Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Program (Title V)

The Title V MCH Program envisions a nation where all mothers, children and youth, including children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN), and their families are healthy and thriving. The mission of Title V MCH is to improve the health and well-being of the nation’s mothers, infants, children, and youth, including children and youth with special health care needs, and their families. The priorities of the Wisconsin Title V MCH Program for 2011-2015 are:

  • Reduce health disparities for women, infants, and children, including those with special health care needs
  • Increase the number of women, children, and families who receive preventive and treatment health services within a medical home
  • Increase the number of children and youth with special health care needs and their families who access necessary services and supports
  • Increase the number of women, men, and families who have knowledge of and skills to promote optimal infant and child health, development, and growth
  • Increase the number of women, children, and families who have optimal mental health and healthy relationships
  • Increase the number of women, men, and families who have knowledge of and skills to promote optimal reproductive health and pregnancy planning
  • Increase the number of women, children, and families who receive preventive screenings, early identification, and intervention
  • Increase the number of women, children, and families who live in a safe and healthy community

For additional information regarding the MCH Program, telephone 608-266-3890 or refer to the links in the left navigation.

Wisconsin First Step

Information and links to services for children and youth with special needs, their families and providers. Call 800-642-7837 to speak with a parent specialist. Information is available on services such as Birth to 3/early intervention, financial assistance, parent networking and support, home health care, therapy services, CYSHCN Regional Centers and more.

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Hotline

Information and links to services for pregnant and postpartum women and children. Call 800-722-2295 for information on BadgerCare Plus, WIC, HealthCheck, maternal depression, Prenatal Care Coordination, family planning, developmental screenings, and more.

Contacts

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Contacts

Family Health Section Contacts

Program Funding

Federal Title V is the funding source, received from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB).

 Click here for access to the MCHB website (external link)
www.mchb.hrsa.gov

Last Revised: July 9, 2015