The Center for Maternal and Child Health focuses on four main programs:
The CMATCH staff is a team of professionals working together in a collaborative effort to foster the growth and continual improvement of maternal and child health. Each member of the team has a particular area of expertise that contributes to the success of the programs.
The Central New York Regional Perinatal Program (CNY-RPP) aims to promote healthy outcomes for women and children by ensuring that high risk mothers and their infants have timely access to a continuum of specialized care they need.
Supported by a grant from the Community Health Foundation of Western and Central New York, The Central New York Fetal-Infant Mortality/Morbidity Review/Registry (FIMMRR) is a demonstration project combining aspects of traditional FIMR (Fetal Infant Mortality Review) programs.
In a course believed to be the first of its kind in the nation, medical students at Upstate Medical University are spending 18 months at the side of expectant mom-from mid-pregnancy through birth and the baby's first year of life.
The Onondaga County Health Department, in collaboration with 20 other health and community-based agencies, initiated the Syracuse Healthy Start project in 1997. The overall goals of the first round of projects were to decrease infant mortality and adolescent pregnancy in Central Syracuse.