The Maternal and Child Health Program works with local public health departments, community based organizations, statewide organizations and other providers to provide quality health services to mothers, children and families in Wisconsin.

Primary areas of focus include:

  • Increasing healthy birth outcomes
  • Promoting and assuring comprehensive primary care for children ages birth to 21, including children with special health care needs
  • Promoting healthy lifestyles among school-age youth, ages 6-21, including children with special health care needs
  • Assure access to safe, healthy child care up to age six, including children with special health care needs
  • Preconception, pregnancy testing and planning

Examples of potential/past opportunities

  • Preparing fact sheets and communicating Maternal and Child Health Program data to our partners
  • Developing a training module for medical personnel that will increase the provision of effective medical care for people who have a mental illness by improving medical provider competence, confidence and stigma resulting in accurate diagnoses and treatments
  • Examining the use of the Text4Baby text messaging system by pregnant women and new moms in Wisconsin
  • Identifying effective policies and programs to reduce elective deliveries
  • 2017-18: Maternal Mortality Review program