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 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.

 

 

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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Under California law, it is legal for adults 21 or older to possess, consume and cultivate cannabis.  You can also use cannabis if you are 18 or older and have a current qualifying physician’s recommendation or a valid county-issued Medical Marijuana Identification Card (MMIC).  Please call the Mono County Health Department for more information about the MMIC at 760.924.1830.

 

Risk Reduction for SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Causes of Infant Death Training

Mono County SIDS Program provides education to professional entities who are in contact with local families and infants, and have an opportunity to reduce the risk of SIDS and sleep related infant death. While this training is designed for nurses, the content is appropriate for all professionals caring for infants or providing SIDS education, such as childcare providers, physicians, or EMS.

Child Safety

Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

The Health Department offers education on prevention of lead poisoning in children and adults. If lead poisoning occurs and has been diagnosed, a Public Health Nurse and Environmental Specialist will assist the patient and their medical provider in determining the cause and reduction of further poisoning. For further information, please contact the Mono County Health Department in Mammoth Lakes at (760) 924-1830 or in Bridgeport (760) 932-5580.