The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has recently updated the Staying Healthy Assessment (SHA) Individual Health Education Behavioral Assessment (IHEBA).The goals of an IHEBA, and as such the SHA, are to identify and track patient high-risk behaviors; prioritize patient health education needs; and initiate discussion and counseling on prioritized high-risk behaviors related to lifestyle, behavior, environment, culture and language.
Educational materials called the "Growing Up Healthy" are available from the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). These tip sheets provide helpful patient education information on the topics covered in the Staying Healthy Assessment Forms.
CHDP Information Brochure - "Growing Up Healthy"
If you have questions regarding the SHA assessment forms or to request hard copies of the SHA assessment forms, including electronic versions of the assessment forms in Farsi or Khmer, please contact your local Regional Health Plan at the appropriate phone number below.
Northern CA: 1-916 589-3001
Central CA: 1-559-353-3500
Southern CA: 1-818-291-6914
You may also call the Customer Care Center at 1-800-407-4627 or in Los Angeles County at 1-888-285-7801.
For more information:
For complete updated policy guidelines, please visit www.dhcs.ca.gov