Child and Maternal Health
Public Health provides Child and Maternal Healthcare programs to families in Montgomery County.
The Baby & Me - Tobacco Free Program is a smoking cessation program which aims to reduce the use of tobacco products among women during and after their pregnancy.
Public Health's Children with Special Healthcare Needs (CMH) Program provides case management and service coordination for families with children who have or potentially have special health care needs and are residents of Ohio.
Currently, it is estimated that 1 in 100 babies born in Montgomery County, Ohio has an FASD. FASD affects an estimated 40,000 infants each year, which is more than Spina Bifida, Down syndrome, and Muscular Dystrophy combined. (SAMSHA 2003)
Healthy Mommy - Healthy Baby helps to reduce the number of low birth weight babies, infant deaths and sickness within the ethnic communities of Montgomery County. We also offer an education support group for expectant and new fathers, as well as experienced fathers.
School Health Services are provided to private, parochial and charter schools in Montgomery County. Schools may contract for a school nurse on a part-time or full-time basis or one-time only to perform mandatory screenings.
Public Health's WIC Program safeguards the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5. WIC provides nutritious foods to supplement diets, nutrition education (including breastfeeding promotion and support), and referrals to health and other social services.