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Maternal Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH)

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Maternal Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH)’s mission is to make Orange County (OC) a place where all women of reproductive age, as well as infants, children, adolescents, and all families live in a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment. MCAH focuses on addressing the health priorities and primary needs of infants, mothers, children and adolescents, and their families in Orange County. MCAH is responsible for the Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP), Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Program, Perinatal Assessment and Coordination Team (PACT), Nurse-Family Partnership®, 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, Title 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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