The Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Block Grant Program is one of the largest federal block grant programs and the longest standing public health legislation with the goal of improving the health and well-being of mothers, infants, and children, including children and youth with special health care needs, and their families. Title V supports a spectrum of services, including infrastructure-building services such as quality assurance and policy development, and filling in gaps in direct health care services for children and youth with special health care needs.
Whether you are a parent, government official, advocate, service provider, or member of the general public, the Idaho MCH Block Grant likely touches you or a family member’s life. Its success lies in the strength of partnerships, collaborations, and involvement of Idaho families.
The program collects input related to existing services and programs, population needs, and emerging issues to assure that the MCH Program is guided by the needs of Idaho. Each year, we invite the public to review and provide input on Idaho’s MCH Block Grant Application prior to submission. See the Idaho Title V MCH Block Grant Executive Summary.
The Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) is accepting public comment on the block grant application through July 14. To provide feedback on this year’s MCH Block Grant Executive Summary, please send an email to IdahoMCH@dhw.idahog.gov, and include “MCH Grant” in the subject line.
To learn more about the Title V MCH Block Grant Program, please visit the Federal Title V Information System (TVIS) website which allows you to compare Idaho to other states: https://mchb.tvisdata.hrsa.gov/.