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Last Edited: 9/12/2013

Maternal and Infant Health: Resources

This section is under development.  Resources listed do not necessarily represent the views of the California Environmental Health Tracking Program.  We welcome suggestions and additions to the resource list.


California State Government:

Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Branch (MCAH), California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
MCAH, through partnerships and agreements with various state, federal, and local agencies, provides programs for reproductive health, family planning, pregnancy, birth defects, infants, children, teens, and human stem cell research.
http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/mcah/Pages/default.aspx

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Federal Government:

Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health promotes optimal reproductive and infant health by conducting research, supporting surveillance systems, providing technical assistance, and translating research findings into public health policy and health promotion strategies.
http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/DRH/index.htm

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Non-governmental, Advocacy, and Community Organizations:

March of Dimes
The March of Dimes is a national nonprofit organization that works to prevent birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality by conducting research, community services, education and advocacy.
http://www.marchofdimes.com/

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Data Resources:

Center for Health Statistics and Informatics (CHSI), California Department of Public Health
CHSI is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the collection, management, and dissemination of public health and vital statistics data.
http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/HISP/Pages/default.aspx

Query system:

  • The CHSI Vital Statistics Query System is an interactive system that provides summaries and statistical reports from California’s birth and death vital statistics databases. http://www.apps.cdph.ca.gov/vsq/default.asp

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