During these uncertain times, we hope that you and your family are safe and healthy. Temporarily, our Community Health Nursing home visitation programs and Maternal Child Adolescent Health services are limited due to the deployment of public/community health nurses to COVID-19 immunizations. We are triaging referrals and sending letters with resources to the people that we are unable to reach or provide services. Thank you for your understanding. Call if you have any questions or need clarification at 805-981-5115.
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- Provide mothers and children access to quality maternal, child and adolescent health services. There is an emphasis to those with low income or limited resources.
- Reduce infant mortality and preventable diseases. Promote health and wellbeing for children with special needs.
- Promote the health of mothers and infants by improving access to prenatal care for low-income, at-risk pregnant women.
- Promote the health of children by improving access to preventive care for low-income children.
Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health assess the needs of women, infants, children and adolescents by providing case management and home visitations and coordinating and planning services in collaboration with different agencies. We conduct community health status assessments, identify barriers to services and develop policies based on the outcomes. In addition, we coordinate health outreach and service quality assurance for women, children and their families.
Our array of programs and services include those listed below.
|Program||Email Contact and Phone|
|Adolescent Family Life Program||Nancy Ballard, 805-981-5177|
|Child Abuse Prevention Program (CAPP)||Claudia Benton, 805-981-5380|
|Childhood Injury Prevention||Monique Ciccone Llanos, 805-981-5225|
|Community Health Nursing||Claudia Benton, 805-981-5380|
|Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program||Mimi Leza, 805-981-5144|
|Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR)||Mimi Leza, 805-981-5144|
|Health Care for All||Rita Duarte-Weaver, 805-981-5212|
|Nurse Family Partnership||Angela Fulmer, 805-981-5192|
|Perinatal Substance Use Services||Mimi Leza , 805-981-5144|
|Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)||Mimi Leza , 805-981-5144|
New Parent Kit - First 5 Ventura County
2580 E. Main Street, Suite 203
Ventura, CA 93003
Program Manager for Kit for New Parents
Additional Information Reports
Megan Steffy, PhD, MSN, RN, PHN
Maternal Child & Adolescent Health Director
Claudia Benton, PhD, MSN, RN-BC, PHN
Maternal Child & Adolescent Health Coordinator
2220 E. Gonzales Road, Suite 102
Oxnard, CA 93036
Toll Free Number:
800-781-4449 ext. 2 for MCAH or 1 for CHN