Child Health & Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program

What is CHDP?

Every local health department in California has a Child Health and Disability Prevention program that administers the program. The local CHDP program is responsible for provider recruitment, outreach to families with eligible children, community education, care coordination, provide support and education to comply with established CHDP program laws and regulations and maintain up-to-date resource materials related to the provision of CHDP services according to program standards.

Who is eligible for CHDP?

CHDP services are for eligible low income children from birth to 19 years and children on Medi-Cal from birth to 21 years. CHDP offers periodic preventive health assessments and services available to eligible children who appear well and also to children with existing health problems. Children identified with suspected problems after a health assessment are referred for necessary diagnosis and treatment. The local CHDP program will assist families in obtaining diagnostic and treatment services for medical, dental, and mental health problems identified during the health assessment.

The local CHDP staff recruits and certifies CHDP medical providers. All CHDP health assessment providers are required to maintain current CHDP enrollment in each county or local jurisdiction in which they render services. In addition, they must follow CHDP program laws, regulations, guidelines, policies and procedures, as outlined in their CHDP provider agreement.

CA Department of Health Care Services’ CHDP page

Provider Updates

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Workshops and Training: Kern County CHDP staff hosts several learning opportunities for CHDP providers and their staff and collaborative community partners throughout the year. Topics include PM160 documentation and billing, vision and audio screening, and school and immunization updates. CEUs and CMEs are offered at qualified events. A detailed agenda and reregistration form is mailed out prior to each event as well as posted below. For more information about CHDP workshops and trainings call 661-321-3000.

Providers

DENTI-CAL Providers

VISION Providers

CHDP Workshop Calendar

Workshops

CDC/WHO growth charts

Birth to 24 months, Boys Length-for-age and Weight-for-age

Birth to 24 months, Boys Head circumference-for-age and Weight-for-length percentiles

Birth to 24 months, Girls Length-for-age and Weight-for-age

Birth to 24 months, Girls Head circumference-for-age and Weight-for-length percentiles

Periodicity Schedule

CHDP works with schools to meet the requirement of having a completed health assessment 18 months before or up to 90 days after enrolling in first grade.  The CHDP program assists families to meet the requirement by linking families with CHDP providers to obtain health assessments.  The certificate “Report of Health Examination for School Entry” (PM 171 A) is available through the local CHDP program, schools, provider offices and the school entry packet.

Workshops and Trainings: Kern County CHDP staff hosts several learning opportunities for CHDP providers and staff and collaborative community partners throughout the year. Topics include PM160 documentation and billing, vision and audio screening, and school and immunization updates. CEUs and CMEs are offered at qualified events. A detailed agenda and reregistration form is mailed out prior to each event as well as posted below. For more information about CHDP workshops and trainings call 661-323-3000.

Counseling the Overweight Child

This training is designed for local CHDP program staff to use when training CHDP providers and provider staff.  The goal of the training is explained in the Training Cover Letter.  A sample PowerPoint presentation and training materials are provided to facilitate and standardize CHDP provider training.  The PowerPoint Presentation can be customized with county PedNSS data.  The Counseling Tools are key health education tools that fit with existing CHDP childhood obesity tools; they are available in English and Spanish.  The training packet is intended to include all of the following materials but it may be customized to meet the needs of interested providers.

http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/chdp/Pages/CounselTraining.aspx

Growing Up Healthy (GUH) brochures are anticipatory guidance tools providers can share with parents and patients. The information is age specific for each recommended periodicity screening.

State sponsored publications for CHDP providers and patients including: brochures, directories, guides, manuals, procedures, forms, letters, and reports.
http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/formsandpubs/publications/Pages/CHDPPubs.aspx#brochures

CHDP In-Touch Newsletters are a biannual publication written by Kern County CHDP staff for the benefit of local CHDP providers and community partners. Topics covered include medical and dental information and resources, CHDP program updates and billing tips

Drowning Prevention

CHDP Dental Training

Oral Health Assessment and Referral

This training is designed for local CHDP Program staff to use when training CHDP providers and provider staff, or as a CHDP provider self-training module. The goal of the training is explained in the Introduction section below. A PowerPoint (PPT) presentation and training materials are provided to facilitate and standardize CHDP dental assessment, documentation and referrals. This training is intended to include all of the following materials, but may be customized to meet the training needs of local CHDP staff and providers.

http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/chdp/Pages/CHDPDentalTraining.aspx

Provider Notices

Resources

What is the CLPPP?

The CLPPP seeks to decrease Kern County children’s exposure to lead through the following methods:

  • Case management of the CHDP all children in Kern County who are lead burdened. and are income eligible or have fee-for-service Medi-Cal;
  • Education and continuing support to CHDP Providers through workshops, lead screening/testing and anticipatory guidance on lead poisoning prevention information;
  • Capacity to track lead exposure countywide and to monitor the management of lead burdened children;
  • Promotion of healthy children and prevention of lead poisoning through health fairs, educational programs for the community, the program’s newsletter Lead Educator and recall news releases;
  • Partnerships with government agencies, community-based organizations, and the private sector for the prevention of lead poisoning. For example:  Department of Human Services; Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans; School Systems; Head Start Programs; State sponsored Pre-schools; Black Infant Health Coalition; Community Connection for Child Care and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC); and
  • Compliance with Federal and State statutory and regulatory requirements.

Melvina Terry,  PHN II (661) 868-0360


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Community Resources

Learn About Lead Poisoning
A general guide to sources of lead exposure, symptoms of poisoning and how to prevent lead exposure in children.
Learn About Lead Poisoning (PDF)English | Spanish | Chinese | Hmong | Lao | Vietnamese

Protect Your Child From Lead
A general guide to sources of lead exposure, symptoms of poisoning and how to prevent lead exposure in children.
Protect Your Child From Lead (PDF)English | Spanish | Korean | Punjabi (2MB)

Simple Steps to Protect Your Child From Lead
Actions to take to prevent lead exposure around your home.
Simple Steps to Protect Your Child From Lead (PDF)English | Spanish | Chinese | Hmong | Lao | Vietnamese

Lead in House Paint and Dirt Can Hurt Your Child!
Information about lead sources around the home and what to do to protect your family.
Lead in House Paint and Dirt Can Hurt Your Child! (PDF) … English | Spanish | Chinese | Hmong | Lao | Vietnamese

Keep Your Newborn Safe from Lead
Protecting your newborn from sources of lead around the home.
Keep Your Newborn Safe from Lead (PDF) … English | Spanish


General Information

Guidelines and recommendations for school districts, schools, and the education community are posted in this section. Information is updated as new material is released.

Lead Educator – Newsletter

Resources and Links
California Lead Branch – Information & Resources
California Food and Drug Branch – Lead in Candy
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
CDC – Lead
Alliance for Healthy Homes

 

Lead Recalls
Guidelines and recommendations for health care professionals are posted in this section. Information is updated as new material is released.

LEAD HAZARDSConsumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC)

March 2017,  Restoration Hardware Recalls Metal Top Dinning Tables, Active Kyds Recalls Children’s Toy Shovels and Garden Tools, LaRose Industries Recalls Cra-Z-Jewelz Ultimate Gem,  GSI Outdoors Recalls Children’s Water Bottles

Mars Retail Group Recalls M&M’S-Branded Jewelry Due to Violation of Lead Standard New 8.25.16

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Mars-Retail-Group-Recalls-MMs-Branded-Jewelry 16251a[1]

Monkey Glockenspiel – Childrens-Musical-Instrument

Far East Brokers Recalls Children’s Chairs and Swings Due to Violation of Federal Lead Paint Standard – Chairs and Swings

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Far-East-Brokers-Recalls-Childrens-Chairs-and-Swings

GSI Outdoors Recalls Children’s Water Bottles Due to Violation of Lead Standard; Sold Exclusively at L.L.Bean

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/GSI-Outdoors-Recalls-Childrens-Water-Bottles

Things Remembered Recalls Children’s Jewelry Due to Violation of Lead Standard

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Things-Remembered-Recalls-Childrens-Jewelry

Gel Spice, Inc., a Bayonne, NJ establishment expands their recall of Fresh Finds Ground Turmeric Powder due to elevated Lead levels. New 8.15.16

Attached is a preliminary list of retailers identified as receiving the recalled product. For additional information, please see attached product list and visithttp://dld.bz/eNrmM

Recall Gel Spice, Inc. (EXPANDED) – Ground Turmeric Powder &  CA Retail Stores – Local Notification