Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program


Description

The Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Programs are housed within the Health Promotion and Education Division of the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services. MCAH programs are state-funded and their mission is to assure that all childbearing-aged women, adolescents, children and infants have access to quality health services, particularly those that reduce the incidence of low birth weight and premature delivery, reduce maternal and infant mortality and reduce the incidence of preventable diseases and handicapping conditions among children.
 
Program Goals
  • All children are born healthy to healthy mothers;
  • No health status disparities among racial/ethnic, gender, economic and regional groups;
  • A safe and healthy environment for women, children and their families;
  • Equal access for all women, children and their families to appropriate and needed care within an integrated and seamless system.
Sacramento County goals
  • Decreased infant mortality rates;
  • Increased access to, and utilization of early and continuous, quality prenatal care for pregnant women;
  • Improved birth outcomes, particularly, increased birth weights;
  • Decreased teen birth rate among girls age 17 years and younger;
  • Reduce perinatal illicit drug, tobacco and/or alcohol use and exposure;
  • Increased awareness, availability and utilization of immunization services for children up to 24 months;
  • Decreased numbers of deaths of children caused by unintentional injuries;
  • Decreased morbidity, mortality, disability and cost resulting from domestic violence/physical abuse directed at women;
  • Reduced fetal/infant/toddler exposure to second-hand smoke;
  • Increased awareness and promotion of breastfeeding;
  • Improved oral health for children.

To Qualify

​Not Applicable

Cost

​Not Applicable

Contact Information

9616 Micron Ave Suite 670
Sacramento
CA
95827
(916) 875-6158
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Monday through Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 
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