Maternal and Child Health
The health of mothers and children reflects a nation’s health and wellbeing and indicates the health for generations to come. For this reason, attention to maternal and child health is essential to the advancement of overall public health.
For JSI, maternal and child health is a fundamental public health priority with implications for neighborhoods, communities, regions, states, and the nation. Each period of life—including pre-conception, prenatal, postpartum, youth, adulthood, and aging—impacts a person’s health and wellbeing for the future. This life-course perspective informs JSI’s strategies to ensure healthy mothers and babies.
Because JSI’s work touches on all aspects of public health with a focus on health equity – from the safety net to social determinants of health, from health care transformation to population health, and from chronic disease management to health reform – we are able to take a comprehensive approach to maternal and child health.
JSI provides all the essential public health services for clients working to improve maternal and child health: needs assessment, strategic planning, program planning, and implementation, education, partnership mobilization, capacity building, and technical assistance, policy analysis and recommendations, access to care and quality improvement, services evaluation, and research.
This Center will promote quality reproductive health services through the provision of training, technical assistance to qulaified NYSDOH family planning agencies.
JSI will conduct formative research and develop a social marketing campaign to reduce SIDS in VT.
JSI provides support to Healthy Start grantees to ensure program effectiveness in achieving their goals to reduce infant mortality and health disparities, and improve perinatal health outcomes.
JSI conducted interviews and site visits with a range of maternal and child health providers to better understand the capacity and strengths of the maternal and child health system in Western New York.
JSI worked to strengthen states’ capacity to monitor and improve child health program outcomes for the HRSA Division of Services for Children with Special Health Care Needs by institutionalizing continuous quality improvement initiatives.
To help the Rhode Island Department of Health protect and promote health in the state, JSI developed a set of valid measures of health outcomes, health-related behaviors, and health system performance that can be generated on a timely basis.