Public Comment Period Open!
Each year, the Wyoming Department of Health’s Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Unit reports on Wyoming’s Title V MCH Services Block Grant program expenditures, activities, performance measures, and outcomes. Excerpts from Wyoming’s most recent draft report are available publicly and can be accessed here. Please review sections of interest to you and provide your feedback, as appropriate, using the following survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9HYZ3C9.
You may also provide feedback directly to Danielle Marks, MCH Unit Manager, at any time by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Your input is valuable to us and will guide program improvements.
Wyoming MCH envisions a Wyoming where all families and communities are healthy and thriving.
The mission of Wyoming MCH is to improve the health and well-being of Wyoming families and communities by supporting and collaborating on public health activities that benefit the health of mothers, infants, children, youth, and young adults, including those with special health care needs.
Click a program area below to learn more about MCH program activities and services.
What is Title V?
What is the Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Block Grant?
Title V of the Social Security Act of 1935 established the MCH Services Block Grant. It is designed to assist states in their efforts to improve the health of mothers, children, and families. In Wyoming, the Title V MCH Block Grant is administered through the MCH Unit, within the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). It supports programs that help mothers give birth to healthy babies and promotes access to medical care for children and youth, including those with special health care needs, as they grow and develop.
Every 5 years, the MCH Unit is required to perform a statewide needs assessment to determine Wyoming’s health priorities for women, infants, and children in Wyoming.
2016-2020 MCH Priorities
- Prevent Infant Mortality
- Improve breastfeeding duration
- Improve Access to and Promote Use of Effective Family Planning
- Promote Preventive and Quality Care for Children
- Reduce and Prevent Childhood Obesity
- Prevent Injury in Children
- Promote Preventive and Quality Care for Adolescents
- Promote Healthy and Safe Relationships in Adolescents
To find out more about the data related to the MCH priorities and other MCH topics, click here to visit the MCH Epidemiology page.
To find data related to the MCH priorities and other MCH topics, click here to visit the MCH Epidemiology page.
Title V Annual Reports and Applications
Your feedback is important to us. Please take an opportunity to review current and past annual reports and applications. If you would like to provide us direct feedback, please contact Danielle Marks, MCH Unit Manager at 307-777-6326 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MCH Needs Assessment 2021-2025
Title V legislation (Section 505(a)(1)) requires each State to prepare a comprehensive statewide Needs Assessment every five years that identifies (consistent with health status goals and national health objectives) the need for:
- Preventive and primary care services for pregnant women, mothers and infants up to age one;
- Preventive and primary care services for children; and
- Services for children with special health care needs.
The Needs Assessment must consider MCH population health status, MCH program capacity, and partnerships.
The current Needs Assessment process is underway to set Wyoming MCH priorities for 2021 – 2025.
Please check back for more updates.