Sonoma County Maternal Child and Adolescent Health

The Portrait of Sonoma County 2021

Leaders and organizers will be using the results to inform investment and policy decisions

VARIATION BY NEIGHBORHOOD: "As is the case across the United States and California, HDI (Human Development Index) scores vary dramatically by geography in Sonoma County—in Roseland, the HDI is 3.38, whereas in East Bennett Valley, it is 8.65. This gap is far larger than the gaps that separate demographic groups in the aggregate. The difference in the HDI between these neighborhoods translates to nearly a nine-year gap in life expectancy, a more than $48,000 difference in earnings, and a 47.9-percentage-point gap in bachelor’s degree attainment".

Read the Portrait of Sonoma County

AB - 1930 Medi-Cal:

Comprehensive Perinatal Services Update

Legislation proposing the extension of the Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program to 12 months postpartum

Read AB 1930

Governor Newsom's proposed budget FY 2022-2023:

Read the Entire Budget Summary Here or

Read the DHCS Highlights Here

  • Department of Healthcare Services (DHCS) updates:

  • The department proposes to expand full-scope Medi-Cal to over 700,000 undocumented adults.

  • All appropriate Medi-Cal services can be provided via telehealth through January 2023. Read the 2/3/2022 proposal for Telehealth benefits after 2023:
Latest Telehealth Proposal

Go Live Dates for DHCS Major Program Initiatives:

Go Live Dates by Major Program Initiative:

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Go Live Dates by Category:

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More Program Updates for 2022:

Cal Works Update 2022:

Effective July 1, 2022, pregnant persons with no other eligible children will see an increase on their monthly pregnancy special needs (PSN) payment from $47 to $100. CalWORKs eligibility will begin in the first trimester of pregnancy.

Medical verification requirements will change to allow recipients to provide a sworn statement or verbal attestation of pregnancy. Medical verification of pregnancy will be required within 30 days of sworn statement/verbal attestation.

Medi-Cal Dental Updates 2022:

Starting April 1, 2022, Medi-Cal will cover dental services during pregnancy and 12 months following the birth of the baby!

Language assistance is now available.

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Sonoma County Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Website

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