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.
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.
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.
Program that serves pregnant mothers in Milwaukee providing labor/delivery support, birth planning, breastfeeding support, health education and 12 weeks post-partum support.
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.
Supplemental nutrition program for eligible women, infants, and children; promoting the health and wellbeing of families.
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.
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.
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.