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Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

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MCAH Programs

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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
CPSP Provider Trainings
CPSP is now offering a number of trainings for our Providers, please email to be added to our listserv to receive notification when registration opens for training.

If your clinic has specific training or technical assistance needs and you would like to request an on-site visit, please email Arnold Hartoonian at

If you need a certificate of attendance from a previous training, please email Arnold Hartoonian at

Please note that all CPSP classes require pre-registration, no walk-ins accepted. If participants arrive 15 minutes late, certificates of attendance may not be given.

All Trainings are Free

CPSP Training Opportunities

CPSP Overview
This training will include an overview of the CPSP program including LA County's new forms and current resources for new staff or staff that have not been to training and need a refresher.

Intended Audience: All CPSP providers and Practitioners

This training is for experienced CPSP staff who do not need an all-day overview, but specifically want to focus on learning the 2017 forms & protocols.

Intended Audience: All CPSP providers and Practitioners

Nutrition Overview
In addition to a general overview of the nutrition component of CPSP, the training will include use of the Perinatal Food Group Recall (PFGR), monitor and interpret weight changes during pregnancy and postpartum, and CPSP nutrition assessment and care plan documentation requirements. The training will discuss how to identify appropriate interventions, resources and referrals for problems or potential problems based on the nutrition assessment.

Intended Audience: Comprehensive Perinatal Health Workers (CPHW), dietitians, nurses, and any other CPSP staff who provide direct perinatal care.

Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorder (PMAD)
This training will provide a brief overview of symptoms and behaviors of mood & anxiety disorders that affect pregnant and postpartum women. Attendees will learn how to screen women in their clinic using PHQ-9 depression screening tool.  The training will provide information about mental health referrals and resources in Los Angeles County. Attendees will also learn how to respond to mental health crisis situations.

Intended Audience: CPHW's, social workers, nurses, providers, and any other CPSP staff who desire more knowledge about how to screen for maternal mental health problems and how to make appropriate referrals. This training does not cover clinical treatment of PMADs.

Breastfeeding Basics for CPSP Providers
Come find out what's new in breastfeeding! CPSP practitioners will increase their knowledge and skills in providing breastfeeding assessment, intervention, documentation, and reimbursement of services. In addition to standard educational materials, the updated training utilizes videos, hands-on activities and other visual aids to enhance the learning experience.

Intended Audience: CPHWs and others who provide direct patient care.

Group Health Education Classes
This 3 hour training will provide a general overview of adult learning and creating an effective classroom learning environment.  Attendees will learn basic facilitation skills and how to create SMART learning objectives to guide classroom content.  The training will focus on enhancing group education classes that CPSP providers already offer (or plan to offer) by providing attendees with skills, knowledge, and learning tools to use in group education classes.

Intended Audience: CPHW's, health educators, dietitians, social workers, nurses, providers, and any other CPSP staff who desire more knowledge about how to conduct effective  group education classes in their CPSP clinics. 

Additional Trainings

CPSP & Medi-Cal Billing Training

California Department of Public Health CPSP Provider Overview & Steps To Take Training

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What's New in CPSP

CPSP Provider Trainings

LA County is now offering trainings! Click here for more info.

Syphilis in Women and Congenital Syphilis  

Los Angeles County has recently seen an increase in the number of syphilis cases among women. These increases have also led to a dramatic increase of congenital syphilis.

Congenital syphilis is a preventable condition that results from untreated syphilis during pregnancy, with potentially severe consequences for the infected infants including stillbirth, neonatal death, and birth defects.

Healthcare providers play a critical role in addressing the syphilis epidemic by identifying and treating infected patients. Proper screening at the first prenatal visit, early in the third trimester, and at delivery is key. Click here for our syphilis in women action kit.

Zika Virus Update

Zika is a mosquito-borne virus that can be passed from a pregnant woman to her unborn child. Please click here for important information.

Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

Pertussis is on the rise. We strongly recommend that CPSP providers offer/refer pregnant patients for Tdap during 3rd trimester to protect newborns from pertussis. Visit CPSP website or to learn more about what your office can do to prevent pertussis.

LA County WIC Agencies

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.