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MCAH Programs

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Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Programs
600 S. Commonwealth Ave., 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Tel: (213) 639-6400
FAX: (213) 639-1034

MCAH Data Resource Center


The purpose of the MCAH Data Resource Center (Data Center) is to promote access to local MCAH data. The Data Center aims to provide an online catalog of data resources including but are not limited to information about local data pertinent to maternal, child and adolescent health in Los Angeles County, data reports, health briefs, evidence-based resources, interactive tools, and other related data resources for MCAH stakeholders such as public health professionals, researchers, practitioners, policy makers and students.

The Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Programs has adopted and incorporated the life course perspective in its programming, service delivery and policy development. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Maternal and Child Health Bureau describes the key concepts of Life Course Framework as “instead of focusing on differences in health patterns one disease or condition at a time, Life Course Theory (LCT) points to broad social, economic and environmental factors as underlying causes of persistent inequalities in health for a wide range of diseases and conditions across population groups. LCT is population focused, and firmly rooted in social determinants and social equity models. It is also community (or “place”) focused, since social, economic and environmental patterns are closely linked to community and neighborhood settings.”  

On a regular basis, the MCAH Data Center will highlight an important piece of MCAH data aimed at improving the health of mothers, infants, children and adolescents.  

MCAH Data Highlight

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Data by Population/Period of Life

The Data Center is organized according to the following periods of life: preconception/pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, postpartum, infant, child and adolescent health. The data relevant to each population can be accessed by clicking on the corresponding icons presented below.

MCAH Evidence Based Resources

The MCAH Evidence Based Resources Section presents research, evaluation and best practices that are relevant to MCAH programming, service delivery and policy development.  MCAH reviews and research findings utilize and implements proven strategies to ensure that MCAH programs, services and policies are evidence- based. Click here to access MCAH evidence based resources.

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