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Maternal and Child Health

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April 2017 - Teen Pregnancy

March 2017 - Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

February 2017 -  National Children's Dental Month

August 2016 - Breastfeeding

July 2016 - Newborn Screening

  • About 1 in 300 newborns has a metabolic, hormonal or functional disorder that can cause disability, developmental delay, illness or death.
  • Through early detection and intervention by a newborn screening program these impacts can be prevented or minimized, so all babies born in Montana—no matter in a hospital, birthing center, or at home—needs to be screened.
  • Follow-up testing, treatment and intervention services are available in Montana.

March 2016 - Oral Health

  • The #1 chronic disease among children is tooth decay and 2 out of 3 children in Montana have at least one cavity by 3rd grade.
  • Tooth decay-causing bacteria can be passed from parent to child; prevention starts during pregnancy.
  • Adequate fluoride during early childhood can prevent tooth decay.