Maternal and Child Health/Children with Special Health Care Needs (MCH/CSHCN)
About the Program
The Maternal and Child Health Block Grant is authorized by Title V of the Social Security Act, as amended by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1989, Public Law 101-239. The Block Grant Funds assist the Virgin Islands in maintaining and strengthening its efforts to improve the health of all mothers, infants, and children, including children with special health care needs.
The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health is the official Title V agency for the Virgin Islands. The Virgin Islands Department of Health (VIDOH) is designated as the agency in the Virgin Islands for administering the Maternal and Child Health and Children With Special Health Care Needs Program (MCH & CSHCN) pursuant to Title 19, Chapter 7, Section 151 of the Virgin Islands Code.
The Maternal and Child Health & Children With Special Health Care Needs (MCH & CSHCN) Program activities are directed at improving and maintaining the health status of women, infants, children, including children with special health care needs and adolescents.
The Vision of MCH & CSHCN is to see all children and families receiving as their right, quality, holistic health care. The Mission of the MCH & CSHCN Program is to provide the clients and community we serve with accessible, family-centered health services that promote the well-being of children and families in an environment that is inviting, courteous, respectful and values patient confidentiality.