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 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:
- Removing prior recommendations to cohort, quarantine (except in high-risk congregate settings), and Test to Stay procedures;
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
- Added detailed information on when to wear a mask, managing cases and exposures, and responding to outbreaks.
COVID-19 Resources for Youth, including Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
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
Information and recommendations about COVID-19 are dynamic. Listed resources were updated 8/18/2022.
If you would like help locating services in Nevada, contact 211.