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Bureau of Women's and Children's Health
Title V Block Grant
- ADHS was awarded the March of Dimes Virginia Apgar Prematurity Campaign Leadership Award for successfully meeting our goal. We reduced the rate of preterm birth from a rate of 12.7% in 2009 to 11.6% in 2012 -- an 8.7% reduction.
- Arizona is working to create a statewide plan to improve birth outcomes. Get involved!
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.