The goal of the Office of Family and Community Health Services is to improve the health of Maryland families by ensuring comprehensive and quality preventive services. OFCHS is dedicated to enhancing the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. The Office works with local health departments, schools and academic institutions, community-based organizations, health systems, and healthcare providers across the state.
OFCHS develops policies and implements primary prevention and early intervention strategies to improve the health of Maryland families. Leadership, consultation, training, and technical assistance is provided in several program areas including early childhood health, home visiting, adolescent health, and teen pregnancy prevention.