Welcome to the MCH Innovations Database, a searchable database of effective practices grounded in practice-based evidence that positively impact maternal and child health. Practices are assessed along a practice continuum and receive a designation of Cutting-Edge, Emerging, Promising, or Best depending on the amount of evidence demonstrating their work’s impact, among other criteria. 

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148 Results

Emerging Practice

Environmental Health Training for Nursing Students

This environmental health training model is a low-cost method that reaches future home visiting and community health nurses in the state and equips them with the ability to recognize environmental health hazards and to provide families with referrals to necessary programs.


Emerging Practice

Baby Blossoms Collaborative (BBC) Preconception Health Program- Now and Beyond

Baby Blossoms Collaborative (BBC) Preconception Health Program- Now and Beyond program educated women about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and the value of planning a
pregnancy process known as the Perinatal Periods of Risk (PPOR) to understand the contribution of key components of fetal-infant mortality.


Emerging Practice

Women Together for Health

Women Together for Health (WTFH) is a free, community-based program that addresses modifiable lifestyle behaviors to improve the health of women and their families.


Promising Practice

Body and Soul: A Faith Based Health Improvement Initiative

Body and Soul: A faith-based health improvement initiative is a 12-week education and exercise program which consisted of weekly meetings with lectures, cooking, and physical activity to improve the health and well-being of overweight African American church members.