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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 four units, the Office of Child Health, Office of Family and Community Health, MCH Epidemiology and the Director’s Office.

Office of Child Health

  • Comprehensive Child Health
    • Newborn Metabolic Screening
    • Universal Newborn Hearing Screening
    • Children First
  • Children with Special Healthcare Needs
    • Babies Can’t Wait (Early Intervention Services)
    • Children’s Medical Services

Office of Family and Community Health

  • Family Planning
  • Perinatal Health
    • Regional Perinatal System
    • Breastfeeding
  • Oral Health

MCH Epidemiology

  • SSDI (State Systems Development Initiative)
  • PRAMS (Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System)
  • Title V

Director’s Office

  • Program Oversight
  • Budgets
  • Grants/Contracts/GIAs
  • Facilities
  • Strategic Priorities – Infant Mortality

Contact Information

Maternal and Child Health Section
2 Peachtree Street, NW
11th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-657-2850
Fax: 404-657-7307