Collecting and analyzing data and conducting and documenting findings of surveillance for issues surrounding maternal and child health populations in Kentucky are core public health services to protect and improve overall state health status by:
reducing infant and maternal mortality,
reducing negative environmental effects on pregnancy and
improving the quality of life for Kentucky families.
Mandated reports required by Kentucky statute or regulation that address 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.