California Department of Public Health Releases Maternal and Infant Health Assessment Data

liling and babyThe Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Program of the California Department of Public Health is pleased to announce the release of the 2011 MIHA data in easy-to-use tables, maps and charts. MIHA, the Maternal and Infant Health Assessment, is a population-based survey of women with a recent live birth in California that collects information about maternal experiences, attitudes and behaviors before, during and shortly after pregnancy. MIHA results are available at the county level for the 20 California counties with the greatest numbers of births. Topics include: health status, nutrition, weight, health insurance, service utilization and content, breastfeeding, infant sleep, pregnancy intention, family planning, intimate partner violence, substance use, hardships, and income.

This year they are releasing several new products, including MIHA Statewide Snapshots by Maternal Education and Prenatal Health Insurance, and MIHA Statewide Charts by Race/Ethnicity, Income, Maternal Age, Education and Prenatal Health Insurance.

2011 MIHA county, regional and statewide data are available on their new searchable MIHA website.

They are encouraging people to share this announcement with others interested in the health and well-being of mothers, infants and families in California. For more information about MIHA, or to be added to their mailing list, please contact them at

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