Our Women’s and Children’s Health team administers the AZ federal maternal Child Health Block Grant.  This grant is authorized through Title V of the Social Security Act and has been in place since 1935.  Every 5 years we look at the health and well-being of Arizona’s women and children and develop our top priorities based on identified needs. We’re getting ready for the next needs assessment which is due in 2015.  

Of course- we’ll continue to prioritize infant mortality, prematurity, children with special health care needs, injury numbers, oral health and many more.  We also want to find out from you if there are other things we should look into as well.  Take a little time to review last year’s application and let us know what you think. Please send any comments to the chief of our Office of Assessment and Evaluation Dyanne Herrera at [email protected].