ACHD: Maternal Child Health Program

The Allegheny County Health Department’s mission is to protect, promote, and preserve the health and well-being of all Allegheny County residents, particularly the most vulnerable. We strive daily to assure quality public health services to more than 1.2 million county residents. The mission of the Maternal and Child Health Program is to improve the quality of life and health of mothers, infants, children, and families in Allegheny County. The goal of MCH is to help support families with their parenting goals. Home visiting is associated with positive outcomes for both children and families. The MCH program offers nurse home visiting, breastfeeding support, smoking cessation support, and fatherhood engagement.