About Title V


We invite you to review and provide feedback on our Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Action Plan and the findings of the 2020 Statewide MCH Needs Assessment.

Please provide feedback by using the survey linked below (preferred method), or by contacting Vanessa Verigin via email at vanessa.verigin@alaska.gov. These documents will be avalaible for public comment until July 16, 2020.

Please share your comments by taking this survey.

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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?

Contact Us

For more information, please contact:

Vanessa Verigin
Public Health Specialist II
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
907-269-3446 or vanessa.verigin@alaska.gov