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National Public Health Week Maternal and Child Health Grant

Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant Program

Maternal and Child Health Grant

Enacted in 1935 as a part of the Social Security Act, the Title V Maternal and Child Health Program is the Nation’s oldest Federal-State partnership. For over 75 years, the Title V program has provided a foundation for ensuring the health of the Nation’s mothers, women, children and youth with special health care needs, and their families.

Mission

Our mission is to help improve the health of all mothers and children in Saint Louis County. Because mothers are an integral part of the health of each family member, we seek to equip and empower them with tools to achieve and maintain optimal health for themselves and their families. We strive to include fathers and other caregivers in maintaining the health of the family as well. We encourage communities to become involved with health promotion among their residents and local organizations to support the well-being of the people they serve.

Click on the links below for additional information:


Women’s Health
Preconception Health-Before You Become Pregnant  |  Pregnancy  |  General Health

Children’s Health
Infant  |  Children  |  Teens

Classes  |  Online Courses  |  Toolkits

Community Partners


Maternal and Child Health Staff

JanNysse Gray   Tanika Prowell
(314) 615-6855   (314) 679-7870
jgray@stlouisco.com   tprowell@stlouisco.com

Informational Links

Women's Health
Preconception Health-Before You
Become Pregnant
  • Preconception Health-Before You Become Pregnant
    www.cdc.gov/preconception/index.html
  • Pregnancy
  • WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)
    www.health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/
    index.php
  • Medicaid
    www.dss.mo.gov/mhd/
  • Alcohol/Drug Use in Pregnancy
    www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/
    pregnancyandsubstanceabuse.html
  • Text4Baby
    https://text4baby.org/
  • Initiative to Reduce Elective Deliveries Before 39
    Weeks of Pregnancy
    http://www.marchofdimes.org/
  • Nurse Home Visiting Programs
    /HealthandWellness/HealthCentersand
    MedicalServices/ PublicHealthNursingProgram
  • Oral Health
    www.mouthhealthy.org/en/
  • Birth Defects Prevention
    www.marchofdimes.org/
  • Breastfeeding
    www.health.mo.gov/living/families/
    wic/breastfeeding/benefits.php
  • Preventing Premature Births
    www.marchofdimes.org/
  • After Pregnancy
    www.health.mo.gov/living/families/babies/
    pregnancy andbeyond/pdf/
    PregnancyandBeyond.pdf
  • Immunizations
    www.cdc.gov/vaccines/adults/rec-vac/pregnant.html
  • How to Choose a Child Care Provider
    www.mo.childcareaware.org/
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission (Product Recalls)
    www.cpsc.gov/
  • General Women’s Health
  • Women with Disabilities
    www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disability
    andhealth/women.html
  • Domestic Violence
    www.thehotline.org/
  • Chronic Disease Prevention
    www.health.mo.gov/living/healthcon
    diseases/ chronic/chronicdisease/index.html
  • Nutrition for Women
    www.health.mo.gov/living/wellness/
    lifedependsonit/index.php
  • Physical Activity for Women
    www.health.gov/paguidelines/guidelines/
  • STD Information
    www.cdc.gov/std/
  • The National Parenting Center
    www.tnpc.com/
  • Oral Health
    www.mouthhealthy.org/en/
  • Family Planning
    www.hhs.gov/opa/reproductive-health/
  • Mammograms
    www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/
    detection/mammograms
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration
    www.samhsa.gov/treatment/index.aspx
  • Tobacco Use
    www.health.mo.gov/living/wellness/
    tobacco/ smokingandtobacco/index.php
  • Children’s Health
    Infant Health
  • Immunizations
    www.immunize.org/
  • Text4Baby
    www.text4baby.org/
  • Nurse Home Visiting Programs
    www.stlouisco.com/HealthandWellness/
    HealthCenters andMedicalServices/
    PublicHealthNursingProgram
  • Breastfeeding
    www.health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/
    breastfeeding/benefits.php
  • How to Choose a Child Care Provider
    www.mo.childcareaware.org/
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Safe Sleep Practices
    www.nichd.nih.gov/sts/about
    /SIDS/Pages/default.aspx
  • Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome
    www.dontshake.org/
  • Car Seat/Booster Seat Safety
    www.safekids.org/
  • Children with Special Health Care Needs
    www.health.mo.gov/living/
    families/shcn/index.php
  • Children’s Health
  • Helmet Safety
    www.safekids.org/bike
  • Lead Poisoning
    www.health.mo.gov/living/environment/
    lead/index.php
  • Nutrition and Physical Activity
    www.choosemyplate.gov/
  • Injury Prevention
    www.safekids.org/
  • Home Safety Checklist
    www.cdc.gov/safechild/
  • Family and Home Visiting
    www.parentsasteachers.org/
  • Asthma
    www.lung.org/lung-disease/asthma/
  • Oral Health
    www.mouthhealthy.org/en/
  • Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
    www.kidshealth.org/parent/positive/talk/
    child_abuse.html#
  • Bullying Prevention
    www.stopbullying.gov/
  • Sports Safety
    www.stopsportsinjuries.org/
  • Teen Health
  • Teen Motor Vehicle Safety
    www.nsc.org/safety_road/TeenDriving/
    Pages/teen_driving.aspx
  • Pregnant and Parenting Teens
    www.healthyteennetwork.org/
  • Youth Sexual Health
    http://stayteen.org/
  • Suicide Prevention
    www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
  • Nutrition/ Physical Activity
    www.win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/
    take_charge.htm
  • Sports Safety
    www.stopsportsinjuries.org/
  • Tobacco Use
    www.therealcost.betobaccofree.hhs.gov/costs/
    index.html?gclid=
    CJWL1_aMvsICFQaOaQodIH8Aiw
  • Alcohol/Drug Use
    www.teens.drugabuse.gov/drug-facts
  • Tattoos/Piercings
    www.health.mo.gov/living/
    healthcondiseases/communicable/hepatitisc/
    pdf/456.pdf
  • Healthy Relationships
    www.stayteen.org/
  • Oral Health
    www.mouthhealthy.org/en/)
  • Bullying Prevention
    www.stopbullying.gov/
  • Online Courses
  • Healthy Child Care America Safe Sleep Campaign
    www.healthychildcare.org/
    sids.html
  • Continuing Education Program on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Risk Reduction: Curriculum for Nurses
    www.nichd.nih.gov/SIDS/Pages/
    sidsnursesce.aspx
  • SIDS Risk Reduction: A Continuing Education Activity for Pharmacists
    www.stlouisco.com/Portals/8/
    docs/Health/MCHGrant/
    SS%20SBS%20Flyer.pdf
  • Toolkits
    Community Wellness Toolkit
  • St. Louis County Parks Department
    www.stlouisco.com/ParksandRecreation
  • Governor’s 100 Missouri Miles
    www.100missourimiles.com
  • Be Active Community Workshop
    www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/
    workshops/
  • Choose My Plate
    www.choosemyplate.gov/
  • American Dietary Guidelines
    www.cnpp.usda.gov/DietaryGuidelines
  • Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
    www.health.gov/paguidelines/
  • USDA’s People Garden
    www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navid=
    GARDEN_RT1&parentnav=PEOPLES_GARDEN&
    navtype=RT
  • American Community Gardening Association
    www.communitygarden.org/resources/
  • Community Garden Soil Safety/Loans and Grants
    http://www.nal.usda.gov/
  • Ten Tips Nutrition Education Series
    www.choosemyplate.gov/healthy-eating-tips
    /ten-tips.html
  • Walk/Bike to School
    www.walkbiketoschool.org/
  • The Community Guide
    www.thecommunityguide.org/
  • Safe Sleep Policy Template for Childcare Providers
  • Safe Sleep Policy Template for Childcare Providers
    www.stlouisco.com/Portals/8/docs/Health/
    MCHGrant/SIDSSamplePolicy.pdf
  • Faith-Based Wellness Toolkit
  • Congregational Health Index
    www.faithandwellness.org/CHI/
    congregational-health-index.html
  • Governor’s 100 Missouri Miles
    www.100missourimiles.com
  • Ten Tips Nutrition Education Series
    www.choosemyplate.gov/healthy-eating-tips
    /ten-tips.html
  • Choose My Plate
    www.choosemyplate.gov/
  • Nutrition/ Physical Activity
    www.win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/
    take_charge.htm
  • American Dietary Guidelines
    www.cnpp.usda.gov/DietaryGuidelines
  • Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
    www.health.gov/paguidelines/
  • Community Garden Soil Safety/Loans and Grants
    http://www.nal.usda.gov/
  • St. Louis County Parks Department
    www.stlouisco.com/ParksandRecreation
  • USDA’s People Garden
    www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navid=
    GARDEN_RT1&parentnav=PEOPLES_GARDEN&
    navtype=RT
  • Community Partners:

    Safe Kids St. Louis SIDS Resources
    Maternal, Child and Family Health Coalition