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Measuring a Life Course Approach to MCH: The AMCHP Life Course Metrics Project and Final Set of Indicators

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Date Developed: 11/19/2013. Source: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. Presenter(s): Caroline Stampfel, MPH (moderator); William Sappenfield, MD, MPH; Ghasi Phillips, ScD, MS; Brenda Fink, Brenda Fink, ACSW. Type: Webinar Archive. Level: Intermediate. Length: n.a..


This webinar provides an overview of the Life Course Metrics Project and its process, sharing decision points and methods for engaging the MCH community. The webinar explains how the final set of life course indicators were developed through a collaborative process with seven state teams (Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, and North Carolina) to identify and promote measurable progress using the life course approach to improve MCH.

Representatives from state MCH programs, including MCH epidemiology, share their perspectives on participating in the project, the challenges and lessons they learned, and how the life course indicators will influence their work and future efforts. The webinar concludes with a discussion with National Expert Panel members on the implications of the life course indicators for the field of MCH.

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 UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $225,000/year. 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.