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Maternal & Child Health (MCH)Program

The MCH Program works with local public health departments, community based organizations, statewide organizations and other providers to provide and or assure quality health services are delivered 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;
  • Assuring access to safe, healthy child care up to age six, including children with special health care needs;
  • Preconception, pregnancy testing and planning.

For additional information regarding the MCH Program, telephone
(608) 266-3890 or refer to the links in the left navigation.

Program Funding

Federal Title V is the funding source, received from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB).

 Click here for access to the MCHB website (external link) (exit DHS)


Last Revised: August 19, 2014


Popular Links

Please note these links leave the MCH web. You will need to use your browser's back button to return.

MCH Hotline (exit DHS)

Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Healthy Birth Outcomes

Injury Prevention

Newborn Screening

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)

Wisconsin Early Childhood Collaborating Partners (exit DHS)

Wisconsin Medicaid

WIC Program