Health Initiative

The desired result of the Health Initiative is: “All children are born healthy and reach their optimal potential.”

At this time, the Initiative focuses primarily on increasing the number of healthy births in Butte County. The current funded strategies are organized into four main categories: Outreach and Education, Maternal Mental Health, Improving the Quality of Perinatal Care, and Health Insurance Outreach and Enrollment. These strategies are intended to maximize the impact of Commission funds; increase the use of existing services; improve and increase the capacity of local service providers by funding training and continuing education opportunities; improve screening for maternal depression and access to treatment services; and ensure that eligible pregnant women and children are insured and have access to appropriate health services.