Maternal and Child Health Programs
Statewide MCH Partners,
Title V is initiating its annual comment period. On this page, you will find a draft copy of the FY2012 Title V Block Grant. We ask that you review this document and
provide comments through the following link (Click here to take survey). We welcome comments not only on the actual document, but on any changes or comments you may have on the MCH Program and the operation of Title V.
Your comments will help us improve our programs and ensure that we are moving in the best direction possible. The comment period will close on Tuesday, July 12, 2011. Thank you in advance for your assistance.
Mission & Vision
We believe that healthy, well-educated children and families are the keys to optimal individual growth and development essential to maintaining safe and economically sound communities.
We believe in...
- community ownership
- ethical decisions and actions
- commitment to a scientific process
Therefore, we are committed to promoting the physical, mental, spiritual, and social well-being of children and families through partnerships with communities. These beliefs will be reflected in all policies, procedures, program development and funding mechanisms (decisions) that are part of any business done by, with or on behalf of
Maternal and Child Health Programs.
Maternal and Child Health Priorities
Maternal and Child Health would like input on the list of priorities compiled by the branch below. Feedback on modifications that might make any of the priorities more relevant and appropriate to the current and emerging maternal and child health environment in Georgia is welcome.
Our office serves as Georgia’s Maternal and Child Health Agency (Title V). The maternal and child health system has three interrelated components:
- the foundation, or infrastructure;
- the means of delivery, or services; and
- the children and families interacting with the system to improve their health.
The MCH system includes everyone with a stake in the well-being of children and families -- public agencies, providers, community organizations, the faith community, businesses, schools and academic institutions, and families. Our priorities provide a framework to guide planning and policy development that will result in strategies which are translated into specific program activities. Depending on the particular issue being addressed, effort may be directed at various points in the system -- the infrastructure, services for the entire population, enabling services to assist individuals and families in meeting their needs, or direct health care.
- Assure early access to prenatal and postpartum care for pregnant women.
- Promote healthy nutritional behaviors and physical activity among the MCH populations.
- Reduce unintentional and intentional injury among MCH populations.
- Improve oral health among MCH populations.
- Promote preconception health.
- Promote healthy behaviors and reduce risk-taking behaviors among Adolescents.
- Reduce health disparities among MCH populations.
- Assure a comprehensive system of age appropriate screening, referral, and follow-up from birth through age 21.
- Assure an adequate MCH workforce.
- Engage in partnerships that support comprehensive systems to improve the health of MCH populations
Success in meeting our priorities requires forging strong relationships among stakeholders
and maximizing current programs and resources while developing innovative new initiatives
focused on needs, gaps, and emerging issues.