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Child & Family Health Services

Public Health Services for MCH Populations: The Title V MCH Services Block GrantAbout Us

The Child and Family Health Services (CFHS) Program is an organized community effort to eliminate health disparities, improve birth outcomes and improve the health status of women, infants and children in Ohio. 

CFHS Includes:

  • Community Health Assessment and Planning
  • Child and Adolescent Health
  • Perinatal Health
  • Ohio Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative (OIMRI)
  • Ohio Institute for Equity in Birth Outcomes (OEI) 

Who Do We Serve?

We focus on low-income women and children in socio-economic, racial and ethnic groups that are disproportionately affected by poor health in geographic areas and populations of highest need. We serve over 15,000 women and children each year. We currently fund 61 projects in 64 counties across Ohio.

Our Goals

  • Assess and monitor maternal and child health status
  • Inform and educate the public and families about maternal and child health issues
  • Providing leadership to assure the health of women, children, youth and their families
  • Link women, children and youth to services
  • Assure access to health care
  • Evaluate the effectiveness, accessibility and quality of health care services 

A Collaborative Approach

The goals of CFHS are accomplished by engaging in a focused, multidisciplinary, collaborative approach to health improvement. This is done in coordination with internal and external stakeholders that serve groups that are disproportionately affected by poor health outcomes. including, but not limited to:

  • Local public health agencies
  • Community health centers
  • Community-based organizations
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Private-sector organizations
  • Public health providers
  • Culturally competent programs and services are provided to a diverse population in the service delivery area. 

CFHS funding sources include:
  • Maternal and Child Health Block Grant (Title V)
  • State General Revenue Funds

See CFHS Measures and Strategies FY 2015 for more information on services provided by CFHS Programs.


CFHS webinar/video recordings:

Socio-emotional/Addiction video training recordings

SFY 17 Maternal and Child Health Program RFS Bidders’ Conference Information:

All potential applicants are encouraged to attend a Bidders’ Conference that will be held via teleconference/webinar on May 19, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Bidders’ Conference will provide an opportunity for interested parties to learn more about the Request for Solicitation.

Join WebEx meeting 

Meeting number: 649 467 450

Meeting password: bidders

All applications and attachments are due by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 27, 2016 for the competitive cycle.  Electronic applications received after Monday, June 27, 2016 will not be considered for funding.  Faxed, hand-delivered or mailed applications will not be accepted.

All interested parties must submit a Notice of Intent to Apply for Funding (attached), no later than noon Friday, May 20, 2016, to be eligible for these funds.


Mailing Address:

Ohio Department of Health
CFHS Program
246 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Telephone: (614) 466-5332

Fax: (614) 564-2433


Last Updated:  5/17/2016