Our goal is to serve the maternal and child health (MCH) community with accurate, reliable, and timely information and resources.
The MCH community includes health professionals, policymakers, family advocates, community service professionals, MCH/public health faculty and students, families, and the public.
This site includes information for each of these groups.
The MCH Library
The MCH Library is a virtual guide to MCH information. It offers a combination of MCH information compiled by library staff and pathways to the best MCH information available on other Web sites, from organizations, and in libraries.
The MCH Library publishes the MCH Alert; produces databases; develops knowledge paths, family resource briefs, bibliographies, and other information resources; maintains this Web site to provide access to key MCH-related data and information; and promotes the awareness and use of MCH information. Its physical collection is the Mary C. Egan Maternal and Child Health Library, one of the six libraries of Georgetown University.
The MCH Library is part of the National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health (NCEMCH), at Georgetown University. Founded in 1982, NCEMCH provides leadership and state-of-the-art knowledge related to MCH issues to help federal, state, and local policymakers, public health professionals, and the public make informed decisions about MCH services, programs, and policies.
The MCH Library is funded under a cooperative agreement (U02 MC 0001) with the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
We welcome suggestions on how we may better serve you.
For directions to our office or other information, please contact us.
To borrow or obtain copies of library materials, please see the guidelines.
The MCH Library won the 2007 APEX Award of Excellence in the category of Web sites. Please visit our Awards page for information on this and other awards we have won.
The MCH Library work with many other projects funded by MCHB, including: