A future America in which the right to grow to one's
full potential is universally assured through attention to the comprehensive
physical, psychological and social needs of the maternal and child health
population. We strive for a society where children are wanted and born
with optimal health, receive quality care and are nurtured lovingly and
sensitively as they mature into healthy, productive adults. MCHB seeks
a nation where there is equal access for all to quality health care in
a supportive, culturally competent, family and community setting.
Timeline: History, Legacy and Resources for Education and Practice,
traces the history of maternal and child health in the U.S., provides
in-depth modules on topics such as MCH 101, MCH Systems of Care, Infant
Mortality and MCH Performance and Accountability, and allows you to search
for topical areas of interest.
Children's Bureau was established in 1912. In 1935, the U.S. Congress
enacted Title V of the Social Security Act, which authorized the Maternal
and Child Health Services programs and provided a foundation and structure
for assuring the health of American mothers and children.
A bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration,
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.