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What It Is

Data and surveillance for issues surrounding maternal and child health populations in Kentucky is a core service of public health.  Surveillance is used to protect and improve the health of the public by:
  • reducing infant and maternal mortality,
  • reducing the effect of the enviroment on pregnancy, and
  • improving the quality of life for Kentucky's families.

Mandated reports are required by Kentucky statute or regulation.  We have three mandated reports addressing child fatality and injury prevention, maternal mortality, and neonatal abstinence syndrome.

Prenatal facts sheets report data on births, breastfeeding, infant mortality, low birth weight, medicaid enrollment, prenatal care, prenatal smoking, and preterm birth.