Maternal and Child Health

NGA Health has worked with states to help them improve health outcomes for pregnant women, mothers and children for decades. NGA offers a variety of opportunities for states to collaborate with one another and to work closely with leading experts on a range of maternal and child health issues, such as infant and maternal mortality. The division also provides targeted technical assistance to states on maternal and child health issues of importance to governors’ offices as they arise. Finally, NGA has served as a longstanding resource for state-level maternal and child health data on issues such as coverage, eligibility, access and quality through its Maternal and Child Health Update (MCH Update), which has been issued regularly since 1990.


Publications and Resources

Projects and Meetings

  • Addressing Maternal Opioid Use Disorder to Prevent and Reduce the Effects of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
  • Fostering Cross Sector Collaboration to Address the Health and Success of Children and Families
  • Learning Collaborative on Focusing and Accelerating Statewide Improvements in Maternal and Child Health: Rounds 1, 2 and 3
  • Establishing the Building Blocks for Lifelong Health and Success: Supporting States in Advancing Multi-Sectoral and Multi-Generational Solutions to Improve Children’s Lives
  • Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Roundtable | May 2019