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Program Overview

The Maternal and Infant Health Center of Excellence (MIHCOE) consists of the University of Rochester and the Center for Human Services Research at the University at Albany (CHSR). In conjunction with our NYSDOH partners, we coordinate and facilitate the development, dissemination and implementation of evidence-based and promising practices through training, technical assistance, research-to-practice information and resources, and evaluation – thereby integrating support for the Maternal and Infant Community Health Collaborative (MICHC) and Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program initiatives within a broader focus on maternal and infant health interventions and outcomes. The COE supports further integration of home visiting and other strategies within maternal, infant, and child health programs and systems, and support the coordination of evaluation activities, data management, and data reporting.

The University of Rochester provides training, technical assistance and evaluation to the NSYDOH and MIHI grantees on the development, dissemination, and implementation of evidence-based strategies to improve maternal and infant health outcomes, and support evaluation activities through data collection and analysis.

The Center for Human Services Research at the University at Albany is leading the development, maintenance and management of a Data Management Information System. CHSR is designing, implementing and managing a web-based information system for collecting and analyzing client-level and program-level data from MICHC grantees. CHSR is also providing data support to fulfill reporting requirements of MIECHV grantees.