Minnesota Maternal and Child Health Assessment

Title V Maternal and Child Health Needs Assessment


Every five years the Minnesota Department of Health is asked to complete a comprehensive assessment of the health of children, mothers, and families in the state, in order to fulfill a requirement of the Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Block Grant. The charge of this assessment is to review the health needs for the entire state, not just for areas under the direction of the Block Grant.
The focus of the health assessment is on:

  • Women, Pregnant Women, and Mothers
  • Infants
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Children and Youth with Special Health Needs
  • Communities and Families, including Fathers

Help Us Better Understand the Needs of Women, Children and Families in Minnesota

Please respond to this short 2-question Discovery Survey to make sure the needs of women, children and families in your community are heard.

The Discovery Survey is short on purpose: our goal is to make sure we hear about all the needs of women, children, and families in Minnesota. Once we have heard back from you, we will compile a big list of needs of this population. After that we will do additional activities to help us narrow down the list to a set of statewide priorities.

Post the discovery survey link on your website, email it to your program staff, send it out to partners and participants via email distribution lists, and of course, respond to the survey yourself. We also encourage you to send the link to family, friends, and any other social groups. We want to hear from anyone who might have thoughts about what women and children in Minnesota need to thrive and reach their fullest potential.

If you would like to receive a summary of the survey results, or have questions about the needs assessment, please contact Blair Olson, Title V Maternal & Child Health Needs Assessment Coordinator.