About the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)

Our Mission, Vision, and Work

The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) mission is to improve the health and well-being of America’s mothers, children, and families. Our vision is an America where all mothers, children, and families thrive and reach their full potential.

We support Maternal and Child Health (MCH) populations during each stage of life, from infancy through adulthood. We focus on these populations:

  • Women of childbearing age
  • Pregnant women
  • Infants
  • Children with special health care needs
  • Children and adolescents

Our Goals

  1. Assure access to high-quality and equitable health services to optimize health and well-being for all Maternal and Child Health (MCH) populations
  2. Achieve health equity for MCH populations
  3. Strengthen public health capacity and workforce for MCH
  4. Maximize impact through leadership, partnership, and stewardship

Our Strategic Plan (PDF – 657 KB)

The Kind of Work We Do

We fund national, state, and community organizations, and academic institutions to improve public health.
We do this through:

How We Work With Our Awardees

Our project officers provide oversight, expertise, and guidance. Through our capacity-building resources, awardees and others can:

  • Find data and research
  • Get expert consultation
  • Obtain instruction and toolkits
  • Acquire skills training to help them improve their work

Contact Us

Michael Warren, MD, MPH, FAAP
Associate Administrator

Laura Kavanagh, MPP
Deputy Associate Administrator

Key Staff

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Fast Facts

5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857

208 employees as of 09/14/2021

$1.38 billion in FY 2021

Maternal & Child Health Timeline

Date Last Reviewed:  September 2021