Child and Family Health Improvement

Child and Family Health Improvement

The Division of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) provides leadership, in partnership with key stakeholders, to improve the physical, socio-emotional health, safety and wellbeing of Kentucky women, ​infants, children, adolescents and their families.​

Programs and Services

MCH works local health departments, other state andd local agencies and universities to provide clinical and community-based maternal and child health services. State-level MCH staff supports services and infrastructure building through policy development and implementation, surveillance, technical assistance, consultation, training, education and case management.

Adolescent Health - Sexual risk and personal responsibility education and support for teens

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.

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.

Ma​ternal and Child Health Hotline

Toll free (800) 462-6122

Upcoming Events and Training

Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Branch programs offer conferences and training sessions of interest to health care professionals and community leaders. Please review this list of programs periodically for topics of interest.

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