Maternal and Child Health Services
Maternal/Child Health Programs
- Child Care Health Consultation:RN/Child Care Health Consultation Services are available to child serving organizations. Services include review and approval of mandated Health Care Plans, on site consultation related to physical and safety issues and educational presentations for staff of child serving organizations.
- Child Find:This program promotes identification of potential growth and development delays in children ages 0 - 3 years. New parents are contacted by a Public Health Nurse to discuss normal the growth and development of their child and to make them aware of services available for their particular need.
- Lead Poisoning Prevention Program: This program provides nursing and environmental follow-up for children between 6 months and 6 years who have an elevated lead level in their blood. A home visit by a Nurse Coordinator and an Environmental Health Sanitarian is made for every child with a blood lead level greater than 15 ug/dl(micrograms per deciliter). The nurse monitors the follow-up and treatment of the child. The Sanitarian performs a home lead-in-paint survey which analyzes the areas of contamination. The safe remediation of the problem is monitored until its completion. Coordination occurs between LPP and Home Safe Home, Schenectady County’s Healthy Neighborhoods Program to assure identification and follow up of children at risk for lead poisoning. To make a referral to Home Safe Home call 386-2818.
- Perinatal Hepatitis B Follow-Up Program: The Perinatal Hepatitis B initiative is aimed at tracking and following new mothers (who tested positive for the Hepatitis B surface antigen in their blood) and their newborn babies who are at risk for developing this disease. This program ensures that babies receive the necessary immunization, treatment, and follow up aimed at preventing the development of hepatitis B disease.
- Healthy Schenectady Families
- WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. Schenectady County Public Health Services contracts with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schenectady County for WIC program services to eligible persons. WIC promotes the birth of healthy infants by preventing low birth weight, the leading cause of infant death and disability. The program provides prescribed supplemental foods, nutrition education and counseling, and referral to health care and other needed services for persons at nutritional risk. Eligibility includes: pregnant and nursing women and infants and children up to age 5. Call WIC at: (518) 346-8818 for more information.
Cornell Cooperative Extension WIC resources
107 Nott Terrace
Schenectady, NY 12308