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Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health

Resources and Toolkits for Perinatal Service Providers



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Immigration Status Doesn't Matter

Starting January 1, 2024, more people will be eligible for full Medi-Cal benefits. If you are 26-49, live in CA, and meet income requirements, you are eligible for coverage! Applying for or using Medi-Cal will not affect your immigration status.

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A partir del 1 de enero de 2024, más personas serán elegibles para recibir los beneficios completos de Medi-Cal. Si tiene entre 26 y 49 años, vive en CA y cumple con los requisitos de ingresos, ¡es elegible para recibir cobertura! Solicitar o utilizar Medi-Cal no afectará su estatus migratorio. ¡Y no es carga publica!

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Behavioral Health Tools:

Mental Health Toolkit  Sonoma County Perinatal Mental Health Toolkit

The Sonoma County Perinatal Mental Health Toolkit begins with preventive interventions and ends with educational resources to underscore the importance and effectiveness of education and prevention to reduce the risk of perinatal anxiety and depression on mothers, fathers or other caregivers, and their infants. Find links to evidence based perinatal screening tools for depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. The toolkit also includes maternal screening and care pathways for providers and for community-based organizations.

Sonoma County Perinatal Behavioral Health Supports Map

The Perinatal Behavioral Health Supports Map for Sonoma County contains a list of local resources providing support to perinatal persons with behavioral health risks or challenges.

Pregnancy and Substance Use, a Harm Reduction Toolkit Pregnancy and Substance Use, a Harm Reduction Toolkit

This resource was created to promote the overall health and wellbeing of pregnant and parenting people who use drugs, their loved ones, and their service providers. The information can be used to help clients understand their rights, access services, and find high-quality, evidence-based care.

ASTHO logo Opioid Use Disorder Toolkit: Supporting the Public Health Response in Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health

ASTHO, with support from the CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, created this
toolkit to train public health and maternal, child, and adolescent health partners on prevention
strategies and community resources regarding the effects of substance use disorder on reproductive-aged women, pregnant women, and their infants.

Breast/Chestfeeding Tools:

Continuity of Care toolkit cover The Continuity of Care in Breastfeeding Support Blueprint

The Blueprint, developed with a public health lens, aims to increase local capacity to implement community-driven approaches to support chest/breastfeeding, centered on the needs of populations disproportionately impacted by structural barriers that lead to low rates of breastfeeding. The goal of this resource is to ensure that chest/breastfeeding support services are continuous, accessible, and coordinated, and that community spaces are consistently supportive of chest/breastfeeding families. This resource is intended for any local-level organization and individual that interacts with pregnant and postpartum families.

Perinatal Health Toolkits:

 Emerging Practices for Responding to the Congenital Syphilis Crisis in California

Findings and recommendations from the 2021 Congenital Syphilis Elimination Strategy Sessions.

Toolkits for Kids and Teens:

Pediatrician Medi-Cal Toolkit for Kids and Teens

This Toolkit includes information and trainings for Medi-Cal Providers and outreach materials for Medi-Cal members.

Healthy Minds logo Heathy Minds, Thriving Kids

A series of free, evidence-based video and print resources that caregivers and educators can use to teach kids critical mental health and coping skills. Resources in English and Spanish. An innovative partnership between the state of California and the Child Mind Institute.

AAP Logo Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Resource Toolbox

A selection of resources that are infant mental health-informed, high quality, from highly respected organizations, and available for free online. The resources are organized by targeted audience, i.e., medical providers, parents/caregivers, and child-friendly.