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Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Division

Program Stories

​​Storytelling with digital stories brings programs to life. In sharing our participants' stories both on paper and video,  we show the powerful impact and self-sufficiency that result from preventive interventions. MCAH programs change the trajectory of the lives—not only for participants, but also for their children and generations to come.
Mother and child with supportive health professional

Home visiting is a voluntary program that pairs pregnant and newly parenting women with a nurse or trained professional who makes regular visits in the participant’s home to provide guidance, coaching and access to prenatal care and other health and social services. For more information about home visiting, visit California Home Visiting Program

Young adolescent sporting her college flag

The Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP)  supports pregnant and parenting youth in building resilience strengths and skills to thrive. Case managers meet one-on-one with youth to establish a caring relationship, identify the youth’s needs, and offer support accessing services, setting goals and building skills to manage life challenges and plan for the future.

The Black Infant Health (BIH) program is a voluntary, group-based intervention focused on improving maternal and infant health outcomes by helping Black women build resilience, gain social support and improve skills for reducing stress.

In this story series, parents who lost their baby suddenly and unexpectedly share their stories. They want other parents in similar situations to know they are not alone, and that help and resources are available through local public health agencies and the state SIDS Program.

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