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The mission of Maternal Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) is to advance Orange County (OC) as a place where all women of reproductive age, infants, children, adolescent, and families will live in a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment. MCAH Program is responsible for the planning, implementing and evaluating of services that address the health priorities and primary needs of infants, mothers, children and adolescents, and their families in Orange County through ongoing assessment, policy development and quality assurance. Programs that are funded under MCAH are the Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP), Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Program, Prenatal Care Guidance (PCG) Program, and Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP).
MCAH Programs staff is comprised of physicians, public health nurses, social workers, health educators, epidemiologists, research analysts, nutritionists, administrators, and support staff. Funding is provided through Title V, XIX (Medicaid), and local County Fund.
Improve birth outcomes
Reduce the number of uninsured children
Reduce high-risk adolescent behavior
Increase immunization rates
Increase exclusive breastfeeding rates
Reduce the number of overweight and obese children
Nurse-Family Partnership® is an evidenced-based, nurse home visiting program that improves the health, well-being and self-sufficiency of low-income, first-time parents and their children.
Prenatal Care (if you are pregnant or think you are pregnant, getting into early and regular prenatal care can improve pregnancy outcomes and deliver a healthy baby)
Healthy Body, Mind, and Environment (find information about health considerations for women and their partners before they become pregnant for the first time or between pregnancies, often called preconception health)
Breastfeeding (resources for the public, professional, and hospitals)
California My Plate for Moms This handout is for pregnant and breastfeeding women. It encourages women to remember to include a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and dairy on their plates every day.