Title V MCH Program


Federal Information

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.

    State Information

    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.).

      Program Information

      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

         Hot Topics

          COVID-19 and Maternal and Child Health

          Please see the Nevada Health Response website for all COVID-19 resources and information:
          https://NVHealthResponse.nv.gov/


          Operational Guidance for K-12 Schools and Early Care and Education Programs to Support Safe In-Person Learning

          CDC has updated the Operational Guidance for K-12 Schools and Early Care and Education (ECE) Programs to Support Safe In-Person Learning to align with CDC's broader efforts to streamline existing guidance. These updates make it easier for schools and ECE programs to assess their risk and take necessary actions to protect students and staff.

          Key updates to the guidance include:
          1. Removing prior recommendations to cohort, quarantine (except in high-risk congregate settings), and Test to Stay procedures;
          2. Changed recommendation to conduct screening testing to focus on high-risk activities during high COVID-19 Community Level or in response to an outbreak; and
          3. Added detailed information on when to wear a mask, managing cases and exposures, and responding to outbreaks.

           

          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

          https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html

          o CDC COVID Vaccine for Kids and Teens
                Consult the updated guidance for schools and childcare from the Centers for Disease Control: 

          Recommendations for Birthing Hospital Practices During COVID-19

           

           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

          o COVID-19 and Maternal Health

          March of Dimes
          Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): What you Need to Know About its Impact on Moms and Babies

          Information and recommendations about COVID-19 are dynamic. Listed resources were updated 8/18/2022.

            

            Nevada 2-1-1

            If you would like help locating services in Nevada, contact 211.

            www.nevada211.org 

              Contact Us

              4150 Technology Way, Suite 210
              Carson City, NV 89706
              Phone: 775-684-4134
              Fax: 775-684-5998

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              We Want Your Feedback

              Give us your input

              The Title V MCH Team asks for public input annually. This year's public input survey is closed, but we look forward to your response when the survey re-opens in Spring 2023.