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Child Health Day


On the first Monday in October, celebrate National Child Health Day – which the President of the United States has proclaimed every year since 1928. Read President Obama's Child Health Day 2015 Proclamation.

In 2013, there were approximately 74 million children under 18 years of age living in the U.S. HRSA strives to improve the availability of, and access to, health care services to ensure their health and well-being.

“We are moving closer to that vision where all children and families are healthy and thriving, and get a fair shot at reaching their fullest potential.”
– Michael Lu, MD, MPH
Associate Administrator, Maternal and Child Health

Programs that Support Positive Health Outcomes

HRSA provides a broad range of programs that address the specific health needs of children.

Its largest program, Title V, funds grantees from 59 states and jurisdictions, implementing systems and services that improve the health and well-being for women, particularly mothers, and children.

Title V has a profound impact on the health and well-being of children and their families across the country.

Use the following code to embed the Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant video on your website:

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Child Health Day Infographic

Download: PDF (525 KB) | JPG (3 MB) | Embed

Use the following code to embed the Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant video on your website:


<a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" alt="HRSA Child Health Day Infographic"/></a>

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Looking For Help?

Contact your state or territory's 
Title V Director

Alabama (800) 654-1385

Alaska (800) 799-7570

American Samoa (684) 633-4616

Arizona (800) 232-1676 

Arkansas (800) 232-0002 

California (866) 241-0395

Connecticut (800) 688-7777


Delaware (800) 464-4357

District of Columbia (800) 311-2229

Florida (800) 451-2229

Georgia (800) 822-2539 

Guam (671) 735-7111

Hawaii (800) 235-5477


Idaho (800) 296-2588 

Illinois (800)-843-6154

Indiana (800) 433-0746

Iowa (800) 369-3826 

Kansas (800) 332-6262


Kentucky (800) 462-6122

Louisiana (800) 251-2229

Maine (800 698-3624

Maryland (800) 456-8900


Massachusetts (800) 882-1435

Michigan (800 262-4784


Minnesota (800 728-5420

Mississippi (800) 721-7222

Missouri (800) 835-5465

Montana (887) 543-7669

Nebraska (800) 862-1889

Nevada (800) 429-2669

New Hampshire (800) 852-3345


New Jersey (800) 328-3838 

New Mexico (877) 725-2552

New York (800) 522-5006

North Carolina (800) FOR-BABY

North Dakota (800) 472-2286

Northern Marianas (670) 664-4850

Ohio (800) 755-4769

Oklahoma (800) 426-2747

Oregon (800) SAFENET

Pennsylvania (800) 986-2229

Puerto Rico (800) 981-5721

Rhode Island (800) 942-7434

South Carolina (800) 868-0404

South Dakota (800) 305-3064

Tennessee (800) 428-2229

Texas 2-1-1 (Texas Only)

Utah (800) 826-9662

Vermont (800) 649-HELP

Virginia (800) 230-6977

Virgin Islands (866) 248-4004

Washington (800) 322-2588

West Virginia (800) 642-8522

Wisconsin (800) 722-2295

Wyoming (800) 438-5795

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Related Resources

Child Health USA 2014 - a collection of current and historical data showing emerging issues and trends.

Maternal and Child Health timeline – see how far maternal and child health has come since the early 1900s.

ACA’s Children’s Health Insurance Program – apply for and enroll anytime to receive low-cost health coverage to children in families that earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid.