Know the Numbers
The states that are part of Every Woman Southeast are fortunate to have the Region IV Network for Data Management and Utilization (RNDMU), data set available for their use. The RNDMU was begun as a result of the southern Regional Task Force on Infant Mortality, a group commissioned by the Southern Governors’ Association. The goal of the network is to improve the planning and assessment capabilities of the states, with a specific concern about infant mortality and related indicators. Over the years there have been many new indicators added including, data related to family planning, women’s health and the Latino population. To access more information about the RNDMU as well as their data book and indicator site map please click here.
Florida has developed a report that offers a great example of how states can put the new preconception health indicators into practice. Click here to review their report.
The March of Dimes is another good resource for maternal and infant health indicators. Their Peristats program provides easy to access to data, charts and graphs for individual states as well as the nation. To access this resource click here.
The Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) has developed a program called Innovation Stations which highlights best, emerging and promising practices in maternal and child health. To learn more about the programs it has selected OR to submit your own program for review click here.