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 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

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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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

Youth
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.