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Office of Maternal Child and Family Health (OMCFH)

The mission of the Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health is to provide leadership to support state and community efforts to build systems of care that assure the health and well-being of all West Virginians.

Birth Score

The identification of infants who are at greatest risk for health and developmental problems, and ensuring that these children have access to appropriate health and special care systems, are ongoing concerns for state health officials. In this regard, the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health, Office of Maternal, Child, and Family Health and the West Virginia University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics have worked collaboratively to develop the Birth Score-Developmental Risk Screen and Newborn Hearing Screen initiatives. This partnership has not only expanded the state’s capacity to meet its federally required "child find" responsibilities, but it has also made a significant contribution to the reduction of mortality among West Virginia infants who are one month to one year of age.

Birth to Three

Brought to you by the West Virginia Early Intervention Interagency Coordinating Council and WV Birth to Three in the Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health, Bureau for Public Health, Department of Health and Human Resources (designated lead agency for Part C of IDEA).


Children with Special Health Care Needs

Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) is the program in the Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health (OMCFH) responsible for evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of children with chronic, disabling medical conditions. Funding for the program is provided by the state and federal governments.

Bureau for Public Health, Division of Surveillance and Disease Control, Immunization Program.

The Division of Surveillance and Disease Control tracks occurrences of diseases, provides preventive interventions, and educates the public on protecting themselves from diseases.

Kid's First

The Kids First Screening Initiative unites parents, health professionals and teachers to give West Virginia’s children the positive start in life they deserve. By working together, we can help ensure that every child receives the best possible chance to be healthy and ready to learn.

Right from the Start

Having a new baby can be one of the most rewarding times of your life, but it can also be one of the most challenging. Having someone to talk to during your pregnancy and/or after you have your baby can make this time easier.   You can have a local community nurse or social worker, called a "care coordinator", meet with you while you are pregnant to help you learn ways to have a healthy pregnancy. The care coordinator can help you find resources in your community to help with your needs.


The goal of the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM - pronounced "en-cham") at Utah State University is to ensure that all infants (newborns) and toddlers with hearing loss are identified as early as possible and provided with timely and appropriate audiological, educational, and medical intervention. Learn more about us.

Ski*Hi The Ski*Hi Program is a home-based preschool/parent education program for deaf and hard of hearing children.



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