The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) 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. MCH includes the following five components: Community Health Assessment and Planning (required), Child and Adolescent Health, Perinatal Health,  Ohio Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative (OIMRI) and the Ohio Institute for Equity in Birth Outcomes.

The goals of MCH 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, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, private-sector organizations, public health providers and culturally competent programs and services provided to a diverse population in the service delivery area.


MCH Funding Sources Include:

  • Maternal and Child Health Block Grant (Title V)
  • State General Revenue Funds


Within Our Department:

Free Pack N’ Plays

Cultural Competency 

Community Health Assessment

CFHS & RHWP Health Status Profile: Belmont County (March 2015)