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Title V - Maternal and Child Health Block Grant
Title V - Maternal and Child Health Block Grant
Title V - Maternal and Child Health Block Grant
The Title V MCH Program envisions a nation where all mothers, children and youth, including children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN), and their families are healthy and thriving. The mission of Title V MCH is to improve the health and well-being of the nation’s mothers, infants, children, and youth, including children and youth with special health care needs, and their families.

Public Health Services for MCH Populations: The Title V MCH Services Block Grant

Efforts within the MCHBG work across six population domains:

  • Women/Maternal Health
  • Perinatal/Infant Health
  • Child Health
  • Adolescent Health
  • Children with Special Health Care Needs
  • Cross-cutting/Systems Building

In 2015, the Ohio Department of Health led a collaborative and comprehensive needs assessment process with internal and external stakeholders MCH experts, agency partners and consumers.  These results in the identification of Ohio’s priority focus areas for 2015-2020:

  • Increase the prevalence of women receiving preconception care
  • Reduce the rate of infant mortality and disparities statewide
  • Increase comprehensive newborn screenings and improve Ohio’s newborn screening system
  • Increase access to early infant care and wellness
  • Increase the prevalence of children receiving integrated physical, behavioral, mental, and developmental services
  • Reduce the rate of childhood obesity
  • Increase access to care via patient centered medical homes for children with special health care needs
  • Reduce barriers, improve access, and increase the availability of health services for all populations
  • Reduce the rate of maternal smoking and substance abuse by pregnant women

 

2017 Annual Report and 2019 Application

Children with Medical Handicaps

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HRSA Maternal and Child Health