Provide input TODAY on the type of perinatal data you want to see in Colorado!

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 28, 2022

Health eMoms is the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment’s (CDPHE) longitudinal maternal and child health survey program. Due to dedicated and sustained funding received through the passage of HB22-1289, Cover All Coloradans, it will relaunch in April of 2023 – as a more equitable data system.  

When the survey relaunches, it will invite a new sample of postpartum people to partake in periodic surveys starting 3-4 months postpartum and continuing up to their child’s third birthday.  

In preparation for this data collection and to better understand and serve the needs of Colorado’s postpartum people and their families, CDPHE is asking people to provide recommendations on a revision of the first of four surveys participants will receive. Survey responses are due Wednesday, Nov. 9. Make your voice heard here. 

The Health eMoms Survey is one of Colorado’s best programs for collecting data about pregnant and postpartum people and their babies. The Children’s Campaign regularly uses data from the survey in our own reports and briefs, including our annual KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report. We celebrate the return of the survey and encourage community partners to participate in this input process. The legislation which allows Health eMoms to relaunch supports the equity of the survey by oversampling previously underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. To make sure this commitment is seen through, and to ensure that future data collection is culturally appropriate, community member participation and representation in the development process is critical.  

Please share this 10-minute survey with your networks. CDPHE is collecting feedback until Nov. 9. Learn more on CDPHE’s website. 

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org.