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Reference Materials

Primary Care

California Minor Consent Laws
Source: The Adolescent Health Working Group.

Resources to Address Family Violence Prevention
Source: Futures without Violence.

Immunization and Pregnancy (pdf)
Source: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Intimate Partner Violence During Pregnancy: A Guide for Clinicians
Source: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

STD Treatment Guidelines
Source: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Obstetrical Services

California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program (CDAPP) Sweet Success Resource & Training Center

Oral Health During Pregnancy and Early Childhood: Evidence-Based Guidelines for Health Professionals (pdf)
Source: CDA Foundation.

Prenatal Dental Referral Prescription (pdf)
Source: Sonoma County Department of Health Services.

Policy Update on California Breastfeeding and Hospital Performance: Sonoma County (pdf)
Source: California WIC Association.

Pregnancy and Tuberculosis: Frequently Asked Questions
Source: Sonoma County TB Clinic.

Medications & More During Pregnancy & Breastfeeding - Ask the Experts
Source: MotherToBaby California.

Resources and References for HIV Rapid Testing in Labor and Delivery
Source: Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center.

Safe to Sleep Campaign

Safe to Sleep Have a Good Night's Sleep: Keep Baby Close and Safe (pdf)
Download the pdf file, or order free patient education materials (pdf) from the Safe to Sleep campaign website.

Tobacco, Alcohol, Other Drugs

Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth: A Practitioner's Guide
Source: National Institutes of Health.

Counseling Guidelines: Breastfeeding and Maternal Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Use (pdf)
Source: Sonoma County Drug Free Babies.

Drinking and Reproductive Health: A Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevention Tool Kit
Source: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Guidelines for Referral and Diagnosis (pdf)
Source: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Prevention of Substance-exposed Pregnancies Collaborative (pdf)
Source: CityMatCH, The National Organization of Urban MCH Leaders.


Community Resources for Clients

Health Access Programs for Uninsured or Underinsured Patients

Family PACT
Confidential family planning services for women and men determined eligible on-site with participating health providers.

Cancer Detection Program: Every Woman Counts
Free breast and cervical cancer screening and treatment for eligible women. Call 1-800-511-2300 for more information.

BabyCAL
Women without health insurance should consider applying for Medi-Cal if they become pregnant. Eligibility requirements are less restrictive for pregnancy-only coverage. Sonoma County residents may apply for Medi-Cal at the Department of Human Services, 2550 Paulin Drive, Santa Rosa. Certified Application Assistors (CAAs) are also available at locations throughout Sonoma County to help your client apply for Medi-Cal for pregnant women.

Women who think they might be eligible are encouraged to contact a provider participating in the Medi-Cal Presumptive Eligibility (PE) for Pregnant Women. This program issues women a temporary card to begin their prenatal care prior to completing the formal Medi-Cal application process.

Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP)
Nutritional, psychosocial and health education support services are available to perinatal patients through the Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program. Qualified providers may receive reimbursement from Medi-Cal for delivering these enhanced obstetrical services.

Presumptive Eligibility (PE) for Pregnant Women Program
Allows Qualified Providers to grant immediate, temporary Medi-Cal coverage for ambulatory prenatal care and prescription drugs for conditions related to pregnancy to low-income, pregnant patients, pending their formal Medi-Cal application.

Access for Infants and Mothers logoAccess for Infants and Mothers (AIM)
Women that are uninsured or underinsured and do not meet income guidelines for Medi-Cal may qualify for the AIM Program. AIM offers affordable prenatal and maternity insurance for middle-income pregnant women, and health insurance for their babies through Healthy Families program.

Resources for Perinatal Mood Disorder in Sonoma County (pdf)
Includes medical and mental health services, support groups, classes, home visitors, warm lines, and websites.

Children's Counseling Services
Navigator line to help parents to access children's counseling services covered by Medi-Cal. Services are available in English and Spanish. (707) 284-1500 or e-mail intake@calparents.org.

Community Programs

California Parenting Institute
Provides in-home counseling for perinatal mood disorders.

Family Justice Center Sonoma County
Provides comprehensive services for family violence victims.

MotherToBaby
Expert information about exposure to medication and more during pregnancy.

Verity
Rape crisis counseling in Sonoma County.

Sonoma County Department of Health Services Programs

Public Health Maternal-Child Home Visiting Programs

Referrals are accepted from schools, health care providers and other community agencies. Self-referrals are also accepted.

Prenatal Care Missed Appointment Program (PC-MAP)
If your prenatal care patient fails to keep her scheduled appointment, you can make a referral to Maternal Child Health Field Nursing. Bilingual outreach staff will contact the women by phone, or make a home visit to assess factors that might be preventing her from coming to her prenatal visits. Contact Maternal Child Health Field Nursing at (707) 565-4440 for more information.

Teen Parent Connections
provides long-term comprehensive case management services to improve the young parent's health and the health of their infant, promote nurturing parenting skills, maximize their educational potential and advance self-sufficiency and healthy lifestyle choices.

Kit for New ParentsKit for New Parents
To order free kits for all parents, including six quality videos on topics such as breastfeeding and selecting a childcare provider, contact Cathy Passmore, Children and Families Commission, at (707) 565-6612, or email at Cathy.Passmore@sonoma-county.org.

Smoking and Other Drug Use Programs

Resources to Help Smokers Quit

Smoke Free Babies (pdf)
Smoke Free Babies is free program for Sonoma County women who use tobacco and are pregnant, or have a baby under six months of age. For more information, visit The Northern California Center for Well-Being website.

Parenting

Mothers and Parents Clubs (pdf)
Source: Sonoma County Department of Health Services.

Child Passenger Safety Programs/Services
Source: Safe Kids Sonoma County.

Bereavement Services

Grief and Bereavement Support
Public health nurses, specially trained in bereavement, provide grief support, information, referrals, and link families and caregivers affected by SIDS to peer support programs.

California SIDS Program
Includes grief and bereavement resources, SIDS facts, and infant care practices for reducing the risk of SIDS.

Genetic Counseling

UC-San Francisco Prenatal Diagnosis Center 415-476-4080

California Pacific Medical Center 415-600-6400

Other Services

Adoption Services: California Department of Social Services
Information for parents who wish to relinquish a child to an adoption agency for placement, place a child directly, or who wish to adopt. Call (707) 588-5000 for assistance.

Local Abortion Services

  Planned Parenthood 1-800-230-7526
  Women's Health Specialists (707) 537-1171
  Vista Family Health Center (707) 303-3600

Patient Education Materials

Breastfeeding

Sonoma County Breastfeeding Resource GuideSonoma County Breastfeeding Resource Guide (English/Spanish) (pdf)
Source: Sonoma County Breastfeeding Coalition.



Mental Health

Perinatal Mental Health Flyer: Are you pregnant or have you had a baby recently? (low-literacy) (pdf)
Source: Sonoma County Department of Health Services.

Environmental Toxins

Food Safety for Moms-to-Be: Toxoplasma (English) (Spanish) (pdf)
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Mercury in Fish: Protect Yourself and Your Children
  8.5"x11" Easy Print (English) (Spanish) (pdf)
  Tri-fold Brochure (English) (Spanish) (pdf)
Source: California Department of Health Services, Environmental Health Investigations Branch.

Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit
Source: Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Skin Deep
Consumer guides on selecting a safer personal care products.
Source: Environmental Working Group.

Selecting a Sunscreen
Source: Environmental Working Group.

Dirty Dozen Guide
Shopping guide to reduce intake of pesticides in fruits and vegetables.
Source: Environmental Working Group.

Parenting

Car Safety Seats: A Guide for Families
Source: American Academy of Pediatrics.

Is My Baby Sick? When Should I Call My Healthcare Provider? (English) (Spanish) (pdf)
Source: Sonoma County Department of Health Services.

Never Shake Your Baby (English) (Spanish) (pdf)
Source: Sonoma County Department of Health Services.

Selecting a Child Care Provider For your Baby (English) (Spanish) (pdf)
Source: Sonoma County Department of Health Services, FIMR Program.

Oral Health

Pregnancy and Oral Health (English) (Spanish) (pdf)
Source: Family Action of Sonoma County.

Every Child Needs a Dental Home (English) (Spanish) (pdf)
Source: Child Health Disability Prevention Program, Bay Area Regional Dental Subcommittee.

Fluoride Varnish: Helping Smiles Stay Strong (English) (Spanish) (pdf)
Source: Child Health Disability Prevention Program, Bay Area Regional Dental Subcommittee.

Smoking and Other Drug Use

Marijuana Brochure (pdf) (pdf)
Source: Sonoma County Department of Health Services.

Resources to Help Smokers Quit (pdf)
Source: Sonoma County Department of Health Services.

Smoke Free Babies (pdf)
Smoke Free Babies is free program for Sonoma County women who use tobacco and are pregnant, or have a baby under six months of age. For more information, visit The Northern California Center for Well-Being website.
Source: Sonoma County Department of Health Services.

Standard Drink/Contraception Teaching Tool (pdf)
Source: Sonoma County Department of Health Services.

Tobacco Brochure (pdf)
Source: Sonoma County Department of Health Services.)


Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates are available in pdf file format for viewing. Many of the templates are also available in Microsoft Word file format, to allow providers to modify the documents for their own use.

My Pregnancy Record
Hand-carried card for pregnant women, with key patient information messages in English and Spanish. A Project of the FIMR Program of the County of Sonoma Department of Health Services. Free for Sonoma County prenatal care providers. Call (707) 565-4554 to order supplies.

Perinatal HIV Counseling: HIV Testing is a Routine Part of Prenatal Care
English pdf | MS Word
Spanish pdf | MS Word
Source: Sonoma County Department of Health Services.

Perinatal Integrated Screening Tool (pdf)
Source: Sonoma County Department of Health Services.

Pregnancy Risk Information Referral (pdf)
Source: California Teratogen Information Service.

Presumptive Eligibility Forms Ordering (MS Word document)
For more information about the Medi-Cal PE program, please visit the Presumptive Eligibility for Pregnant Women website.

Prenatal Dental Referral Prescription (pdf)
Source: Sonoma County Department of Health Services.

Welcome to Prenatal Care
English (pdf) (MS Word)
Spanish (pdf) (MS Word)
Source: Sonoma County Department of Health Services.

Women's Integrated Screening Tool (pdf)
Source: Sonoma County Department of Health Services.

Interested in becoming a CPSP provider?

Medical providers that would like to learn more about Medi-Cal or participating in any of these programs may contact the Perinatal Services Coordinator at (707) 565-4554 for more information.

Presumptive Eligibility Provider Fact Sheet (MS Word document)

Contact

For more information, please contact:
Maternal, Child, Adolescent Health
625 5th Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone: (707) 565-4494
Toll Free: (800) 427-8982
www.sonoma-county.org/mcah

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