Health department invites public comment on Title V Block Grant application

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) invites the public to comment on the Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services Block Grant application.

Title V of the Social Security Act of 1935, as amended, provides funding to states to improve the health of mothers, infants and children, including children with special health care needs.

Michigan’s Title V application is for services from October 1 to September 30, 2023, and includes a report on activities and services provided in fiscal year (FY) 2021.

Title V state action plans address the following priority areas for the current five-year cycle (FY 2021-2025) to improve the health of the MCH population in Michigan:

• Low-risk cesarean delivery.
• Breastfeeding.
• Infant safe sleep.
• Bullying prevention.
• Transition for youth with special health care needs to adult health care.
• Oral health care for women and children.
• Childhood lead poisoning prevention.
• Immunizations for children and adolescents.
• Medical care and treatment for children with special health care needs.
• Healthy and intended pregnancy.
• Behavioral and mental health services.

These MCH priorities address needs across five federally identified population domains: women/maternal health, perinatal/infant health, child health, adolescent health, and children with special health care needs.

The Title V draft application and annual report are available online. MDHHS welcomes comments on the application by 5 p.m. on June 10. Comments can be submitted to


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