Illinois's Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant: Priorities, Strategies, and National Performances Measures

Chicago, IL US
November 3, 2016
The Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Program is the nation's oldest federal-state partnership. It aims to improve the health and well-being of mothers and children. Andrea Palmer administers the state's Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant programs, including the school health program, adolescent health programming, perinatal regionalization, and infant mortality reduction efforts. Ms. Palmer is also responsible for implementing the State's Title V Action Plan, which includes the priorities, strategies, and national and state performance measures for the MCH population.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed for physicians and other health professionals interested in the health and well-being of mothers and children.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services Block Grant is implemented in Illinois;
  • Identify the findings of Illinois 2015 Assessment of the preventive and primary healthcare needs of Illinois' maternal and child health populations;
  • Define the Economic Disadvantage standardized measure and its relation MCH Services Block Grant; 
  • Correlate concentrated economic disadvantage with poor health outcomes in the area on maternal and child health;
  • State the role different health professionals and administrators in the healthcare of mothers and children.


Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Dana Sohmer
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Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
Event starts: 
11/03/2016 - 6:00pm
Event ends: 
11/03/2016 - 8:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery
900 E 57th St
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
  Andrea Palmer, MPA, MBA, CHSM
  Chief, Division of Maternal, Child and Family Health Services
  Illinois Department of Public Health


The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.


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