Maternal Child Health (MCH)
Public Health Nurses provide programming to assure quality health services are delivered to mothers, children, and families in Washburn County.
Maternal Child Health Priorities:
- Increasing healthy birth outcomes
- Promoting and assuring comprehensive primary care for children ages birth to 21, including children with special health care needs.
- Promoting healthy lifestyles among school-age youth, ages 6-21, including children with special health care needs.
- Pre-conception counseling, pregnancy-testing, and reproductive health services.
Safe Sleep Education - Back to sleep program. Presentations to the community.
Newborn Mailing Program - Education packets containing materials on immunization, infant safety, birth spacing and other public health programs are sent to every home of a newborn.
- Safe Kids Wisconsin: www.safekidswi.org
- Maternal Child Health Hotline: 1-800-722-2295 or www.mch-hotlines.org
- American Academy of Pediatrics: www.aap.org
- American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: www.acog.org
- US Department of Health and Human Services: www.healthfinder.gov
- March of Dimes: www.modimes.org
- Child Development Institute: www.childdevelopmentinfo.com/
- Maternal and Child Health Bureau: http://mchb.hrsa.gov
- WIC: www.fns.usda.gov/wic
- Poison Control Hotline: 1-800-222-1222 or www.poison.org/actFast/1800.asp