The Maternal and Child Health Program is an organized community effort to eliminate health disparities, improve birth outcomes and improve the health status of women, infants and children in Ohio.
Maternal and Child Health Program Includes:
Grant dollars that may be used to provide programs and services within the following six priority(s):
Nutrition and Breastfeeding
Social Determinants of Health
Ohio Institute for Equity in Birth Outcomes (OEI)
Who Do We Serve?
We focus on low-income women and children in socio-economic, racial and ethnic groups that are disproportionately affected by poor health in geographic areas and populations of highest need. We currently fund 58 projects in 64 counties across Ohio.
Ensuring socio-emotional health and addiction needs of women and children are met
Decreasing smoking and second-hand smoke exposure
Decreasing childhood obesity, reducing food insecurity and supporting breastfeeding
Decreasing infant mortality by ensuring infants have a safe sleep environment
Addressing social determinants of health
Implementing the Ohio Institute for Equity in Birth Outcomes (OEI)
Providing safety services
A Collaborative Approach
The goals of the Maternal and Child Health Program are accomplished by engaging in a focused, multidisciplinary, collaborative approach to health improvement. This is done in coordination with internal and external stakeholders that serve groups that are disproportionately affected by poor health outcomes. including, but not limited to:
Local public health agencies
Community health centers
Public health providers
Culturally competent programs and services are provided to a diverse population in the service delivery area.
Maternal and Child Health funding sources include: