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Health Advisory Lifted for Pittsburg and Antioch

Last updated: 5:39 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015

The health advisory for Pittsburg and Antioch has been lifted. The advisory was issued for people with respiratory sensitivities this morning after a chemical release at Dow Chemical in Pittsburg. Contra Costa HazMat staff are investigating the incident. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

CHDP Partnering with Providers

Care Coordination

  • 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

Provider Relations

  • Recruitment, retention and quality assurance activities for providers participating in the CHDP Program.
  • Resources:
    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.
      - Audiometric Screening Video training: Part 1 & Part 2 (Presentation Guide)
  • 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