Winter 2021

Sonoma County Maternal Child and Adolescent Health

Winter Newsletter

New Research and Educational Opportunities for

Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Professionals

Thank you for your hard work on behalf of our community in 2021

It is a pleasure to work with such dedicated public servants

We wish you all the best in the New Year!

Covid vaccination Updates in our Perinatal Community

Sonoma County Women’s Covid Vaccination

rates by age:

Sonoma County Maternal Covid Vaccination

Status at Delivery:

Covid is still with us and misinformation still affects vaccine uptake. This ToolKit from NLC can help you answer client questions:

Covid Answers Toolkit

The White House released a Fact Sheet

Call to Action to Reduce Maternal Morbidity and Mortality:

Two Important Take-Aways:

Postpartum Medicaid (Medi-Cal) coverage through 12 months postpartum

A move towards a 'Birthing Friendly' hospital designation

Fact Sheet

New Cal-AIM Changes Explained:

Program Overview

California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) is a far-reaching, multiyear plan to transform Medi-Cal and enable it to work more seamlessly with other social services. Led by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), the goal of CalAIM is to improve outcomes for the millions of Californians covered by Medi-Cal, including those with complex needs.

Doula Services Medi-Cal Benefit:

The Department of Health Care Services is adding doula services to the list​​​​​​​​ of preventive services covered under the Medi-Cal program. Doula services include personal support to women and families throughout a woman's pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum experience. This includes emotional and physical support provided during pregnancy, labor, birth, and the postpartum period. 

Learn More About the Doula Benefit

Advancing the Community Health Worker and Promotor Workforce in Medi-Cal:

Cal-AIM creates new imperatives for Managed Care Plans to meet member needs by supporting interventions to address health-related social needs and to reduce health inequities, including through partnerships with community-based organizations and providers.

Sonoma County is Providing Opportunities for FREE Training for Community Health Workers:

Learn More Here

Breaking News:

The American Heart Association released a statement: High blood pressure treatment in pregnancy is safe, prevents maternal heart risks.

CMQCC Released a new Toolkit: Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy: This toolkit is an update to the CDPH and CMQCC's existing Preeclampsia toolkit and contains expanded content to cover all hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP). The toolkit was developed to support obstetrical providers, clinical staff, hospitals and healthcare organizations with timely recognition and response to maternal hypertension and preeclampsia. HDP are one of the leading causes of pregnancy-related mortality and leading contributors to premature birth.

Educational Opportunity Paid Leave and workplace accommodation:

Legal Aid at Work is presenting a FREE training on paid leave, pregnancy and lactation accommodations, and more. Bring your questions for a live Q & A!

January 11, 2022 12:00-1:30 on Zoom

Click HERE to register