The Maternal and Child Health Services Program provides various benefits to improve the health and well being of women and children within the community and focuses on one health priority issue over a certain contract period.
Health Priority Issue:
The current Health Priority Issue through 2022-2026 is to Promote Safe Sleep practices among newborns to reduce sleep-related infant deaths.
The current services provided through the Maternal & Child Health Program are:
- Vaccines for Children: Immunizations are provided to infants and children in the community at no charge via the Vaccines for Children program for those who are eligible. Children with elevated lead levels are educated and managed with follow-up counseling until levels return to normal levels. Child Care Health Consultation is overseen by one of our registered nurses and acts as an advocate and educator to ensure local daycare facilities are providing the best care possible to our residents. Health promotions are also done at the centers for the children to learn healthy habits.
- Car Seat Safety: We have three Certified Child Passenger Technicians that are on staff to install and verify proper placement of car seats. Seat installations and checks are done by appointment. We offer Car Seat Training Courses as well as offer Car Seat Inspections. Learn more >>>
- Newborn Screenings: These screenings are performed and education is provided on the testing conducted for this screening. There is a fee for this service.
- Safe Sitter Training Courses: We have two Safe Sitter® Training courses available for our youth that are offered yearly during the summer. There is a fee for this service and scholarships are available for those who qualify. Learn more >>>
- Baby Basics: These classes help parents learn the basics about caring for their newborn. Learn more >>>
- Becoming a Mom: In partnership with March of Dimes, these courses are intended for expecting families to receive education and support during pregnancy. Learn more >>>
- Health & Safety Education: We visit local daycare facilities and schools to offer health and safety education in fun and interactive ways to the youth of our community. Some topics include; proper hand washing, dental hygiene, bicycle safety, farm safety and more.
This project is/was funded in part by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services MCH Services Contract # DH220051126, and is supported
by the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant #B04MC47428, Maternal and Child Health Services for $12,834,718, of which $0 is from non-governmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as
the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.