Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness

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National Public Health Week Maternal and Child Health Grant

Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant Program


Enacted in 1935 as a part of the Social Security Act, the Title V Maternal and Child Health Program is the Nation’s oldest Federal-State partnership. For over 75 years, the Federal Title V Maternal and Child Health program has provided a foundation for ensuring the health of the Nation’s mothers, women, children and youth, including children and youth with special health care needs, and their families. Title V converted to a Block Grant Program in 1981.


Specifically, the Title V Maternal and Child Health program seeks to:
1. Assure access to quality care, especially for those with low-incomes or limited availability of care;
2. Reduce infant mortality;
3. Provide and ensure access to comprehensive prenatal and postnatal care to women (especially low-income and at risk pregnant women);
4. Increase the number of children receiving health assessments and follow-up diagnostic and treatment services;
5. Provide and ensure access to preventive and child care services as well as rehabilitative services for certain children;
6. Implement family-centered, community-based, systems of coordinated care for children with special healthcare needs; and
7. Provide toll-free hotlines and assistance in applying for services to pregnant women with infants and children who are eligible for Title XIX (Medicaid).

Mission:

Our mission is to improve the health of all mothers and children in the Saint Louis County area. We offer classes at daycares, schools, churches, and community agencies, distribute information at health fairs, and partner with community organizations to provide items such as helmets, car seats, and pack-n-plays. If you would like more information, please contact our office:


JanNysse Gray, RN
Maternal and Child Health Grant
(314) 615-6855
jgray@stlouisco.com

Informational Links:
Women's Health
  • Women's Health
    www.womenshealth.gov
  • Prenatal Health
    www.americanpregnancy.org
  • Postpartum Health
    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/
    postpartumcare.html
  • Initiative to Reduce Elective Deliveries Before 39
    Weeks of Pregnancy
    http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/
    Jun2013/Capsule3
  • Newborn/Child Health
  • Newborn Health
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    www.aap.org
  • Safe Sleep
    www.sidsresources.org
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome
    www.stlouisco.com/HealthandWellness/
    Health/ShakenBaby
  • Car Seat Safety
    www.safekids.org
  • Immunizations
    www.immunize.org
  • Injury Prevention
    www.childrensafetynetwork.org
  • Child Health
    www.kidshealth.org
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration  NEW!
    www.nhtsa.gov/Bicycles
  • Adolescent Health
  • US Department of Health and Human Services
    Office of Adolescent Health   NEW!
    www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/adolescent-health-topics/
  • Adolescent and School Health
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth
  • Helpful Sites
  • WIC
    Women, Infants, and Children
    www.health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/
    index.php
  • Medicaid
    www.dss.mo.gov/mhd/
  • Public Health Nursing and
    Nurse Family Partnership Programs
    www.stlouisco.com/HealthandWellness/
    HealthCentersandMedicalServices/
    PublicHealthNursingProgram
  • Special Health Care Needs
    health.mo.gov/living/families/shcn/
    cyshcn.php
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration   NEW!
    samhsa.gov/treatment/index.aspx
  • Classes
  • Safe Sleep
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • Safety Resources
  • Car Seat Program
    https://www.co.st-louis.mo.us/Portals/8/
    docs/Health/
    Kohls_pcard_template_bw%20(2).pdf
  • Helmet Program
    www.stlouisco.com/HealthandWellness/
    Health/SafetyHelmetInformation

  • Community Partners:

    Safe Kids St. Louis SIDS Resources
    Maternal, Child and Family Health Coalition