Seminar - 90 Minutes
HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) awards Title V Block grants to 59 states/jurisdictions addressing health services needs of mothers, children, and adolescents. Funding requires state MCH programs to conduct a needs assessment (NA) the first year of the 5-year cycle. The next cycle is fiscal years 2020-2025. NAs lead to the development of MCH state action plans (SAPs) and identification of priority needs, strategies, and measures for at least five national performance measures (NPMs) that each state MCH program selects. Oral health is one of 15 NPMs (NPM 13 – dental visits for pregnant women [13.1]; preventive dental visits for children/adolescents [13.2]). Directors from MCHB, a state MCH program, and a state oral health program (SOHP) will discuss the NA process and offer technical assistance, including strategies for including oral health in the NA and integrating NA findings into the MCH SAP, all of which can support SOHPs.