Alliance for Information on Maternal and Child Health (AIM)
In February 2011 NIHCM was awarded a 3-year cooperative agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). The project, "Alliance for Information on Maternal and Child Health," builds on NIHCM's thirteen-year history of collaboration with MCHB under several consecutive cooperative agreements and grants to provide information and foster communication to improve maternal, child and adolescent health. The activities conducted under the AiM program will allow NIHCM to increase health plan decision makers' understanding of and commitment to maternal and child health and to facilitate pubic-private sector interaction and collaboration in order to improve health programs for women, children and adolescents.
For a list of our partners in the AIM collaborative, click here.
Partners in Program Planning for Adolescent Health (PIPPAH)
In September 2006, NIHCM Foundation received a 5-year cooperative agreement, “Partners in Program Planning for Adolescent Health (PIPPAH),” with the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). Through this project, NIHCM Foundation will strengthen the leadership, capacity and infrastructure of its member health plans to promote and improve adolescent health.
This project is important due to the critical decisions made by health plan executives about the content, organization and financing of health services for adolescents. Under the guidance of “The National Initiative to Improve Adolescent Health by 2010” and with the help of member health plans, NIHCM Foundation has identified adolescent health priority issues that it will promote and facilitate collaborative activities towards, including: prevention and treatment of chronic disease, mental health services, public-private strategies to improve adolescent health care, Medicaid/SCHIP, and encouraging adolescents’ use of recommended health care services.
Please visit the Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health portion of our website for more information about the PIPPAH project & our partner grantees.
Each quarter, NIHCM Foundation distributes a newsletter called “Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent's Health Update” that provides the latest developments in policy and research on maternal, child and adolescent health. To sign up for this newsletter, click here. Archived WCHU newsletters from 2003-2006 and archived Child Health Updates from 1998-2003 are available through the link below. This newsletter is produced as part of both the IUMCH & PIPPAH projects.
For more information on maternal, child and adolescent health and the NIHCM Foundation’s work under its grants from MCHB, please select from the following: