Improving the well-being of mothers, infants, and children is an important public health goal for the United States, as well as a priority for New Jersey. Their well-being determines the health of the next generation and can help predict future public health challenges for families, communities, and the health care system.1 With the priority of improving equity, New Jersey focuses on many aspects of maternal and child health, including prenatal, perinatal and postpartum care and innovative resources, intraconception care, special child health, breastfeeding, and more.
*Figures shown are a mix of counts, percentages, rates, and ratios. Click the Objective statement for more information about the corresponding measure.
For more information, please refer to these resources:
- NJDOH Family Health Services
- Nurture NJ
- Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey
- Central Jersey Family Health Consortium
- Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative
- SIDS Center of New Jersey
- CDC Division of Reproductive Health
- Healthy People 2020
- Maternal, Infant, and Child Health. Healthy People 2020. 5/18/21.