Child Health and Disability Prevention Program
Many health problems can be prevented or corrected, or the severity reduced, by early detection and prompt diagnosis and treatment. Through the CHDP program, eligible children are able to receive periodic preventive health assessments and children with suspected problems are then referred for diagnosis and treatment.
Child Health and Disability Prevention Resources
Health Care Program for Children in Foster Care
Local CHDP programs also administer a public health nursing program for children in foster care known as the Health Care Program for Children in Foster Care (HCPCFC). Public health nurses in the HCPCFC work with county child welfare services agencies and departments of probation to address the medical, dental, mental and developmental needs of children and youth in foster care. They provide their professional health care expertise and knowledge of the community to the caseworkers, foster care parents and providers, health care providers and others on the foster care team.
If you wish to learn more about about foster care, visit the Placer County Foster Care website.
Healthy Families Program
CHDP supports the Healthy Families Program, a low cost insurance for children and teens.
For more information, call toll free 1-888-747-1222.