MDHHS invites public comment on Title V Block Grant application

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 1, 2021
Contact: Chelsea Wuth, 517-241-2112

LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) invites the public to comment on the Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services Block Grant application.

Title V of the Social Security Act of 1935, as amended, provides funding to states to improve the health of mothers, infants and children, including children with special health care needs. Michigan's Title V application is for services from Oct. 1, 2021 to Sept. 30, 2022, and includes a report on activities and services provided in fiscal year (FY) 2020.

Title V state action plans address the following priority areas for the current five-year cycle (FY 2021-2025) to improve the health of the MCH population in Michigan:

  • Low-risk cesarean delivery.
  • Breastfeeding.
  • Infant safe sleep.
  • Bullying.
  • Transition for youth with special health care needs to adult health care.
  • Preventive dental visits for women and children.
  • Childhood lead poisoning prevention.
  • Immunizations for children and adolescents.
  • Medical care and treatment for children with special health care needs.
  • Pregnancy intention.
  • Developmental, behavioral and mental health services.

These MCH priorities address needs across five federally identified population domains: women/maternal health, perinatal/infant health, child health, adolescent health and children with special health care needs.

The Title V draft application and annual report are available online. MDHHS welcomes comments on the application by 5 p.m. on June 30. Comments can be submitted to MDHHS-MCHBlockGrant@michigan.gov.

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