The Title V/ Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Block Grant has been around for approximately 80 years and is funded by the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), which can be found at: http://mchb.hrsa.gov/. This Federal/State partnership provides a foundation for ensuring the health of children and youth (including children and youth with special health care needs - CYSHCN), women, mothers, and families.
Nevada’s Maternal and Child Health Title V program is dedicated to improving the health of families, with an emphasis on women, infants, and children, including children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). Title V funding from the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) supports health education and prevention activities, increasing access to health care services, developing and leveraging key partnerships and collaborations, and planning and implementing program components that reach target populations. In collaboration with community-level partners (e.g. stakeholders, coalitions, sub-grantees/contractors, etc.).
Nevada's MCH program is responsible for working across diverse stakeholders, including people receiving services, to determine the needs of people in Nevada and then determine activities to be initiated in support of meeting needs. For the period 2016-2020, Nevada's MCH program will be working on the following:
- Improve preconception health among adolescent and women of childbearing age.
- Reduce disparities in birth outcomes
- Increase developmental screenings for children 10-71 months.
- Increase the percent of children, adolescents and women of childbearing age who are physically active.
- Increase the percent of adolescents and women of childbearing age who have access to healthcare services.
- Promote establishment of a Medical Home Portal for children.
- Prevent or reduce smoking.
- Increase the percent of adequately insured children.
West Nile Virus
CDC issued updated guidance and information to prevent Zika virus transmission and health effects via an Early
Release MMWR. The guidance includes the following:
interim guidance for healthcare providers caring for pregnant women with
possible exposure to Zika virus; and
- Updated interim guidance for the prevention
of sexually transmitted Zika virus
Specific information and resources in Nevada can be found at: http://dem.nv.gov/Resources/Zika_Virus/.
Information can also be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) website at: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/index.html. Zika Care Connect in collaboration with March of Dimes https://www.zikacareconnect.org/ and Spanish Resources / Recuros en Español http://www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov/espanol/zika
Update: Interim Guidance for Preconception Counseling and Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus for Persons with Possible Zika Virus Exposure-United States, September 2016: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6539e1.htm?s_cid=mm6539e1_e
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