Maternal and Child Health Section


Georgia’s Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Section is housed within the Division of Health Promotion in the Georgia Department of Public Health. MCH is the State agency responsible for administering the Federal Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant. Policy development and programmatic direction is provided by the MCH Office Staff with input from providers and partners; direct services are delivered by the 18 District Health Departments representing 159 counties in Georgia.

Maternal and Child Health at the Georgia Department of Public is strategically structured into Child Health, Maternal Health and Cross-Cutting Initiatives.

Child Health

  • Screening
    • Newborn Screening
    • Universal Newborn Hearing Screening
    • Children First
  • Intervention
    • Babies Can’t Wait (Early Intervention Services)
    • Children’s Medical Services

Maternal Health

  • Perinatal Health
    • Breastfeeding Initiatives
    • Family Planning
    • FIMR/HIV

Cross-Cutting Initiatives

  • Oral Health
  • Infant Mortality
  • Maternal Mortality
  • PRAMS (Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System)
  • SSDI (State Systems Development Initiative)
  • Title V



Contact Information

Maternal and Child Health Section
2 Peachtree Street, NW
11th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303