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CHDP Highlights Provider Newsletter

Child Health & Disability Prevention (CHDP) program publishes a quarterly newsletter for providers including feature articles on child health topics such as child development, immunizations, lead poisoning prevention, nutrition, oral health and safety. Select from the following newsletters:

August 2019 (PDF)

  • Developmental Screening- 3 before 3!
  • Annual Well-Care Visits for Adolescants
  • A Note to CHDP Health Care Providers
  • Measles: Current Recommendations
  • National Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
  • New Tube Feeding Support Group
  • Beat the Heat
  • Packing Healthy School Lunches
  • Protecting Kids Traveling to and from School

May 2019 (PDF)

  • Changes to Fluoride Varnish Incentives
  • Healthy Eating Can Keep Children Safe from Lead
  • CHDP Health Assessment Guideline # 14 - Hearing Screening
  • New Califronia Children's Services (CCS) Provider Outreach Support
  • Meet the New CCS Intake Team
  • Cpngratulations to Ventura County Oral Health Champions!
  • National Nurses Week 2019

February 2019 (PDF)

  • National Children's Dental Health Month
  • VCPH names new CMS Medical Director
  • Dental Flossing and More
  • Nutrition Impact on Oral Health
  • National Nutrition Month® 2019
  • Help Me Grow Ventura County
  • Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Legislative SB 1041

November 2018 (PDF)

  • Smile, California webiste is live!
  • Rust-Oleum Recalls Countertop Coating Due to Violation of Federal Lead Paint Ban
  • Making Healthy Choices during the Holidays
  • Kitchen Safety Checklist
  • Halloween Candy Donations

August 2018 (PDF)

  • World Breastfeeding Week
  • Ventura County Public Health Immunization Program: Vaccine Tips
  • National Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
  • California Attorney General Files Suit Over Dangerous Levels of Lead in Toddler Formula
  • Hydration Recommendation ... WATER!
  • Splash Safely

May 2018 (PDF)

  • CHDP Care Coordination / Follow-up Request Form
  • Ventura County Oral Health Program
  • Car Seat Safety Tips
  • A healthy start begins with on-time vaccinations.
  • Latest Lead Recall
  • Congratulations to Ventura County oral health champions!

February 2018 (PDF)

  • CHDP Updates
  • National Children's Dental Health Month
  • A Healthy Kid's Plate
  • How do I know if my child is eating enough?
  • Blood Lead Testing Information
  • A Note of Congratulations

November 2017 (PDF)

  • CRLA helps rural Californians
  • STD Reduction Campaign
  • Teen Contraceptive and STD Services
  • Food Waste
  • Taking to Kids About Bad News
  • My child is a picky eater? What can I do?

August 2017 (PDF)

  • CHDP Events and Resources
  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • National Childhood Lead Poisoning Awareness Month
  • Pediatric Urology Services Available in Ventura County
  • American Academy of Pediatric Fruit Juice Recommendations

May 2017 (PDF)

  • CCS Medical Therapy Program helps children improve functional activities
  • Planning vacations with a foster child
  • PM 160 phase out underway
  • Bright Futures Benefits
  • Stay safe this summer at home or away
  • Congratulations to Ventura County oral health champions!
  • Medi-Cal and insurance cover fluoride varnish application
  • Updated guideline for childhood obesity
  • Fish during pregnancy and childhood: What is safe to eat?

February 2017 (PDF)

  • New Deputy Director for CHDP and Children’s Health Programs
  • Toys recalled due to lead violations
  • Put your best fork forward: National Nutrition Month® 2017
  • Choose tap water for a sparkling smile
  • PM 160 Tips: Routine Referrals
  • Does breastfeeding promote oral health?
  • California’s new car seat law: rear facing until age 2
  • How can parents help children prevent cavities?

November 2016 (PDF)

  • VCPH names new deputy health officer
  • Provider Tips: New CHDP vaccine procedure codes for 9 Valent Human Papilloma Virus (HPV9) vaccines
  • County aims to be healthiest county in the nation by 2030
  • Body Mass Index Percentile for children and teens ages 2 through 20

August 2016 (PDF)

  • Project demonstrates model to address childhood obesity
  • Influenza vaccine during pregnancy may protect breastfed infants
  • Pregnant Women & Influenza (Flu)
  • New Down syndrome growth charts available
  • What's new with VC Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

May 2016 (PDF)

  • Let WIC help you support breastfeeding
  • New features on CHDP website
  • Ventura County CCS launches pediatric palliative care waiver program
  • Congratulations to oral health champions!
  • Public Health Nurses assist children in foster care
  • Have concerns about lead in drinking water?

February 2016 (PDF)

  • National Children’s Dental Health Month
  • PM 160 Tips: Identifying Dental Classes
  • Healthy eating for beautiful smiles
  • Savor the flavor of eating right: National Nutrition Month® 2016

November 2015 (PDF)

  • CHDP launches new website!
  • Gateway eligibility now limited to twice per year
  • Begin early to prevent obesity
  • The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
  • Improving care coordination for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)
  • Where can I send parents for information to help them decide about immunizations?

August 2015 (PDF)

  • Put immunizations on your back-to-school checklist
  • Prevent heatstroke by remembering to A C T
  • New dental leadership at California Department of Public Health
  • Breastfeeding Coalition offers educational events
  • Prevent injuries related to riding in or driving motor vehicles

May 2015 (PDF)

  • Help children grow by identifying developmental problems early
  • How do tongue-tie and lip-tie affect breastfeeding?
  • CHDP Oral Health Fluoride Varnish Program at Westminster Free Clinic
  • Congratulations to 2015 Oral Health Award recipients!

February 2015 (PDF)

  • Help kids "defeat monster mouth"
  • Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP) Care Management Services
  • Why do young athletes need a Preparticipation Physical Exam?
  • California measles outbreak stresses importance of timely IZs
  • Prevent serious illness and injury by teaching parents when to seek help
  • National Nutrition Month® encourages all to "Bite into A Healthy Lifestyle
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