Health services is one of the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionís (CDC) eight components of Coordinated School Health (CSH). CSH
is recommended by the CDC as a strategy for improving students' health
and learning in schools.
Parents Guide to School Health
This Department of Health site connects parents to information regarding school health services, school immunization requirements, medication requirements, illnesses and disease prevention, and healthy behaviors.
Assistance for Families/MCHP
Raising Healthy Kids
This web page, from the Department of Healthís Learn To Live program, provides information for you and your family, including healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco-use prevention, teen health and sun safety. The page also links to the Learn To Live programís web pages that provide healthy living tips and information on cancer prevention and screenings.
Medical Assistance For Families/MCHP is a health insurance program for Maryland residents that offers full medical benefits to:
- Parents or other family members caring for children
- Children up to age 21
- Pregnant women of any age
To be eligible:
- You must have low to average family income
- You must provide proof of citizenship and identity or provide proof of legal permanent residency
WIC is a supplemental nutrition program for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, postpartum women, infants and children up to age five. Benefits include healthy food, nutrition education, breastfeeding information and referrals to other programs. Applicants are seen by appointment.
This Department of Health web page provides residents with information on health care reform in Maryland, including methods for health care insurance enrollment.
Health Care Coverage Information