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Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health


MCAH Programs

Contact Information
Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Programs
600 S. Commonwealth Ave., 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Tel: (213) 639-6400
FAX: (213) 639-1034

Vision: All women, men, infants, children, adolescent, and their families in Los Angeles County will thrive in a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment.

Mission: To maximize the health and quality of life for all women, infants, children, and adolescents and their families in Los Angeles County.

The Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Programs is a division of the Department of Public Health in Los Angeles County. It is responsible for the planning, implementing and evaluating of services that address the health priorities and primary needs of infants, mothers, fathers, children and adolescents, and their families in Los Angeles County through ongoing assessment, policy development and quality assurance.

The MCAH staff is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of physicians, public health nurses, policy analysts, administrators, nutritionists, health educators, social workers, research analysts, epidemiologists, data systems analysts, and support staff. The majority (85%) of the MCAH budget comes from federal and state grants. In addition we actively partner with community-based organizations to fulfill community needs.

The following is an alphabetical list of programs and units within MCAH:

Black Infant Health (BIH)
Child and Adolescent Health Program and Policy (CAHPP)
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP)
Children's Health Outreach Initiatives (CHOI)
Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP)
Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) Program
Newborn Screening
Nurse - Family Partnership (NFP)
Reproductive Health Programs
Research, Evaluation and Planning
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Program
MCAH Program Overview and Fact Sheets

MCAH Program Poster Gallery

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