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Phoenix Area

Maternal Child Health

  • oversees, monitors, evaluates and improves the quality and access of healthcare services to women and children in the Phoenix Area
  • provides technical assistance in the area of maternal-child health to the service units and tribal facilities
  • serves as a liaison to state and county health departments, tribal organizations such as ITCA (Inter-tribal Council of Arizona) or ITCN (Inter-tribal Council of Nevada) and professional medical and health organizations

The GPRA indicators related to women and children are used to prioritize MCH activities

Current areas of focus include:
  • Childhood immunizations
  • Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative
  • Obesity prevention

Services include:
  • Program reviews and site visits are arranged upon request
  • Child abuse prevention committee (at area level)
  • Contract for Genetics/Dysmorphology clinics

Preventing Early Childhood Caries is a national IHS initiative

Domestic violence is receiving increased attention

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Contact Information

Office of Health programs: 602-364-5179

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