Important Information on the Infant Formula Situation
With ongoing challenges in access to and supply of infant formula, it’s important to be aware of key facts.
- Never dilute formula. Diluting infant formula with water or other liquids can be dangerous and even life-threatening for babies, leading to a serious nutritional deficit and health issues.
- Avoid homemade formula. Homemade formulas often lack or have inadequate amounts of critical nutrients. For example, babies fed homemade infant formula have been hospitalized due to hypocalcemia (low calcium).
- Use of substitute formulas is OK. For most babies, if their regular brand of formula is not currently available, it is OK to substitute with a similar version. If you have questions about which formula is acceptable, or if you are still having difficulty finding formula, please contact your child’s pediatric provider or WIC clinic.
- Talk to your doctor. Consult your pediatrician if your babies or children require a specialized formula and need a recommendation for a comparable formula to use. Providers can also submit an urgent request for specialized formula to Abbott, a primary formula manufacturer. Abbott is releasing some specialty and metabolic formulas on a case-by-case basis.
- Providers can contact Abbott. Healthcare providers who provide care for children in critical need of a particular specialty formula should contact Abbott directly to request the product by calling 1-800-881-0876 or visiting their formula information and product request form.
- Fact Sheet: Helping Families Find Formula during the Infant Formula Shortage. Includes resources that may assist you in locating resources and additional guidance.
Access more questions and answers at healthychildren.org.
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.
To view the Wyoming MCH 2021-2025 Strategic Framework, click here. To learn more about MCH program activities and services, click on the images below.
What is the Title V 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. 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 five years, the MCH Unit is required to perform a statewide needs assessment to determine health priorities for women, infants, and children in Wyoming.
Click here to learn more about the Title V MCH Services Block Grant.
2021-2025 MCH Priorities
- Prevent Maternal Mortality
- Prevent Infant Mortality
- Promote Healthy and Safe Children
- Prevent Adolescent Suicide
- Promote Adolescent Motor Vehicle Safety
- Improve Systems of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
- Strengthen MCH Workforce Capacity to Operationalize MCH Core Values
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
- Services for children with special health care needs
The Needs Assessment must consider MCH population health status, MCH program capacity, and partnerships, and it is used to set Wyoming MCH priorities for the next five years.
Slides from the MCH Unit’s February 10, 2020 Needs Assessment webinar are available here. The MCH Unit invited stakeholders to its Priority Action Team meetings, held March 10-11, 2020, to discuss which strategies related to these focus areas would work best for Wyoming. The MCH Unit conducted internal strategic planning in April 2020 and virtually reconvened the Priority Action Teams May 26-27, 2020 to identify specific strategies and key collaborations.
The MCH Unit conducted a public input survey July 2-15, 2020 and made a draft of the Title V Block Grant Annual Report/Application available for comment in late summer 2020. The final Title V Block Grant Annual Report/Application (FY19/FY21), submitted in September 2020, is available under “Title V Annual Reports and Applications” below. The MCH Unit conducted an additional public input survey April 19 – May 9, 2021 and will post the draft FY20/FY22 Title V Block Grant Annual Report/Application to this website for public comment in summer 2021. Please submit any comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 with direct feedback, please contact Danielle Marks, MCH Unit Manager at 307-777-6326 or email@example.com.
The current Title V State Action Plan is available for download here.
Grant Applications and Reports:
- Final Title V Application and Annual Report (FY22/FY20)
- Final Title V Application and Annual Report (FY21/FY19)
- Final Title V Application and Annual Report (FY20/FY18)
- Final Title V Application and Annual Report (FY19/FY17)
- Final Title V Application and Annual Report (FY18/FY16)
- Final Title V Application and Annual Report (FY17/FY15)
MCH Quarterly Newsletter for Stakeholders / Partners
To download the most recent MCH newsletter, click here.