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Department of Health Services

Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health

Child Health and Disability Prevention


The Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program will be discontinued on July 1, 2024.

Effective July 1, 2024 the CHDP Program has been discontinued.  Information regarding the transition can be found on the CHDP program transition webpage at:

Health Care Program for Children in Foster Care (HCPCFC)

Health Care Program for Children in Foster Care (HCPCFC) logoEffective July 1, 2024, the Health Care Program for Children in Foster Care (HCPCFC) is a Stand-Alone Program.  It is no longer affiliated with CHDP, due to the discontinuation of CHDP.

The Health Care Program for Children in Foster Care (HCPCFC), provides the Family, Youth and Children Division, and the Juvenile Probation Department with public health nursing expertise in meeting the healthcare needs of children in Foster Care.

The program has established a process through which Public Health Nurses consult and collaborate with the foster care team to promote access to primary care providers, dental providers and specialty services. Through the HCPCFC, a public health nurse provides the following services in consultation and collaboration with social workers and probation officers:

Injury Prevention

Unintentional childhood injuries are the leading cause of death and disability for young people. Overall, in Sonoma County, there were 361 hospitalizations and 16 deaths due to unintentional injuries among children ages 0-20 in 2003.

Falls and motor vehicle collisions (including bicycle and pedestrian) are the leading cause of hospitalized and fatal injuries. The Childhood Injury Prevention Program (CIPP) and Safe Kids Sonoma County conduct countywide projects aimed at reducing unintentional injuries among children.

Featured Projects

Sonoma County Safe Routes to Schools
Provides online resources and customized support while working with schools, parents, and the local community to give children an active, healthy start and end to the school day, reduce traffic congestion, and improve the health of the community and the environment.

Safe Kids Sonoma County
A coalition that helps connect parents and caregivers with the safety resources they needinformation, safety tips, current research, workshops, and classes.