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Program Description

  Community Health Services

Maternal and Child Health Services provides preventive health access services to uninsured and underinsured populations. Services include Women Health Services, Maternity Partnership Program, nurse case management, and home visits to targeted populations such as pregnant women, pregnant and parenting teens, children up to one year of age, and at-risk infants. Other services include staffing support for immunization clinics, STD services, pregnancy testing in regional health centers, and care coordination services for women and children in the Medical Assistance-managed care program. Referral services are provided for individuals with specific health issues (i.e., sexually transmitted diseases).

Program Contacts

Contact Nina Ashford, DrPH, MPH of the HHS - Public Health Services at 240.777.4253 or Grace Pedersen of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.773.1088 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY22Actual FY23Estimated FY24Target FY25Target FY26
Number of pregnant women screened and enrolled in a Managed Care Organization (MCO) for prenatal services 11,6961,7732,0002,0002,000
Percent of repeat Maternity Partnership patients who do not delay subsequent pregnancy by 18 months or more (Close Child Spacing) 22%3%N/AN/AN/A
Percent of healthy birth weight babies (greater than or equal to 2,500 grams) born to pregnant women in the Maternity Partnership Program 398%96%N/AN/AN/A
Percent of Infant at Risk referrals that receive a contact by the Area Health Center staff within 10 days 477%82%90%90%90%
1  The number of screenings is expected to rise significantly in FY24 due to the Healthy Babies Equity Act that will add about another 1,000 to the Medicaid rolls.
2  Percentages of repeat pregnancies within 18 months remains low. The Maternity Partnership Program ended in FY23.
3  This data has come from the hospitals where the babies were born and the metric has remained stable. The Maternity Partnership Program ended in FY23.
4  Clients have been harder to contact post-pandemic and are less likely to want a Community Health Nurse in their home. Additionally, the transient nature of the client population makes it challenging to ensure follow up.

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved983557363.75
Increase Cost: Replace Ending Federal Funding to Ensure Prenatal Program Engagement with Vulnerable Populations480000.00
Technical Adj: Contractual Lactation Specialist Conversion to Merit Staff, Personnel Cost Increase Fully Offset by Operating Expenses Decrease01.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-6233850.50
FY25 Recommended926018865.25