Maternal & Child Health (MCH) - Title V State Block Grant Information

Texas Title V Maternal and Child Health Needs Assessment  

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is conducting a statewide Needs Assessment for the Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant. Findings from the Needs Assessment will inform Maternal and Child Health programming for the next five years.


One way that Texas DSHS is capturing feedback is through surveys. DSHS would like to hear from Texas residents about community and family health needs and experiences across Texas. A Community Survey and a Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Survey are currently open through November 22, 2019.

CSHCN Surveys

DSHS is asking families to take part in a survey to find out more about services for children with special health care needs in Texas. The information shared will give us an idea of what needs to be done to better serve children and youth with special health care needs (CSHCN).

The survey is open to parents/caregivers of CSHCN and young adults with special health care needs over the age of 18 in Texas. There is a parent/caregiver survey and a young adult survey in English and Spanish. Links to all four surveys are below. Please email to request paper surveys.

CSHCN English Surveys:

 CSHCN Parents/caregivers:      


Young adults: 


CSHCN Spanish Surveys

CSHCN Parents/caregivers:


Young adults:


Community Survey 

The community survey takes about 15-20 minutes to complete, and you must be at least 18 years of age to participate.

Community Survey in English:


Community survey in Spanish:


Focus Group Sessions

DSHS is also capturing feedback through Maternal and Child Health Focus Group Sessions. Focus Group sessions are underway in communities across Texas. Families, community members, and Maternal and Child Health professionals are invited to participate.

The remaining date and location is listed below. 

December 5 - Austin, TX (Cepeda Branch Library, 651 North Pleasant Valley Road, Austin, TX 78702)  

Focus Group Times for Austin (each session lasts 45 minutes)  

10:30 am - Health care and social service professionals for children and adolescents with special needs
12:00 pm - Parents of children with special needs
1:30 pm - Pregnant women and families with babies
3:00 pm - Parents of teenagers and children
4:30 pm - Maternal, infant, child and adolescent health and service professionals

If you have trouble viewing any of the documents below, please contact us by email.

Title V Block Grant Application

The Texas Title V Maternal and Child Health FY 2018 Application/FY 2016 Annual Report is available here. Previously submitted Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Applications and Annual Reports may be viewed on the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) website here.

The Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Program State Snapshot, produced by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the HRSA, presents high-level data and the executive summary from the most recent Application and Annual Report.   

Title V Five-Year Needs Assessment

The FY15 Title V Five-Year Needs Assessment is a comprehensive, statewide assessment of the current status and needs of the Maternal and Child Health population in Texas.

You can also find more information regarding the Title V MCH programs in other states at 

Questions or comments regarding any of the above information can be directed to the Office of Title V and Family Health at

Last updated November 22, 2019