Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
As the lead federal agency responsible for improving the health of children in the US, MCHB established the National Center for Family / Professional Partnerships in 2005 to implement the core outcome that "Families will partner in decision-making at all levels and will be satisfied with the services they receive." This cooperative agreement was awarded to Family Voices, Inc. in 2005 and again in 2009.
The NCFPP works closely with MCHB to carry out activities to meet this goal, including assisting F2F HICs, contributing to the evidence base around family/professional partnerships, and partnering with national centers and others. More information about this work is described throughout this website.
Learn more about MCHB and the work they do for CYSHCN:
- MCH Timeline: History, Legacy and Resources for Education and Practice, traces the history of maternal and child health in the U.S., provides in-depth modules on topics such as MCH 101, MCH Systems of Care, Infant Mortality and MCH Performance and Accountability, and allows you to search for topical areas of interest
- Title V 75th Anniversary Celebration, commemorates the passing of this historic legislation with presentations and materials in such areas as learning from the past, from theory to practice, innovative partnerships, investing in people, and more
- National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs Chartbook 2005, analysis and summary of data
- Discretionary Grant Information System, program and performance measure data for MCHB grants
For information on state Title V programs, see State Partners.