Local maternal, child and adolescent health
Local county and city Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) departments are responsible for improving the health and well-being of women and families in their area. This is done through an array of programs and initiatives that serve California’s diverse populations, providing interventions, resources, information, and data on best practices on health and social topics such as reproductive health, family planning, pregnancy, domestic violence and more. (Read more)
Federal Funding: Title V and Title XIX funds support local health jurisdictions (LHJs) to provide leadership to plan, develop, support, and promote comprehensive systems of preventive and primary services for pregnant women, mothers, infants, children, children and young people with special needs. health care needs, adolescents and their families.
Federal Title V funds are allocated to LHJs to implement MCAH programs that meet state and federal requirements and that meet locally identified needs. Local MCAH programs also have access to federal Title XIX funds to support access to care for Medi-Cal beneficiaries. Local MCAH programs are funded in 61 LHJs that include all 58 California counties and three city health departments: Berkeley, Long Beach and Pasadena.