Initiative, this tool allows birthing people to share their experience in a safe manner embedded with identity acceptance and respect.

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Emerging Practice

SPAN Empowering Women

The SPAN Empowering Women project provides leadership training and education to, as well as supports and facilitates community engagement, for women of childbearing age whose children are at risk of elevated blood lead levels and/or at risk of being born with fetal alcohol syndrome/fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in NJ.

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Best Practice

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) is an indirect, evidence-informed mental health service that pairs an experienced mental health professional with adults who work with infants and young children in the different settings where they learn and grow, such as child care, preschool, home visiting, early intervention and primary care.

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Emerging Practice

Child Development Clinic Services

The need for early diagnosis of conditions such as autism is well known, but the availability of clinicians and other professionals able to evaluate children for autism and other behavioral/developmental conditions is lacking. In order to help alleviate this need, the Virginia Department of Health collaborates with five providers across the state to offer services through its Child Development Clinic Services (CDC) program.

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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.