Maternal Child Adolescent Health (MCAH)

posted Mar 11, 2013, 9:17 AM by County Website   [ updated Dec 17, 2019, 4:39 PM by Shelby Bodenstab ]

MCAH Program

Maternal Child Adolescent Health (MCAH) Program is made up of a variety of programs designed to improve and promote the health and wellness of women of reproductive age, infants, children, adolescents, and their families.

MCAH programs are here to ensure the physical, social-emotional, and mental well-being of women, children, fathers, and families. Nurses who work in MCAH work so that:
  • All children are born healthy and to healthy mothers
  • All women, children and their families have a safe and healthy environment to live in
  • All women, children, and their families have equal access to applicable and needed care within an integrated and seamless system
  • No health status disparities among racial/ethnic, gender, economic and regional groups are encountered
MCAH is currently focusing on:
  • A
    ccess to prenatal and postpartum care
  • M
    aternal mental health awareness
  • C
    hild growth and development screening
  • Aware
    ness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • SIDS risk reduction 
  • B
    reastfeeding initiation and duration
  • Adolescent sexual health

  • Adolescent mental health/suicide prevention 

Don't live in Del Norte County? Find the MCAH program near you!
Looking for more resources? Check out Del Norte Umbrella
Pregnant and need immediate health insurance? Here are your options!

    If you would like to refer a parent or child for services, please use the Universal Referral Form below and fax it to (707) 465-6701
Shelby Bodenstab,
Feb 2, 2018, 3:25 PM