Multimedia resources — most often the combination of audio, video, graphics, and/or text — are becoming an important source of information in the MCH community.
Below are listed selected collections of multimedia materials that can be accessed directly online.
|Maternal and Child Health Bureau Funded Conferences and Webcasts. This site contains audio, slides, transcripts and other information from selected conferences from 2003 to the present, including the AMCHP annual conferences, federal/state partnership meetings, MCH epidemiology conferences, and others. Webcasts on a wide variety of topics and training resources are also available.|
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Center for New Media lists standards and policies, resources, and the HHS Social Hub/New Media Database is a tool that features all HHS official accounts on new media resources including: blogs, email updates, Facebook, image galleries, podcasts, RSS, Twitter, and YouTube.
|U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) YouTube Channel. HRSA is collecting multimedia presentations, including government news releases and professionals from the field.|
|American Public Health Association (APHA): Blogs, Podcasts, and RSS Feeds. For the latest news on National Public Health Week, the Annual Meeting and APHA’s Get Ready campaign, check out this list of blogs, podcast series and Twitters. APHA's Facebook page and APHA news Twitter offer new ways to get involved with APHA. E-mail subscriptions are available, or users can access APHA's Web sites directly.|
|The Commonwealth Fund Podcasts: New Directions in Health Care. This collection of audio podcasts aims to bring the work of The Commonwealth Fund's programs to life though audio interviews with the health care professionals, administrators, policymakers, advocates, and patients on the frontlines of health care. Also available through iTunes.|
|MCH Library Distance Learning Projects. The MCH Library collaborates with many groups, including the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, and the National Center for Cultural Competence, to develop and manage a series of distance learning projects.|
|National Sudden and Unexpected Infant/Child Death and Pregnancy Loss Resource Center Mutlimedia Collection. The Resource Center has launched Wisdom from the Field, a podcast series featuring personal stories from a wide range of people, including parents, doctors and nurse practitioners, researchers, members of the faith-based community, bereavement counselors, and others. The Resource Center also collects multimedia resources from a variety of sources on the topic.|
|National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) Multimedia Projects. The NCCC has developed a series of streaming video trainings such as Infusing Cultural and Linguistic Competence into Health Promotion Training; online assessments, such as the Initiative for Decreasing Disparities in Depression CME; and curricula, such as Body/Mind/Soul: Toward a Biopsychosocial-Spiritual Model of Health.|
|National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (OHRC) Video Collection. The OHRC has collected informational videos and curricula on dental sealants, Head Start, and other topics that are accessible streaming online at YouTube for Non-Profits.|
March of Dimes Twitter. The March of Dimes provides daily pregnancy and baby tips on Twitter, a service that allows users to send and receive text messages. The daily service is available in both English and Spanish, and tips can be received via text message, through instant messaging or online. More information.
The March of Dimes also offers a series of podcasts.
There are many collections of multimedia and still images (photographs, prints, posters, etc.) that contain items related to maternal and child health. Here are a few of them: