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Health Education

Gold Coast Health Plan's (GCHP) Health Education Program is committed to helping you stay well. We work with local clinics, providers and hospitals to provide quality health education resources to members.

No prior authorization is necessary for members to attend health education and health promotion activities. Call for more information about programs and materials.

To refer a member, fill out the Health Education Referral Form (English and Spanish).

Health Education Resources

Health education materials are available in English and Spanish. All materials are free of charge to members.

Asthma Resources

It is important to keep your asthma under control. Members may download an asthma action plan to fill out with their doctor. The asthma action plan helps you know what to do if your condition changes.

Breast Cancer Resources

Breast cancer can cause changes in how the breast looks or feels. Different women have different warning signs for breast cancer. Mammograms can find breast cancer early as some women do not have any signs or symptoms at all. A woman may find out she has breast cancer after a routine mammogram. Find a clinic near you for mammogram screening:

Cervical Cancer Resources

All women are at risk for cervical cancer. It occurs most often in women over 30 years of age. Screenings can help prevent cervical cancer. When cervical cancer is found early, it is most likely treatable and linked to a long and good quality of life.

Childhood Obesity Resources

Obesity in children can lead to diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. These resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) can help you and your family make healthy changes:

Child Immunizations

Staying up to date on your child’s shots is important. Talk to their doctor about these recommended vaccinations:

  • 2020 Recommended Vaccinations for Children (7-18 Years Old) (English and Spanish)
  • 2021 Recommended Vaccinations for Children (Birth-6 Years Old) (English and Spanish)

Chlamydia Resources

Learn about the signs and symptoms of Chlamydia, how to prevent it, and how to treat it:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Chlamydia Resources (English and Spanish)
  • Health Library Resources (English and Spanish)

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Do you have a chronic health issue? A chronic health issue is one that lasts for a long time. This includes arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, depression, obesity, pain and more. Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP) invites you to join the free Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP). The program can teach you how to control and manage your symptoms.

Diabetes Resources

Lead Poisoning Prevention Resources

Here are some resources to help you make your home lead-safe for your child:

New Parent Resources

Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP) offers resources for pregnant members and new parents. If you would like to receive Pregnancy Resources, a First 5 Parent Kit, or Postpartum Resources call the Health Education Department at 1.805.437.5718. If you use TTY, call 1.888.310.7347.

Oral Health Resources

Start healthy oral health routines at home by brushing teeth twice a day for two minutes, flossing every day, and eating and drinking healthy. Seeing a dentist starts with the first tooth or first birthday!

Tobacco Cessation Resources

Well-Care Visits

Learn more about what your child's doctor evaluates during a well-care visit:

Contact Us

Lupe Gonzalez, PhD, MPH
Director, Health Education, Outreach and Cultural & Linguistics Services

Fax: 1.805.437.5134

Cultural and Linguistic Services

Visit the Interpreter and Translation Services page for more information.