Other Public Health Programs

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) 

The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services Block Grant program, also known as Title V, provides federal grants to states to improve services for pregnant women, mothers, and their children. These funds facilitate access to health services, providing comprehensive prenatal and postnatal care, ensuring regular usage of available services, and established community-based systems of coordinated care. The MCH program also provides funding for eligibility and enrollment efforts for Medicaid and additional funding for family planning services.


NFPRHA supports funding for the MCH Services Block Grant program and works with national partners to ensure that women have access to all of the health services they need to have the healthiest pregnancies possible.

FY 2018 Title V MCH Funding Chart (in millions)  

FY 2017 Final 

FY 2018  Enacted  

Change from Previous Year

FY 2018 President's 

FY 2018 Senate Labor-HHS

FY 2018 House Labor-HHS 







* The President proposed an increase in Title V but a significant decrease in other maternal-child health programs, representing a net loss of $77 million. 


Other Resources

For additional resources & information, access NFPRHA fact sheets and federal comments by issue or read NFPRHA's publications. 

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