Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Program

Program Contacts

Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program

1845 N. Fair Oaks Ave

Pasadena, CA 91103

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Get information on how to access services such as health insurance enrollment,  prenatal care, medical and dental care, and immunizations:

(800) 304-0015

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Maternal, Child And Adolescent Health (MCAH) Program

BACKGROUND/MISSION

For over 30 years the Pasadena Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Program has been serving the Pasadena community. MCAH staff are responsible for assessing and developing policies, and assuring the priority health needs of women of reproductive age (including pregnant women), infants, children, adolescents, and their families are met. MCAH staff work with community organizations and medical providers to improve access to quality prenatal, medical, dental, and mental health care for low-to-moderate income families.

VISION

All women, infants, and children in Pasadena are healthy, safe, and have equitable access to health resources.

Program Goals
Services for Families
Services for Professionals

Campaigns and Initiatives

Get involved in local MCAH initiatives.

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Trainings and Workshops

Learn more on how you can make an impact on MCAH populations.

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Perinatal Services

Become a CPSP medical provider, or get more information on perinatal services you may be eligible for.

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Campaigns and Initiatives

Campaigns and Initiatives

Details about MCAH initiatives coming soon…

Collaboratives, Trainings, and Workshops

Collaboratives, Trainings, and Workshops

Agencies and individual professionals working with low-income women of reproductive age, infants, children, and adolescents are invited to participate in the MCAH Collaborative and the Pasadena Healthy Women, Healthy Babies Coalition.  Through policy, planning, review of legislative policies that impact the MCAH population, and collaborative efforts, we strive to achieve optimal health and well-being for our community.  Join us as we endeavor to promote healthy lifestyle choices for healthy families and children.

Workshops (for clients)

Pasadena Maternal Child and Adolescent Health staff provides workforce development trainings and workshops to community members and professionals to increase awareness and generate community efforts to improve the health and well-being of Pasadena’s MCAH population.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Breastfeeding
  • Developmental milestones
  • Infant health and care
  • Perinatal depression
  • Preconception/Interconception Health
  • Prematurity
  • Prenatal education

Please contact Pasadena Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Program staff to schedule a client workshop at  tfmarin@cityofpasadena.net .

Trainings and Workshops (for professionals)

Pasadena Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health staff provides workforce development trainings and workshops to community members and professionals to increase awareness and generate community efforts to improve the health and well-being of Pasadena’s MCAH population.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Adolescent development
  • Adverse childhood experiences
  • Infant health and care
  • Lactation education
  • Maternal mental health
  • Perinatal education
  • Teen pregnancy prevention
  • Trauma-informed care

Please contact Pasadena Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Program staff to schedule workforce development trainings and community workshops at tfmarin@cityofpasadena.net.

Comprehensive Perinatal Services

Comprehensive Perinatal Services

The Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP) provides a wide range of culturally competent services to Medi-Cal pregnant women, from conception through 60 days postpartum.  In addition to standard obstetric services, women receive enhanced services in the areas of nutrition, psychosocial and health education. The Legislature enacted CPSP in 1984 in response to findings from the OB Access Project, which found that a comprehensive approach reduced both low birth weight rates and health care costs in women and infants. CPSP became a Medi-Cal benefit in 1987.  Medi-Cal providers who provide services to pregnant women may apply to become a CPSP provider. Medi-Cal Managed Health Care Plans are required to provide access to CPSP-comparable services for pregnant Medi-Cal eligible recipients.

Client program requirements:

  • Medi-Cal eligible women
  • Resident of Pasadena, Altadena, or surrounding cities
  • Pregnant or no more than 60 days postpartum

Services for Clients:

  • Obstetric care
  • Nutrition education/assessment
  • Psychosocial education/assessment
  • Health education
  • Referrals for other services

Local CPSP Prociders

Dr. Jonathan Tam
105 N. Hill Ave #203
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 449-2800 for more information and appointments

For Providers

To get more information on becoming a Pasadena CPSP Provider, call (626) 744-6038 or visit https://archive.cdph.ca.gov/programs/CPSP/Pages/default.aspx

Download a presentation by the California Department of Public Health (PDF icon with title “CDPH CPSP Presentation”

Understanding the Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program PDF