Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health (MCAH)

MCAH Mission

The San Bernardino County Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Program’s mission is to improve health outcomes of the county’s women of reproductive age, infants, children, adolescents, and their families

MCAH Vision

MCAH believes and strives to shape a future San Bernardino County in which:

  • All children are wanted, nurtured, and provided the assistance they need to mature into healthy, productive adults.
  • Young adults are involved in health promoting activities and acquire the skills as adults to build strong families and communities.
  • Women’s and families’ health, safety, and well-being throughout life are a priority.
  • Health disparities by racial, ethnic, geographic area, and economic status have been eliminated.

MCAH Priorities

  • Breastfeeding promotion and support
  • Assure access to quality care, especially for those with low-income or limited access to care.
  • Improve pregnancy outcomes, including low birth weight and prematurity rates.
  • Reduce the rate of SIDS and promote a safe sleep environment.

Upcoming Events – Partner with Us!

The Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) program seeks to identify and examine factors that contribute to fetal, neonatal, and post-neonatal deaths by establishing ongoing case review and community action teams.

The Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) program focuses on providing education about SIDS, grief counseling, and what can be done to reduce the risk of SIDS, such as placing babies on their back to sleep.

Comprehensive Perinatal Services (CPSP) is a provider- based program responsible to support delivery of early, continuous and quality services to pregnant and postpartum women and their infants.

The Black Infant Health (BIH) program serves pregnant and up to 6 months postpartum women who self identify as Black ages 16+.

The Perinatal Equity Initiative (PEI) seeks to expand services to Black mothers to build on the supports provided through BIH.

Through our contract with El Sol, the California Home Visiting Program (CHVP) provides home visits to overburdened families who are at risk for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) to provide parenting support through preventive interventions for child development and maternal depression.

For more information about CHVP, call (909) 884-3735.

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