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Title V/MCH Block Grant
     History and Background
Title V of the Social Security Act - Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services Block Grant
 
Since 1935, the federal government has pledged its support of Title V of the Social Security Act.  States and jurisdictions are allocated MCH Block Grant funds based on a formula through the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). For more information regarding the authorizing legislation (codified at 42 USC 701 through 709).
 
Interested in history?   Search the MCH Timeline for significant events impacting maternal and child health (MCH) from 1798 to the present. 
 
The MCH Library at Georgetown University has unique historical documents, plus new and emerging MCH literature, and podcasts featuring some past and current leaders in the field.
 
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