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Maternal and Child Health Federal Consolidated Programs


Total Assistance, FY 2008 to Present
Assistance Type: PROJECT GRANTS
Popular Name: Special Projects of Regional and National Significance (SPRANS), including the Community Integrated Service Systems (CISS); Heritable Disorders Program; Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program; and Screening and Treatment for Maternal Depression and Related Behavioral Disorders Program
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Objectives: The purpose of the Community Integrated Service Systems (CISS) program is to develop and expand: (1) home visitation; (2) participation of obstetricians and pediatricians; (3) integrated service delivery systems; (4) maternal and child health centers for women and infants, under the direction of a not-for-profit hospital; (5) services for rural populations; and (6) integrated state and community service systems for children and youth with special health care needs. The Heritable Disorders Program serves to improve the ability of States to provide newborn and child screening for heritable disorders and affect the lives of all of the nation’s infants and children. Newborn and child screening occur at intervals across the life span of every child. Newborn screening universally provides early identification and follow-up for treatment of infants affected by certain genetic, metabolic, hormonal and/or functional conditions. Newborn and child screening should expand as the capacity to screen for genetic and congenital conditions expands. The Supporting Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Screening and Intervention Program is a primary care provider training program that aims to reduce the incidence of prenatal alcohol exposure, and improve developmental outcomes in children with suspected or diagnosed FASDs through the Project ECHO® model. The Screening and Treatment for Maternal Depression and Related Behavioral Disorders (MDRBD) program helps address maternal mental health conditions that often affect women during and after pregnancy by supporting training, consultation, screening, and treatment support services. The Pediatric Mental Health Care Access (PMHCA) programs aim to make early identification, diagnosis, treatment, and referral of behavioral disorders a routine part of children’s medical services by building workforce capacity.