The purpose of the division is to promote physical, social, and emotional well-being and resilience by fostering healthy environments in pregnancy, infancy, and early childhood. Using the life course approach, we provide direct services, linkages, and referrals; build adult capacity; conduct research and evaluation; and support policy and systems development.
All children in Mass. are raised in healthy, safe, nurturing environments to ensure optimal physical, social and emotional well-being.
- “No Alcohol During Pregnancy is the Safest Choice,” a Health Advisory for providers from MDPH
- Clinical Advisory About Routine HIV Screening of Pregnant Women
- Information if you are a new parent
- Newborn Blood Screening Program
- Growing Up Healthy
- Cord Blood Banking
- Information if you are considering pregnancy or already pregnant
- Egg Retrieval
- Health and Safety in Child Care
- Directions: Resources for Your Child's Care
- Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program Brochure Order Form
- Materials Order Form
- Open Meeting Notices
- Parenting and Child Health educational brochures & posters
- Welcome Family
- Early Intervention Partnerships Program
- F.O.R. Families
- Massachusetts Center For Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
- Massachusetts Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Project ( MECCS)
- Massachusetts Home Visiting Initiative
- Massachusetts Project LAUNCH
- Postpartum Depression
- Safe Motherhood: Preventing Pregnancy Associated Mortality And Morbidity
This division is a part of the Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition.
Karin Downs, RN, MPH., Director
Pregnancy, Infancy and Early Childhood Division
Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition
250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108
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