Resources for the Expert Panel

Below are a number of links to educational and informational resources expert panel members may find useful. If you would like to suggest any additions to this list, please email


Healthy People 2020
Healthy People 2020 provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For 3 decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time.


Developed by the March of Dimes Perinatal Data Center, the PeriStats Website provides free access to US, state, county and city maternal & infant health data.


CityMatch works to improve the health and well-being of urban women, children and families by strengthening the public health organizations and leaders in their communities.


39 Week Toolkit
In order to support hospitals in eliminating non-medically indicated deliveries before 39 weeks, March of Dimes, California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC), and the California Department of Health, Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Division collaborated on the development of a quality improvement toolkit.


Childbirth Connection is a source for trustworthy up-to-date evidence-based information and resources on planning for pregnancy, labor and birth, and the postpartum period. Childbirth Connection promotes safe, effective and satisfying evidence-based maternity care for all women and families.


National Partnership for Action To End Health Disparities
This National Partnership for Action: Toolkit for Community Action will help individuals, communities and organizations from the public and private sectors work together to implement programs and policies and engage with the NPA to reach that goal.


Office of Minority Health
The Office of Minority Health of the Department of Health and Human Services launched “A Healthy Baby Begins With You,” a national campaign to raise awareness about infant mortality with an emphasis on the African American community as one of its efforts to end health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities.
A Healthy Baby Begins with You Campaign


Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) is a national resource, partner and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, children, youth and families, including those with special health care needs.


External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services

Last updated March 27, 2019