Maternal & Child Health (MCH)

A person's hand holding a baby's feet
"No foot is too small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world."
Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Program provides a continuum of care for pregnant and parenting women, their children and families through:
  • Case Management/Care Coordination
  • Comprehensive Home Visitation Services
  • Coordinated Care for Children With Special Health Care Needs
  • Fetal and Infant Death Review and Community Outreach
  • Newborn Screenings
  • Lead Screening
Health disparities to prevent negative health and birth outcomes is also addressed in the program.


Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Program provides the following services at the Shelby County Health Department:
  • Car Seat and Crib Distribution 
    • Infant Car Seats
    • Infant Safe Sleep Resources 
    • Safe Sleep Education
    • Designated Fitting Station for Child Safety Seats
  • Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP)
    • Healthy Homes Education
    • Screening
    • Case Management
    • Treatment and Remediation
  • Fetal Infant Mortality Review Program
    • 17-Pilot Program
    • Fetal and Infant Death Review
    • Bereavement Support
  • Home Visitation Programs for Families
  • Newborn Screening Outreach - Call 901-222-9980 for an appointment

  • Prenatal and Postpartum Resources
    • Breastfeeding Support
    • Premature Birth Information and Prevention
    • Prenatal Care