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CMS Title V Program
Contact: Florida Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Welcome to Children’s Medical Service (CMS) Title V Program,
Florida State’s Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) program.
Our Title V Program supports statewide public health efforts to protect, promote and improve the health of children and young adults with chronic and serious physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional conditions through a comprehensive system of care. Of the total population of U.S. children, ages birth to 17 years, children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) represent approximately 19.4%, or nearly 14.2 million children*.
Authorized by Title V of the Social Security Act, the MCH Services Block Grant supports the infrastructure for our Title V Program; while, the National Systems Standards for CYSHCN, a critically important framework that highlights specific system requirements for health providers and plans serving CYSHCN**, provides direction in action planning. Aligning our Title V Program initiatives with those of national importance further drives development of statewide programs that include supportive policies for all children. Additionally, Florida’s Title V Program workforce utilizes Public Health Detailing to establish and maintain strong service networks through state, regional, and community relationships. Click below to learn more about our Title V Program.
To contact your local Title V team, please email the region by clicking on the area you are interested in below. We look forward to assisting you.
* Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs. Standards for Systems of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Version 2.0. Washington, DC: 2017.
** Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs. Standards for Systems of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs. Washington, DC: 2014.