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Public Input 2016 State Plan - Request for Public Input
Each year the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (NE DHHS) submits an application for federal Title V/Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Block Grant funds. This Block Grant awards approximately $4 million to Nebraska to help address our state’s MCH and Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) priorities. NE DHHS recently completed a comprehensive needs assessment which identified these priorities for the period of 2016–2020. 
The priorities are listed here (the numbers are for reference only and not a ranking):
1. Infant Mortality
2. Obesity/overweight among women,  youth, and children, including food insecurity and physical inactivity
3. Infant Abuse and Neglect
4. Mental and Behavioral Health Needs of Children/Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)
5. Unintentional Injury Among Children and Youth, including Motor Vehicle Crashes
6. Access to and Adequacy of Prenatal Care
7. Breastfeeding of Infants
8. Sexually Transmitted Disease among Youth and Women of Child Bearing Age
9. Access to Preventive and Early Intervention Mental Health Services for Children
10. Medical Home for CYSHCN, including Empowerment of Families to Partner in Decision Making and Access to Additional Family Supports
The NE DHHS has prepared a draft action plan, setting 5 year objectives and identifying strategies to address theseobjectives. Your review and comments on this action plan are requested and welcomed.  Consider these types of questions:

1. Are we on the right track?
2. What changes in strategies, if any, would you suggest?
3. Other comments on how the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services can best promote maternal and child health, including that of children and youth with special health care needs?
Comments received by July 2, 2015 will be reviewed for inclusion in the 2016 annual state plan.

Ideas, questions or comments?
Rayma Delaney, Federal Aid Administrator
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Public Health
Lifespan Health Services
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln NE 68509-5026

(402) 471-0197 (local) or Toll-free (800) 801-1122

(402) 471-7049  
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