Maternal Child and Adolescent Health - Newsletters
Keep Your Medi-Cal!
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Medi-Cal is currently reviewing ALL beneficiaries for continued benefits. Make sure your family’s contact information is up-to-date and report any changes in your household (especially pregnancy!)
With fire season upon us, we wanted to bring attention to the importance of emergency planning with infants and children. Infants and children are especially vulnerable during emergencies.
Kicking off World Breast Feeding week and National Breastfeeding Month!
This newsletter is revisiting the topic of BIPOC Mental Health Month 2023
This newsletter is revisiting the topic of Pride Month 2023
This newsletter is revisiting the topic of Social Determinants of Health 2023
This newsletter is revisiting the topic of Syphilis and Congenital Syphilis
We have toolkits for providers, resources for LGBTQ+ families and information especially for fathers,
The 2023 Lancet Series on breastfeeding, Sonoma County signs on to the Welcome Congress letter, Pump Act benefits, donor breastmilk, state data, new LactRX app, and more!
Maternal and perinatal health data updates. Where we are doing well, and who needs more support.
Families, fertility, and paths to parenthood for LGBTQ+ persons. Resources and Toolkits.
Get kids back to school with a new School Savings Account, Low Cost Internet, and the Sonoma County Library!
Together we do great things. Breastfeeding education and goal setting is critical during pregnancy. 7 things to talk about.
Clinical considerations for people who are pregnant and breastfeeding. Resources from CDPH and the CDC.
Perinatal mental health toolkit and resources for review and feedback.
Maximize postpartum care with interconception care recommendations and postpartum handouts for clients.
Take a Summer Break with everything that's going well in Maternal Child and Adolescent Health! From Covid vaccines for kids from 6 months to a new article published by the TIA PHN program.
AAP updates for breast/chestfeeding, flying with breastmilk, and the 2022 theme for National Breast/chestfeeding Month.
A message from the Director of the California Department of Public Health: "The downstream health consequences of being denied access to this medical procedure are profound and disproportionately bore by those who can become pregnant."
We are called Maternal Child and Adolescent Health, but we are here for all parents, Fathers too!
The American Medical Association, the nation's largest professional association of doctors, has created a comprehensive strategy for embedding racial and social justice within their organization for 2021-2023.
How Doulas help to improve birth outcomes and the Medi-Cal Doula benefit to take effect January 2023.
CDPH/MCAH guidance, breastfeeding resources, help finding formula.
In 2017, 4 Sonoma County residents died from fentanyl overdose. In 2020, 94 died. Only 2 mg (two grains of sand) of fentanyl is considered a potentially lethal dose.
Columbia University research finds developmental delays related to maternal stress early in pregnancy.
Perinatal mood disorders, including depression and anxiety, are the most common complication of pregnancy, affecting 1 in 3 pregnant persons.
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in a pregnant person poses a serious risk to the infant at birth.
The American Rescue Plan Postpartum Care Extension is here. Any person eligible for pregnancy or potpartum Medi-Cal coverage will now be entitled to coverage for a full 365 days following the end of pregnancy.
The new CMQCC Toolkit Version 3.0, incorporating latest evidence and best practices.
When the Public Health Emergency expires Continuous Medi-Cal Coverage will also end. Learn how you can become a Coverage Ambassador and help our community understand what is happening and what they need to do.
Highlights from the 20/20 MOM Annual Forum on Maternal Mental Health- New resources and research.
New research and educational opportunities for Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Professionals.
WIC Lactation Consultant, Susie McCulloch answers home visitors most asked questions about how to support breast/chest feeding.
How Moms Shape the World. Read about Medi-Cal’s strategy to Support Health and Opportunity for Children and Families and Before, Between and Beyond Pregnancy.
Sonoma County Maternal Child Health supports three home visiting programs serving pregnant and parenting persons. Learn more about these free programs and how to refer.
Only 66% of pregnant women in Sonoma County receive prenatal dental care. Learn about why prenatal dental care is important and resources to improve access.
The Portrait of Sonoma County 2021 will be used by leaders and organizers Countywide to inform future investment and policy decisions. Read the Portrait here and learn about other DHCS and program updates.
Love and Sex and Sexually Transmitted Infection. PrEP for Women and During Pregnancy- February 9, 2022
STIs, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis, increase the risk for HIV; women are under prescribed PrEP to protect against HIV infection. STD-HIV screening in pregnancy and 2021 STI treatment guidelines.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. The Sonoma County birthing community reports alcohol use rates twice the state average. There is no "safe" amount of alcohol use during pregnancy. Learn more, access patient handouts, link to trainings for medical professionals.
Covid updates: Vaccination during pregnancy talking points, new booster requirements and isolations guidelines - January 5, 2022
Local, State and CDC Covid updates for the perinatal community. New MCH vaccination in pregnancy talking points, the difference between antigen and PCR tests. Will Covid become endemic? Is Covid causing developmental delays in kids?
Learn more about the link between financial literacy and overall health and wellness, and access resources for financial wellness and emergency financial support.
Not all birth defects are preventable, but healthy lifestyle choices lower the risk of birth defects. A combination of Exposures and Risk Factors contribute to raising or reducing the chances of birth defects. Learn more about lowering the risks of birth defects: