Maternal Child Health (MCH)
The goals of the DVHHS Maternal Child Health nursing staff are designed to foster healthy beginnings through: improved pregnancy outcomes, promotion of school readiness in children, prevent child abuse and neglect, promotion of home safety and decrease childhood injury, promotion of positive parenting and resiliency in children, promotion of family health and economic self-sufficiency for children and families.
The Baby Bundle Program is designed to assist families with the high cost of raising children and to encourage parent education and community involvement. Babies and young children grow and learn at their own rate. However, some children need special help to grow up healthy and learn skills such as sitting, walking, or talking. Minnesota´s Follow Along Program will help you know if your child is playing, talking, growing, moving, and acting like other children the same age.
DVHHS recognizes that teen pregnancy and childbearing bring substantial social and economic costs through immediate and long-term impacts on teen parents and their children. Click Here for Teen Pregnancy Resources