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Allegheny County Health Department – Maternal and Child Health Services(MCH)
The goal of the Maternal and Child Health Program is to maximize the quality of life and health of mothers, infants, children and their families in Allegheny County.
The MCH Program:
Works in partnerships to provide comprehensive primary health care services.
Implements Resource Mothers Project in McKeesport, North Braddock, Munhall, Versailles, North Versailles and Homestead to provide practical assistance and support to at-risk women during pregnancy and through their baby's second year of life.
Provides hospital-based and home-based public health nursing services in support of other programs serving at-risk pregnant women and families.
Promotes breastfeeding through the Breastfeeding Help Line, 412-247-1000, staffed by Lactation Consultants seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m
Children with Special Needs Care Coordination Program: Public health nurses provide care coordination, home visits and case management to special needs children, age birth-22 years and their families to assess and arrange needed services and to establish a medical home for their children.
Alliance for Infants (Screening and Tracking): In partnership with the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, the MCH Program provides the Public Health Nursing component for this program, which serves families with infants born weighing less than 3-1/2 lbs. and infants with other high-risk medical conditions.
Early Head Start—Family Foundations: A Public Health Nurse addresses the health needs of families enrolled in this comprehensive family support project in the Hill District and Clairton.