Minnesota Title V MCH Needs Assessment Fact Sheets

These are the Fact Sheets outlining chosen priority issues within Minnesota for the 2005 Block Grant Needs Assessment reporting requirement. The priority issues cover the three required population groups: children and adolescents; children and youth with special health needs; pregnant women, mothers, and infants. They will provide direction and guidance to our Maternal and Child Health (MCH) activities for the next five years.

Ten priority issues for the state of Minnesota: 2005 - 2010

Children and Adolescents Children and Youth with
Special Health Needs
Pregnant Women, Mothers, and Infants

1. Access to Health Care, Well Child Care, Immunizations and Dental Care

2. Preventing Teen Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Infections

3. Promoting Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

4. Child Abuse and Neglect

1. Priority Overview: Access to Care

Children with special health care needs are uniquely dependent upon an array of health and health related services tailored to meet their needs. This potential priority is comprised of four critical elements:

2. Comprehensive Mental Health Services and Systems

3. Early Identification and Intervention

1. Health Disparities in Mothers and Infants

2. Planned Pregnancies and Child Spacing

3. Early and Adequate Prenatal Care


Additional Fact Sheets

The following is a list of additional fact sheets that were used in the Needs Assessment process. The issues identified are all deemed as important issues that continue to merit monitoring. However, these issues were not selected as the top 10 focus issues for the programs at this time.

Listed alphabetically by subject.

Children and Adolescents Children and Youth with
Special Health Needs
Pregnant Women, Mothers, and Infants

1. Access to Health Care

2. Access to Quality Affordable Child Care

3. Dental Health for Children and Adolescents

4. Nutrition and Physical Activity in Children and Adolescents

5. Substance Use: Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs

6. Youth Violence/Intentional Injury

Population Overview

1. Adequate Insurance

2. Behavioral Health Services in Schools

3. Childcare

4. Community-Based Support for Children with Behavior Disorders

5. Condition Specific Health Information

6. Depression

7. Special Needs Are Identified Early

8. Early Intervention

9. Families Receive Needed Services

10. Health Promotion

11. Inclusion in School

12. Knowledge of Child Development

13. Maltreatment

14. Morbidities Related to Environmental Toxins and Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

15. Parents As Decision Making Partners

16. Provider Capacity & Education

17. School Absences

18. School Completion

19. Social Determinants of Health and Well-Being

20. Social Isolation of Children and Families

21. Surveillance and Monitoring

22. Transition to Adulthood

23. Truancy

24. Violence At School

1. Access to Primary Preventive Health Care

2. Breastfeeding

3. Dental Health for Women

4. Domestic and Sexual Violence Screening

5. Early and Adequate Prenatal Care

6. Health Disparities in Mothers and Infants

7. Home Visiting to Pregnant and Parenting Families

8. Increase Access to Genetic Counseling

9. Infant Deaths

10. Infant Sleep Safety

11. Linkage to Community Resources

12. Low Birth Weight, Preterm Births, and Infant Deaths

13. Male-Father Involvement in Reproductive Health and Parenting

14. Medical Complications During Pregnancy

15. Newborn Screening: Blood Spot and Hearing

16. Optimal Weight Gain in Pregnancy

17. Planned Pregnancies and Child Spacing

18. Preconception and Interconception Care

19. Prevention of Infant/Child Abuse and Neglect

20. Prevention of Infant Unintentional Injuries

21. Promotion of Maternal & Infant Mental Health

22. Screening Pregnant Women for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) and HIV

23. Substance Use/Abuse

24. Well Baby Care and Immunizations