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Performance Measures for the MCH Block Grant


Currently the MCH Block Grant has 18 National Performance Measures, 6 Outcome Measures, Health Status Indicators, and 36 Discretionary Grant Performance Measures. All Long Term MCH Training Programs report annually on 4 of these 36 Discretionary Grant Performance Measures.

These consensus measures were jointly developed by states, other grantees, and the Federal MCH Program staff. In addition to the national performance measures, States develop and report on state priority needs and performance measures and discretionary grantees can also report on performance measures that better "tell their story."

Program-specific performance report forms can be found here:

MCHB Discretionary Grant Information System (DGIS)

The Maternal and Child Health Bureau's (MCHB) Discretionary Grant Information System (DGIS) collects program and performance measure data for more than 900 grants annually. These data help MCHB assess the effectiveness of its programs and help project officers monitor the progress made under these grants. MCHB discretionary grants help to ensure that quality health care is available to the maternal and child health (MCH) population, which includes all of the nation's women, infants, children, adolescents, and their families, including fathers and children with special health care needs.

Visit the MCHB DGIS web site at

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