Mississippi State Department of Health

State Systems Development Initiative (SSDI)


The State Systems Development Initiative (SSDI) was launched in 1993 by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration to complement the Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Block Grant Program and to combine the efforts of State MCH and Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) programs.

SSDI continues to focus grant resources on the Title V MCH Block Grant Health Systems Capacity Indicator (HSCI) #9(A): The ability of States to ensure that the Maternal and Child Health program and Title V agency (MSDH) have access to policy- and program-relevant information and data. This is accomplished by implementing data linkages, providing epidemiological and statistical support for MCH programs, and the administration of health surveys and ongoing needs assessment.

Program Goals

The goal of this project is to improve Mississippi's data capacity, assuring that critical issues in maternal and child health are identified and addressed through program and policy decisions.

The SSDI's data improvement efforts:



Office of Health Data and Research
Mississippi State Department of Health
570 East Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS 39216-4538

Links referenced on this page
Mississippi's SSDI Grant    https://data.hrsa.gov/

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