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  • 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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Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health

Public Health Division

Health Services

County of Sonoma

Contact us by Phone

Our toll-free line provides information and referrals for community resources to help families obtain access to care.

We also provide health and safety consultation for childcare providers and for reproductive healthcare providers.


Public Health Division

625 5th Street

Santa Rosa, CA 95404
38.441691, -122.713746

Program Directory

Contact information for all of our MCAH public health nurses and social workers.

MCAH Program and Staff Directory (PDF: 2.4 MB)

MCAH Advisory Board

Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Advisory Board


Meets on the first Thursday of each month; the community is invited to attend.



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