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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.

 

Efforts within the MCH BG 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

The Ohio Department of Health, through a contract with the Health Policy Institute of Ohio, completed a collaborative and comprehensive needs assessment with internal and external stakeholders, MCH experts, agency partners, and consumers. The five-year needs assessment process identified Ohio’s priority areas for 2021-2025:

Women

  • Decrease risk factors contributing to maternal morbidity
  • Increase mental health support for women of reproductive age
  • Decrease risk factors associated with preterm births

Infant

  • Support healthy pregnancies and improve birth and infant outcomes

Child

  • Improve nutrition, physical activity, and overall wellness of children

Children with Special Health Care Needs

  • Increase prevalence of children with special health care needs receiving integrated, physical, behavioral, developmental, and mental health services

Adolescent

  • Increase developmental approaches and improve systems to reduce adolescent and young adult suicide rate
  • Increase protective factors and improve systems to reduce risk factors associated with the prevalence of adolescent substance use

Cross-Cutting

  • Prevent and mitigate the effects of adverse childhood experiences
  • Improve health equity by addressing community and social conditions and reduce environmental hazards that impact infant and child health outcomes

MCH Needs Assessment 2021-2025