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February 9, 2022 | Department of Health Services
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.
January 26, 2022 | Department of Health Services
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.
January 19, 2022 | Department of Health Services
Learn more about the link between financial literacy and overall health and wellness, and access resources for financial wellness and emergency financial support.
January 12, 2022 | Department of Health Services
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:
January 5, 2022 | Department of Health Services
Covid updates: Vaccination during pregnancy talking points, new booster requirements and isolations guidelines.
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?
December 21, 2021 | Department of Health Services
Perinatal Covid vaccination updates. Cal AIM changes explained, the new doula benefit and free CHW training. Updates on hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, paid leave, and the White House Call to Action to Reduce Maternal Morbidity and Mortality.
December 8, 2021 | Department of Health Services
Holidays can be challenging in so many ways. Keep everyone entertained with these free virtual activities. Learn where to access local food support and mental health resources.
Free virtual family programs, from a kids book writing class to exciting air and space topics. Or maybe you want to learn how to host a virtual party? We also list resources for the local food bank and Buckelew Free Family Support Programs.
December 1, 2021 | Department of Health Services
The words we use affect our brain chemistry and the brains of those we speak to. Recovery oriented language supports healing.
November 17, 2021 | Department of Health Services
Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) can happen when care providers listen to the stories of traumatic events experienced by clients. Take the STS assessment.
November 10, 2021 | Department of Health Services
Fathers need support too! Learn more about father's risks for postpartum depression and resources to help fathers thrive.