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About MCAH

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The mission of Maternal Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) is to advance Orange County (OC) as a place where all women of reproductive age, infants, children, adolescent, and families will live in a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment. MCAH Program is responsible for the planning, implementing and evaluating of services that address the health priorities and primary needs of infants, mothers, children and adolescents, and their families in Orange County through ongoing assessment, policy development and quality assurance. Programs that are funded under MCAH are the Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP), Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Program, Prenatal Care Guidance (PCG) Program, and Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP).

MCAH Programs staff is comprised of physicians, public health nurses, social workers, health educators, epidemiologists, research analysts, nutritionists, administrators, and support staff. Funding is provided through Title V, XIX (Medicaid), and local County Fund.

MCAH Priorities

  1. Improve birth outcomes
  2. Reduce the number of uninsured children
  3. Reduce high-risk adolescent behavior
  4. Increase immunization rates
  5. Increase exclusive breastfeeding rates
  6. Reduce the number of overweight and obese children

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