Maternal and Child Health[Record group 80-19]
- Alternative/Former Names
- Maternal and Infant Health
- The objectives of the Maternal and Child Health Division are to preserve, promote and protect the health of Philadelphia's women and children through coordinated health programs; to provide comprehensive maternal and infant care services to women with high-risk infants; to provide family counseling to reduce teenage pregnancy; and to provide screening (testing) and comprehensive follow-up services for children at risk of lead poisoning.
- Agency History
- The Maternal and Child Health Division incorporates some of the elements contained in the pre-1951 Division of Child Hygiene. In the initial reorganization of the Department of Public Health, it was placed as a unit in the Department of Preventive Medicine. By 1963, it was a unit in the Division of Health Protection under the umbrella of the Community Health Services where it stayed until the mid-1990s. In the FY 1997 budget, it is listed as a separate division of the Department of Public Health, with the subagencies of Maternal & Child Health and Lead Poisoning Prevention under it.
- Archival Records
- 80-19.1 Maternal and Child Health Section. Annual Report (1953-1955, 1957-1960)
80-19.2 Infant and Preschool Unit. Annual Report (1946)
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Last updated on November 8, 2000