Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Unit        
 

 

MCH provides leadership to ensure that all Wyoming women, children and families, including those with special health care needs, have access to prevention services and public health programs to create a strong foundation for optimal lifelong health.

    

Funding for Maternal and Child Health primarily comes from the Maternal and Child Health Title V Block Grant with supplemental state general funds.

 

The MCH unit consists of the following program areas:

Woman and Infant Health

Children's Special Health

Child Health

Adolescent Health

 

 

The Wyoming Department of Health, Maternal and Child Health Unit wants to hear your thoughts about health issues that impact women, infants, youth, and children with special health care needs in your community.

Please help spread the word about the following community meetings:

MCH Community Needs Assessment

 

 

To review portions of Wyoming's Title V application please click here!

For information about the Maternal and Child Health Priorities for 2011-2015 please click here!

For information about Maternal and Child Health Publications and Reports please click here!

Click here to download and view the MCH brochure! 

 

 Monthly Health Campaigns                                                             

  

Maternal and Child Health Proudly Supports: National Child Abuse Prevention Month 

 

Week of April 21-28: Safe Kids Week

 

 

 Women and Infant Health (the Office on Women's Health)

Women's Health Program

Best Beginnings

Nurse Family Partnership

 

Wyoming Breastfeeding Support in the Workplace

 

Maternal High Risk and Newborn Intensive Care

 

 

 Children's Special Health

 

Children's Special Health Program

Children’s Special Health (CSH) is a program for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN).  Our goal is to help these children receive the best possible care. Caring for a child is costly. Caring for a child with special health care needs can be even more costly. We help families pay for specialty services. Caring for a child with special health care needs can also mean a lot of doctor’s appointments. We can also help coordinate care.  

Children's Special Health Program

Click here to download and view the CSH Brochure! 

Click here to download and view the CSH Brochure in Spanish!

 

Newborn Screening Program

When a baby is born in Wyoming, a nurse takes a tiny bit of blood from its heel which is then sent to the laboratory. The lab tests this blood to make sure the baby does not have any disorders. Screening is required by Wyoming State Law for all newborns unless you sign a waiver to opt out of screening.

Newborn Screening Program

Click here to download and view the Newborn Screening Brochure!

 

Genetics Clinic and Specialty Clinic Services

Genetic Counseling Services allows clients/families to gain a clearer understanding of inherited/genetic conditions and other birth defects, as well as the risk of recurrence. There is no financial eligibility requirement for an appointment.

These services are provided through The Children's Hospital of Denver, hosted at various locations throughout Wyoming.

Out of state travel to your child's specialist can be a hardship to families. MFH has compiled a Specialty Clinic Directory for you to locate a clinic by specialty and location.

Genetics Clinic and Specialty Clinic Information  

 

 
 
Wyoming Family to Family

 Child Health

Child Health Program

 

 

Parent Leadership Training Institute

 

 

 Adolescent Health                                                        

 Adolescent Health Program

 

 

 

Maternal and Child Health State Priorities   

Every 5 years, MCH submits a new Title V Block Grant Application to be eligible to receive Title V funding from the Federal Government. The process for writing the grant includes conducting a needs assessment (every 5 years), meeting with stakeholders, discussing capacity, and leading meetings to address strategic planning.

Maternal and Child Health Priorities for 2011-2015

 

Reports and Publications

Current Reports

Maternal and Child Health Title V Block Grant Application for 2014

Forms for Title V Block Grant Application for 2014

Maternal and Child Health Needs Assessment 2011-2015 

Past Reports

Maternal and Child Health Title V Block Grant Application for 2013

Forms for Title V Block Grant Application for 2013

Maternal and Child Health Title V Block Grant Application for 2011

Comprehensive Assessment of Maternal and Child Health Needs 2006-2010

 

For more reports, publications, and data, visit Community and Public Health Epidemiology

 


 

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