Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Local Health Jurisdictions (LHJ) Title V Needs Assessment

This page is a compilation of information of links and resources that will be useful in completing your Title V Needs Assessment. We are available for all questions – big and small – to assist you through the process at [email protected] and 415-476-5283.

Required Forms
This document contains all of the Deliverable forms that you will need (you will have to enter your county and the document will populate accordingly), in order to open it you will need adobe 8 or higher: Deliverable Forms, All (Shared Version, March 2019)

Resources to complete your Deliverable Packet:


Training on how to conduct your Title V Needs Assessment
FHOP has been and will continue to hold webinar training designed to help you in conducting your local needs assessment. All webinars are recorded and archived so that you can access them as needed below:

1. Introduction to Needs Assessment & Engaging Stakeholders
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

2. Understanding and Interpreting your Needs Assessment Data
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
4. Strategies for communicating your data to spark community action
(at the MCAH Action Education Day Oct. 25)

5. Strategies for supplementing your Needs Assessment with local data
Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

6. Problem analysis 
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

8.Problem Prioritization - Strategies for Problem/Issue Prioritization 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

10.Completing your Needs Assessment deliverable packet
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

11. Identifying best practice interventions 
TBD FY 2019-2020

Data for the Needs Assessment
Required data - New Databooks (uploaded in 2018)
CHSR Overview Indicators and Data Sources with updated definitions (updated and uploaded 2018) 

Additional Data Resource for the Needs Assessment – OPTIONAL
California County MCAH Data Resources
General Public Health Data Resources

Helpful Publications
The Planning Guide - Developing an Effective Planning Process: A Guide for Local MCH Programs
The purpose of this manual is to assist local public health agencies in conducting a needs-based, rational planning and resource allocation process. Although the processes described are generic to all planning efforts at the local level, the case examples are specific to Maternal and Child Health Programs that are required to conduct a formal needs assessment and planning process every five years in order to receive their annual block grant funds.

Useful Tools
Sample Problem Prioritization Worksheet (word)
This is a tool to use with your stakeholders to assist in prioritizing your local health problems
Intervention/Evaluation Planning Tools
This page links you to products and tools, including templates, intended to assist you in analyzing additional data and developing interventions to address priority problem areas.
Intervention Planning Resources
This web page is organized by health topic area and contains links to sample problem analyses, logic models, fact sheets, webinars, and other resources

Other Links
AMCHP resources for Conducting a Needs Assessment
History of Title V
Understanding Title V of the Social Security Act (pdf)
Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA
Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program, CDPH
MCH Life Course Resource Guide, HRSA
Health Disparities, CDC
Minority Health, CDC
Healthy People 2020, Social Determinants of Health - Overview
Healthy People 2020, Social Determinants
YouTube video

*To view the older version of this page from the 2015 Needs Assessment, click HERE