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Upcoming Training's and Events
Nevada Public Health Training Center
Webinar - Public Health ECHO Series
December 14th, 2018 at 10:00am - 11:00am PST
This webinar will cover the purpose and process of the 2018-2020 Washoe County Community Health Needs Assessment and provide a brief overview of the data that it contains and priorities identified. The presenter will cover how the Community Needs Assessment is utilized to develop the Community Health Improvement plan, how the plan was developed to incorporate broad community input and objectives included in the plan. Highlights from the implementation the first 6 months of plan implementation will also be shared. 

Renown's Child Health Institute
and Safe Kids Washoe County
Holiday Car Seat Check
December 14th, 2018 at 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Renown Health Car Seat Safety Station I 1095 E. Second St, Reno, NV 89502
Renown's Child Health Institute and Safe Kids Washoe County will be hosting a free holiday car seat check event. No appointment will be necessary but the car seat must be provided and installed.

Silver Syringe Awards and Fundraiser
Nominations Now Open
Submit Nominations by December 14th, 2018
The Silver Syringe Awards shall recognize individuals, organizations, or businesses that have worked to increase immunization awareness, improve immunization rates, provide in-kind services and/or other activities to help promote immunization health across Nevada. 

Baby's Bounty
Mondays Dark 5th Anniversary
December 17th, 2018 I 7:00pm - 11:00pm
The Joint at the Hard Rock I 4455 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

Join Baby's Bounty as they celebrate achievements made during the 2018 year as well as supporting other Las Vegas non-profits.

CARE Coalition
The Power of Story: Healing Grief & Trauma
December 19th, 2018 I 1:00pm - 4:30pm
CARE Coalition I 1919 S Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146

Prolonged stress, trauma and complicated grief are overwhelming. Through education and sharing our histories in a formalized process we learn about the power of story to assist with the healing process in grief and trauma. Learn how to use the power of story to assist with the healing process. CEUs are available.

Nevada Health Centers &
Nevada Primary Care Association
Round-table Discussion
Protecting Our Adolescents is Protecting Our Future
January 17, 2019 I 8:00am - 12:00pm
Attendance sites available in Carson City and Las Vegas

Nevada Health Centers in partnership with Nevada Primary Care Association are pleased to invite you to an informal round table discussion on the implications of homeless adolescents and/or adolescent victims of human trafficking. The objective of the round-table discussion is to identify access barriers, available resources, potential interventions, and agencies interested in developing and implementing an integrated community-based model to move homeless/trafficked adolescents into a productive adulthood without returning to the streets or human trafficking.

CARE Coalition
Screening: The Ripple Effect
January 16th, 2019 I 7:00pm
Regal Texas Station Stadium 18 I 2101 Texas Star Lane, North Las Vegas, NV 89146
Across the globe, nearly 1 million people die annually by suicide. In the United States alone there are one million suicide attempts in a given year and over 40,000 deaths by suicide, with our military being hit particularly hard. Research has shown that for every one death by suicide, over 115 people are directly affected and impacted. The estimated financial cost of suicide is over 40 billion dollars annually.
Join in for a special documentary screening that will give hope and inspiration.

Nevada Health Centers &
Nevada Primary Care Association
Adolescent Focused Motivational Interviewing Training's
Beginner and Intermediate Training's Available in January 2019
Attendance sites/dates available in Reno and Las Vegas
Learn how to apply motivational interviewing strategies in real world practice to increase your effectiveness in identifying risk behaviors and counseling adolescents toward positive behavior changes. These MI training's include mandatory online education modules to be completed at your convenience prior to the in-person training. Up to 8 CE (continuing education) credits available upon completion of both components of the beginners course only. There are no CE credits available for the intermediate course.

Updated AAP/AAFP/ACP Clinical report On Transition Released
The National Survey for Children’s Health reveals only 15% of youth with and without special health care needs receive transition planning assistance from their health care providers. To address this gap, the American Academy of Family Physicians and American College of Physicians join the American Academy of Pediatrics in calling on clinicians to establish a structured process to ensure a planned transition from pediatric to adult health care as part of routine care for adolescents and young adults.
The updated 2018 clinical report, “ Supporting the Health Care Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood in the Medical Home ,” provides new practice-based quality improvement guidance on key elements of transition: planning, transfer, and integration into adult care. The clinical report is available online and will be published in the November 2018 issue of Pediatrics.

Get Involved with TAG to
Improve Adolescent Health
The national call to action, Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow ® (TAG) , led by the HHS Office of Adolescent Health (OAH), calls upon organizations and individuals working with teens to prioritize activities enhancing adolescents’ physical, social, emotional, and mental health. TAG identifies Five Essentials for Healthy Adolescents  all young people need to grow and thrive, and the TAG Playbook offers concrete action steps stakeholders can take.

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
PMAD Support Groups
Northern Nevada

Ashley Hanna Morgan, LCSW
Southern Nevada

Las Vegas Baby Co.
2298 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy Suite 108
Henderson, NV 89052
First and Third Monday's of every month at 7:30PM
Nurturing Nest

7693 S. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89511
(775) 825-0800

R.I.S.E Support Group
Restore. Inspire. Support. Educate.
Barbara Greenspun Womenscare Center
7220 S. Cimarron Rd. Suite 195
Las Vegas, NV 89113
Every Wednesday
12PM to 1PM
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, Suite 180
Henderson, NV 89074
Every Friday
12PM to 1PM

Healthy Mom Happy Family Show
Are you all caught up on our podcast
the Healthy Mom Happy Family Show?
The Healthy Mom Happy Family Show features key members of the community that advocate for the health and wellness of the maternal and child health population in Nevada and across there region. Listen to these amazing leaders making a difference in peoples lives and for the future generation.
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
Each year, hundreds of thousands of babies are born to vulnerable first-time moms facing serious challenges. Nurse-Family Partnership provides first-time moms with specially trained nurses to help them be the best moms they can be!

Over 40 years of evidence show the measurable, long-lasting difference Nurse-Family Partnership makes in the lives of moms and their children.
Many more moms and babies need our help! 
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. 
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.
NVMCH | Phone: (702) 616-4970 | Fax: (702) 616-4921 |