Through partnerships and collaboration with other agencies, Maternal and Child Health Services works to improve access to health services and reduce disparities in health outcomes for the mothers, expecting mothers, children and teens in New Jersey. We offer resources and services to individuals and families as well as perform critical research to increase our knowledge and ability to serve these groups.
The development of healthy habits among teens is one of the best ways to prevent the chronic health conditions that occur in adulthood. Visit our Adolescent Health pages to see what we're doing and what you can do to help.
The Department of Health has a number of programs aimed at increasing the chances of a successful pregnancy for women who are pregnant and for newborn infants. We also have a research unit that works on establishing trends as well as identifying best practices to promote and risk factors to avoid.
Postpartum Depression and other Perinatal Mood Disorders (PMD) are very common but knowing that there are treatments available that work isn't so common. If you or someone you know might be affected, then take a look at this site for some helpful information. We also have resources for Healthcare Professionals!
The MCHC are non-profit partners that engage in various activities that work closely with the Department of Health to promote quality health services in New Jersey. You'll find our MCHC partners mentioned throughout the Maternal and Child Health site.
Cathleen D. Bennett
P.O. Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625
New Jersey is home to over 2,000 licensed hospitals, nursing homes, and medical care facilities. The New Jersey Department of Health works to ensure that citizens receive appropriate levels of care in every regulated facility.
New Jersey's local and county health departments are community-based public health service and a first point of contact for questions about public health services or health conditions.