Improving MCH Measurement
To drive equity and improvements in MCH outcomes and systems performance at the national, state, and local levels, CAHMI analyzes the measures included across measurement sets to identify priority opportunities to align, optimize use of, and fill
important gaps in measurement.
Our analysis of gaps and opportunities for improving MCH Measures is anchored to our National Strategic Measurement Agenda,
which was created through our prior leadership of the MCH Measurement Research Network (2013-2019). We will continue to update the strategic priorities periodically to align with top priorities and opportunities to use measurement to monitor
and drive equity and improvements in the health and well-being children, youth, and families across the United States.
Download the Executive Summary of the MCH-MRN Strategic Agenda
To learn more about the creation of the MCH Measures Compendium and priorities for MCH measurement research, see our National Strategic Measurement Agenda page.
Learn more about our National Strategic Measurement Agenda
Interactive MCH Measures Compendium
The CAHMI’s interactive MCH Measures Compendium characterizes and lets you search and compare over 1000 measures in use by 13 recognized maternal, child, adolescent, and family health programs and initiatives in the United States. Updated
yearly, each measure is categorized across 3 high level and 15 subtopic groups and 260 individual measurement topics.
Choose among 4 different pathways for quickly browsing measures:
Pathway 1: Search measures by measure set
View measures from 14 different MCH measure sets from national programs such as Title V, CHIPRA, RWJF Culture of Health and more. This pathway is most useful if you want to see all measures included in any given program or initiative's set of
Pathway 2: Search measures by data source
There are hundreds of data sources (e.g., surveys, administrative data, insurance claims data, etc.) across the compendium. This pathway is most useful if you would like to see all measures whose data comes from a particular type of data source
(e.g., Vital Statistics, survey data, health records, etc.).
Pathway 3: Search measures by topical category
This pathway is most useful if you want to see measures on a particular topic within maternal, child, adolescent, and family health. Topics are available on three levels: first select a Level 1 topic (broadest), then Level 2 (narrower), then Level
3 (most narrow). To learn more about the organization of the compendium by topical categories click here.
Pathway 4: Search measures by key words
This pathway is useful if you have a specific term in mind and would like to search the compendium for any measures which match that term exactly.
Click on an individual measure to view information about each measure, including its title and/or description, numerator and denominator, unit of analysis, specific data source, target population, key words, and reporting requirements.