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MCH Block Grant
Contact the Maternal and Child Health Section
Maternal and Child Health Section
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A13
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1721
Title V of the Social Security Act authorizes appropriations to states to improve the health of all mothers and children in the form of the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant. Each year, state health offices may apply for funds from the federal government, which are used to provide maternal and child health services to pregnant women, infants and children, particularly children with special health care needs. The MCH Block Grant application outlines the state’s needs and plans for addressing specific population domains, state priorities, and tracks performance measures and indicators to demonstrate need for services and progress towards improvement.
MCH Block Grant for Fiscal Year FY 2019
State Snapshot/MCH Block Grant Executive Summary FY 2019
The Title V MCH Block Grant application is updated and submitted on a yearly basis. The Department welcomes comments and input that may be used to supplement and improve future applications. To submit questions, comments, or input on Florida’s FY 2020 Title V MCH Block Grant application, please use the following e-mail address:
2015 MCH Needs Assessment Topic Briefs
Every five years, the federal MCH Block Grant requires states to conduct a comprehensive needs assessment to identify priority issues and areas of concern regarding the health care needs of women, infants, children, and children with special health care needs. In an effort to determine priority MCH issues in Florida, Department of Health staff developed the following topic briefs covering issues identified in the FY2015 block grant guidance.
- Adequate Health Insurance Coverage
- Adolescent Well-Visit
- Black-White Disparities in Infant Mortality
- Black-White Disparities in Maternal Mortality
- Developmental Screening
- Household Secondhand Smoke
- Injury Prevention
- Oral Health
- Perinatal Regionalization
- Physical Activity
- Safe Sleep Behaviors
- Substance Exposed Newborns
- Well-Woman Care
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