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
Krystal Tyner, Nevada Obstetrical Charity Clinic
Colette Moore, UMC Healthy Living Institute
Susan Crutchfield, Southern Nevada Health District
Brett Silver, Nevada Talking Book Services/ Nevada State Library
Mona Lisa Paulo, FirstMed Health and Wellness

Upcoming Training's and Events
Human trafficking Training Opportunity for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention and Runaway and Homeless Youth
August 21st, 2018 at 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Live Virtual Training
The SOAR training aims to educate professionals serving youth, social service providers, and health care professionals on how to identify, treat, and create a collaborative and appropriate response to victims and potential victims of human trafficking. 
The training be available as a live and virtual for CME/CE credit. 
The SOAR to Health and Wellness Live Webinar will be recorded and available on-demand for viewing. However, CME/CE credit will not be offered for the recorded webinar. 

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD) Training in Elko
August 24th, 2018 at 10:00am - 11:30am
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.
If you have any questions, please call 775-934-0007 or email, .

CARE Coalition
2nd Annual Luncheon & Networking Expo
September 12th, 2018 at 10:30am - 5:00pm
Texas Hotel and Casino I 2101 Texas Star Ln, N. Las Vegas, NV 89032

Join the second annual luncheon and networking expo presented by the CARE Coalition and learn about connecting women to awareness, resources, and education. Ruth Pointer, an award winning entertainer and mental health advocate will be a keynote speaker. Guest Speakers Marya L. Shegog, Ph.D., MPH, CHES and Theresa E.Chevalier, APNR-BC will be featured as well.

For reservations and more information please call
702-463-1415 or e-mail

March of Dimes Nevada 2018
Women's Health Symposium Assuring Optimal Health Outcomes
for all Moms and Babies
October 19th, 2018 at 7:30am - 4:30pm PT
Suncoast Hotel and Casino I 9090 Alta Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89145

The March of Dimes Nevada Women's Health Symposium educates and motivates perinatal service providers from the state of Nevada to examine their practice, and make changes that will positively affect women before, during and after pregnancy, and result in a healthier outcome for both mother and baby. This year's focus will be on evidence-based interventions to prevent preterm birth, strategies to improve health equity, and risk-appropriate care.

Registration Now Open
September 10th - December 17th 2018
This online webinar series includes eight live sessions, small group discussions, supplemental reading materials, 14 CEUs (where applicable), and a certificate of completion. Classes are held on Monday mornings, however, classes are recorded and can be watched at any time.

ECHO Clinics - Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnant Women
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday I 8:00am - 9:00am

This ECHO series will review the area of assessment, management, and continuation of care for expectant mother's with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). The team consists of Dr. Andria Peterson and Dr. Deepa Sonpatki who have extensive experience in the areas of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), management high-risk pregnancies, as well as post-partum care of mother's and infants.

The Nevada Institute for Children's Research & Policy
and Children's Advocacy Alliance
Systems Thinking for Nevada's Future
November 7th, 2018
The Nevada Institute for Children's Research & Policy and the Children's Advocacy Alliance will present to help Nevada's Early Childhood professionals think differently of ways to improve systems for children and families. Attend this meeting to keep up with the progress made so far.

The Big Latch On 2018
On August 3, 4 and 5 2018, almost 60,000 people around the world took part in the Global Big Latch On, demonstrating their support for breastfeeding. 22,592 breastfeeding parents attended events held in their community and virtually. At the specified time, over 21,500 children ‘latched’ and were breastfed.
With 778 events taking place in 28 countries, this synchronized breastfeeding event as part of World Breastfeeding Week supports and celebrates breastfeeding families in the community they live in. Our celebrations also saw 58 people take part in Working Wednesday and 63 people take part in Express Yourself – an event for those who exclusively express milk and those who donate milk.
The Big Latch On was a huge success here in the state of Nevada! Please see below for the results:
Carson City: 17
Elko FRC: 14
Henderson Hospital: 19 
Reno: 59
St. Rose: 27
Summerlin Hospital: 13
Sunrise Children’s Foundation: 59
UMC/Healthy Living Institute: 18
Urban League:8
Is your organization interested in learning about Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD)?
Use the request form below to sign up for a training
In this 90-minute training, staff will gain a better understanding of what PMADs are, who is impacted, learn the risk factors associated with PMADs, how stigma discourages women from getting care, and identify local resources and referral systems.

Please fill out the   Request Form   and email it to .

PMAD Materials Available
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PMAD Support Groups
Northern Nevada

Ashley Hanna Morgan, LCSW
Southern Nevada

Doulas of Las Vegas
2298 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy Suite 108
Henderson, NV 89052
First and Third Monday's of every month at 7:30PM
PSI Weekly Online Support Groups
Wednesday Chats for Moms  (English and Spanish)
Chat Number: (800) 944-8766
Participant Code: 73162
R.I.S.E. Support Group
Restore. Inspire. Support. Educate.
Barbara Greenspun Womenscare Center
2651 Paseo Verde Pkwy. Suite 180
Henderson, NV 89074
Every 2nd and 4th Friday, 2PM to 1PM
Healthy Mom Happy Family Show
Are you all caught up on our podcast
the Healthy Mom Happy Family Show?
Episode 005: Providing resources for mothers struggling with perinatal mood and anxiety disorder

"With postpartum depression and anxiety if well treated it can go away and you can heal!"

Anne Heppenstall LCSW, works with mothers who are struggling with perinatal mood and disorders (PMAD)and substance use in Las Vegas. Listen to how Anne is spreading awareness about PMAD and helping mothers feel supported in their struggles.

Episode 004: Helping mothers recover from substance use

"The most important thing that they can hear from their provider is, YOU GOT THIS!"

Debra Bercuvitz shares her mission in helping mothers are experiencing substance disorder use , and the postpartum services available for mothers and children. Listen in on the stigmas that surround mothers struggling with addiction and how to communicate in a way that is compassionate and understanding!
Helpful Information
Healthier Living with Chronic Pain is a self-management program originally developed at Stanford University. Attend this program provided by Dignity Health and get the support you need. The program is free and held once a week for 6 weeks for 2.5 hours.

Join the American Lung Association's seven-week quit smoking program. Hundreds of thousands of people have become smoke free through a Freedom From Smoking Group Clinic which offers a structured, systematic approach to quitting smoking.

Mothers pregnant with their first baby are eligible to get connected with a free personal nurse from Nurse Family Partnership
Quitting tobacco is a process. Whether you are thinking about quitting, are not yet ready to quit, or have already quit, Nevada Tobacco Quit line can help you with each step of the way.

For more information please click here
Unsafe sleeping conditions kill a baby almost every two weeks in Clark County
Unsafe sleeping conditions are due to suffocating or rolling off the bed and it happens to any demographic. These deaths are preventable and Baby's Bounty works to prevent those deaths by helping to distribute essential baby items, including cribs to many families in Nevada.

Read more about unsafe sleeping conditions here

Learn more about Baby's Bounty here
Around 3,500 babies die from sleep-related deaths every year. We can change those numbers by having better conversations with caregivers about what safe sleep recommendations look like and why following them can save a baby's life.

To help support and spark those conversations, take this video quiz that reviews recommended safe sleep practices. The quiz is not a test; instead, it is an interactive teaching tool to help health professionals engage families in conversations about what safe sleep looks like and why it is important. 
Help prevent drowning with the three P's!
1.Patrol: Always designate an adult to actively watch children in the water, including in pools, bathtubs, or other bodies of water.

2.Protect: Install barriers between your home and pool to ensure safety, including fences, door alarms, locks and spa safety covers. Lock doggie doors so that children can’t crawl through them.

3.Prepare: Create a water safety plan for your family. Enroll children in swimming lessons, take adult CPR classes and be sure to equip your pool with life jackets, personal flotation devices and rescue tools. If an emergency happens, have a telephone nearby to call 911.

Learn About MCH Programs
Go Before You Show
The Nevada Statewide Maternal and Child Health Coalition, in coordination with Washoe County Health District, is launching the Go Before You Show® campaign statewide. The mission of Go Before You Show® is simple -- to affect social awareness and create long term change by promoting the importance of women seeing a doctor early in their pregnancy to help improve their health and the health of their baby. Women are encouraged to see a doctor early if they think they might be pregnant or before their twelfth week of pregnancy.

The coalition has flyers to distribute to the community, if your organization wants flyers contact Jacqueline Kennedy by email   or call 702-616-4970.
Sober Moms, Healthy Babies
The mission is to reduce the impact of substance use in Nevada. One of the primary goals is to prevent alcohol and drug use among women of childbearing years and women currently pregnant. To achieve this goal, they have partnered with many of the treatment centers in the state that treat pregnant women struggling with addiction. Overall, for State Fiscal Year 2013, SAPTA funded 22 treatment organizations, providing services in 68 locations throughout Nevada. Together, these providers had 11,907 treatment admissions. Sober Moms, Healthy Babies provide many resources if you are looking for help or if you are wanting to help someone else. 
The NV Statewide MCH Coalition sub-grant 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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