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.
RECALL ALERT : Fisher-Price recalls Rock N Glide Soother and 2-in-1 Sooth 'n Play Glider after four infant deaths.
Over 120,000 units of the 4-in-1 Rock N Glide Soother, linked to
four infant deaths, were recalled voluntarily
by Fisher-Price. The children were able to turn over and suffocated.
Additionally, Fisher-Price also recalled 55,000 units of their 2-in-1 Sooth ‘n
Play Glider due to the product possessing a similar design to the 4-in-1 Rock’
n Glide Soother.
If you own these products, please keep them away from children and
participate in the recall. Fisher-Price
is offering a refund. If you have an incident to report with these or other
children's products, report it at SaferProducts.gov.
Follow the ABC's of safe sleep: Alone, on their Back,
in a Crib, play yard or bassinet that meets strong mandatory standards.
This recall happened two days after the U.S Consumer Product
Safety Commission (CPSC) approved their new federal rule regarding infant sleep
products. The new federal rule passed by the CPSC bans certain infant
sleep products that do not meet the standards for safe sleep, including a ban
for products with over a 10-degree incline. This ban will ensure potentially
deadly infant sleep products are removed from the market. To learn more about
the new rule, please check out our blog.
COVID-19 and Maternal and Child and Health
Pregnancy, recent pregnancy, 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
Evaluation and Management Considerations for Neonates At Risk for COVID-19
Nevada’s Roadmap to
Recovery: Pre-K – 12 Education
o CDC COVID Vaccine for Kids and Teens
in American Sign Language
AAP Recommends Temporarily Separating Newborns from Mothers with COVID-19
o American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Frequently Asked Questions
Considerations for Inpatient Obstetric Healthcare Settings
Information for Health Care Providers: COVID-19 and Pregnant Women
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Pregnancy
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
o Measles Outbreak 2019 Updates:
o CDC Measles Information for Public Health Professionals:
o CDC Measles References and Resources:
CDC Travel Information Related to Measles:
o Recommended Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule:
o Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule:
• Measles and Pregnancy
o The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) resources: http://https://www.acog.org/About-ACOG/Announcements/Measles-Outbreak
• Preparedness and Response
o Training Resources for Measles Preparedness: http://http://www.nwcphp.org/communications/news/training-resources-for-measles-preparedness
• Infant and Child Safety
o Recall of More than 165,000 Inclined Sleepers to Prevent Risk of Suffocation:
Nevada Syphilis Awareness Campaign
Substance Use During Pregnancy Provider Toolkit
Food and Drug Administration Warns Against Use of Teething Necklaces, Jewelry
Caution issued due to
reports of death, serious injury from devices used to relieve pain
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
West Nile Virus
If you would like help locating services in Nevada, contact 211.