The California Title V Program is administered by the Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Division of the California Department of Public Health. MCAH provides Title V funding to 61 Local Health Jurisdictions, which play a critical role in the collaborative development of priorities and strategies that drive the MCAH mission. In addition to Local MCAH, Title V supports a variety of other programs such as the Black Infant Health Program (BIH), the Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP) and the Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP). MCAH collaborates with partners to support additional programmatic efforts in areas including oral health, trauma and violence prevention, communicable diseases, genetic diseases, nutrition support, health care delivery, adolescent sexual health, maternal and perinatal quality of care, developmental screening and others.
The conceptual framework for the services of the Title V MCAH Block Grant is envisioned as a pyramid with three tiers of services and levels of funding that provide comprehensive services for mothers, adolescents and children. The California Title V Program is also grounded on several evidence based guiding frameworks including but not limited to Social Determinants of Health , Health Equity , and Ten Essential Services of Public Health .
Every five years California is required to complete a comprehensive needs assessment on the health and well-being of the population we serve. Each local health jurisdiction (LHJ) completes a local needs assessment every five years and uses the results to plan local programs. The MCAH Division compiles information from the local needs assessments and uses other statewide data to develop the statewide needs assessment.
Application and Annual Report
Each year, the MCAH Division of the the California Department of Public Health reports on the State’s Title V Block Grant program plans, management, measurement of progress and accounting for the costs of the State efforts. The reports are submitted by July 15th of every year. California’s most recent information can be found at the following links from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau:
Prior to submitting California's Title V Annual Application/Report, the public is invited to provide comment on an abridged draft. The Public Input period is currently open and will close on May 13, 2022. Please submit any comments to CaliforniaTitleV@cdph.ca.gov prior to that date. If your comment relates to a specific area of the document, please reference the location in your comment. Comments will be addressed through updates to the document, if relevant.
Our latest Executive Summary contains a program overview, information on key 2020 issues, priority needs by domain and highlights several success stories.
Title V Application Narrative (FY 2021-2022) describes California's Title V MCAH Priority needs, focus areas, objectives, strategies, and activities for all 5 domains – maternal, infant, child, adolescent, and Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs (CYSHCN).