Types of Health Services

Resources on several types of health services important for children, youth, and families, including dental health services; Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) services; HIV/AIDS care; American Indian health services; prenatal care; teen pregnancy prevention; and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

Dental health services EPSDT services HIV/AIDS care American Indian health services Prenatal […]

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


Serves: 36Yield: 36 cookies Units: US | Metric Whisk together and set aside 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon kosher salt Cream wet ingredients 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla Then […]

Introduction to birth control

If a woman is sexually active and she is fertile and physically able to become pregnant, she needs to ask herself, “Do I want to become pregnant now?” If her answer is “No,” she must use some method of birth control (contraception).

Terminology used to describe birth control methods include contraception, pregnancy prevention, fertility control, […]

Introduction to Family Planning

What is Family Planning?

Family planning is the voluntary planning and action taken by individuals to prevent, delay or achieve a pregnancy. Family planning services include counseling and education, preconception care, screening and laboratory tests, and all FDA approved methods of contraception.

Why is family planning part of the health department?

The Centers for Disease […]