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MCH Assessment


To support the health of Oklahoma's women, children and families by providing leadership in assessing health issues, services, and behaviors.

Primary Functions

The MCH Assessment unit contributes evaluation and assessment support to the programs and services provided by the Maternal and Child Health Service
Activities of this section include: population based surveillance for assessing risk factors associated with poor health outcomes; program reporting systems to monitor services offered through local health departments and community clinics; and other surveys to assess health systems and health status of specific MCH populations.

What's New:
PRAMS Brief - Birth Control Practices among Oklahoma Teen Mothers August 2017 (527.4K)
PRAMS Brief - Preconception Wellness among Mothers with Medicaid August 2017 (158.5k)
Cesarean Section Deliveries in Oklahoma 2011-2015
  (May 2017) Report provides an overview of cesarean deliveries & Oklahoma's efforts to improve the health of the maternal & child health population.
YRBS - Academic Achievement and Risk Behaviors  Sept 2016
TOTS Brief - Discrimination in Accessing Health Care October 2016 (171k pdf)
TOTS Brief - Child Care Arrangements and Cost  November 2016 (172k pdf)
Oklahoma Births and Infant Mortality County Profiles
Oral Health During Pregnancy PRAMS Brief (789k pdf) September 2016
Patterns of Postpartum Birth Control Use after an Unintended Pregnancy (841k) Summer 2016
Pre and Postnatal Stressors (195k pdf) - Spring 2016
African American Maternal and Child Health Data Review 2000-13 (370k pdf - Jan 2016)
Residential Moving and Maternal Stress September 2015 (140k pdf)
Baby Friendy Hospital Practices in Oklahoma, 2012  (872k pdf) - September 2015
Preconception Care and Racial Disparities - Summer 2015 (501k pdf)

Pre-pregnancy Maternal Overweight as a Risk Factor for Child Overweight (246.5k pdf)
TOTS Brief - Secondhand Smoke Exposure in Homes and Vehicles (204k pdf)
Preparing for a Lifetime, It's Everyone's Responsibility Learn what you can do to help ensure the health and safety of Oklahoma's babies.

Contact Information:        
Paul H. Patrick, MPH
Administrative Program Manager, MCH Assessment
Maternal & Child Health Service
Oklahoma State Department of Health

1000 NE 10th St, Room 810

Oklahoma City, OK  73117-1299


Phone:  (405) 271-6761  email: Paul Patrick













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