Black Infant Health (BIH) – San Diego
Women Infants & Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program
The mission of the Black Infant Health Program is to reduce the infant mortality rates of African American Infants in San Diego County through community leadership, innovative public health and early consistent prenatal care. BIH is a community service program funded by the State of California Department of Health Services MCH Branch and the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency.
California Children’s Services (CCS)
CCS is a statewide program that treats children with certain physical limitations and chronic health conditions or diseases. CCS can authorize and pay for specific medical services and equipment provided by CCS-approved specialists. The California Department of Health Services manages the CCS program. Larger counties operate their own CCS programs, while smaller counties share the operation of their program with state CCS regional offices in Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. The program is funded with state, county, and federal tax monies, along with some fees paid by parents.
California Department of Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health
The Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Division is one of six branches within the Primary Care and Family Health Division of the California Department of Health Services. The other branches include Children’s Medical Services, Genetic Disease, Family Planning, Primary and Rural Health Care Systems, and WIC (Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition).
California Department of Health Services
Site provides Baby Cal comparison information as well as for birth, marriage, and death certificates. Also included on the site is Medi-Cal information and the latest from the department and state.
Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP)
CPSP is a California Maternal & Child Health (CMCH) program designed to improve the health of low-income pregnant women and give their babies a healthy start in life. The site has program information, reports & publications, CPSP applications and forms, and a listing of external sites.
First 5 San Diego
The First 5 San Diego was established to implement The California Children and Families Act (Proposition 10) act at the local level. First 5 San Diego is part of a comprehensive integrated system that promotes early childhood development from the prenatal period to age five. The program provides proactive leadership that aims to ensure that every child in San Diego will enter school physically, mentally, socially, and developmentally ready to learn.
March of Dimes
Site includes information on pregnancy and newborn topics, such as, complications, caring for your baby, birth defects, folic acid, etc. Professionals & researchers can search fact sheets on various pregnancy related topics and access medical references, publications, and reports.
Regional Perinatal Programs of California (RPPC)
The Regional Perinatal Programs of California (RPPC) evolved from the need for comprehensive, cooperative networks of public and private health care providers within geographic areas to promote the well-being of pregnant women and their babies. In the early 1980s the California Legislature mandated the development of a statewide network of perinatal regionalization. The goal was to match the needs of high risk perinatal patients with the appropriate type of care by developing a multi-tiered network of care providers and facilities within specific geographic areas. This site lists contact information for regional perinatal programs in California. This site also links to the California Perinatal Transport Systems (CPeTS), which provides neonatal, high risk maternity, and pediatric ICU bed availability in Northern and Southern California CCS designated hospitals.
San Diego Breastfeeding Coalition
The San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition is a non-profit association whose mission is to promote and support breastfeeding through education and outreach in our community.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Network
This site is a growing collaborative effort of individuals from across the United States and around the world. This site offers up-to-date information as well as support for those who have been touched by the tragedy of SIDS/OID.
The site contains information about WIC, breastfeeding resources, grocer info, and training bulletins.
First 5 California
Represents an important part of our state’s effort to nurture and protect our most precious resource – our children. Research shows that a brain develops most dramatically during the early years of life. Our focus at First 5 California is to educate parents and caregivers about the important role they play in their children’s first years. First 5 California’s services and support are designed to ensure that more children are born healthy and reach their full potential.