Maternal and Child Health Priorities for 2011-2015

 

Every 5 years, MCH submits a new Title V Block Grant Application to be eligible to receive Title V funding from the Federal Government. The process for writing the grant includes conducting a needs assessment (every 5 years), meeting with stakeholders, discussing capacity, and leading meetings to address strategic planning.

In 2010, the Wyoming Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Program conducted the Title V Needs Assessment and, with the input of stakeholders, determined state health priorities. We placed the nine priorities into four categories as follows:

 

 Wyoming State Health Priorities

2011-2015

 

Decrease Infant Mortality

¨ Reduce the percentage of women who smoke during pregnancy

¨ Support behaviors and environments that encourage initiation and extend duration of breastfeeding

¨ Reduce the rate of teen births

¨ Reduce the rate of unintentional injury…specifically safe sleep

¨ Promote healthy nutrition among women of reproductive age: folic acid and appropriate weight gain during pregnancy

 

Decrease Obesity  

¨ Promote healthy nutrition among women of reproductive age

¨ Support behaviors and environments that encourage initiation and extend duration of breastfeeding

¨ Promote healthy nutrition and physical activity among children and adolescents

 

Prevent Injury

¨ Reduce the rate of unintentional injury among children and adolescents

¨ Design and implement initiatives that address interpersonal violence (IPV)

 

Promote Healthy Outcomes Within CSH Population

¨ Build and strengthen capacity to collect, analyze, and report on data for children and youth with special health care needs

¨ Build and strengthen services for successful transitions for children and youth with special health care needs