MCAH coordinates programs for women of childbearing years and children 0 to 18 years of age. The program provides direct services such as pregnancy testing and home visits, as well as outreach, education and referrals.

Safe Infant Sleep and Breastfeeding Myths and Facts 

In the U.S., Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), suffocation and other sleep-related causes claim approximately 3,600 babies every year. That number translates to nearly 165 unfilled kindergarten classrooms. And while research shows that many of these deaths are preventable, they still persist. In response, the National Institute for Children's Health Quality has launched a campaign to promote education around safe sleeping habits for infants.

Myth versus Fact Safe Infant Sleep FAQ page with blue and green header  

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National Maternal Mental Health Hotline

The Maternal Mental Health Hotline is open 24/7 for expecting and new moms. If you are feeling sad, lonely or overwhelmed and want to talk to someone, call or text this confidential, toll-free hotline 1-833-9-HELP4MOMS (1-833-943-5746) to connect with a counselor today. You are not alone.


La Línea Directa de Salud Mental Materna ahora está abierta para nuevas y futuras mamás las 24 horas los 7 dias de la semana. Si se siente triste, solo o abrumado y quiere hablar con alguien, llame o envíe un mensaje de texto a esta línea directa confidencial y gratuita 1-833-9-HELP4MOMS (1-833-943-5746) para conectarse con un consejero hoy. Usted no está sola.


Components of the program are…

Perinatal Outreach and Education (POE) encourages early entry into prenatal care and targets women exposed to tobacco products.

Comprehensive Perinatal Service Program (CPSP)collaborates with medical providers to increase the percent of women who enter into prenatal care during the first trimester of pregnancy, by increasing the visibility of the providers.

Prenatal Care Guidance (PCG) provides services that are aimed at getting women into prenatal care and encouraging them to follow through with their prenatal visits.

Child Death Review Team (CDRT) also a joint effort with Butte County to review deaths of children 0 - 19 years of age.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) provides community education and support to parents who have experienced SIDS.

Pregnant and Parenting Teens serves Glenn County's pregnant and parenting adolescents. It is designed to improve their health, social, and economic well-being and enhance their education.

Prenatal Care Matters

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