January 17, 2022

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

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.