Maternal and Child Health

75th Anniversary of Title V of the Social Security Act

The goal of the Title V Block Grant, passed in 1935, is to improve the health of all mothers and children consistent with the applicable health status goals and national health objectives established by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Filmed at the University of South Florida College of Public Health in December 2010, these videos feature Dr. Charles Mahan and Dr. Donna Petersen sharing their experiences as national leaders in Maternal and Child Health in celebration of the landmark legislation that created programs for mothers and children and lasting effects on public health care.


Dr. Donna Petersen MCH Anniversary Lecture

The first half of the event features Dr. Donna Petersen, Dean of the USF College of Public Health, as she reflects on how MCH Title V work has gotten to where it is, where it has been and where it is going. (approx. 36 min)

Dr Charles Mahan MCH Anniversary Lecture

In the second half of the event, Dr. Charles Mahan, Dean and Professor Emeritus of the USF College of Public Health and the Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies, gives a talk using slide show images of his personal background and experiences with MCH Title V. (approx. 48 min)