Newborn Hearing Screening Program (NHSP)

The NHSP helps identify hearing loss in infants and guide families to the appropriate services needed to develop communication skills.

The South Eastern California Hearing Coordination Center (SECHCC) provides services to providers and families in the Mono, Inyo, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, and Imperial Counties. Functions include: assisting hospitals to develop and implement their screening programs, certifying and monitoring hospitals that participate in the screening programs, and assuring that infants with abnormal hearing screenings receive necessary follow-up.

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Regional Perinatal Programs of California (RPPC)

The Regional Perinatal Programs of California (RPPC) evolved from the need for comprehensive, cooperative networks of public and private health care providers within geographic areas to promote the well-being of pregnant women and their babies. The goal is to match the needs of high-risk perinatal patients with the appropriate type of care by developing a multi-tiered network of care providers and facilities within geographic regions. Southern Inland Counties Regional Perinatal Program of California serves Inyo, Mono, Riverside and San Bernardino, counties.

Programs and Activities:

  • Consult with individual facilities regarding perinatal programs and services
  • Provide resource support and venues for collaboration for regional perinatal leadership
  • Collaborate with county and state maternal and child health departments, managed care plans, and other perinatal professional groups and agencies on how best to meet the needs of the perinatal community
  • Develop methods, models, and materials for use by perinatal providers
  • Create and support educational programs to address the needs of high-risk mothers and infants in their regions
  • Work with other perinatal regions and the state to respond to identified inter-regional and statewide needs
  • Develop and administer programs for priority populations such as the California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program and Sweet Success

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Comprehensive Tobacco Treatment Program

A smoking cessation program funded by First 5 of San Bernardino County.

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