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Mother and a Child

Maternal, Child and Family Health Standards

Information and Data

This standard examines the agency’s ability to provide data and information to healthcare providers, coalitions, decision-makers, legislators and other stakeholders to support health care planning relevant to access to maternal, child and family health.


Community Partnership

This standard examines the agency’s ability to ensure ongoing planning with healthcare system partners, community members and organizations that represent members of priority populations. 


Intervention and Activities

This standard examines the ability of the agency to promote emerging and evidence-based information about early intervention that promote lifelong health. They will also examine the agency’s ability to implement local policies, programs and strategies to address the social determinants of health. 



In this standard, the agency demonstrates how to implement a culture of quality improvement using nationally recognized tools and resources to determine how effectively it addresses maternal, child and family health activities and determines how to improve processes and programs in the future.


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