Maternal Child Adolescent Health (MCAH)

posted Mar 11, 2013, 9:17 AM by County Website   [ updated Sep 19, 2017, 9:58 AM by Shelby Bodenstab ]

What is Maternal Child Adolescent Health? 
MCAH is made up of a variety of programs designed to improve and promote the health and wellness of women of reproductive age, infants, children, adolescents, and their families.
    MCAH programs are here to ensure the physical, social-emotional, and mental well-being of women, children, fathers, and families through strength-based services. Nurses who work in MCAH work so that:
    • All children are born healthy and to healthy mothers
    • All women, children and their families have a safe and healthy environment to live in
    • All women, children, and their families have equal access to applicable and needed care within an integrated and seamless system
    • No health status disparities among racial/ethnic, gender, economic and regional groups are encountered
    • The needs of these families are continually assessed so that the program meets the participant’s needs

    For more information and answers to your questions, please contact:
    Shelby Bodenstab, RN BSN PHN
    (707) 464-0861 ext. 2811

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