Critical Condition: How Federal and State Budget Cuts are Hurting the Health of Our Nation’s Mothers and Children shows how the combination of increased poverty, the number of Americans lacking health insurance, and previous budget cuts approaching nearly half a billion dollars are combining to create a perfect storm endangering the health of our nation’s mothers, infants, and children, including those with special health care needs. The report provides a snapshot illustrating the combined impact of $74 million in previous federal reductions to the Title V MCH Block Grant along with over $313 million in state cuts to MCH programs since 2007 when the economic downturn began. To access AMCHP’s website go to,