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Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health Programs

600 S. Commonwealth Ave.,
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Tel: (213) 639-6400
Fax: (213) 639-1034
Health Education Resources for CPSP Providers

  • Alcohol Use During Pregnancy: The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) provides information about the risks of alcohol use before and during pregnancy. Information is also available in Spanish.
  • California Prenatal Screening Program: provides pregnant women with a risk assessment for birth defects through one or two blood tests. Their website contains patient information in multiple languages.
  • CDC FREE pregnancy education materials
  • CTIS Pregnancy Health Information Line: Provides free information about potentially harmful exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Trained specialists provide counseling about medications (OTC and prescription), alcohol/recreational drugs, immunizations, diseases, chemicals, and more. Providers and patients can download bilingual fact sheets or call a specialist at (800) 532-3749.
  • Dental Benefits for Pregnant Women in Medi-Cal: MCH Access provides information for providers and patients about the importance of oral health during pregnancy and early childhood.
  • Group B Strep: Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a type of bacteria that can cause life-threatening infections in newborns, but it can be prevented.
  • HIV/AIDS: Transmission of HIV from mother to child can happen during pregnancy, labor and delivery, or breastfeeding. Information about HIV testing and prevention is available for providers and patients.
  • Perinatal HIV: If a client is HIV positive, do you know where to report and refer? Visit the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Division of HIV and STD Programs to report cases of HIV and other STDs. Pregnant women with HIV must be referred to a Perinatal HIV Specialty Center to receive specialized care throughout their pregnancy.
  • Immunizations and Vaccines: The CDC has guidelines and fact sheets for the vaccines you need before, during, and after pregnancy. The CA Dept. of Public Health website also has Immunization Pregnancy Resources in English and Spanish.
  • Influenza: Flu shots will protect pregnant women, their unborn babies and even protect the baby after birth. Information about the influenza vaccine during pregnancy is available for providers and patients.
  • March of Dimes: Find bilingual information and resources for patients, including the Comenzando Bien/Becoming a Mom Prenatal Curriculum. This service is offered to the general public, including pregnant and breastfeeding women, women planning their pregnancy, fathers, physicians, and other health care providers. The information and counseling is provided in a non-directive, and non-judgmental manner. Education videos in Spanish  for patients.
  • Tobacco and Substance Abuse: The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has developed provider toolkits for addressing tobacco, alcohol, and substance abuse during pregnancy and beyond.
  • *NEW Diaper Agency List: Use this list to locate the nearest Agency offering FREE Diapers for your clients. WIC sites only provide diapers to WIC participants. Clients need to reside in the agency's service area, not all areas of LA County are covered.

    *NEW Child Safety Seat Distribution Programs in Los Angeles County

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    For more information, please call the Los Angeles County CPSP Program office at (213) 639-6419 or email  

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    Use our CPSP WIC directory page to locate the nearest WIC site for your clients.

    Be Prepared For Your Quality Assurance Visit! 

    Use this quality assurance checklist to make sure everything is ready to go before your next QA visit.   

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