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 with local health departments, state and local agencies and universities to provide clinical and community-based maternal and child health services. State 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.

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 metabolis​m who have no insurance, denied insurance coverage or exhausted 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 ensures access to basic prenatal care for those pregnant women who qualify.