From Assessing Needs to Taking Action

California children with special health care needs (CSHCN) and their families receive health care and support services from state agencies that are funded in part through a federal Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant. Every five years, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau conducts a needs assessment to monitor the progress of the Title V programs it funds. The objective of this project is to determine how and why progress has been slow or hindered on the implementation of Action Plans established through the last four needs assessments in California, and to make recommendations for improving progress toward better care.

Grant Amount


Date Awarded

July 2020


12 months


Systems, Models & Best Practices


Regents of the University of California San Francisco

Primary Contact

Jennifer Rienks