Title V of the Social Security Act reflects our nation’s commitment to improving the health and well-being of mothers, children, and their families, and is operationalized through a block grant. For an overview of the Title V Block Grant and the national health priorities it addresses, please visit http://mchb.hrsa.gov/blockgrant/.
In Delaware, the Title V Block Grant serves as the foundation for much of our Maternal & Child Health Program, and is administered by the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH). DPH coordinates and collaborates with many organizations and other state agencies to implement activities that address grant goals and objectives. The current priorities for our Title V program, as established by a needs assessment completed in 2010, are:
For more information on Delaware’s fiscal year 2015 application for the Title V Block Grant, please visit:
2015 Needs Assessment
Every five years, states are required to complete a comprehensive assessment of the needs, desired outcomes, and system capacity for the maternal and child health population, including children and youth with special health care needs. The results of this assessment will be used to establish the priorities that will guide our Title V program for the next five years (2015-2020).
DPH’s needs assessment was initiated in fall 2014. To learn more about the needs assessment process, timeline, and opportunities to be engaged, please review the following links:
MCH Issue Briefs
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