Annotation: This Interagency Agreement is between (1) the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) [T19 and 21] and (2) the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) [T5]. It documents the state of Ohio's response to legislation in Title V and Title XIX of the Social Security Act requiring state Title V programs and Medicaid agencies to develop an interagency agreement to work together. The objectives of this agreement are (1) to coordinate health services and to conduct outreach, program eligibility, and payment for services for Ohio mothers and children, (2) to support the State MCH Services Block Grant, the Early Childhood Comprehensive Services (ECCS) Plan, and the Healthy Child Care Ohio grant program, (3) to clarify issues, define problems, and propose alternatives related to promoting a statewide system of coordinated health services to eligible women and children, (4) to increase public awareness of the need for health care coverage and services for women and children, (5) to conduct outreach to ensure that eligible women and children receive access to health care coverage and receive needed health services and to ensure that the agencies signing this Agreement serve their common population, (6) to make available health services statewide that meet the requirements of the MCH Services Block Grant, WIC, etc. and the Title XIX Medicaid programs, (7) to coordinate the exchange of information and referrals between programs for the purposes of outreach, eligibility determination, and verification of outcome of referral, (8) to maximize the efficient use of federal and state funds, (9) to participate actively in the planning and implementation of services, (10) to share the goal of interdepartmental cooperation in coordinating and implementing interagency systems, (11) to improve, expand, and maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of existing resources and services, (12) to increase public awareness of the need for health care coverage and a range of developmental screenings, and (13) to coordinate the exchange of information between the parties.
Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: http://www.mchlibrary.org Document Number: OH.1.1.
Keywords: Cooperative agreements, Interagency cooperation, Medicaid, Ohio, State MCH programs, State agencies