Bureau of Women's and Children's Health
Title V Block Grant
- Childhood Overweight and Obesity of Arizona Third Graders
- We Need Your Help in Improving the Health and Safety of Arizona's Women and Children!
We are in the process of developing the 2014 application for the Maternal Child Health Block Grant and we would like your help. Please email any comments or suggestions to Dyanne Herrera, or complete our online survey or view the flyer for more information.
Title V of the Social Security Act is the longest-standing public health legislation in America. Over the past 75 years Title V programs have provided the infrastructure that has led to big health improvements among our most vulnerable citizens. The primary goals are to:
- Reduce infant mortality and disabilities;
- Increase immunization rates;
- Increase the number of kids in low-income households that get assessments and follow-up diagnostic and treatment services; and
- Ensure access to comprehensive perinatal care for women;
- Ensure preventative and comprehensive care (including long-term care services) for kids with special health care needs;
- Enhance rehabilitation services for blind and disabled children under 16 years of age who are eligible for Supplemental Security Income; and
- Facilitate the development of comprehensive, family-centered, community-based, culturally competent, coordinated systems of care for kids with special healthcare needs.
In 2008, the program received the highest rating possible on the White House Office of Management & Budget's Performance Assessment Rating Tool demonstrating efficiency and effectiveness.