Public input wanted for maternal and child health life course indicators

The Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs is now accepting public comments on the final set of life course indicators proposed by participants of the Life Course Metrics Project.

Florida was one of the seven states that participated in the project.  The Florida team consisted of Department of Health staff and representatives from the Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions.

The Life Course Metrics Project was launched by AMCHP in 2012 to determine and encourage a standardized set of life course indicators that can be used to measure progress using the life course approach to improve maternal and child health.

More than 400 life course indicators were proposed. The state teams have narrowed the final set to 59 indicators. AMCHP is asking for the public’s input to gather feedback from maternal and child health stakeholders and partners on the final indicator set.

Public comments will be accepted until July 31. To review the final indicator set and find instructions for submitting public comments click here.