Our History

AMCHP’s Evidence-Based Practice Initiative began in 2010 with the establishment of AMCHP’s Innovation Station Database, now the MCH Innovations Database. This database was developed to serve as a repository of effective MCH practices that Title V professionals could search for look to for inspiration and to replicate or adapt these practices to their own context. Over time, this resource has evolved to serve the entire MCH community, beyond just Title V. More than just a database, AMCHP’s Innovation Hub has grown to be a comprehensive online platform of resources to help MCH professionals identify, implement, and replicate evidence-based practices and evidence-informed policies.

OUR PARTNERS

We collaborate with the Strengthen the Evidence Base for MCH Programs Initiative at Georgetown and the National MCH Workforce Development Center at UNC to provide evidence and implementation related technical assistance to MCH professionals. Learn more about AMCHP’s partnership with these groups here.

We collaborate with the Strengthen the Evidence Base for MCH Programs Initiative at Georgetown and the National MCH Workforce Development Center at UNC to provide evidence and implementation related technical assistance to MCH professionals. Learn more about AMCHP’s partnership with these groups here.

We also work hand-in-hand with AMCHP’s Best Practices Committee to determine which practices/policies fit AMCHP’s effective practices standards and to lead efforts to collect, evaluate, and promote effective MCH practices/policies in addition to developing resources to support practices to become evidence-based.

AMCHP partners with the Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center at The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs on our Evidence-Informed Policy Track of the Model Innovations Database. Check out their work to learn more about the best public investments into state policy actions that produce results for young children and society.