Research Tools: National Conference Of State Legislatures (NCSL) Launches Maternal And Child Health Database
From the NCSL:
It is not often that the world of literature and state legislative policy tracking cross over, but this is one of those times. NCSL’s new Maternal and Child Health Database tracks enacted state policies that support mothers and pregnant women as they navigate their pregnancies and support the physical and emotional health of infants and children, allowing them to grow and “unfold.”
The legislative tracking database, funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s Supporting State Maternal and Child Policy Innovations Program, includes more than 400 pieces of legislation enacted in 2018 across 14 important maternal and child health priority areas.
The policy areas include: children’s nutrition, children’s mental health in schools, children’s mental health services, maternal mental health, infant mortality, maternal mortality and morbidity, childhood immunization requirements, newborn screening, children’s oral health, breastfeeding, long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) and oral health during pregnancy.
Direct to Maternal and Child Health Database
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