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 Program Contact

Michele Benko MS, RD, LD
216.201.2000 ext 1528



The Maternal and Child Health Program (MCH) helps women and families to become healthy and stay healthy. MCH is an organized community effort to link people to services, create healthy communities, and raise community awareness.

Services include:

  • Connecting men and women to Sexual Health Services
  • Connecting women to Centering Pregnancy
  • Connecting children with physical activity and healthy eating
  • Educating families about Safe Sleep
  • Identifying barriers for services
  • Offering mental health screening and referrals

How to be healthy:

  • Go to the doctor for regular check-ups
  • If you are pregnant, getting prenatal care early – within the first 3 months of pregnancy
  • Exercising at least 3 days a week
  • Going to the dentist for regular check-ups
  • Eat fruits and vegetables every day
  • Make sure your child gets his/her shots on time
  • Quit smoking


To schedule a doctor’s visit, contact a local provider:

Care Alliance

Cleveland Clinic  

Metrohealth Medical Center

Neighborhood Family Practice 

Northeast Ohio Neighborhood Health Services

University Hospitals


Get involved!

Join local Ohio Equity Institute teams to address infant deaths in your community.  Gather people from your community to discuss concerns you have and voice your concerns to your local leaders.

Child Page


The Child and Family Health Services (CFHS) program collects health related information in Cuyahoga County to help explain the health of our community and also to help create programs to improve healthy behaviors and access to care.

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is used to gather information from middle school and high school students in Cuyahoga County about how they are feeling and what they are doing on a daily basis that impacts their health.  The YRBS is conducted by the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods at Case Western Reserve University.

CFHS has produced an Indicators Report that provides health-related information by neighborhood.

Cuyahoga County Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and Indicators Reports:



2017 Effective Strategies to Reduce Infant Death

2017 Teen Birth Rates by municipality and race


2014 Consortium Meeting 


2013 Consortium Meeting 


2006-14 Maternal Child Health Data Brief