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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 Dr. James Bridgers of the HHS - Public Health Services at 240.777.4253 or Deborah Lambert of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2794 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY20Actual FY21Estimated FY22Target FY23Target FY24
Number of pregnant women screened and enrolled in a Managed Care Organization (MCO) for prenatal services 2,5511,8082,2002,2002,200
Percentage of repeat Maternity Partnership patients who do not delay subsequent pregnancy by 18 months or more (Close Child Spacing) 13%N/A5%5%5%
Percentage of healthy birth weight babies (greater than or equal to 2,500 grams) born to pregnant women in the Maternity Partnership Program97%96%95%95%95%
Percent of Infant at Risk referrals that receive a contact by the Area Health Center staff within 10 days 296%96%90%90%90%
1  Due to changes in procedures due to COVID, we were not able to collect the data during FY21. We are now on track to collect again in FY22.
2  The program aims for a 90% contact rate as the service standard, which is used to set the projections.

Program Budget Changes

FY23 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved895783968.65
Add: Breastfeeding Support Program1145000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.166308-5.20
FY23 Approved923864763.45