HRSA's MCHB Announces the Release of the Discretionary Grant Web Reports

April 28, 2008

The Health Resource and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), announces the initial release of the Discretionary Grant Information System (DGIS) Web reports.

 These Web reports display financial, national performance measure, and abstract data collected annually from more than 900 grants issued by MCHB. The data collected in DGIS help MCHB assess the effectiveness of its programs and help staff monitor the progress made under these grants. These public reports will assist public health professionals, researchers, and the public access concise information about grant programs working to improve the quality of and access to health care for maternal and child health (MCH) populations. 

 DGIS is a Web-based system that allows grantees to report their data online to MCHB as a part of the grant application and performance reporting processes. MCHB discretionary grants help to ensure that quality health care is available to the MCH population, which includes all of the nation's women, infants, children, adolescents, and their families, including fathers and children with special health care needs.

The DGIS complements the existing Title V Information System (TVIS) which electronically captures data from the annual Title V Block Grant applications and reports submitted by all 59 U.S. States, Territories, and Jurisdictions. The TVIS provides information on key measures and indicators of maternal and child health (MCH) in the United States

Releases of additional reports are planned for the future that will focus on additional program and performance measure data. The newly released DGIS reports and the TVIS are available on-line here.