- Contact information for County/City Local Health Departments in Minnesota
- Lead Poisoning Prevention
- MCH Advisory Task Force
- MCH Programs
- Mental Health Promotion
- Minnesota Children & Youth with Special Health Needs Program
- Minnesota Newborn Screening Program
- Minnesota Physical Activity and Nutrition Program
- Positive Alternatives Act
- MCH Trainings/Conferences
- Minnesota State Legislature
Department of Education
- Minnesota Department of Human
- MinnesotaCare Health Insurance is a subsidized health care program for people who live in Minnesota and do not have access to health insurance. There are no health condition barriers, but applicants must meet income and program guidelines to qualify.
- Medical Assistance for Pregnant Women or Newborns (MA) will completely cover pregnant women and babies under age two, if your family meets the income guidelines.
- Minnesota’s Medical Assistance (MA) (Medicaid) Program is the largest of the state’s three health care programs. MA is a joint federally/state-funded program which provides necessary medical services for low-income families, children, pregnant women, and people who are elderly (65 or older) or have disabilities.
- Chemical Health Division is responsible for defining a statewide response to and information about drug and alcohol abuse. In Minnesota, the first step in getting help for a drinking problem is to receive a chemical dependency assessment or evaluation from a professional. For more information about alcohol addiction and assessment, go to Minnesota Department of Human Services, Chemical Health Division web site.
- Child & Teen Checkups (C&TC) - Your Growing Child: A Family Brochure
The Your Growing Child brochures offer helpful tips on health, feeding, development, immunizations, safety and other age-appropriate information about your child.
- Minnesota Department of Public
- Early Childhood Screening, Minnesota Department of Education
- Federal Offices, Departments, etc.
- The Healthy Start Initiative is housed within the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A unique hallmark of the Initiative is the development and mobilization of strong coalitions of consumers, local and state governments, the private sector, schools, providers and neighborhood organizations to address infant mortality reduction within communities by improving health care access and outcomes for women and infants, promoting healthy behaviors and combating the causes of infant mortality.
- The Federal Maternal and Child Bureau is housed in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is charged with the primary responsibility of promoting and improving the health of our nation's mothers and children.
- Office on Women’s Health is located within the Department of Health and Human Services(OWH DHHS). This office is the U.S. government’s focal point for women’s health issues. The Office works to redress the inequities in research, health care services, and education that have placed the health of women at risk, coordinating women’s health research, health care services, policy, and public and health care professional education across the agencies of the HHS, organizations, and consumer and health care professional groups.
- General Medical Information
- The National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health provides national leadership to the maternal and child health community in three key areas -- program development, policy analysis and education, and state-of-the-art knowledge -- to improve the health and well-being of the nation's children and families.
- The Children's Defense Fund Children's
Defense Fund - Minnesota (CDF-MN) was established in 1985 to improve the lives
of Minnesota's children and their families and to provide a voice for the
children of Minnesota who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves. We
work to increase awareness about the needs of children and their families
and encourage preventive investment before they get sick, drop out of school,
get into trouble, or suffer family breakdown. Our mission is to bring the
needs of children to the attention of the general public and policy makers
through research, education, and advocacy.
- Children's Defense Fund
Minnesota - Low-Cost Health Care Directory
This directory explains the health care options for uninsured or poorly insured families with children. Included are links about information on Medical Assistance; MinnesotaCare; and other low cost or free health services available in each county in Minnesota.