Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH)
Mission: To promote and protect the physical, mental, social and environmental health for all women of childbearing age, infants, children, adolescents and their families.
Vision: All women, adolescents, children, and their families in Kings County flourish in a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment.
Values: The MCAH program maximizes health through education and encouraging positive health behaviors resulting in individual responsibility in the health process coupled with equal access and awareness of community resources, prevention services, and primary health services leading to a sense of self-worth and responsibility to self, culture, and society.
The Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Program is a division of the Department of Public Health in Kings County. It is responsible for the planning, implementing and evaluating of services that address the health priorities and primary needs of mothers, infants, children and adolescents, and their families in Kings County through ongoing assessment, policy development and quality assurance.
The following is an alphabetical list of programs within MCAH:
- Breastfeeding Support Program
- Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP)
- Preconception Health Program
- Sudden Infant Death (SIDS) Prevention Program
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