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Maternal Health

Local Health Departments and Specific Maternal and Child Health Expenditures: Relationships Between Spending and Need

Objective: As a part of the Public Health Activities and Service Tracking study and in collaboration with partners in 2 Public Health Practice–Based Research Network states, we examined relationships between local health department (LHD) maternal and child health (MCH) expenditures and local needs.

Design: We used a multivariate pooled time-series design to estimate ecologic associations between expenditures in 3 MCH-specific service areas and related measures of need from 2005 to 2010 while controlling for other factors.

The Importance of Partnerships in Local Health Department Practice among Communities with Exceptional Maternal and Child Health Outcomes

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to identify unique practices underway in communities that have been empirically identified as having achieved exceptional maternal and child health (MCH) outcomes compared with their peers.

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