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Maternal and child health bureau
Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Division of State & Community Health

(DSCH)


Mission of the division of state and community health
Mission of the Division of Stateand Community Health

“To work, in partnership with States, primarily through the Title V block grant, communities, and grantees to assure continued improvement in the health, safety and well-being of the MCH population.”


Functions of the division of state and community health
Functions of the Division of State and Community Health

  • Serve as Project Officers to the 59 State and jurisdictional MCH programs.

  • Develop and update every three years the Title V MCH Block Grant Application Guidance.

  • Track State progress in meeting performance objectives.

  • Coordinate Technical Assistance (TA) opportunities, as requested by States and jurisdictions.


Functions of the division of state and community health1
Functions of the Division of State and Community Health

  • Administer the SSDI program.

  • Provide administrative oversight for two AMCHP Cooperative Agreements:

    • Partnership for State Title V MCH Leadership

    • State Public Health Coordinating Center for Autism

  • Orchestrate the annual Federal/State Partnership meeting (MCH and CSHCN State Directors grantee meeting).


Electronic application submission
Electronic Application Submission

  • Title V grantees submit applications/annual reports online using the Title V Information System (TVIS).

  • States report on 18 National Performance Measures, State Performance Measures, Outcome Measures, Health Status Indicators and Health System Capacity Indicators.

  • Annual data reported is available for 5 years.


Electronic application submission1
Electronic Application Submission

  • State, Regional, and National comparisons are accessible by the general public.

    • TVIS can be accessed through the MCHB website or at: https://perfdata.hrsa.gov/mchb/mchreports/Search/search.asp.

  • Every five years States are also required to conduct a comprehensive, Statewide Needs Assessment.


Priority areas of the division of state community health
Priority Areas of the Division of State & Community Health

  • Analyze Title V Performance Data

    • Across States

    • Within Individual States over Time.

  • Identify Promising Practice Models

    • Further Investigated by Rigorous Evaluations.

  • Coordinate Technical Assistance

    • To Individual States.

    • With Other Divisions and Offices of MCHB and HRSA.


End users title v block grant data
End Users Title V Block Grant Data

  • Researchers

  • Academic Institutions/Public Health Programs

  • Federal/State Policy Makers

  • Federal/State/Local Governmental Agencies

  • Stakeholders

  • Professional Organizations/Associations

  • General Public


Division of state and community health 2008 accomplishments
Division of State and Community Health 2008 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Congratulations to the Title V MCH Block Grant Program for achieving a rating of Effective in the 2008 U.S. Office of Management and Budget’s Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) review.

    - Highest Achievable Rating

    - Approximately 19 Percent of Federal Programs are rated as performing at an “Effective” Level

    - Review posted at www.ExpectMore.gov


Division of state and community health 2008 accomplishments1
Division of State and Community Health 2008 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • PART Review cited that the program has had a positive impact, with strong and effective collaborations established between Federal, State, local and private-sector entities concerned with MCH.

  • Also cited was that the program has shown improvements in the scope and quality of evaluations conducted since the 2002 PART review.


Division of state and community health accomplishments
Division of State and Community Health ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Recent Completed Evaluations:

  • Assessment and Evaluation of Title V Block Grant Program’s Infrastructure-Building Activities Final Report (Based on Report prepared by Health Systems Research, Inc., December 2007)

  • Meeting State MCH Needs: A Summary of State Priorities and Performance Measures (Sheps Center-UNC, January 2008)


Division of state and community health accomplishments1
Division of State and Community Health ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Evaluation Reports (Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., May 2008):

    • Assessment of Data Notes for Title V MCH Block Grant National Performance Measures and for Nine MCHB Discretionary Grant Performance Measures;

    • Assessment of MCH Block Grant State Performance Measures Related to Obesity; and

    • Analysis of Family Participation Performance Measures in the MCH Block Grant and MCHB Discretionary Grant Programs.


Division of state and community health future efforts
Division of State and Community Health FUTURE EFFORTS

  • 2008 PART review findings indicated a continuing need to determine what actions are required to improve the percent of low birth weight births.

  • PART Improvement Plan Objectives:

    • Develop a program performance measure targeting the ratio of racial and ethnic disparities in low birth weight infants.


Division of state and community health future efforts1
Division of State and Community Health FUTURE EFFORTS

  • PART Improvement Plan Objectives:

    • Promote evidence-based practices to reduce the incidence (and better understand the causes) of low birth weight; and

    • Conduct a technical review and evaluation of State Title V MCH priority needs, SPMs and promising practices. (Ongoing work with the Sheps Center to examine current trends in the delivery of VLBW infants at appropriate level hospitals and States’ efforts and existing data capacity around preconceptional health and oral health care/access.)


Division of state and community health state mch block grant project officers
Division of State and Community Health State MCH Block Grant Project Officers

Region V

Pam Eason

PH: 301-443-0272

E-mail: peason@hrsa.gov

Region III

Keisher Highsmith

PH:301-443-1963

E-mail: khighsmith@hrsa.gov

Region IV

Scott Snyder

PH: 301-443-0345

E-mail: ssnyder@hrsa.gov

Region I

Ellen Volpe

PH: 301-443-2204

E-mail: evolpe@hrsa.gov

Region II

Corey Palmer

PH: 301-443-5843

E-mail: cpalmer@hrsa.gov


Division of state and community health state mch block grant project officers1
Division of State and Community Health State MCH Block Grant Project Officers

Region VI

Cassie Lauver

PH: 301-443-2204

E-mail: clauver@hrsa.gov

Region VII

Corey Palmer

PH: 301-443-5843

E-mail: cpalmer@hrsa.gov

Region VIII

Michele Lawler

PH: 301-443-8152

E-mail: mlawler@hrsa.gov

Region IX

Cassie Lauver

PH: 301-443-2204

E-mail: clauver@hrsa.gov

Region X

Carol O’Toole

PH:301-443-0869

E-mail: cotoole@hrsa.gov


Dsch project officers
DSCH Project Officers Project Officers

DSCH


State systems development initiative project officer all regions
State Systems Development Initiative Project OfficersProject Officer – All Regions

Scott Snyder, M.P.H.

PH: 301-443-0345

E-mail: ssnyder@hrsa.gov


Division of state and community health program support
Division of State and Community Health Program Support Project Officers

Florence Odongkara

Public Health Analyst

301-443-6007

fodongkara@hrsa.gov