January 28, 2019 – The featured topic of the February 6th Community Support Network Partner Meeting will be Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health: Community Input. The presenter will be Charlene Weiss-Wenzl, Public Health Nurse, Nevada County Public Health Department.

The Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health program (MCAH) was enacted as part of the Social Security Act to improve health, safety, and well-being of mothers and children, including children with special health care needs.

Every five years the program is required by the state and federal governments to do a needs assessment to determine local priorities for the maternal, child, and adolescent population. This must be done with input from community members. On February 6th, the Community Support Network will devote its meeting to this important endeavor. Community members are invited to come help identify the Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health needs and issues specific to our community. The information gained from meeting participants will help the MCAH program prioritize what to focus on for the next five years.

The meeting will be Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the Gene Albaugh Community Room at the Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, in Nevada City. Community Support Network meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, contact CSN Coordinator Susan Sanford at 530-913-0270 (messages) or csnncorg@gmail.com. Or see complete info here: http://csnnc.org/news/.

The Community Support Network of Nevada County is an inclusive, voluntary association of agencies and individuals from the Nevada County community who share a common mission: that all families in Nevada County have ready access to a well-integrated and coordinated support network that is easily available and well funded. To learn more about the Community Support Network visit www.csnnc.org.