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Maternal & Child Health Epidemiology

Maternal & Child Health

The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Epidemiology Unit collaborates with the Family and Community Health Bureau programs and MCH partners to effectively use data in monitoring and addressing maternal and child health issues in Montana.  The unit analyzes and interprets national, state, and local data for use in program planning, evaluation, assessment, and policy development.

MCH Epidemiology Unit Activities

Collaboration with departments and programs to improve and develop data resources and quality

  • Describing demographics and disparities of Montana’s MCH population
  • Statewide MCH Needs Assessment
  • MCH Block Grant data reporting
  • Data analysis and development of reports
  • State Systems Development Initiative (SSDI) grant administration
  • Survey development
  • Study design
  • Evaluation
  • Presentation of reports and results

Surveillance Reports


For information on Montana's Fetal, Infant, Child and Maternal Mortality Review Program, please visit their website.

MCH Information and Resources

HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau https://mchb.hrsa.gov/

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs http://www.amchp.org/

CityMatch The National Organization of Urban MCH Leaders http://www.citymatch.org/

ChildTRENDS Databank Indicator: Infant, Child, and Teen Mortality https://www.childtrends.org/?indicators=infant-child-and-teen-mortality

Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health http://childhealthdata.org/

CDC WONDER Natality Information  https://wonder.cdc.gov/natality.html

Montana Public Health Information System http://ibis.mt.gov/query

National Survey of Children’s Health  http://childhealthdata.org/learn/NSCH

National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs http://childhealthdata.org/learn/NS-CSHCN

PRAMS http://dphhs.mt.gov/PRAMS

Youth Risk Behavior Survey http://opi.mt.gov/Leadership/Data-Reporting/Youth-Risk-Behavior-Survey

Healthy Montana Families, Maternal and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program http://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/homevisiting

Contact MCH Epidemiology Unit

email: AnWalker@mt.gov