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Maternal and Child Health 

The City of Milwaukee Health Department's Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Division has the following goals:

  • To reduce racial and ethnic disparities in infant mortality

  • To improve school-readiness of pre-school children

  • To reduce teen pregnancy and improve access to reproductive health services 

MCH programs provide home visiting, health access, nutrition, health education, pre/post-natal and community outreach services — targeting families impacted by high infant mortality, health, social and economic disparities.

 


EFM - EMPOWERING FAMILIES OF MILWAUKEE

Long term home visiting program for pregnant mothers in the City of Milwaukee that provides pre/postpartum health education and case management support. Services can be provided for up to three years.


PNCC  - PARENTS NURTURING & CARING FOR THEIR CHILDREN

Short term prenatal care coordination for Medicaid eligible pregnant mothers in the City of Milwaukee in need of prenatal and limited post-partum support. Services can be provided up to 2 months postpartum.


BOMB - BIRTH OUTCOMES MADE BETTER DOULAS

Program that serves pregnant mothers in Milwaukee providing labor/delivery support, birth planning, breastfeeding support, health education and 12 weeks post-partum support.


DAD - DIRECT ASSISTANCE FOR DADS PROJECT

Long term home visiting program for expectant or parenting fathers of children under one year of age in the City of Milwaukee that provides parent education and case management support. Services can be provided for up to three years.


WIC - WOMEN, INFANTS & CHILDREN

Supplemental nutrition program for eligible women, infants, and children; promoting the health and wellbeing of families.


CHAP - COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE ACCESS PROGRAM

(414) 286-8620
Helps City of Milwaukee residents determine their options for free or low-cost health insurance, Foodshare, Childcare and coordinates referrals into other community resources as needed. 


STRONG BABY TITLE V PROGRAM

(414) 286-8620
Program provides training, education, and informs practice on six focus areas — Safe Sleep, Breastfeeding, Developmental Screening, Healthy Equity, Perinatal Depression and Adolescent Suicide. Program targets relevant entities to build their awareness and practice in these areas. This is including but not limited to providing community groups, outreach/educational events, collaborating with health care providers, child cares, schools, and community organizations that impact children and families in Milwaukee.


CRIBS 4 KIDS

(414) 286-8620
SafeSleep@milwaukee.gov 
milwaukee.gov/health/CRIBS
Program provides Safe Sleep Educational Classes to pregnant mothers 34 weeks and beyond or who have children under six months of age to qualify for receipt of a Pack N’ Play upon completion of the class. Please call one of the Health Centers for class schedule as hours vary.


 

Community Partners:

Milwaukee County Healthy Start logo

City of Milwaukee Health Department

Maternal and Child Health Division
 

  414-286-8620


  414-286-5480


 

 Keenan Health Center
3200 N. 36th Street
(414) 286-8813



 Northwest Health Center
7630 W. Mill Road
(414) 286-8820



 Southside Health Center
1639 S. 23rd Street
(414) 286-8821


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