MDHHS invites public comment on Title V Block Grant application
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, 2020
to Sept. 30, 2021 and includes a report on activities and
services provided in fiscal year (FY) 2019.
Per federal requirements, a five-year needs assessment was
completed in 2020. Based on the assessment, state priority needs
for Title V were established. State action plans were created to
address the following areas for FY 2021-2025 to improve the
health of the MCH population in Michigan:
Low-risk Cesarean Delivery
Infant Safe Sleep
Transition for Youth with Special Health Care Needs to Adult
Preventive Dental Visits for Women and Children
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention
Immunizations for Children and Adolescents
Medical Care and Treatment for Children with Special Health Care
Developmental, 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
MDHHS welcomes comments on the application by 5 p.m. on June 26.
Comments can be submitted