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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 Goals and Objectives (PDF - 604 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 and training to help them improve their work

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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

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