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Section Manual

The Maternal and Child Health Section has organized a section manual to assist you in your membership.

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*Please note that inclusion of these links does not represent a blanket endorsement of these programs and their activities. This is merely an abbreviated list of Major MCH related agencies which may be of assistance to section members.

The following are organizations which are official MCH Section Liaisons

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

The American Academy of Pediatrics is the professional organization for U.S. Pediatricians. The AAP Committee on Research is a Liaison Organization with the APHA MCH Section.

AAP Section on Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics 

American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG)

The ACMG provides education, resources and a voice for the medical genetics profession. 

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP)

The Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) supports state maternal and child health programs and provides national leadership on issues affecting women and children.

Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health 

ATMCH provides leadership in education, research, and service in the field of maternal and child health. ATMCH offers an interdisciplinary forum through which MCH faculty from schools of public health and other institutions of higher learning can share the knowledge, ideas, and skills essential to educating students, advancing MCH research, and applying research results to MCH policies, programs, and services.

CityMatCH serves as a national information hub for data, programs and perspectives on urban maternal and child health.

Family Voices  

Family Voices, a national grassroots network of families and friends, advocates for health care services that are family-centered, community-based, comprehensive, coordinated and culturally competent for all children and youth with special health care needs.

Maternal and Child Health Journal  

Maternal and Child Health Journal offers an exclusive forum for advancing scientific and professional knowledge of the maternal and child health (MCH) field. Peer-reviewed papers address MCH practice, policy, and research, exploring such topics as MCH epidemiology, demography, and health status assessment; Innovative MCH service initiatives; Implementation of MCH programs; MCH policy analysis and advocacy and MCH professional development.


Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)   
The Maternal & Child Health Bureau (HRSA) charged with the primary responsibility for promoting and improving the health of our Nation's mothers and children.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality has initiatives in both Children's & Women's Health.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

CDC is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting public health activities in the United States.


MCH Library 
The MCH Library at Georgetown University provides accurate and timely information including the weekly newsletter MCH Alert, resource guides, full text publications, databases, and links to quality MCH sites. 


Children's Environmental Health Network is a national multi-disciplinary project whose mission is to promote a healthy environment and protect the fetus and the child from environmental health hazards.


The National Library of Medicine provides meta-links to all government health and related organizations and also provides free medline.

Global MCH Links
MCH Meta-links from the Harvard Department of Maternal and Child Health


MCH Timeline
The MCH Timeline traces the history of maternal and child health in the U.S., provides in-depth modules on topics such as MCH 101, MCH Systems of Care, Infant Mortality, MCH Performance and Accountability, and Genetic Services, and allows you to search for topical areas of interest to you.  The Resources page includes a video and powerpoint presentation about the History of MCH in the U.S., links to historical documents, and quotations from MCH leaders.