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NEWS located in San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Calaveras Counties in 2018. In addition, CBMS annually sponsors a $2000 competitive essay scholarship opportunity, administered by the CAC Educational Scholarship Foundation (, which is open to all graduating high school seniors in California. Funds awarded may be used to attend any accredited public or private college, university or trade school. “Me and My Baby” Perinatal Program – Now available for HPSJ pregnant members Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) continues to identify opportunities to assist patients in meeting their health care needs by improving the health plan’s programs. Each year in the United States, approximately 700 women die because of pregnancy-related complications. But, looking at the leading causes of pregnancy-related deaths, 59% are preventable!   Recently, Health Plan of San Joaquin worked with the Advisory Board to look at HPSJ’s prenatal program and high-risk pregnancies. They wanted to identify areas to improve within the program, to meet local community needs. As a result of working with the Advisory Board, HPSJ has organized a Perinatal Program, “Me and My Baby,” which they now offer to their pregnant members.  HPSJ knows a healthy pregnancy is a vital component in promoting healthy birth outcomes (HBO) and overall maternal health. Poor-to-no access to prenatal care increases the likelihood of low birth weights (LBW), pre-term births, and the risk for maternal complications leading to a longer hospital length of stay (LOS). The average hospital LOS of pre-term births is eight times longer as compared to full-term newborns. HPSJ’s “Me and My Baby” Program deploys a revamped



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care management identification program for HPSJ’s high-risk pregnant members. This combines timely, knowledgeable, warmly offered communication and support during prenatal and postpartum periods. In the “Me and My Baby” Tool Kit HPSJ offers: • Population identification • Risk stratification • Health education • Mental health screening • Community resources • Care coordination by dedicated, experienced staff. To refer any pregnant HPSJ member to this program, please call 888.315.7526, or go online to You also can make a referral through the secure DRE Provider Portal under “search patients,” then click “Referral.” DPP (Diabetes Prevention Program) has arrived Health Plan of San Joaquin working with local provider and community partners The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a year-long, evidence-based lifestyle change program. It is taught by peer coaches and designed to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes among individuals diagnosed with prediabetes. This program was established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). They have created national standards and guidelines, known as the Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPRP), to ensure consistency, continuity, and efficacy of program delivery. Beginning January 1, 2019, all Managed Care Plans (MCP) were mandated to cover the DPP benefit and make it available to eligible members. MCPs must comply with requirements for the DPP benefit as the California Department of Health


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