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Ohio's Maternal and Child Health Fact Sheets

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH), Division of Family and Community Health Services (DFCHS) is charged with administering the Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant (MCHBG) Program in Ohio. To properly administer the MCHBG program, ODH works collaboratively with other organizations to conduct a state-wide, comprehensive Needs Assessment (NA) every five years.

Findings from the Needs Assessment focus on:

  • Identifying State priorities to address the needs of the MCH population, and
  • Guiding the allocation of MCH Block Grant funding.
The updated fact sheets found in the four population groups below are used to assist groups of policy-makers, consumers, providers, stakeholders and other interested parties across the state in identifying the highest priority health-related needs in Ohio's MCH populations.  

Women's Health - Birth Outcomes - Newborn Health

Birth Spacing 
Infant Mortality Rate
Low Birth Weight and Preterm Birth
Perinatal Cigarette Smoking
Postpartum Visit
Prenatal Alcohol Use
Pre-pregnancy Overweight & Obesity
Teen Birth Rate
Unintended Pregnancy
Severe Maternal Morbidity *NEW*


Early Childhood
Medical Home
Overweight and Obesity
Sleep Related Infant Deaths
Smoke Exposure

Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs
Health Care Coverage 
Access to Community-Based Services
Transition to Adulthood 
Medical Home  

School-age and Adolescent Health

Access to Care
Behavioral Health
Preventive Health Behaviors: oral/dental
Tobacco Use



Other Fact Sheets  
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Last Updated:02.06.2017