Maternal & Child Health

Child Safety Car Seat Program | Charlottesville Area Safe Sleep Crib Program | Improving Pregnancy Outcome (IPO) Workgroup | Daily Health Observation Class


Free car seats available to families who qualify. Parents attend a short class to learn the correct placement and use of the car seat.

For Whom
To apply, applicants must be:

  • Eligible for Medicaid or FAMIS or qualify by income
  • Resident of Charlottesville/Albemarle, Louisa, Fluvanna, Greene, or Nelson
  • Legal residents of Virginia
  • Women in the last three months of pregnancy or
  • Parent, legal guardian or foster parent

Complete the application below and return to your local health department.

Application in English | Application in Spanish



Virginia Child Safety Seat Program
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Safe Kids Worldwide

Charlottesville Area Safe Sleep Crib Program

car seat

The Charlottesville Area Safe Sleep Program is a community effort to educate parents and caregivers on the importance of safe sleep in the prevention of SIDS and SUID. A limited number of cribs are available by agency referral to high-risk households meeting income and other program guidelines.

For Whom

  • Parent, legal guardian, or foster parent of a child under the age of 6 months.
  • Resident of Charlottesville/Albemarle, Louisa, Greene, Nelson, or Fluvanna.
  • Meet specific income, environmental, infant, and family caretaker risk factors.
  • Apply through a referring agency – no self-referrals accepted.


(434) 972-6200


Safe Sleep Virginia
Cribs for Kids® National Infant Safe Sleep Initiative
Cribs for Kids
First Candle/SIDS Alliance
National SUIDS/SIDS Resource Center
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Improving Pregnancy Outcome (IPO) Workgroup


Community coalition coordinating efforts to reduce infant mortality/morbidity and associated racial disparities in the greater-Charlottesville area.

(434) 972-6244

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pregnancy

Click here to download the resource guide

Child Safety Car Seat Program | Charlottesville Area Safe Sleep Crib Program | Improving Pregnancy Outcome (IPO) Workgroup

Daily Health Observation Training

Virginia Code 22VAC40-185 requires licensed child day care centers have at least one staff member on duty who has obtained within the last three years instruction in performing the daily health observation of children.

Daily health observation training is provided by TJHD and includes:

  1. Components of daily health check for children
  2. Inclusion and exclusion of the child from the class when the child is exhibiting physical symptoms that indicate possible illness;
  3. Descriptions of how diseases are spread and the procedures or methods for reducing the spread of disease;
  4. Information concerning the Virginia Department of Health Notification of Reportable Diseases pursuant to 12VAC5-90-80 and 12VAC5-90-90, also available from the local health department and the website of the Virginia Department of Health; Staff occupational health and safety practices in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Blood borne Pathogens regulation.

Charlottesville Health Department
1138 Rose Hill Drive
Charlottesville VA 22903
Entrance #3

For Whom
Virginia Daycare Center employees that need it for licensing and/or quality assurance purposes.  

There is a $10.00 dollar material fee per participant and must accompany the registration form. The Fee is not refundable or transferable

Please direct all training questions to Nancy Santoski at 434-972-6248 or ; and all registration questions to Ashley Woodson at 434-972-6247 or