Georgia The Maternal and Child Health Federal-State Partnership


 
The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is the state agency responsible for the administration of the Title V Block within DPH, the Maternal and Child Health Section (MCHS) in the Division of Health Promotion is responsible for the administration of Title V funds and programs. MCHS identifies and delivers public health information, direct services, and population-based interventions that have an impact on the health status of women, infants, children, and their families throughout Georgia through the implementation of evidence-based strategies and the use of program surveillance data. The program administers the Newborn Metabolic and Genetic Screening Follow-up program, the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Initiative, the Georgia Family Planning Program under Titles X and XIX, the Health Check Program to support children accessing EPSDT services, the Georgia Oral Health Program, the Children with Special Health Care Needs Services Program (Children’s Medical Services), the MCH Epidemiology Program, the Part C Early Intervention Program (Babies Can’t Wait), and Children 1st which provides a systematic way for all children born in Georgia to be screened, identified, and linked to services as needed for conditions that would otherwise result in poor health and/or poor development. The MCHS also has responsibility for the State System Development Initiative grant, the Pregnancy Risk Assessment and Monitoring System (PRAMS), and the Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems grant. There are three MCH population-related programs located outside of the MCHS. The Georgia Immunization Program is administered by the Infectious Disease and Immunization Program. The Adolescent Health and Youth Development Program is administered by the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program. The Childhood Lead Screening Program is located in the Environmental Health Program. Data are made available to stakeholders throughout Georgia through an interactive, online data query system. The Online Analytical Statistical Information System (OASIS) is administered by the Office of Health Indicators for Planning. OASIS provides easy access to all major MCH data systems.
 
MATERNAL & CHILD HEALTH (MCH) MEASURES
Title V - Maternal Child Health National Performance Measures State 2013 Results State 2018 Goal
The percent of screen positive newborns who received timely follow up to definitive diagnosis and clinical management for condition(s) mandated by their State-sponsored newborn screening programs. 99.2% 100%
The percent of children with special health care needs age 0 to 18 years whose families partner in decision making at all levels and are satisfied with the services they receive. (CSHCN survey) 67.6% 69.4%
The percent of children with special health care needs age 0 to 18 who receive coordinated, ongoing, comprehensive care within a medical home. (CSHCN Survey) 45.7% 53.1%
The percent of children with special health care needs age 0 to 18 whose families have adequate private and/or public insurance to pay for the services they need. (CSHCN Survey) 62.2% 63.7%
Percent of children with special health care needs age 0 to 18 whose families report the community-based service systems are organized so they can use them easily. (CSHCN Survey) 69.5% 75%
The percentage of youth with special health care needs who received the services necessary to make transitions to all aspects of adult life, including adult health care, work, and independence. 33.9% 37.7%
Percent of 19 to 35 month olds who have received full schedule of age appropriate immunizations against Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Polio, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Haemophilus Influenza, and Hepatitis B. 79.3% 89%
The rate of birth (per 1,000) for teenagers aged 15 through 17 years. 12.8 11.8
Percent of third grade children who have received protective sealants on at least one permanent molar tooth. 37.4% 38.3%
The rate of deaths to children aged 14 years and younger caused by motor vehicle crashes per 100,000 children. 2.1 1.3
The percent of mothers who breastfeed their infants at 6 months of age. 32.2% 45.4%
Percentage of newborns who have been screened for hearing before hospital discharge. 98.5% 99.1%
Percent of children without health insurance. 11.7% 11.1%
Percentage of children, ages 2 to 5 years, receiving WIC services with a Body Mass Index (BMI) at or above the 85th percentile. 30.2% 27.6%
Percentage of women who smoke in the last three months of pregnancy. 6.7% 4.9%
The rate (per 100,000) of suicide deaths among youths aged 15 through 19. 6.5 5.9
Percent of very low birth weight infants delivered at facilities for high-risk deliveries and neonates. 79.0% 82.6%
Percent of infants born to pregnant women receiving prenatal care beginning in the first trimester. 78.9% 85.1%
Title V - Maternal Child Health National Outcome Measures State 2013 Results State 2018 Goal
The infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births. 5.5 4.7
The ratio of the black infant mortality rate to the white infant mortality rate. 1.8 1.6
The neonatal mortality rate per 1,000 live births. 3.6 3.1
The postneonatal mortality rate per 1,000 live births. 2.0 1.8
The perinatal mortality rate per 1,000 live births plus fetal deaths. 5.6 4.5
The child death rate per 100,000 children aged 1 through 14. 17.8 16.4
Title V - Maternal Child Health State Performance Measures State 2013 Results State 2018 Goal
Percent of high school students who are obese (BMI > or = 95th percentile) 12.7% 11.7%
Infant mortality rate among infants born weighing 1,500 grams or more who survive past the first 27 days of life 1.7 1.5
Number of abstracts submitted, reports prepared, presentations made, and publications submitted for peer review where MCHP staff are authors or coauthors * 15
Deaths to children ages 15 to 17 years caused by motor vehicle crashes per 100,000 children 8.0 6.4
Among children five years of age and younger who received services through the MCH Program, the percent who received a developmental screen 86.3% 100%
Percent of pediatricians and family physicians who have positive attitudes toward treating children with special health care needs * 25%
Percent of very low birth weight infants (<1,500 grams at birth) enrolled in First Care 10.3% 10%
State Population: 9,992,167
Live Births: 125,699
  Indicators for the annual reporting year may be unavailable or provisional at the time of reporting and may be updated or finalized throughout the year. Please contact the State for details about the indicator data.
 

TITLE V FEDERAL - STATE BLOCK GRANT EXPENDITURES

By Number of Individuals Served and Population Group
Populations Served Number of Individuals Served Expenditures FY 2013
Pregnant Women 86,406  $14,224,388 5.6%
Infants < 1 year old 129,959  $82,258,826 32.5%
Children 1 to 22 years old 285,105  $108,260,045 42.8%
Children with Special Healthcare Needs 44,665  $26,297,006 10.4%
Others $20,887,572 8.3%
Administration   $1,014,968 .4%
Totals 546,135 $252,942,805 100%
 
By Source of Funds
Pie chart displays state block grant expenditures by source of funds d
By Category of Services
Pyramid hierarchy displays state block grant expenditures by category of services d
HOTLINE CALLS
Bar graph displays state block grant expenditures by hotline calls d

 

FAMILY PARTICIPATION IN CSHCN PROGRAM
 
Family members participate on advisory committee or task forces and are offering training, mentoring, and reimbursement, when appropriate.

3
 
 
Financial support (financial grants, technical assistance, travel, and child care) is offered for parent activities or parent groups.

3
 
 
Family members are involved in the Children with Special Health Care Needs elements of the MCH Block Grant Application process.

3
 
 
Family members are involved in service training of CSHCN staff and providers.

2
 
 
Family members hired as paid staff or consultants to the State CSHCN program (a family member is hired for his or her expertise as a family member).

3
 
 
Family members of diverse cultures are involved in all of the above activities.

2
 
 
 
FY 2013 Total: 16

Total Possible:

18
Scale:  0 = Not Met
1 = Partially Met
2 = Mostly Met
3 = Completely Met

 


MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH PARTNERSHIP FUNDS
FY 2013

Title V Federal-State Block Grant:

252,942,805

Other Maternal and Child Health Bureau Grant Programs:

9,849,743

Total Maternal Child Health Partnership Funds:

262,792,548

 
 

CONTACT INFORMATION

For More Information on Title V:

Title V Program:
Seema Csukas, MD, PhD
MCH Section Director
2 Peachtree St NW 11th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-657-2872
404-657-7307
seema.csukas@dph.ga.gov
 
Title V Program's Services for Children with Special Health Care Needs:
Kelli Rayford
CCH Unit Director (interim)
2 Peachtree St NW 11th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-657-2877
404-657-2773
kelli.rayford@dph.ga.gov
 
State Family or Youth Leader:
Sherry Richardson
CMS Parent Consultant
2 Peachtree St NW 11th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-657-4857
404-657-7307
sherry.richardson@dph.ga.gov
 
 

FY 2013 TITLE V AND MCHB DISCRETIONARY GRANTS

Note: If the title of the grant is underlined in the list below, you can view a copy of the abstract for that grant by clicking on the title (hyperlink). If the title of grant is not underlined, no abstract is currently available.

DHSPS - Division of Healthy Start and Perinatal Services
 
ELIMINATING DISPARITIES IN PERINATAL HEALTH
CENTER FOR BLACK WOMEN'S WELLNESS INC, THE
Atlanta, GA
$552,230
(Healthy Start: Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities)
 
ELIMINATING DISPARITIES IN PERINATAL HEALTH
LAURENS, COUNTY OF
Dublin, GA
$846,556
(Healthy Start: Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities)
 
ELIMINATING DISPARITIES IN PERINATAL HEALTH
MCG HEALTH, INC.
Augusta, GA
$864,360
(Healthy Start: Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities)
 
ELIMINATING DISPARITIES IN PERINATAL HEALTH
AUGUSTA PARTNERSHIP FOR CHILDREN, INC
Augusta, GA
$1,066,198
(Healthy Start: Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities)

DHVECS -Division of Home Visitin Early Childhood Systems
 
Affordable Care Act (ACA) Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program
GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF PLANNING AND BUDGET
Atlanta, GA
$2,908,999
(Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) formula grant program)
 
Affordable Care Act (ACA) Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program
HUMAN RESOURCES, GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF
Atlanta, GA
$994,063
(Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) formula grant program)

DSCSHCN - Division of Services for Children with Special Health Needs
 
Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention
PUBLIC HEALTH, GEORGIA DEPT OF
Atlanta, GA
$255,382
(Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention/Reducing Loss to Follow-up after Failure to Pass Newborn Hearing Screening)
 
Family Professional Partnership/CSHCN
PARENT TO PARENT OF GEORGIA INC
Atlanta, GA
$95,700
(Family to Family Health Information Centers)

Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC)
 
EMSC Partnership Grants
PUBLIC HEALTH, GEORGIA DEPT OF
Atlanta, GA
$130,000
(EMSC Partnership Grants)

Title V - Special Projects of Regional and National Significance (SPRANS)
 
State Implementation Grants for Integrated Community Systems for CSHCN
PUBLIC HEALTH, GEORGIA DEPT OF
Atlanta, GA
$288,000
(State Implementation Grants for Integrated Community Systems for CSHCN)
 
Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program
INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF DISADVANTAGE & DISABILITY INC., THE
Atlanta, GA
$50,000
(Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program)
 
STATE SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE (SSDI)
PUBLIC HEALTH, GEORGIA DEPT OF
Atlanta, GA
$100,000
(State Systems Development Initiative)
 
Hemophilia Treatment Centers (SPRANS)
HEMOPHILIA OF GEORGIA, INC.
Atlanta, GA
$500,000
(Hemophilia Treatment Centers (SPRANS))
 
GENETICS SERVICES
EMORY UNIVERSITY
Atlanta, GA
$593,000
(Genetic Services Project)
 
Epidemiological MCH/SPH Institute
EMORY UNIVERSITY
Atlanta, GA
$27,250
(Epidemiological MCH/SPH Institute)
 
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders Training Program
GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
Atlanta, GA
$513,963
(Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders Training Program)

Traumatic Brain Injury
 
Traumatic Brain Injury Protection and Advocacy
GEORGIA ADVOCACY OFFICE, INC
Decatur, GA
$64,042
(TBI Protection & Advocacy)
 


* Data not available



Population Data: For the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico: Population estimates (July 1, 2013), U.S. Bureau of the Census, for the remaining seven jurisdictions: 2013 CIA World Factbook; Washington, DC. Live Births: National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 59, No. 3 (December 21, 2010), Centers for Disease Control. 2006 data for the Marshall Islands and Palau was retrieved from Pacific Regional Information System (PRISM). 2008 Live Birth data for Virgin Islands was obtained from the National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 59, No. 1 (December 8, 2010), Centers for Disease Control. 2005 Live Birth data was obtained directly from FM.

MCH Partnership Funds – FY 13: This MCH Partnership total includes other MCHB grant programs, which was collected from HRSA’s Electronic Handbook (EHB) System for Fiscal Year 2013.
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