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Mothers & Children
Activities for Mothers & Children
The Richland County Health Department is actively involved in a variety of activities related to the health of women and children in our county. One of the main forces behind our activities is the Maternal Child Health (MCH) block grant that we receive. This is your tax dollars at work since the MCH grant is distributed to the states from the federal government as part of the Title V of the Social Security Act. Examples of activities that RCHD uses MCH block grant funding for include:
  • Informing and educating
  • Monitoring health status
  • Participating in child find activities with the schools in our county
  • Vision and hearing screenings in the schools
  • Child care health consultation
  • Immunization activities

For information on services available for children with special needs, visit the Montana Children's Special Health Services Program.

"Parents as Teachers" Home Visiting Program
Information on this program can be see in English here and in Spanish here. 
Pregnant women,new mothers, and families can benefit from ideas on how to cope with stress and take care of themselves at home as well as someone to ask questions and talk to about their experience. The Parents as Teachers Program is centered around child development and growth.
Women and infants can be referred to the program by their doctors or by family or friends who think they might benefit from it. If you would like to make a confidential referral to the Public Health Home Visiting Program, please call Cristin Henson at (406) 433-2207.

Richland County
201 W. Main
Sidney, MT 59270