Who We Are

The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) strengthens public health systems to meet the needs of America’s mothers, children, and their families. We reach more than 61 million pregnant people, infants, and children, including children with special health care needs. Our work:

  • Aims to make sure all moms, babies, children, and youth are physically and mentally healthy
  • Spurs national guidelines for women's and children's checkups as well as newborn screenings
  • Trains the public health workforce to meet the specific needs of maternal and child health populations
  • Responds to the maternal health crisis by providing the National Maternal Mental Health Hotline: 1-833-TLC-MAMA (1-833-852-6262)



  • We have a variety of open and upcoming funding opportunities. Learn more about these opportunities. Watch our webinar for helpful tips on the grant application process.

  • We collect data, conduct research, and evaluate our progress to improve our programs and support policy and decision making.

  • Learn more about how our programs complement each other to improve the health of America’s mothers, children, and their families.

  • We are committed to responding to emerging issues and emergencies that impact America’s maternal and child health (MCH) populations.

  • We support formal training in maternal and child health concepts and expand and strengthen a diverse workforce. Learn about our education and training programs.

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