CHILD AND ADOLESCENT HEALTH PROGRAM
The goal of the Child and Adolescent Health Program is to promote and protect the health of Maryland’s 1.5 million children and adolescents, ages 0-21, by assuring that comprehensive, quality preventive and primary services are available and accessible.
The Program is responsible for developing policies and implementing primary prevention and early intervention strategies to improve the health of Maryland’s children. Leadership, consultation, training and technical assistance are provided in several program areas including early childhood health, home visiting, adolescent health and teen pregnancy prevention. The Program collaborates with numerous DHMH and other State agencies in the development of policies and programs.