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Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program in Schools Fact Sheet

MO-07-0013 MCAHIS


  • To maximize the learning potential of school age children and adolescents through healthy lifestyle education and access to appropriate state and local services.
  • Emphasize health education, healthy behaviors, disease prevention and access to health-related services in school health policies and programs.
  • Promote family and community involvement in school health programs to foster the development of positive role models and reinforce healthy lifestyles at home.


  • Many children and adolescents are deprived of the ability to succeed educationally because of complex social, economic and health related problems which minimize their learning potential and ability to establish and achieve life enhancing goals.

Program Activities 

Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Program in Schools collaborates with state and local agencies to provide services to school age children and adolescents throughout California. Program activities focus upon:

  • Health education
  • Health services
  • Physical education
  • Healthy school environment
  • Counseling, psychological and social services
  • Nutrition, physical activity and obesity prevention
  • Parent and community involvement
  • Childhood injury prevention

Who Benefits 

  • All California children and their families

Who Provides Services 


  • Federal Title V MCH Block Grant, local agencies. For additional information please see the MCAH in Schools Program.
    Last modified on: 10/31/2008 3:05 PM