The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking applications for the Maternal and Child Health Data Resource Center Cooperative Agreement Program. The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to standardize the use of national, state, and community level data as it relates to the health of women, children and families.
Grantee activities include both the availability of data and analytic capabilities.
1) Continue a strategic expansion of the MCH-relevant data sets available on the DRCs website to support the changing analytic needs of MCH stakeholders. Specifically, this expansion will include state-level estimates for a selection of the newly specified national outcome and performance measures under the Title V MCH Services Block Grant.
2) Increase the number and diversity of stakeholders who utilize this resource while ensuring that the resource remains both scientifically-sound and user-friendly.
3) Support state and local MCH programs in the utilization of valid and standardized data to monitor and evaluate program effectiveness, including state-initiated tracking of real timedata for high priority MCH indicators where feasible.