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Who We Are

​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 wellbeing of all Kentucky women, infants, children, adolescents and their families.

Programs &

MCH works with partner agencies, primarily local health departments, other state agencies and universities to provide clinical and community-based services to the maternal and child health 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.

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

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention (CLPPP) - Information about child lead poisoning, testing, prevention and treatment.

Coordinated School Health - Long-range goals, programs, policies and activities

Lifestyles - Pregnancy - Questions and answers regarding pregnancy, prenatal care, postpartum care

Metabolic Foods and Formulas Program - ​The Metabolic Foods and Formulas Program was established to help cover the cost of medically necessary modified foods and formulas for patients with inborn errors of metabolism who have:

  • No insurance;
  • Insurance that has been denied; or
  • Exhausted their insurance benefits.

Newborn Screening Program - This program helps determine if a baby has certain health disorders through the newborn screening test done at the hospital shortly after birth.

Public Health Prenatal Program - Prenatal care is a core public health service. This program assures access to basic prenatal care for those pregnant women who qualify.

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.