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Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

   
Public Charge: What You Need to Know


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Contact Information
Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health Programs

600 S. Commonwealth Ave.,
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Tel: (213) 639-6400
Fax: (213) 639-1034
Ways to Promote Tdap

Receive Free Tdap Vaccine

Maximize convenience for patients by providing Tdap vaccine in your clinic. Contact CPSP Health Education Consultant for more information:

                                                     213-639-6419

 Tdap Vaccine is a Medi-Cal Pharmacy Benefit (available at no charge to patient)

For Medi-Cal Managed Care patients, call the member services number on the back of their Medi-Cal Benefits Identification Card (BIC). For Medi-Cal Fee-for-service (including Presumptive Eligibility), call your local pharmacy to confirm availability.  

Implement Standing Orders

Research shows increased acceptance of Tdap by the patient/family if the physician/provider verbally recommends Tdap vaccination during prenatal visits.   Consider implementing standing orders for Tdap. Click here for an example.

Give Consistent Tdap Message

All clinic team members should give the same message when educating patients and their family/support system regarding the importance, timing, safety, effectiveness of the Tdap vaccine.

Say: “The Tdap vaccine protects you and your baby from pertussis (whooping cough).”

Say: “The whooping cough vaccine during your 3rd trimester will help protect your baby starting at their first breath.”

Don’t Say: “If you don’t get Tdap, your baby can get really sick.”

Give Tdap 3rd Trimester Every Pregnancy
Call Los Angeles County CPSP for more information 213-639-6419

revised: 06/05/2020

What's New in CPSP

CPSP Provider Trainings

LA County is now offering trainings! Click here for more info.


Syphilis in Women and Congenital Syphilis  

Los Angeles County has recently seen an increase in the number of syphilis cases among women. These increases have also led to a dramatic increase of congenital syphilis.

Congenital syphilis is a preventable condition that results from untreated syphilis during pregnancy, with potentially severe consequences for the infected infants including stillbirth, neonatal death, and birth defects.

Healthcare providers play a critical role in addressing the syphilis epidemic by identifying and treating infected patients. Proper screening at the first prenatal visit, early in the third trimester, and at delivery is key. Click here for our syphilis in women action kit.


Zika Virus Update

Zika is a mosquito-borne virus that can be passed from a pregnant woman to her unborn child. Please click here for important information.


Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

Pertussis is on the rise. We strongly recommend that CPSP providers offer/refer pregnant patients for Tdap during 3rd trimester to protect newborns from pertussis. Visit CPSP website or to learn more about what your office can do to prevent pertussis.


Flu Vaccine

LA County WIC Agencies

Use our CPSP WIC directory page to locate the nearest WIC site for your clients.



Be Prepared For Your Quality Assurance Visit! 

Use this quality assurance checklist to make sure everything is ready to go before your next QA visit.   


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