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Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Programs
600 S. Commonwealth Ave., 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Tel: (213) 639-6400
FAX: (213) 639-1034
Required CPSP Services

  • Client Orientation: CPSP practitioners provide an initial orientation and continue to orient the client to needed services, procedures, and treatments throughout her pregnancy.

  • Initial Assessments: The initial obstetric, nutrition, health education, and psychosocial assessments are the first steps taken to determine a clientís individual strengths, risks, and needs in relation to her health and well-being during pregnancy. Ideally, all four assessments are completed within four weeks of entering care.

  • Individualized Care Plan (ICP): The ICP identifies and documents the clientís strengths and a prioritized list of risk conditions/problems, sets goals for interventions, and identifies appropriate referrals.

  • Interventions: Appropriate obstetric, nutrition, health education, and psychosocial interventions during pregnancy enable a woman to increase control over and improve her health and the health of her baby. Interventions can include services, classes, counseling, referrals, and instructions as appropriate to the needs and risks identified on the ICP.

  • Reassessments: Reassessments are offered at least once each trimester and postpartum, and serve as an opportunity to identify other risks and check the clientís progress on those issues the woman wants to change.

  • Postpartum Assessment and Care Plan: The postpartum period is the time to assess the clientís health, strengths, and needs in relation to infant care skills as well as any needs of the baby. A client may receive nutrition, health education, and psychosocial support services anytime throughout the 60-day postpartum eligibility period.
  • What's New in CPSP
    Be Prepared For Your Quality Assurance Visit! 

    There are three new requirements that we look for during Quality Assurance Visits:
    1) Make sure the supervising physician has completed the Provider Oversight Addendum to indicate how they are overseeing CPSP services. Once the form is completed, keep a copy with your protocols and fax or email a copy to our office: (213) 639-1034 or cpsp@ph.lacounty.gov 
    2) Steps to Take Guidelines have been updated for 2013. Order or print your copy today!
    3) Hospital delivery records are now required as part of the chart review during CPSP QA visits in LA County. This will ensure that CPSP providers are informed of any complications during birth that may affect postpartum care and future pregnancies. The delivery record documentation should be the typewritten discharge summary or a legible copy of the delivery room record, and must include the infantís weight, Apgar scores, the type of delivery, and any complications.

    Introducing LA MOMS (Los Angeles Managing Obesity in Moms)

    In Los Angeles County 1 in 3 women of reproductive age are overweight or obese, affecting a disproportionately high number of Hispanic and African American women. Maternal overweight and obesity are linked to poor birth outcomes and lower breastfeeding rates. LA MOMs will provide new mothers guidance on nutrition, physical activity, breastfeeding and stress reduction, with the goal of reducing obesity among postpartum women in Los Angeles County. To sign up for the LA MOMS newsletter or refer a new mom to the program, please email lamoms@ph.lacounty.gov .

     

     
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