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Maternal and Child Health

The Calvert County Maternal Child Health Program assists pregnant women to access and properly utilize health related services, to practice healthy behaviors, and to utilize good parenting skills.  Additionally there are infants, children, and adolescents with special health care and psychosocial needs who are at risk for poor life outcomes due to difficulties accessing care.  At risk women and children are referred to the program for evaluation and needed services, placing a strong emphasis on frequent home visiting and case management, to improve pregnancy outcomes and to improve the emotional, social, and physical development of children.

Programs include:

Healthy Beginnings

Will assist pregnant substance using women who need WIC, substance use counseling, mental health services, and assistance locating an obstetrician.
Provide education on pregnancy, childbirth, and infant care.
Goal is to have a healthy mother & baby with the mother-to-be and nurse working together as a team.
Services are at no cost to the mother-to-be and funded by the Maryland Community Health Resource Commission.
For services call 410-535-5400 x351

Healthy Start

Program for pregnant women and children from conception to two years of age.
Registered nurses are home visiting case managers.
Referrals to medical and service providers.
Childbirth and childcare education.

Children with Special Health Care Needs

Provides single point of entry services for special needs children from birth to
twenty-one years of age.
Assists children and families with access to care issues.
Provides case management services.
Provides community and provider education and outreach.

Infant and Toddlers

Program for children from 1-3 years with developmental delays.
Referrals for screening and evaluation services.
Provides service coordination/case management services.

Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Community and provider education and outreach.
Case management for children with elevated blood lead levels.
Information for landlords.

Surveillance and Quality Improvement Program

Cases with poor pregnancy outcomes or high risks are reviewed.
Case review team.
Community action team.
Provider and community outreach and education.

Community Resources Directory

Contact Information:
410.535.5400 (Local)
301.855.1353 (Washington Line)
410.269.1051 (Baltimore Line)
410.535.5285 (Fax)

Links for Further Information:
National Healthy Start Association

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

Maryland State Dept. of Education-Special Education Division

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