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Responding to the Vision

The vision of th=e Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) is for a future America in which “… there is equal access for all to quality health care in a supportive, culturally competent environment, which is family-centered and community-based; and health disparities by racial, ethnic, geographic area and economic status have been eliminated.”

The MCHB revised its mission statement and carefully crafted a 5-year strategic plan in pursuit of its vision. The plan includes goals, key strategies, performance measures, and annual priorities.

MCHB Mission Statement

To provide national leadership, in partnership with key stakeholders, to improve the physical and mental health, safety and well-being of the maternal and child health (MCH) population which includes all of the nation’s women, infants, children, adolescents, and their families, including fathers and children with special health care needs. (MCHB, 2003)




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