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MCAH Programs


Contact Information
Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Programs
600 S. Commonwealth Ave., 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Tel: (213) 639-6400
FAX: (213) 639-1034
Required CPSP Services

  • Client Orientation: CPSP practitioners provide an initial orientation and continue to orient the client to needed services, procedures, and treatments throughout her pregnancy.

  • Initial Assessments: The initial obstetric, nutrition, health education, and psychosocial assessments are the first steps taken to determine a client’s individual strengths, risks, and needs in relation to her health and well-being during pregnancy. Ideally, all four assessments are completed within four weeks of entering care.

  • Individualized Care Plan (ICP): The ICP identifies and documents the client’s strengths and a prioritized list of risk conditions/problems, sets goals for interventions, and identifies appropriate referrals.

  • Interventions: Appropriate obstetric, nutrition, health education, and psychosocial interventions during pregnancy enable a woman to increase control over and improve her health and the health of her baby. Interventions can include services, classes, counseling, referrals, and instructions as appropriate to the needs and risks identified on the ICP.

  • Reassessments: Reassessments are offered at least once each trimester and postpartum, and serve as an opportunity to identify other risks and check the client’s progress on those issues the woman wants to change.

  • Postpartum Assessment and Care Plan: The postpartum period is the time to assess the client’s health, strengths, and needs in relation to infant care skills as well as any needs of the baby. A client may receive nutrition, health education, and psychosocial support services anytime throughout the 60-day postpartum eligibility period.
  • What's New in CPSP
    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.               

    Want FREE Pregnancy Education Materials?

    Look no further! The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has free information for pregnant women covering topics like gestational diabetes, STDs, and folic acid. Check out their website to see what they offer.

    Perinatal HIV: Where to Report & Refer

    If a client is HIV positive, do you know where to report and refer? Visit the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Division of HIV and STD Programs to report cases of HIV and other STDs. Pregnant women with HIV must be referred to a Perinatal HIV Specialty Center to receive specialized care throughout their pregnancy.

    Introducing Perinatal Food Group Recall (PFGR)

    As of January 1, 2015, the LA County CPSP Program will replace the Perinatal Food Frequency Questionnaire (PFFQ) with the Perinatal Food Group Recall (PFGR). The PFGR asks questions about a client’s usual daily diet and allows the CPSP practitioner to document education and advice directly on the form itself. Please download and review the PFGR, the instructions, and MyPlate for Moms (English & Spanish). If you have any questions, please contact Thelma Hayes at 213-639-6423. .

     

     
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