The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Department is committed to serving the needs of mothers, children, and fathers in the Great Plains region. The Department’s mission is to promote the health and well-being of American Indian families in Great Plains tribal communities through direct service, research, epidemiology, and technical assistance.
The GPTCHB MCH department is home to 4 grant funded programs:
- Great Plains Healthy Start (GPHS)
- Great Plains Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (GP-TMIECHV)
- GPTCHB/Rosebud Sioux Tribe Indigenous Project Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health (ILAUNCH)
- Tribal Injury Prevention Cooperative Agreement Program (TIPCAP)
Other past funded programs, such as the South Dakota Tribal Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (SDT PRAMS) and the Safe Healthy Children Project, have resulted in key MCH data and resources for tribes in the Great Plains region.
In addition to the department’s grant funded programs, MCH leadership and staff provide advocacy services, collaborates with local, state, and national groups and programs to represent Native families, and promotes culturally responsive programs and services for families in the Great Plains.