December 2011

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Title V MCH Priorities Webinar Series - Next Topic: Health Weight and Pregnancy

A third webinar in a series of trainings related to Title V MCH priorities is being planned for January on healthy weight and pregnancy. When the date is set, a training alert will be sent out.

The format of the webinar series combines program planning, a discussion of evidence-based interventions to address the problem, and a review of available resources. The series started with a Breastfeeding webinar, followed by a webinar addressing Preconception Health.

Archived recordings, presentation handouts, and other resources are available from the FHOP training page and through these links:


FHOP Website - Virtual "Focus Group"

Participation Requested!


FHOP is seeking feedback on using the FHOP website, including how to make it easier to navigate and find the information and resources you want and need. 


We invite you to share your opinions and experiences of FHOP's website through a virtual "focus group" webinar. Participants will be asked about how they use the website and recommendations for improving the usability of the FHOP site.


Click on the link to register for the "focus group" webinar. The webinar format will allow the group to "walk through" FHOP's website together. 


Contact FHOP if you have any questions.



Virtual Focus Group Details


Date: Thursday, December 15, 2011

Time: 1 PM - 2 PM

Registration: To register for this meeting  

1. Go to  
2. Register for the meeting.

Once the host approves your request, you will receive a confirmation email with 

instructions for joining the meeting. 


Please note that to join the audio for the webinar, you will need to call in via telephone (using the toll-free number provided) and to see the presentation, you will need to be on the computer.  



FHOP Data Update

FHOP continues to work with CDPH on new procedures related to small numbers and race ethnicity coding. Once the procedures are approved by the State, FHOP will analyze the birth data and hospital discharge data, update county indicator data books, and prepare county level hospital discharge data files. An announcement will be sent out when these data are published on the FHOP website.


FHOP has been working with the State MCAH Program to review current indicators and proposed new indicators for the next five-year Title V Needs Assessment. A draft list of indicators was shared via SurveyMonkey with county MCAH Directors for comments and rating of usefulness.  The survey is available here:



New Reports and Resources


"Cesarean Deliveries, Outcomes, and Opportunities for Change in California:Toward a Public Agenda for Maternity Care Safety and Quality" - California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative White Paper. Available at:



"Impact of Social Media on Adolescent Behavioral Health in California" - A new report from the Adolescent Health Collaborative, PDF available at:



"Patchwork of Progress: Changes in Overweight and Obesity Among California 5th, 7th, and 9th graders, 2005-2010" November 2011, report from the California Center for Public Health Advocacy and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. Includes study findings, county-by-county chart, and policy recommendations. Available at:





New MCAH Directors Orientation Recordings Available

A New MCAH Directors Orientation was held at the May 2011 MCAH Action meeting. FHOP recorded the training and DVDs of the session are available ($5 for DVD and shipping). PAC-LAC is in the process of putting the videos on YouTube. Because this training is not held yearly, the recording is an excellent resource for new MCAH Directors. Contact FHOP if you would like a purchase one of the DVDs. (email FHOP)


The DVD includes 9 sections:

1. New Directors Orientation Welcome and Overview

2. CDPH MCAH Introduction - State Staff and Resources

3. CDPH MCAH Presentation of Role of Nurse Consultant and Contract Manager

4. CDPH MCAH Presentation on AFA process

5. CDPH MCAH Presentation on Budgets

6. CDPH MCAH Presentation on FFP Time Study

7. CDPH MCAH Presentation on Title V Requirements and Time Study

8. Local MCAH Directors Panel

9. Overview and Role of MCAH Action


Signing up for the FHOP Listserv

Click on the link at the end of this email and you will be taken to a the sign-up page, you can enter your contact information. Joining the FHOP Listserv will ensure you receive our quarterly newsletter, data alerts, and training alerts.

You also can click on this link to be taken to the listserv sign-up page.


FHOP Family Health Outcomes Project

phone: 415-476-5283