Public Health Initiatives

The Health Information Group supports the development and maintenance of numerous federally-supported public health initiatives. These centers provide three critical functions:

  1. Acting as a repository of critical, evidence-based resources not accessible from other sources.
  2. Serving as an information filter to the most relevant, highly selected online resources in the field found across the Web.
  3. Providing a current awareness mechanism to the most current and emerging professional literature in the health field.

Current Initiatives

Strengthen the Evidence for MCH Programs

The growing need to translate findings of successful programs and practices into actionable resources has called for an evolution in the support provided to Title V agencies in the states and jurisdictions. This program utilizes a consortium-based approach to advance MCH National Performance Measure topic areas and develop evidence-based/informed State Action Plans. It does this by providing technical assistance, a series of evidence tools, a team of experts, learning resources, and the MCH Digital Library.

The MCH Navigator

The Navigator is a learning portal for maternal and child health professionals, students, and others working to improve the health and well-being of women, children, and families. It seeks to enhance access to currently available public health MCH learning resources by “matching” learner needs with learning paths. This initiative is intended to complement, and not be a substitute for, formal institutionally-based undergraduate or graduate education programs in maternal and child health.

DC HealthCheck Training and Resource Center

This site provides access to trainings and resources for providers in DC who see children covered under Medicaid. It provides online trainings for well-child care, fluoride varnish, and portals for resources related to family, school, mental, and oral health.

The National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center

OHRC responds to the needs of states and communities in addressing current and emerging public oral health issues. The center supports health professionals, program administrators, educators, policymakers, and others with the goal of improving oral health services for infants, children, adolescents, and their families.

Bright Futures at Georgetown University

This program advances Bright Futures practice and partnership through the development of distance learning curricula, online training resources, and family materials.