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Maternal and Child Health Title V Block Grant
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Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) strategy webinars 

The MCH program recently sponsored a series of webinars to discuss Oregon’s new Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) priorities. These webinars provided an opportunity for MCH partners around the state to explore strategies that Oregon’s MCH programs might use to “move the needle” on our priorities over the coming 5 years. We were thrilled to have over 250 partners from around the state participate in the discussion!

If you participated in the webinars – thank you! We appreciate your input and are working to incorporate it into the next iteration of our work.

If you missed the webinars, you can still give input on the draft strategies that were discussed. Below we have provided the webinar recording, the PowerPoint presentation, and the draft strategy table as presented at each webinar. Please review the materials and offer any comments on the draft strategies to: mch.oregon@state.or.us.

Title V staff will incorporate input from the webinars as well as comments provided through this website by November 19th into a revised list of strategies that will be included in of a survey of Title V implementing partners in late Nov/early December.

Thanks everyone for your continued partnership to develop strategies that will “move the dial” on maternal, child and adolescent health for Oregon!

Oral health for pregnant woman and children
Presentation File
Strategy Table
youtubeWebinar Recording

Smoking among pregnant women and children’s exposure to smoking
Presentation File
Strategy Table
youtubeWebinar Recording 

Physical activity among children
Presentation File
Strategy Table
youtubeWebinar Recording

Well woman care
Presentation File
Strategy Table
youtubeWebinar Recording​

Breastfeeding
Presentation File
Strategy Table
youtubeWebinar Recording

Adolescent well care
Presentation File
Strategy Table
youtubeWebinar Recording​


What is the Title V MCH Block Grant?

The Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant (Title V of the Social Security Act) is the only federal program devoted to improving the health of all women, children and families. Title V provides funding to state maternal and child health (MCH) programs, which serve 35 million women and children in the U.S. 

Since 1935, federal funds have supported state activities that improve the health of pregnant women, children, adolescents, and children and youth with special health needs (commonly called the "MCH population"). These funds are used to address maternal and child health priorities including:

  • Surveillance and data about the health status of Oregon’s MCH population;
  • Assessment and monitoring of needs to assure health and wellness;
  • State and local collaboration to assure access to preventive health services and information; and
  • Linkages to health care and other maternal and child health services in the community.

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Oregon’s Title V priorities for 2016-2020 are:

Priority Area

Measure

Maternal and Women’s Health

Well woman care

Percent of women with a past year preventive visit

Perinatal and Infant Health

Breastfeeding

A)  Percent of infants who are ever breastfed;

B)  Percent of infants breastfed exclusively through 6 months

Child Health

Physical Activity
for children

Percent of children ages 6 through 11 years who are physically active at least 60 minutes per day

Adolescent Health

Adolescent well-visit

Percent of adolescents with a preventive services visit in the last year

Children and Youth with Special Health Needs

Medical home

Percent of children with and without special health care needs having a medical home

Transition

Percent of children with and without special health care needs who received services necessary to make transitions to adult health care

Cross-cutting or Life course

Oral health

A)  Percent of women who had a dental visit during pregnancy

B)  Percent of children ages 1 to 17 years who had a preventive dental visit in the last year

Smoking

A)  Percent of women who smoke during pregnancy

B)  Percent of children who live in households where someone smokes

Toxic stress, trauma, and adverse childhood experiences

TBD

Nutrition and food insecurity

TBD

Culturally and linguistically responsive services

TBD

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