Family Health

Our department provides leadership to improve health outcomes for women, children, and families through assessment, policy development and public health interventions.The health and well-being of families is fundamental to overall population health. Family Health encompasses a broad scope of health conditions, behaviors and service systems in three key areas or “life course” periods; maternal and infant health; child health; and reproductive, preconception, inter-conception health. 

 

COMMUNITY BASED ACTIVITIES

Adirondack Birth to Three Alliance

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OUR REQUIRED ACTIVITIES

Our Family Health program includes

  • Maternal and Infant Health
  • Child Health
  • Reproductive Health

and is designed to

  1. Improve the health of people under 21, including children with special health care needs;
  2. Increase the proportion of people under 21 who receive comprehensive primary & preventive care;
  3. Improve birth outcomes, decrease maternal & infant disease, and increase the proportion of women who receive early pregnancy and post-delivery care including referral to support services;
  4. Decrease unintended pregnancies and STDs, and improve access to family planning and comprehensive reproductive care.

Our required activities include:

  • education campaigns;
  • information & referral for women and families;
  • outreach for health and human service providers;
  • promoting policy, environment and systems changes; and
  • assistance with health insurance enrollment and accessing comprehensive health care services.
 For more information about our services call (518) 873-3500.