Maternal,Child, and Adolescent Health Services



The primary activities of Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) are:

  • Outreaching to families, primarily to women of childbearing age and their children;
  • Case management by public health nurses and Health Education Specialists;
  • Provision of information about the MCAH population; and
  • Education to improve health outcomes for families with women of childbearing age and their children.


  • All children are born healthy to healthy mothers
  • No health disparities among racial / ethnic, gender, economic, and religion groups
  • A safe and healthy environment for women and families
  • Equal access for all women, children, and their families to appropriate and needed care within an integrated and seamless system

To achieve these goals, we work to:

  • Assure early and continuous prenatal care for all pregnant women, especially low-income women
  • Reduce the use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs during pregnancy in order to prevent serious medical problems in the infants who are born to women who use these drugs