Child And Maternal Health Observatory Resources

The Child and Maternal Health Observatory (ChiMat) originally created the website. ChiMat was established in 2008 as a national public health observatory to provide wide-ranging, authoritative data, evidence and practice related to children’s, young people’s and maternal health.

This specialist observatory was part of the Yorkshire and Humber Public Health Observatory (YHPHO), part of a network of nine public health observatories (PHOs) in England.

Since 1 April 2013, ChiMat has been part of Public Health England (PHE), an executive agency of the Department of Health. PHE has been established to protect and improve the nation’s health and well-being and to reduce inequalities.

It will lead to developing a 21st-century health and wellbeing service, supporting local authorities and the NHS to deliver the greatest possible improvements in public health.

As a concept, National Child and Maternal Health Intelligence Networks typically serve as central repositories for data, research, and resources related to child and maternal health.

They offer a variety of services, such as:

  • Providing a platform for sharing best practices, innovative approaches, and proven strategies for improving child and maternal health outcomes.
  • Collecting, analyzing, and disseminating data and research on child and maternal health, potentially nationally.
  • Offering resources and guidance for child and maternal health professionals, such as health care providers, public health officials, researchers, and policymakers.

As the National Child and Maternal (ChiMat) Health Intelligence team, we continue to update this website for now.