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. 
Healthy Moms and Children Strengthen Nevada 
Welcome Our New Members
Bernadette Meily, Elisa Cafferata, Janice Enriquez, Aisha Fanning, Jamie Mulligan, Annali Euredjian, Kim Trower, Darnell Caldwell, Jill Perlstein, Novlette Mack, Sarah Sorrentino,Kaleigh Mancha, Barbara Yarbrough, & Lena-Jo Marin
Upcoming Events
Fall Breastfeeding Symposium
October 21st, 2017
9:00am - 3:30pm
CME & CEU's available
St. Rose Dominican Dignity Health
San Martin campus
8280 W. Warm Springs Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89113

Keynote Speaker
Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Phd, IBCLC, FAPA

For registration and information go to  the MCH website

Thank you to our Sponsors

Food is Medicine: Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in Clinical Practice 
September 15, 2017   
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Earn 3.75 Ethics CME Credits

This workshop will provide information on screening and treating for food insecurity in a healthcare setting featuring Hilary Seligman, MD.  Dr. Seligman is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology & Biostatistics at UCSF School of Medicine and the Senior Medical Advisor & Lead Scientist for Feeding America. She also serves as the Director of the Food Policy, Health & Hunger Program at San Francisco General Hospital and directs the CDC's Nutrition & Obesity Policy Research & Evaluation Network. 

Cultural Competencies in Transgender Care Webinar
Wednesday September 27th, 2017 
12:00pm PST 

Presenter: Dana Pardee
Dana Pardee received his degree in Community Health Sciences from the University of Nevada, Reno. He is currently the Director of Epidemiology Projects at The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health in Boston, MA. In this role, he oversees the development, implementation, and operations of multiple transgender health studies, with particular focus on preventive sexual health screening, and development and implementation of HIV prevention interventions with transgender individuals. Dana is also acts as a consulting trainer for the National LGBT Health Education Center at Fenway Health, and assists with the conduct of LGBTQ cultural competency trainings throughout New England.

Dana is an out-and-proud transgender man who has been working on behalf of the transgender community for many years, both in Boston and in his home state of Nevada, where he helped conduct the first ever needs assessment of the transgender community in Nevada. Dana is passionate about promoting transgender health education, awareness, access, and compassion within the healthcare industry and beyond.
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Southern Nevada
Northern Nevada
Springs Preserve 
333 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107
September 25, 2017
3:00 - 7:00 PM

Family fun with free food, entertainment, a petting zoo, face painting, ice cream, and so much more. The first 100 people will receive a free t-shirt!

Ferrari Farms
4701 Mill St, Reno, NV 89502
October 1st, 2017
10:00AM - 2:00PM

A free family event with food, corn mazes, face painting, hay rides, and pumpkins.

Read this Well Woman Evidence Review & Join in an Upcoming Webinar

Well Woman Evidence Review
Check out the Strengthen the Evidence for Maternal and Child Health Programs NPM1: Well-Women Visit Issue Brief and Full Report. These documents developed by the Women's and Children's Health Policy Center at Johns Hopkins University identifies evidence-informed strategies that Title V programs can implement to address NPM 1. 

Preventing Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) Webinar 
On Thursday, September 28, 2017 3:00 PM, join this one hour long webinar to learn about patients with recurrent UTI's and the importance of preventing UTI's with regards to antibiotic stewardship. To participate,  register here!

Innovation Station Features NPM#1 - Related Programs
A friendly reminder that if you are looking for even more resources, there are many in Innovation Station. To find the NPM1 related resources, please click here , click 'Best Practices' search, and select NPM1 as a filter. Be sure to select 'All Practices' from the 'Practice Categories' dropdown to see a comprehensive list of NPM1 related resources. 
Community Grants Request for Proposals

Deadline extended to October 6th, 2017

March of Dimes Nevada is requesting proposals for Community Grant projects starting in November 2017. Awards will be made in the $10,000 to $30,000 range for the twelve-month period. for more information, please see the attached proposal guidelines and supporting documents.

One Key Question            Guidelines           W9 Form            Application
Nevada Suicide Prevention Conference 2017
Reno, NV
October 12th - 14th, 2017

The purpose of the Nevada Suicide Prevention Conference is to celebrate 12 years of connecting communities and changing attitudes. Moving forward to our next steps in suicide prevention by tending Nevada's growing hope.  Click  here  for more details on the conference like the location, lodging, and pricing. Click here for the full agenda for the conference. 

Project ECHO Training on Sickle Cell Disease
900 south Indian Creek Drive, Stone Mountain, GA 30083
October 23, 2017 from 1:00 - 5:00PM
October 24, 2017 from 9:00AM - 5:00PM

The training will be led by the American Academy of Pediatrics, a Project ECHO Superhub and will be designed specifically for organizations interested in using the ECHO model in their own settings to improve the health care of individuals living with sickle cell disease (SCD). The ECHO model increases access to specialty treatment in rural and under-served areas by building capacity among front-line physicians to identify, treat, and manage the care of patients with complex conditions.

Attendance is free but space is limited and will be available in order of response. Please RSVP by August 25th to Mandip Kaur at and include a brief description of your organization's proposed strategy for using Project ECHO to improve care for patients with SCD.

The NV Statewide MCH Coalition subgrant is supported by the Nevada State Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) through Grant Number  B04MC29352 and BO4MC30626 from the United States Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the State of Nevada General Fund.
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