Maternal and Child Health
Maternal Child Health Programs help improve the health of infants, children, and women in Marion County. The main goal of this program is: Reduce the suicide death rate among youth 10-19 years from 7.8% per 100,000 (CY 2019 Vital Statistics) by 2026 and focus on increasing resources to children and adolescents in regards to mental health/mental wellness.
The Marion County Health Department will promote creating supportive environments that promote healthy and empowered individuals, families and communities.
The other focuses of this program are: Reducing obesity among children, adolescents and women, as well as preventing and reducing smoking among adolescents and women. For more information please call 573-221-1166.
This project is/was funded in part by the Missouri Department of Health and
Senior Services Maternal Child Health Services Program,
Contract #DH220051107, and is/was supported by the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant #04MC40144, Maternal and Child Health Services for $12,299,305, of which $0 is from non-governmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.