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.
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:
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.