Alaska’s FY 2015 Maternal and Child Health Title V Block Grant application was submitted July 15, 2014. The next MCH Title V Block Grant 2016 application will be due July 15, 2015.
To measure progress towards Alaska's maternal and child health priorities, we collect data on 10 state performance measures. We also report data on 18 national performance measures, 7 national and state outcome measures, 29 health system indicators, and 14 health system capacity indicators. For the latest information please review the below documents:
What is the Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant ?
The Title V Block Grant is a Federal-State partnership program to improve the health of mothers and children, including children and youth with special health care needs. Two links below offer excellent descriptions of the Title V program:
Title V Block Grant Application
The Title V Block Grant program requires all states to report on maternal and child health performance measures and outcomes every year. The application includes:
- a comprehensive description of activities that support progress towards achieving national and state goals.
- data on performance measures, outcomes and health capacity indicators
Every state’s Title V application, including Alaska’s, is posted on the federal website. You can compare data across states.
How Are Alaska's Title V Funds Used?
The Title V program is managed by the Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Section of Women's Children's and Family Health (WCFH). Services funded by Title V can be envisioned as a pyramid of four tiers consisting of:
- Direct Health Care Services
- Enabling Services
- Population-based Services
- Infrastructure Services
Allocation of funds within these categories are based on the state's maternal and child health priorities. These priorities were developed in 2005 following a needs assessment analysis.
Title V Maternal and Child Health Priorities, FY 2011–2015:
- Reduce substance abuse among families, including alcohol, tobacco and drugs.
- Reduce the rate of childmaltreatment (Life Course)
- Improve system of care for families with children and youth with special health care needs.
- Increase access and services to reproductive health care.
- Increase access and preventative health care services to Alaskans and their families.
- Increase healthy relationships.
- Increase evidence based screening for all MCH populations for behavioral and mental health problems (Life Course)
What's new in MCH policy and programs?
For more information, please contact:
Daniella Delozier, MSPH
Public Health Specialist I
Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Unit
Section of Women's, Children's and Family Health
Division of Public Health
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
3601 C Street, Suite 358
Anchorage, AK 99503
(907) 269-3493 fax