Division of Child & Adolescent Health

four teens laughingThe Division of Child & Adolescent Health (DCAH) provides an array of public health programs, initiatives and interventions aimed at promoting the health and well-being of young children, the K-12 population including adolescents, and young adults. Our goal is to work across systems and with our state and community partners to ensure that infants grow and thrive throughout childhood, adolescence and successfully transition into adulthood with optimal physical and social-emotional health and wellness.

The DCAH is comprised of two sections: Early Childhood and Child, Adolescent and School Health. Some of the programs and initiatives of this Division include:

  • Local Maternal & Child Health
  • Local Health Department – Medicaid Outreach
  • Home Visiting
  • Early On
  • Race to the Top
  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs
  • Michigan Model for Health
  • School Health
  • Child & Adolescent Health Centers
  • School Wellness Programs (school nursing)
  • School based Hearing & Vision Programs
  • Telehealth