Maternal and Child Health

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Making a Public Health Difference

By | November 20th, 2012|General|

In public health, we don’t gather data just for the sake of gathering data.  Our goal is use that data to see what kind of issues there are, look for programs that are proven to reduce bad outcomes and help the communities implement them. One key area we watch is Maternal and Child Health because making changes [...]

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Preconception Health II

By | December 2nd, 2010|Preparedness, Prevention|

If you picked up a U.S. Vital Statistics edition in say 1940, you’d notice an emphasis on stillbirth statistics in the maternal and child health sections. Today while infant mortality (rather than stillbirths) receives more attention as a sentinel indicator of maternal and child health, it’s still significant.  You may recall reading in a previous [...]

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