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CHDP Highlights Provider Newsletter

Child Health & Disability Prevention (CHDP) program publishes a periodic newsletter for providers including feature articles on child health topics such as child development, immunizations, lead poisoning prevention, nutrition, oral health, and safety. Select from the following newsletters:

January 2023 (PDF)

  • Upcoming Trainings
  • 2022 Approved Update: Bright Futures Periodicity
  • New Approved Facility Review and Medical Record Review Tools
  • Foster Care Medical and Dental Forms
  • Happy National Children's Dental Health Month

May 2021 (PDF)

  • CHDP Provider Updates
  • Brush, Book, Bed
  • Save the Date: Bridges to Resilience Virtual Conference- June 9, 2021
  • Recent News About Heavy Metals in Baby Food
  • Get the Lead Out!
  • New Dietary Guidelines for Americans for 2020-2025
  • Kindergarten!... Here I come!
  • Gold Coast Health Plan: Health Education Department and Resources
  • Language Assistance Services
  • Communicating with the use of People First Language
  • Nurse's Week 2021: May 6-12
  • California Initiative to Advance and Innovate Medi-cal (CalAIM)
  • CHDP website, resources and contributors

February 2021 (PDF)

  • The Help Me Grow VC Line: Care Coordination for Young Children and their Families
  • Students are not brushing their teeth!
  • Gold Coast Health Plan 2021 Member Incentive Programs
  • Becoming a California Children's Services Provider
  • Resources for Lead Poisoning Prevention During COVID-19
  • Medi-Cal Rx: Transition 
  • Tips for Telehealth Services

November 2020 (PDF)

  • Early Identification of Children with Developmental Delays
  • Introducing HHVC Lead Abatement Program
  • Immunizations during COVID-19
  • Fluoride Varnish in the Primary Care Setting
  • GCHP members reminded to get preventative care services
  • CCS Referral Process
  • GCHP Care Management Services
  • New Resource Page for Staying Lead-Safe During COVID-19
  • Lead Recalls
  • World Breastfeeding Week 2020
  • Welcome to our new CHDP Nurse Consultants!
  • Food Assistance Resources for Ventura County Families

August 2020 (PDF)

  • ACEs Aware Ventura County Screening for ACEs - Part II
  • Suicide Prevention Letter to Providers
  • Coming Soon: Arroyo Verde Park Inclusive Playground!
  • National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
  • Boy Scouts of America Recalls Cub Scout Activity Pins Due to Violation of the Federal Lead Content Ban
  • COVID-19 and Dental Services

February 2020 (PDF)

  • Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • Most common chronic disease of children and teens? Tooth Decay!
  • New CHDP Follow Up Assistance to Medi-Cal Dental Providers
  • Young Adult Expansion
  • New Consensus on Beverage Consumption in Early Childhood
  • Thesaurus Global Marketing Recalls Tricycles Due to Violation of the Federal Lead Paint Ban
  • Welcome New CCS Staff
  • WIC Card – It’s Here!

November 2019 (PDF)

  • Autism Screening:2 before 2!
  • Revised Standard of Care Guidelines on Childhood Lead Exposure
  • CDPH Warns Consumers Not to Eat La Zagala Brand Fruit Pulp Tamarin Flavor Candy
  • Improve Patient Attendance for Timely Preventive Care Visits
  • New CCS Guidelines for Epidiolex Authorization
  • Introducing the California WIC Card!
  • Guidelines for Screen Time

August 2019 (PDF)

  • Developmental Screening- 3 before 3!
  • Annual Well-Care Visits for Adolescents
  • A Note to CHDP Health Care Providers
  • Measles: Current Recommendations
  • National Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
  • New Tube Feeding Support Group
  • Beat the Heat
  • Packing Healthy School Lunches
  • Protecting Kids Traveling to and from School

May 2019 (PDF)

  • Changes to Fluoride Varnish Incentives
  • Healthy Eating Can Keep Children Safe from Lead
  • CHDP Health Assessment Guideline # 14 - Hearing Screening
  • New California Children's Services (CCS) Provider Outreach Support
  • Meet the New CCS Intake Team
  • Congratulations to Ventura County Oral Health Champions!
  • National Nurses Week 2019

February 2019 (PDF)

  • National Children's Dental Health Month
  • VCPH names new CMS Medical Director
  • Dental Flossing and More
  • Nutrition Impact on Oral Health
  • National Nutrition Month® 2019
  • Help Me Grow Ventura County
  • Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Legislative SB 1041

November 2018 (PDF)

  • Smile, California website is live!
  • Rust-Oleum Recalls Countertop Coating Due to Violation of Federal Lead Paint Ban
  • Making Healthy Choices during the Holidays
  • Kitchen Safety Checklist
  • Halloween Candy Donations

August 2018 (PDF)

  • World Breastfeeding Week
  • Ventura County Public Health Immunization Program: Vaccine Tips
  • National Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
  • California Attorney General Files Suit Over Dangerous Levels of Lead in Toddler Formula
  • Hydration Recommendation ... WATER!
  • Splash Safely

May 2018 (PDF)

  • CHDP Care Coordination / Follow-up Request Form
  • Ventura County Oral Health Program
  • Car Seat Safety Tips
  • A healthy start begins with on-time vaccinations.
  • Latest Lead Recall
  • Congratulations to Ventura County oral health champions!

February 2018 (PDF)

  • CHDP Updates
  • National Children's Dental Health Month
  • A Healthy Kid's Plate
  • How do I know if my child is eating enough?
  • Blood Lead Testing Information
  • A Note of Congratulations

November 2017 (PDF)

  • CRLA helps rural Californians
  • STD Reduction Campaign
  • Teen Contraceptive and STD Services
  • Food Waste
  • Talking to Kids About Bad News
  • My child is a picky eater? What can I do?

August 2017 (PDF)

  • CHDP Events and Resources
  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • National Childhood Lead Poisoning Awareness Month
  • Pediatric Urology Services Available in Ventura County
  • American Academy of Pediatric Fruit Juice Recommendations

May 2017 (PDF)

  • CCS Medical Therapy Program helps children improve functional activities
  • Planning vacations with a foster child
  • PM 160 phase out underway
  • Bright Futures Benefits
  • Stay safe this summer at home or away
  • Congratulations to Ventura County oral health champions!
  • Medi-Cal and insurance cover fluoride varnish application
  • Updated guideline for childhood obesity
  • Fish during pregnancy and childhood: What is safe to eat?

February 2017 (PDF)

  • New Deputy Director for CHDP and Children’s Health Programs
  • Toys recalled due to lead violations
  • Put your best fork forward: National Nutrition Month® 2017
  • Choose tap water for a sparkling smile
  • PM 160 Tips: Routine Referrals
  • Does breastfeeding promote oral health?
  • California’s new car seat law: rear-facing until age 2
  • How can parents help children prevent cavities?

November 2016 (PDF)

  • VCPH names new deputy health officer
  • Provider Tips: New CHDP vaccine procedure codes for 9 Valent Human Papilloma Virus (HPV9) vaccines
  • County aims to be the healthiest county in the nation by 2030
  • Body Mass Index Percentile for children and teens ages 2 through 20

August 2016 (PDF)

  • Project demonstrates model to address childhood obesity
  • Influenza vaccine during pregnancy may protect breastfed infants
  • Pregnant Women & Influenza (Flu)
  • New Down syndrome growth charts available
  • What's new with VC Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

May 2016 (PDF)

  • Let WIC help you support breastfeeding
  • New features on CHDP website
  • Ventura County CCS launches pediatric palliative care waiver program
  • Congratulations to oral health champions!
  • Public Health Nurses assist children in foster care
  • Have concerns about lead in drinking water?

February 2016 (PDF)

  • National Children’s Dental Health Month
  • PM 160 Tips: Identifying Dental Classes
  • Healthy eating for beautiful smiles
  • Savor the flavor of eating right: National Nutrition Month® 2016

November 2015 (PDF)

  • CHDP launches a new website!
  • Gateway eligibility now limited to twice per year
  • Begin early to prevent obesity
  • The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
  • Improving care coordination for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)
  • Where can I send parents for information to help them decide about immunizations?

August 2015 (PDF)

  • Put immunizations on your back-to-school checklist
  • Prevent heatstroke by remembering to A C T
  • New dental leadership at the California Department of Public Health
  • Breastfeeding Coalition offers educational events
  • Prevent injuries related to riding in or driving motor vehicles

May 2015 (PDF)

  • Help children grow by identifying developmental problems early
  • How do tongue-tie and lip-tie affect breastfeeding?
  • CHDP Oral Health Fluoride Varnish Program at Westminster Free Clinic
  • Congratulations to 2015 Oral Health Award recipients!

February 2015 (PDF)

  • Help kids "defeat monster mouth"
  • Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP) Care Management Services
  • Why do young athletes need a Preparticipation Physical Exam?
  • California measles outbreak stresses importance of timely IZs
  • Prevent serious illness and injury by teaching parents when to seek help
  • National Nutrition Month® encourages all to "Bite into A Healthy Lifestyle
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