Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health (MCAH)

The Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Division supports the vision of the Center for Family Health by implementing strategies to improve health; support the development of children and adolescents; and foster health, well-being and equity across the reproductive life course. 

Local 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 needs were identified from the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA):​

  • SUBSTANCE USE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT
  • BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ACCESS, PREVENTION, AND TREATMENT
  • CLINICAL CARE ACCESS AND PREVENTATIVE CARE
  • DENTAL CARE ACCESS AND PREVENTATIVE CARE

For information about how the community plans to address these concerns, please see the CHNA Implementation Plan

 

UPDATED: Mono County 20/21 bilingual Resource Guide

 

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".

FREE SIDS resources

Need items to promote safe sleep for the infant in your life?

Mono County SIDS Program has FREE resources to support the families with infants. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, caregiver, or soon to-be parent, we have resource to support safe sleep for your infant. See flyer for more info.

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ACE'S & PCE'S VIRTUAL AWARENESS EVENT
Watch two short videos, short presentation from social services, and open community discussion. Learn about adverse and positive childhood experiences and their effect on our health. Discuss county services to support resiliency and gaps in services.   Recorded Webinar
Teen Health
The Mono County Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health program has identified the following priorities for Adolescents in the next 5 years (2020-2025) in response to the Community Health Needs Assessment/Improvement Plan:
  • Increase Oral Health awareness, knowledge, and self responsibility by developing positive, life-long oral health behaviors. Improve access and provide linkage to care to low-cost or free preventative dental care and treatment.