Title V Maternal & Child Health 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”). In Hawaii, the funds are used primarily to address maternal and child health infrastructure building services including:

  • Surveillance and data about the health status of Hawaii’s maternal and child health 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.

The Hawaii Department of Health, Family Health Services Division (FHSD) is responsible for the administration of the federal MCH Block Grant funds.

State Annual Title V Report/Application

Every year the Hawaii Department of Health submits a report and application for federal MCH Block Grant funds. The MCH Block Grant provides nearly $2 million to the State to address MCH needs and priorities. The funds are used primarily for FHSD management, administrative, epidemiology/data, and program personnel. Links are provided to the current Title V report.

2023 Title V Report Executive Summary
2023 Title V Narrative Report (includes FY 2022 Report & FY 2024 Plans)
2023 Title V Report Forms
5-year Action Plan Table

Report Supporting Documents:

-FHSD Program Descriptions
-DOH & FHSD Simplified Organizational Charts (unofficial)
-Maps for Hawaii Health Care Facilities and Shortage Needs Areas
-National Performance & Outcome Measures Data Summary Review (FY 2022)
-Priority Issue Logic Models (FY 2022 Reporting Year)
-Title V-Medicaid Memorandum of Understanding
-FHSD in Hawaii Statutes

Public Comments on the Annual Report/Plan

The public is encouraged to comment on the state continuing priorities and strategies in the 2021-2025 Five-Year plan as well as the annual report. Contact Annette Mente ([email protected]) or (808) 733-8358 with comments or questions.

National Title V Website

Here is a link to the national Title V block grant program website to view Hawaii as well as other state reports/applications.