Maternal Child Adolescent Health Program
Goals of the MCAH Program:
Improve access to quality health
care for mothers, infants and children.
Improve access to dental services for pregnant women
and infants at first tooth/first year.
Promote parent/infant bonding and nurturing home
environments for women, children, adolescents and their families.
Promote safe sleep environment for all infants to
reduce the risk of SIDS.
Reduce the risk of injuries to children and
adolescents in the community
Services under the Maternal Child Adolescent Health
MCAH Toll Free Hotline 1-800-794-4067 to help
pregnant women and children access medical care
Perinatal Services Coordination to assess and
promote quality of services to pregnant women under the Comprehensive
Perinatal Services Program.
Sudden Infant Death Coordination to insure that all
persons affected by a SIDS death receive information about counseling
and support services in the community.
Bicycle helmet and water
safety vest classes are available.
Please visit the classes page for more
No-Cost Text Tips for Mom and Moms to Be -
Text 4 Baby
To help more pregnant women and new moms get information about caring for their
health and giving their babies the best possible start in life, the National
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB) launched Text4baby, the first
free health text messaging service in the U.S.Text4baby supports moms by
providing accurate, text-length health information and resources in a format
that is personal and timely.
Click the link below to
Prenatal Resource Directory
An updated directory of locally available prenatal health care resources is
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
In the United States, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the major cause of
death in infants from one month to one year of age. SIDS happens to families of
all social, ethnic and economic groups. Most SIDS deaths occur when babies are
between two and four months of age. Currently
there is no known way to prevent SIDS. But after many years of research, we do
know that babies sleep safer when placed on their back on a firm surface. Since
the early 1990’s when the United States initiated the Back to Sleep Campaign the
number of SIDS deaths has dropped by over 50 percent.
The links below contain brochures on the top 10 ways to reduce a child's risk of
Dental services are provided
as one of the many services available through Medi-Cal. A list of
local providers who accept Medi-Cal is available in
To help increase awareness of developmental milestones, CDC developed
the "Learn the Signs. Act Early" campaign. Help spread the
word about the campaign and about child development using the CDC tool