Annual site visits to each hospital within our region are coming up over the next few months. We...
PAC/LAC supports quality improvement in the care of mothers and their babies, through professional development and educational opportunities. A leader in perinatal health care services, we provide technical assistance, expert consultation, and engage the community through health planning, program evaluation and health policy analysis.
PAC/LAC's Current Programs
First 5 LA Baby Friendly Hospital Project Consultant - The First 5 LA Baby-Friendly Hospital Project provides funding to hospitals seeking to be recognized as Baby Friendly Hospitals. Targeting Los Angeles hospitals with the lowest exclusive breastfeeding rates, the project seeks to enhance and support a continuum of care to improve initiation and duration of breastfeeding by improving breastfeeding policies and procedures in birthing hospitals.
MCAH Action Consultant - This project initiated in 2000 when the California Coalition of Local Maternal Child Health Directors voted to pull away from California DHS and form their own organization that would give them the opportunity to pursue public policy endeavors. The project has grown over the years with PAC/LAC now coordinating all communication, education and annual meetings between California DHS and the county MCAH Directors.
Vista Del Mar Ready by 5 Evaluation Consultant - The First 5 LA funded School Readiness Initiative is a systems-change effort involving community-based organizations, schools, parents, and service providers. SRI builds upon existing early childhood development programs and services to provide a solid foundation for children to succeed when they enter kindergarten; READY by 5 provides early care and education, parenting education, family support activities, health and social services, school capacity/readiness programs, including intensive technical assistance to family day care providers.
San Gabriel Valley Best Babies Collaborative Program Consultant – This First 5 LA funded program provides case management to high risk women in the San Gabriel Valley to optimize birth and maternal outcomes. PAC/LAC wrote the initial grant for this program and has provided direction and guidance in the establishment of the collaborative and project implementation. We have also been instrumental in the development of a strategic plan to achieve the programs vision and are completing a customer satisfaction survey as part of ongoing program improvement.
Citrus Valley Health Partners Mentoring and Professional Development Program (MAP) Evaluation Consultant - MAP is a 12-week program designed to create and institutionalize a welcoming, enriching and educational environment for newly and recently graduated or immigrated RNs hired by CVHP. The program provides nurses with cultural competency tools, encourages and supports nurses in continuing their professional development, and provides resources that include in-class support groups, educational lectures on clinical and hospital-specific policies and procedures, and a senior mentor/educator to turn to with questions and for support.