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MCH Library houses a collection of historical documents and reports
related to maternal and child health in the
United States and health services for children and families.
focus is programs of the federal government, including activities
the Children's Bureau and Maternal
and Child Health (MCH) services under Title
V of the Social Security Act.
in the MCH Library
Full-text documents digitized by the MCH Library and posted online.
Reports from the MCHB
This collection includes over 1,000 final reports of projects funded by MCHB,
from the 1960s to the present. Read
- Peter van Dyck Collection
Collection from the office of Peter van Dyck, M.D., M.P.H., who served as associate administrator of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, from 1999 through 2011. Read more under Special Collections.
of the Children's Bureau 1912-1969
Microfilm collection of 290 reels containing materials from the National
Archives and Records Administration.
McConway Hiscock Collection on Early and Periodic Screening,
Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT)
Collection of 159 items, primarily reports and articles, published between
1973 and 1982.
and Program Data
on MCH History
Timeline: History, Legacy and Resources for Education
Searchable history of maternal and child health in the United
States with in-depth modules on topics such as MCH 101, MCH
Systems of Care, Infant Mortality, and MCH Performance and
History, Vision, Mission, Strategic Plan, and MCHB Partnership of Investment
Presentation by Dr. Peter van Dyck
- Children's Bureau Centennial
History of the Children's Bureau and the political climate and social movements in the early 20th century that laid the foundation for its creation; videos, historic silent movies, and teleconferences; and links to books, articles, and other information.
- Program and Newsletter, November 17, 1983. The Center for Developmental and Learning Disorders, The University of Alabama in Birmingham. Guest Lecturer: Vince L. Hutchins, M.D., M.P.H.,
Director, Division of Maternal and Child Health Bureau of Health Care Delivery and Assistance Health Resources and Services Administration.