Child Health

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Children’s health is one of the principal concerns not only in our region but around the world.

As a community we can make great strides to ensure better health for our children and provide families with the support and information they need to make informed decisions. Since a child’s mental and physical growth and development is directly linked to their health, children’s wellness should start as soon as possible. We can’t say enough about the importance of providing children with a very solid foundation early on which they can build upon for the rest of their lives.

The information contained in this section of the website is related to the Department’s California Children’s Services (CCS) and the Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program.