ERIC Number: ED450923
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Understanding Title V of the Social Security Act: A Guide to the Provisions of the Federal Maternal and Child Health Block Grant.
Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services Block Grant (Title V of the Social Security Act) has operated as a federal-state partnership since the Social Security Act was passed in 1935. Through Title V, the federal government pledged its support of state efforts to extend health and welfare services for mothers and children. Title V has been frequently amended in ensuing years to reflect changing national approaches to maternal and child health and welfare issues. This booklet provides an overview of Title V for those new to the Block Grant program and a compact guide for those familiar with Title V programs. For each portion of the law, a short synopsis is provided and relevant criteria explained. In addition, citations for the pertinent sections of Title V are included so that those interested in more detailed information can refer to the Title itself. (EV)
Descriptors: Block Grants, Children, Family Financial Resources, Federal Legislation, Federal State Relationship, Financial Support, Mothers, Public Policy, State Federal Aid
Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Parklawn Building, Room 18-05, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857; Tel: 301-443-2170; Web site: http://www.mchb.hrsa.gov.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Social Security Act