Child Development - What to expect at different stages of your child's development.
Child Fatality Review and Injury Prevention - Child Fatality Review Handbook and yearly reviews
KY Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention - What is Child Lead Poisoning? Where can I have my child tested for lead poisoning?
Coordinated School Health - Long-range goals, programs, policies and activities
Lifestyles - Pregnancy - Questions and answers regarding pregnancy, prenatal care, postpartum care
MCH Coordination Improvement Collaborative Grant - Improving coordination of health care services and linking patients to community resources to assure optimal patient outcomes
Kentucky Oral Health Program (KOHP) (formerly the Dental Health Program) has a long and proud history with the Department for Public Health. In 1928, Kentucky became the third state in the country with a public dental health program.
One of the program's major emphases is fluoridation. In 1951, Maysville became the first community in Kentucky to fluoridate its water supply. Fluoridation has continued successfully since then. Today approximately 96 percent of our citizens are on a fluoridated water supply, making Kentucky a national leader. The American Dental Association, the Centers for Disease Control and the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors have recognized Kentucky’s efforts.
The KOHP also offers a fluoride supplement program for preschool children whose home drinking water supply is fluoride deficient. The KOHP has health education materials available for the public and professionals.
Maternity Services/Prenatal Program - One of the goals of the Kentucky Department for Public Health Prenatal Program is that pregnant women will initiate their prenatal care in the first trimester of pregnancy and continue with appropriate care until delivery. Research has shown that women who start prenatal care early in their pregnancy tend to have fewer complications and deliver healthier babies than do women who delay or have inadequate prenatal care.
Teen Pregnancy Prevention - Abstinence education and support for teen decisions to postpone sexual activity until marriage.
Women's Cancer Screening Program - Low-cost breast and cervical cancer screening
Women's Reproductive Health - Know the facts about birth control and sexually transmitted diseases.
The mission of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) is to provide leadership, in partnership with key stakeholders, to improve the physical, socio-emotional health, safety and well being of the maternal and child health population which includes all of Kentucky's women, infants, children, adolescents and their families.
This mission is carried out in collaboration with partner agencies, primarily local health departments, other state agencies and universities to provide clinical and community-based services to the MCH population. State-level MCH staff supports services and infrastructure building through policy development and implementation, surveillance activities, technical assistance, consultation, training, education and case management.