MCAH Mission The San Bernardino County Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Program’s mission is to improve health outcomes of the County’s reproductive age women, infants, children, adolescents and their families.
MCAH Vision MCAH believes and strives to shape a future San Bernardino County in which: • All children are wanted, nurtured and provided the assistance they need to mature into healthy, productive adults • Young adults are involved in health promoting activities and acquire the skills as adults to build strong families and communities • Women’s and families’ health, safety and well-being throughout life are a priority • Health disparities by racial, ethnic, geographic area and economic status have been eliminated
MCAH Priorities • Breastfeeding promotion and support • Assure access to quality care, especially for those with low-incomes or limited access to care. • Improve pregnancy outcomes, including low birth weight and prematurity rates • Reduce rate of SIDS and promote a safe sleep environment
2022-23 Program Highlights
Efforts to establish perinatal levels of care
Expanded safe sleep activities
Addresses mental health service linkages
Builds on existing partnerships with WIC, Nutrition, and County Schools
Includes activities centered around addressing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and social determinants of health
Expands reach to communities through digital platforms
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (800) 227-3034
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Program
Public Health’s Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) program works with families, community organizations, and medical providers to promote education and awareness on infant safe sleep, SIDS, and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) risk reduction strategies.
The program provides referrals for grief, bereavement, and burial support services for families coping with an infant loss.