CHDP Partnering with Providers
- Triage medical reports received by CHDP to the appropriate level staff
- Provide appointment scheduling, authorizations and referral for children with medical and/or dental problems
- Obtain regular preventative health assessments for infants, children and adolescents
- Refer children with suspected health problems for necessary diagnosis and treatment
- Coordinate with other providers for follow-up of identified health problems, and
- Help children find medical and dental homes for their health care by maximizing enrollment of uninsured children into an appropriate health insurance program
- Recruitment, retention and quality assurance activities for providers participating in the CHDP Program.
Local CHDP staff provides technical assistance and support to providers on program standards, billing issues and a variety of children’s health issues including childhood obesity, asthma, and oral health.
- Trainings to CHDP providers in addressing:
- Nutrition related issues:
How to counsel the overweight child, growth assessment (BMI), lab screening & referrals to community resources — for more information see CHDP Body Mass Index (BMI) Training and click: Local CHDP Programs, to Body Mass Index (BMI) Training, to Training Cover Letter and User Guide
- Audiometric and Vision Screening: Annual provider training sessions for certification of staff.
- Nutrition related issues:
- Act as a liaison between providers, state CHDP and Medi-Cal managed care plans.
- Certification: Enroll providers into CHDP, perform certification of providers every three years, keep providers informed of new/revised CHDP state policies, & provide support to providers on patient and billing questions. Educate and promote CHDP and Gateway provider network.
Actively participate in collaborations including:
- Systems of Care for Contra Costa County
- Families CAN
- Dental Health Advisory Group
- Families Thrive
- First Five
- Pittsburg Unified School District, School Attendance Review Board (SARB)
Health Care Program for Children in Foster Care
The Contra Costa County CHDP program also administers a public health nursing (PHN) program for children in foster care known as the Health Care Program for Children in Foster Care (HCPCFC). PHNs identify and prioritize the follow-up on health services to include: medical, dental, mental, and developmental health needs. CHDP staff assist with the coordination of health services by making referrals to the appropriate community agencies such as: CHDP providers, dental providers, Regional Center, mental health services, California Children Services, and specialty providers.
- Public Health Nurses serve as consultants to Social Service and Probation staff
- Participate in Team Decision Making and SMART Team Meetings
- Educate and train Foster Parents, Group Home and ILSP (Independent Living Skills Program) on issues related to health