Center of Excellence for Maternal and Infant Health

CHSR was selected to partner with the Center of Excellence to design, implement and manage a Web-based information system for collecting and analyzing client-level and program-level data from MIHI grantees.

In 2015, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) established a Center of Excellence for Maternal and Infant Health at the University at Rochester Medical Center. The Center of Excellence is tasked with serving as a resource for the state’s maternal and infant health programs, particularly those programs under the state’s Maternal and Infant Health Initiative (MIHI). The MIHI includes two programs: the Maternal and Infant Community Health Collaborative (MICHC) and the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program (MIECHV). The Center of Excellence will support MIHI grantees’ efforts to implement evidence-based and/or best practice strategies and evaluate program implementation and outcomes.

Systems and Software Development

The MIHI Data Management Information System (DMIS) will be the principal source of information for the MIHI, which aims to improve maternal and infant health outcomes for high need, Medicaid-eligible women and families by implementing evidence-based and/or best practice strategies across the reproductive life course. This project will also involve the development, implementation, and maintenance of a longitudinal data file that compiles client-level data from MICHC and MIECHV.

For more information, contact Dr. Sandra McGinnis.  


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