Maternal, Child and Teen Health
What It Is
Folic acid is a B vitamin that can be found in some enriched foods and vitamin pills. If women have enough of it in their bodies before pregnancy, this vitamin can prevent most birth defects of the brain and spine in their babies. Getting enough folic acid takes a small effort, but it makes a big difference.
Women between the ages of 18 - 45 can get a FREE 90 day supply of multivitamins containing folic acid. To order the free vitamins, visit the Power Me A2Z website and answer a short quiz about your Health IQ.
Text4baby is a free mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health. An educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB), Text4baby provides pregnant women and new moms with information they need to take care of their health and give their babies the best possible start in life. Women who sign up for the service by texting BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411 will receive free SMS text messages each week, timed to their due date or baby’s date of birth. Text 4 Baby website
Sexual Health Education Classes
The Maternal, Child, and Teen Health Program offers the Reducing the Risk and Making a Difference class for middle and high school aged teens in school and community based settings. Both programs are evidence- based best practices. If you are interested in setting up these classes for youth, please call (928) 679-7272.
Teen Outreach Program (TOP)
The TOP program staff are available to attend community events and provide educational tables, games, or a prize wheel on many topics such as healthy relationships, sexually transmitted diseases, birth control, and communicating for risk reduction. We are also available to do short workshops with staff or adults about talking to teens about sex and supporting teen’s healthy behaviors.
The Maternal, Child, and Teen Health Program offers Active Parenting of Teens, for parents of teens and tweens. The classes can be catered to parent’s concerns with 2-6 sessions and include many strategies to consider bringing into the home to become a more active parent. If you are interested in attending or hosting Active Parenting of Teens, call (928) 679-7272.
The CCPHSD Teen Clinic provides reproductive and sexual health services to teens through the age of 19. All services are confidential. You do not need parent/guardian permission to receive services.
School-Based Dental Services
Below are some school-based dental services:
Dental Prevention Education
Students are shown proper tooth brushing and flossing techniques, with a discussion of cavity prevention, dental sealants, fluoride, and education about gum disease.
Dental Sealant Programs
This program, for 2nd and 6th grade students, provides sealants on permanent molars. Eligibility is limited to schools with 50 percent or higher free or reduced lunch program and requires a signed parental consent form.