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Maternal and Child Health

african american mother and child


Vision: Healthy People, Healthy Families, Thriving Communities

To optimize the health and well-being of the maternal and child health population by employing primary prevention and early intervention public health strategies.

Colorado MCH Program Logic Model pdf file


Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Program
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Prevention Services Division
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246

See: Key State MCH Staff Members pdf file

MCH Guidelines:


Planning Process - Please submit all forms to: cdphe.psmchreports@state.co.us

 FY 15 Local Action Plans

Implementation and Invoicing - Please submit all signed requests and invoices to: cdphe.psMCHreports@state.co.us


Link to MCH Operational Plan Online Database: MCH Operational Planning and Reporting

2013 Maternal and Child Health Conference: Building Community Partnerships to Impact Health Outcomes


What? Annual Conference for Colorado Local Public Health Agencies

When? March 7-8, 2013

Where? Embassy Suites - Denver Tech Center


*Presentation handouts ready to print green leaf 


Plenary Sessions 


Breakout Sessions


Colorado MCH Priorities: State and local partners selected the 2011-2015 MCH Priorities based on a comprehensive needs assessment process including a review of qualitative and quantitative data and stakeholder input. The priorities integrate Maternal and Child Health and Children with Special Health Care Needs efforts across the life span while focusing on primary prevention and early intervention approaches.

Reports and Publications


Maternal and Child Health 101 - Webinar aired 11/15/2012 


Local MCH/HCP Future Funding Webinar: Part II - Aired 3/2/2012


MCH Local Funding Webinar - Aired 10/20/2011


Additional Training




Maternal and Child Health Issue Briefs

  1. Unintended Pregnancy pdf file - Released December 2012
  2. Infant Mortality pdf file  - Released February 2013
  3. Child and Youth Injury in Colorado pdf file  - Released November 2013


The Health Status of Colorado's Maternal and Child Health Population, June 2010 report (Revised 02/18/2011)

Health Status Report User Survey Results: MCH HSR Survey Brief pdf file

Colorado Health Indicator Data


MCH County Data Sets



2012 State MCH Trend Analysis pdf file


2012 County MCH Trend Analyses:


2013 County MCH Trend Analyses:

The Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Data Set 2010 contains recent data for Colorado and the nation including maternal and child health performance measures as well as other measures of interest in the CSHCN population. Performance measures are determined by the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau and by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and are used to define problems and to facilitate planning for public health. The additional measures included in the Data Set that are not performance measures are selected by the Health Care Program for Children with Special Needs at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and are also used to define problems and to facilitate planning.


Released February 2011




Maternal and Child Health Block Grant
The 2014 grant was submitted to the Maternal and Child Health Bureau on July 11, 2013. Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Block Grant funds are directed toward improving the health of mothers and children. This grant application requests federal funds from Title V of the Social Security Act for October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014.

Colorado conducted a 5-year needs assessment in 2010 and identified a new set of MCH Priorities for FY2011-2015. This is available below.

The MCH Block Grant application narrative and forms, along with the needs assessment summary and the most recent Colorado MCH Health Status Report are available for downloading in a PDF format.