ERIC Number: ED248037
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-May-7
Reference Count: N/A
Maternal and Child Health Block Grant: Program Changes Emerging under State Administration. Report to the Congress of the United States.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
This report addresses implementation of the maternal and child health (MCH) services block grant. Information concerning implementation was gathered from 13 states. At least one state was selected in every standard federal region, and, in total, the 13 states accounted for approximately 45 percent of all block grant funds and an equivalent portion of the nation's population. In addition, these states accounted for about 40 percent of MCH block grant funds. At the federal level, information concerning MCH fund allocations for fiscal years 1981, 1982, and 1983 and certain program information was obtained. At state and local levels, a wide variety of data collection instruments and approaches was used to obtain information from individuals or organizations responsible for or having an interest in a single block grant or multiple block grants. Fieldwork was carried out primarily between January and August of 1983. Chapters of the report focus on the following: funding patterns emerging under the MCH block grant and the ways they differed from patterns existing in prior categorical programs; changes made at the state and service-provider levels in the types of MCH services offered and the methods of delivery; state organization and management changes; and the involvement of citizens, state elected officials, and interest groups in processes leading to decisions on the use of block grant funds. Appendices describe data collection methodology, indicate expenditures for various health conditions, and disclose interest group responses to questions about block grant implementation for MCH programs. (RH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Block Grants, Children, Community Involvement, Disabilities, Expenditures, Health Services, Lead Poisoning, Mothers, National Surveys, Pregnancy, Program Implementation, State Programs, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
U.S. General Accounting Office, Document Handling and Information Services Facility, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20760 (First five copies of individual reports are free of charge; additional copies, $3.25 each).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.