Bureau of Women's and Children's Health

Title V Block Grant

Our bureau spent the last year listening to families, community members, and stakeholders about public health concerns of women and children in AZ. State and national data has been compiled and reviewed. It's now time to select our Maternal and Child Health Priorities.

Please join us for this final meeting downtown on Monday, April 20th at 1:30 p.m. Our agenda will review the data and select the 8-10 priorities going forward. This is a community effort. Please come and lend your experience and voice. Agenda | Presentations | State Priorities

Title V of the Social Security Act is the longest-standing public health legislation in America. Over the past 75 years Title V programs have provided the infrastructure that has led to big health improvements among our most vulnerable citizens. The primary goals are to:

  1. Reduce infant mortality and disabilities;
  2. Increase immunization rates;
  3. Increase the number of kids in low-income households that get assessments and follow-up diagnostic and treatment services; and
  4. Ensure access to comprehensive perinatal care for women;
  5. Ensure preventative and comprehensive care (including long-term care services) for kids with special health care needs;
  6. Enhance rehabilitation services for blind and disabled children under 16 years of age who are eligible for Supplemental Security Income; and
  7. Facilitate the development of comprehensive, family-centered, community-based, culturally competent, coordinated systems of care for kids with special healthcare needs.

In 2008, the program received the highest rating possible on the White House Office of Management & Budget's Performance Assessment Rating Tool demonstrating efficiency and effectiveness.