Infant and Child Health Programs
The mission of the Maternal and Child Health Service is to protect and promote the health of Oklahoma’s women, children, and families by assessing health status, establishing evidence-based priorities and providing leadership to assure the availability of individual, family and population-based services.
These services include:
• Infants and Children up to 18 years of age
• Measurement of growth and development
• Vision and hearing screening
• Head Lice Screenings
• Screening and referral of problems (vision, hearing, orthopedic, and behavior)
• Lead screening
The Women, Infant, and Children Nutritional program improves the health of pregnant and breast feeding women, as well as infants and children up to the age of five who are at nutritional risk. WIC helps prevent malnutrition by providing special packages of nutritious food, supplemented with nutrition education materials and referrals for additional health care.
• Certifications performed by Public Health Nurses, Nutritionists, Dietetic Technicians, and Nutrition Assistants
• Health assessment and dietary evaluation
• Nutrition education
• Food instruments to be redeemed for specific food items
• Counseling with parents of infant care, child behavior and nutrition