Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health (MCAH)

The goal of the MCAH program is to improve the health of Mono County's women of reproductive age, infants, children, adolescents and their families.  Funding for this program comes from the federal Title V Maternal & Child Health (MCH) Services Block Grant. The grant involves partnership on the federal, state, and local level, and allows flexibility for local counties to address the unique needs of their MCAH populations.

Every five years the MCAH program is required to complete a community needs assessment, reviewing the health and wellness of women, children, and families residing in Mono County.  As part of this assessment, community input was gathered via the Mono County Health Survey to help guide future work and improve the health of local residents.

The following was evident from the 2014 Mono County Health Survey:

  • Some community members have a difficult time obtaining dental care.
  • Residents believe that overweight and obesity is a local concern and should be addressed.
  • Some local infants are put in unsafe sleep environments, increasing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

To see respondents' suggestions of how the MCAH program can address these concerns, please see the Mono County Health Survey Results document.  The next step will be to meet with other organizations and agencies to determine which community recommendations can realistically be implemented taking into account local capacity, funding, and resources.

 

Update: The 2019 Mono County Health Surveys were collected and now closed for submissions.  Once the survey results are analyzed and the report completed, we will post the final assessment.  Stay tuned!

 

Family Planning and Prenatal Care Guidance

This program's goal is to improve the health of pregnant women and give their babies a healthy start in life. Services include:

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Consider the health effects of cannabis use....

Check out the 2017 report highlights published by the National Academy of Sciences, "The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids, The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research".

 

SIDS Risk Reduction Training

Mono County SIDS Program provides education to families and professional entities who have an opportunity to reduce the risk of SIDS and sleep related infant death. The following resources will provide individuals caring for infants the key concepts for SIDS awareness and risk reduction. 

Step 1:  Review the following resources

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The Mono County Health Department sponsors bicycle safety activities throughout the year in conjunction with other county and town agencies. There are a limited number of bicycle helmets available for children whose families cannot afford to buy one.

For further information, please contact the Mono County Health Department in Mammoth Lakes at (760) 924-1830