Stay in the know with the Nevada Statewide Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Coalition. Meet new members of the committees. Learn about the new programs and events that MCH is involved with. Stay connected with what's important. 
Welcome New Members
Diana Collins, Danel Fisher, Aimee Nussbaum,  Behnam Salar & Caitlyn Wallace
Join in Upcoming Trainings and Events
NICU Training Institute - CNE Webinar Series
Educating staff, supporting families & improving the NICU experience
September 1st, 2017 at 1:00 ET

September 1st is quickly approaching. Don't miss your chance to join us for the first of four live NICU Training Institute Webinars.  This webinar provides insight into the emotional experience of the shorter-stay family, and includes surprising data on the average length of a NICU stay. Guidance will be offered on how to best support these families in preparation for taking care of their child at home.  $199  for up to 50 participants - 1.25 CNEs and 1.5 PXEs. 

Webinar Series Discount!  Get all four upcoming webinars for the price of three.

Contact Laura Miller, for details.

Join Online for a Webinar About Removing Barriers to Quality Healthcare
September 8th, 2017 at 11AM

Join online for Nevada Public Health ECHO presented by the Community Health Alliance. The presenter for this webinar will be  Charles Duarte who is  the Chief Executive Officer of Community Health Alliance (CHA), a non-profit federally qualified health center with six fixed health center sites in Washoe County as well as mobile dental programs and a Women Infants and Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition program in the area. CHA serves more than 30,000 unduplicated patients annually.Prior to working at CHA, Mr. Duarte served for 15 years as a Medicaid administrator: 12 years in Nevada and 3 years in Hawaii.Mr. Duarte has an undergraduate degree in medical technology and an MBA from the University of Hawaii.  He currently lives in Minden, Nevada with his wife Emma. He has two adult sons. 

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Training Open to All MCH Members and Health Care Professionals
September 12th, 2017
Southern Nevada Health District
1PM- 2:30PM
Nursing CEU's are pending

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, including postpartum depression, are the most common medical complication associated with pregnancy and childbirth. PMADs present a widespread public health problem that may have serious consequences for mothers, infants, and families. They can affect women regardless of ethnicity, race, age, or income level. An estimated 15 to 20% of women - or approximately one million women - in the U.S. suffer significant symptoms of depression and/or anxiety during the perinatal period with an even higher percentage of women of low socioeconomic status, experience anxiety, depression or psychosis.

Join us for an awareness training for Community Health professionals to enable you to discuss PMAD and help screen, identify and refer clients to local resources. 

Perinatal and Infant Loss: The Art and Science of Transforming Tragedy into Healing and Hope
September 23, 2017 from 8AM-5PM
10315 Professional Circle, Reno NV

The unexpected loss of a baby can be devastating for a family and stressful for the  medical staff. A clearly defined perinatal bereavement program can help to ease the stress for the staff while providing compassionate and competent care for patients.  Everyone in the medical field is invited to attend the Conference. RNs, MDs, Social  Workers, Genetic Counselors, Educators, Nursing Students, and Medical Students will gain insight that will guide the  in their actions with bereaved families.   

Truckee Meadows Healthy Communities is Hosting the Remote Area Medical (RAM) Event and Volunteers are Needed!
September 29 - October 1, 2017 
Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows 2680 E Ninth St. Reno NV 89512

The Remote Area MedicalĀ® (RAM) mobile outreach clinic needs general volunteers and clinical professionals who can deliver medical, dental, and vision care to uninsured and underinsured residents of northern Nevada. RAM provides the equipment, supplies and support.They aim to be the most organized, efficient, and effective provider of no-cost health care, to enhance quality of life, and to consistently deliver high-quality treatment. Their mission is to prevent pain and alleviate suffering by providing free, high-quality health care to those in need.

Fall Breastfeeding Symposium
Sat, October 21, 2017
9AM - 3:30PM PDT
Dignity Health 
St. Rose Dominican
San Martin Campus
CEU's pending

Southern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition, Maternal Child Health Coalition, and Dignity health have teamed up to bring our annual Fall Breastfeeding Symposium. The Southern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition and the Nevada State Maternal and Child Health Coalition are bringing world renowned Kathleen Kendall Tackett to Las Vegas. Mrs. Tackett will be presenting on birth trauma, breastfeeding's role in resiliency and overcoming adversity, what's new in Postpartum Depression research, and the seven natural laws for breastfeeding mothers. Seats are limited, so don't wait to buy your tickets. 

There will be 15 statewide scholarships awarded to this event, through the Nevada State Maternal and Child Health Coalition. Fill out the scholarship application, here!  If you have any questions email the chair,

Due to limited seating availability, there will not be desks to write on during this event. If you have physical limitiations that need to be accomodated, please email directly. 

KNJ Annual Awards Ceremony
October 27th, 2017
Eldorado Resort & Casino, Reno, Nevada

Kristine Nagy-Johnson was a visionary and hero in our community in the arena of child abuse prevention. She passionately advocated for children and in her honor, CAN Prevent created the annual Kristine Nagy-Johnson Awards to acknowledge the efforts of community members who went above and beyond the call of duty to stop the cycle of child abuse. People are nominated in the categories of individual performance in foster care, victim advocacy, counseling, social work, support services, law enforcement, community outreach and education, early childhood education, youth performance, posthumous award, as well as outstanding program, media contribution and finally, the prestigious Donna Legg Recognition Award. The nominations are then voted on by a panel of  non-partial judges. Throughout the years, this award ceremony has been well attended and the awards well received.

Nominate someone you think deserves recognition,  here!
Interested in Personalized Technical Assistance on Integration of Behavioral Health and Maternal and Child Health?

The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) wants to take a moment to highlight the availability of FREE technical assistance to support maternal and child health organizations that are starting down the path of integrated care or looking to build on existing capacity.

To better improve health outcomes, primary care and behavioral health providers need the proper tools and support necessary to build collaborative care teams to address physical and behavioral health needs of women, child, adolescents, and their families. By improving access to comprehensive care, providers are then capable of creating a healthcare environment that effectively provides for maternal,  child and adolescent care. Perinatal depression is something that can not only affect the mother, but also the early bonding stages between mom and baby, and child's cognitive and emotional development. One of the major barriers with perinatal depression is how  under-recognized and under-diagnosed it is.  The  SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions  (CIHS) provides personalized support to the range of primary and behavioral health care organizations on maternal and child health/behavioral health integration. 
If you are interested, contact CIHS at  or 202-684-7457 with your specific integration needs and we'll be in touch to schedule a free one-hour phone consultation.

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