Maternal Child Health Program
What is the MCH program?
The Maternal Child Health Bureau’s Maternal and Child Health Block Grant program, Title V of the Social Security Act funding, is intended to improve the health of all mothers and children and ensures prevention and primary care services for children, pregnant women, mothers, infants and children with special health care needs.
- Services Provided by Delaware’s MCH Block Grant
- General information about the Title V MCH Program
- FY13 Title V MCH Block Grant Request for Public Comment
- FY13 Children with Special Health Care Needs Supplement to MCH Block Grant Request for Public Comment
- FY13 Title V MCH Block Grant Narrative and Block Grant Forms
- MCH Issue Briefs
- Brief #1: Obesity Among Women and Obesity During Pregnancy September 2012
- Brief #2: Obesity Among Children and Adolescents September 2012
- Brief #3: Infant Mortality, Low Birth Weight and Preterm Birth October 2012
- Brief #4: Children with Special Health Care Needs: The Community-Based Services System December 2012
- Children with Special Health Care Needs
- The State Systems Development Initiative grant is funded through the federal Health Resources Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Program. The purpose of the program is the development of State and community infrastructure that results in comprehensive, integrated, community-based access to care for all children and their families. The grant focuses on data linkages to monitor data sets, identify trends, and implement process improvements for problem areas.
- Delaware’s Updated State Plan for
the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program grant fullfills
the third requirement of the SCS legislation.
Delaware’s Updated Plan was coordinated with many partners, including the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, Division of Social Services (administers TANF and SNAP), Division of Public Health’s Title V and Injury Prevention programs, and the Delaware Statistical Analysis Center who compiles crime data for the City of Wilmington and some statewide data on Operation Safe Streets and the Governor’s Task Force (OSS/GTF), a statewide crime reduction initiative. Supplemental information was also included from partners such as Children and Families First (Evidence-Based Home Visiting Grantee), community stakeholders and sister agencies serving children and families in the areas of child abuse and neglect, mental health and substance abuse prevention. For more information, please feel free to contact the MCH Bureau.
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