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  • Published on June 9, 2021

    Medi-Cal recipients are eligible for the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program which provides up to $50 of assistance a month to help cover the cost of internet access. The monthly discounted internet service will be available until EBB funds are used up, or up to six months after the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, whichever is sooner. Funds are limited, apply today!

  • Published on June 2, 2021

    Since legalization, more women than ever report using marijuana, learn about the risks of use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Attend a free training.

  • Published on May 26, 2021

    Nearly all of California is in a severe to exceptional drought state. Now is the time to prepare your family for Fire Season. Local resources to help families and children prepare:

  • Published on May 19, 2021

    California State Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris launched a 'State of Care' provider campaign, and a 'Number Story' campaign to reach the public. Both programs serve to highlight the increased need for trauma informed care following the Covid-19 pandemic. Learn more-

  • Published on May 12, 2021

    Racism negatively affects the mental and physical health of millions of people, preventing them from attaining their highest level of health. The CDC and AMA  release strategic plans to address health inequity. Sonoma County Office of Equity announces Core Equity Team.

  • Published on May 5, 2021

    We all sometimes need help with quick and easy tasty meals for the family. What better time than Spring, when we start getting more fresh local veggies, to get some new recipes and ideas? Free Nutrition classes for clients, CalFresh EatFresh website updates, use CalFresh at the Farmers Markets, food and ACEs, nourishment and language.

  • Published on April 21, 2021

    You are ready to vaccinate- what if your clients don't want it? How to build trust, address concerns, and use language to address Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy with pregnant clients.

  • Published on April 14, 2021
    Transportation hardships that lead to missed appointments and gaps in care are one of the Social Determinants of Heath that Medi-Cal and Partnership Health Plan are working to address. Learn more about getting support for transportation to perinatal appointments. 

  • Published on April 7, 2021

    As of March 15, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security will return to using the policies that were in place prior to the 2019 rule. This means that the Department of Homeland Security WILL NOT consider a person’s use of Medi-Cal, public housing support, or Cal Fresh benefits as part of a ‘public charge inadmissibility determination’.

  • Published on March 23, 2021

    Research explains why nicotine may have a good side. Anxiety disorder often comes with a comorbidity of nicotine dependence, because nicotine is anxiolytic in some circumstances. The effect of nicotine on dopamine in the brain makes behaviors associated with smoking seem more pleasurable, increasing the addiction.

  • Published on March 17, 2021

    Free Perinatal Women and Substance Use Disorder Training for Comprehensive Perinatal Services Coordinators, Community Public Health Workers, WIC Staff, and Home Visitors. Learn about Trauma Informed Screening, referring to appropriate services, and working with clients virtually. Attendees will receive a California opioid disorder toolkit. This course is approved for 2.5 BRN CE contact hours.

  • Published on March 16, 2021

    Information about Advisory Vaccinating Pregnant and Lactating Clients, Covid-19 and Maternal Mental Health, and Self Care Tool For Adults, Upcoming Trainings, and the Postpartum Support Center.

  • Published on May 9, 2018

    Maternal mental health disorders are a prevalent and under-treated issue. One in five women will suffer from a maternal mental health disorder in the United States and only fifteen percent of women will receive treatment for a maternal mental health disorder.

  • Published on March 27, 2018

    Nurse-Family Partnership is often cited as THE intervention for preventing child abuse and neglect. From a healthy babies program to crime prevention, Nurse-Family Partnership is validated by research. The level of proven effectiveness demonstrated is unsurpassed in evidence-based home visitation programs. Over the last three decades, there has been a 48% reduction in child abuse and neglect among participants in Nurse-Family Partnership.

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