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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 Christopher Rogers Ph.D., MPH of the HHS - Public Health Services at 240.777.4422 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 FY21Actual FY22Estimated FY23Target FY24Target FY25
Number of pregnant women screened and enrolled in a Managed Care Organization (MCO) for prenatal services 11,8081,1972,5002,5002,500
Percent of repeat Maternity Partnership patients who do not delay subsequent pregnancy by 18 months or more (Close Child Spacing) 2N/A2%5%5%5%
Percent of healthy birth weight babies (greater than or equal to 2,500 grams) born to pregnant women in the Maternity Partnership Program96%98%96%96%96%
Percent of Infant at Risk referrals that receive a contact by the Area Health Center staff within 10 days 396%77%95%95%95%
1  The FY22 number was lower because of the State data breach and, thus, the State could not make the usual volume of referrals to the program. Referral volume should return to normal in FY23.
2  Due to changes in procedures due to COVID, data was unable to be collected during FY21.
3  The program aims for a 90% contact rate as the service standard, which is used to set the projections.

Program Budget Changes

FY24 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY23 Approved923864763.45
Eliminate: Early Detect and Control Breast and Cervical Cancer-3509870.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.9479130.30
FY24 Approved983557363.75