Wyoming 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.