The Title V/ Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Block Grant has been in existence 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 and 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. Efforts are done in collaboration with community-level partners (stakeholders, coalitions, sub-grantees/contractors, etc.).
Nevada's MCH program is responsible for working across diverse stakeholder groups, including people receiving services, to determine the needs of people in Nevada and then determine activities to be initiated in support of meeting those needs. For the period 2021-2025, Nevada's MCH program will be working on the following:
- Improve preconception health among adolescent and women of childbearing age
- Promote breast feeding
- Promote Safe-Sleep
- Increase developmental screenings for children 9-35 months
- Improve care coordination among adolescents
- Increase transition of care for adolescents and children and youth with special health care needs
- Promote establishment of a Medical Home Portal for children.
- Reduce substance use during pregnancy
- Increase the percent of adequately insured children
COVID-19 and Maternal and Child and Health Pregnancy, Recent Pregnancy, and COVID-19
COVID-19 and Maternal and Child and Health
Pregnancy, Recent Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and COVID-19
Please see the Nevada Health Response website for all COVID-19 resources and information:
o COVID-19 Resources for Youth, including Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
For Parents: Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19
o CDC COVID Vaccine for Kids and Teens
Consult the updated guidance for schools and childcare from
the Centers for Disease Control:
in American Sign Language
Informacion sobre COVID-19 en Espanol
Recommendations for Birthing Hospital Practices During COVID-19
o American Academy of Pediatricians
AAP guidance recommends that mothers and well newborns should be cared for using usual center practice, including rooming-in (couplet care).
o American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding COVID-19, Pregnancy, and Breastfeeding
o Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Considerations for Inpatient Obstetric Healthcare Settings
o Toolkit for Pregnant People and New Parents (cdc.gov).
o Every Mother Counts
COVID-19 and Maternal Health
March of Dimes
(COVID-19): What you Need to Know About its Impact on Moms and Babies
and recommendations about COVID-19 are dynamic. Listed resources were
If you would like help locating services in Nevada, contact 211.