Needs Assessment Resources

Title V Five Year Needs Assessment

Title V legislation requires each state and jurisdiction to conduct a state-wide, comprehensive needs assessment every five years. The needs assessment process can be a useful tool for strategic planning, strategic decision-making and resource allocation.  It also provides a way for Title V programs to benchmark where they are and assess progress over a five-year period.

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​​To assist states or jurisdictions in preparing their assessments AMCHP hosted a series of virtual trainings to provide guidance on the needs assessment process.  You can find the archives and resources from these trainings by clicking on the tabs below.


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The Maternal and Child Health Bureau provides Technical assistance to states in the following way:

  • Peer to peer consultation

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​​To assist states or jurisdictions in preparing their assessments, AMCHP hosted a series of virtual trainings to provide guidance on the needs assessment process. The first training was held on March 5, 2014. This training provided an overview of the needs assessment process with a presentation from Donna Petersen, ScD, MHS, CPH, Dean for the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida. Dr. Petersen presented on the "Nuts and Bolts of the Five Year Needs Assessment," followed by a state-in-action example from Massachusetts. The Massachusetts MCH team shared their strategies, resources and lessons learned from conducting the five-year needs assessment process.

If you have any questions please contact Jessica Teel (

Webinar Recording

Title V Five Year Needs Assessment Training Recording


 Stakeholder Engagement

​The third training on stakeholder engagement was held on January 7, 2015. This training featured provided strategies on how to orient stakeholders with start and end goals. The webinar also provided state-in-action examples from Oregon, Wisconsin and Wyoming about their strategies for stakeholder engagements, such as how to engage your local nonprofit hospitals and use its community health assessment to contribute to the needs assessment process that is now mandated by the Affordable Care Act.

Webinar Recording

Title V Five Year Needs Assessment Training: Stakeholder Engagement


Stampfel_Stakeholder Engagement NA Final.pdf

OR Stakeholder Engagement NA.pdf

WI Stakeholder engagement_AMCHP_Final.pdf

Wisconsin MCH NPM Prioritization Matrix.docx

WY Stakeholder Engagement NA (Tribal Engagement).pdf

CYSHCN Stakeholder Engagement Resources

 Identifying State Priority Needs

The fourth and final training was on Identifying State Priority Needs on April 16, 2015. The State Priority needs webinar served as an excellent opportunity for participants to hear from their peers on how they conducted their needs assessments in their Title V programs. On this webinar, participants heard firsthand from Kansas and New Mexico, who shared their strategies for identifying priorities in their CYSHCN and Title V programs, resources, and lessons learned from aligning their priorities to both the eight National Performance Measures as well as selecting State Performance Measures.​​​

Webinar Recording

Title V Five Year Needs Assessment Training: Identifying State Priorities


AMCHP Needs Assessment Webinar Part 4.pdf

Kansas Communities4Kids Meeting Package.pdf

Kansas AMCHP Compendium Regional Meetings.pdf

Colorado MCH NA Results Summary 2016.pdf

Louisiana Title V Criteria for Group Discussions.docx

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