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MDHHS invites public comment on Title V Block Grant application
May 12, 2022
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, 2022, to Sept. 30, 2023, and includes a report on activities and services provided in fiscal year (FY) 2021.
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.
- Infant safe sleep.
- Bullying prevention.
- Transition for youth with special health care needs to adult health care.
- Oral health care for women and children.
- Childhood lead poisoning prevention.
- Immunizations for children and adolescents.
- Medical care and treatment for children with special health care needs.
- Healthy and intended pregnancy.
- 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 10, 2022. Comments can be submitted to MDHHS-MCHBlockGrant@michigan.gov.
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