We invite you to review and provide public comment on our Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Block Grant five year action plan that describes the strategies and goals for impacting the eight National Performance Measures chosen based on the 2015 statewide MCH needs assessment. We sincerely appreciate any feedback you would like to provide, as gathering public comment on our Title V efforts is an integral part of the Block Grant application process.
The Executive Summary will be available for public comment until July 11th, 2016 5pm. You can provide public comment using any of the following options below:
If you have any questions about the public comment process or need assistance completing the survey, please contact Daniella DeLozier at 907-269-3446 or via email above.
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What is the Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant?
The Title V Block Grant is a Federal-State partnership program to improve the health of mothers and children, including children and youth with special health care needs. Two links below offer excellent descriptions of the Title V program:
Title V Block Grant Application
The Title V Block Grant program requires all states to report on maternal and child health performance measures and outcomes every year. The application includes:
- a comprehensive description of activities that support progress towards achieving national and state goals.
- data on performance measures, outcomes and health capacity indicators
Every state’s Title V application, including Alaska’s, is posted on the federal website. You can compare data across states.
How Are Alaska's Title V Funds Used?
The Title V program is managed by the Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Section of Women's Children's and Family Health (WCFH). Services funded by Title V can be envisioned as a pyramid of four tiers consisting of:
- Direct Health Care Services
- Enabling Services
- Population-based Services
- Infrastructure Services
Allocation of funds within these categories are based on the state's maternal and child health priorities. These priorities were developed in 2005 following a needs assessment analysis.
Title V Maternal and Child Health Priorities, FY 2011–2015:
- Reduce substance abuse among families, including alcohol, tobacco and drugs.
- Reduce the rate of childmaltreatment (Life Course)
- Improve system of care for families with children and youth with special health care needs.
- Increase access and services to reproductive health care.
- Increase access and preventative health care services to Alaskans and their families.
- Increase healthy relationships.
- Increase evidence based screening for all MCH populations for behavioral and mental health problems (Life Course)
What's new in MCH policy and programs?
For more information, please contact:
Daniella Delozier, MSPH
Public Health Specialist II
Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Unit
Section of Women's, Children's and Family Health
Division of Public Health
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
3601 C Street, Suite 358
Anchorage, AK 99503
(907) 269-3493 fax