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Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH)

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Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH)
Published on: 2/12/2017 12:00 AM
What we do
The Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health (MCAH) program assesses the needs of mothers, infants, children and adolescents and makes appropriate referrals for services and benefits. Public Health Nurses provide home visits to pregnant & parenting women, breastfeeding education & support, and referrals for postpartum depression counseling in order to improve the health of women, infants, children, adolescents and their families.
The Maternal and Child Health Program provides:
  • Home visits for both prenatal and postpartum mothers of babies up to six months old.
  • Referrals and assistance for housing, food, support groups, medical and social linkages, postpartum depression counseling, support to family.
  • Postpartum visits for information on childhood immunizations.
  • Breastfeeding referral and support.
Infant Safe Sleeping Habits
Safe Sleeping Habits 
Safe sleep environments can reduce the number of families in our local communities that suffer the tragedy of an infant death. 
Read the Safest Baby Sleeping article which includes the Top 10 Safe Sleeping recommendations.





Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program

Health and Human Services Agency
Nevada County Public Health Department
500 Crown Point Circle
Grass Valley, CA  95945
(530) 265-1491

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