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Welcome New Members
Erick Lopez, UNLV-Department of Sociology
Upcoming Training's and Events
Nevada Health Plan of Nevada
Medicine on the Move
March Calendar
This Southwest Medical has partnered with Health Plan of Nevada and Sierra Health and Life to bring convenient care to communities in Nevada. Services offered include adult care, pediatric care, wellness appointments, and education.

Group Peer Support Facilitator Training
San Martin Campus
Learn how to help parents navigate the challenges of parenting in a supportive, inclusive and empowering group experience.
This training welcomes professionals and community leaders who serve and reflect diverse communities including fathers, mothers and gender non-conforming parents; parents who are facing the challenges of new parenting including perinatal emotional complications, addiction, incarceration, racism and other oppression, as well as parents from diverse traditions and cultures. Join us in bringing GPS for Parents© to your community!
2 Day Group Facilitator Training
March 5 &6, 2019 I 8:30am - 5:30pm
8280 W Warm Springs Rd, Las Vegas NV, 89113

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Curriculum Training
March 7, 2019 I 9:00am - 5:00pm
8280 W Warm Springs Rd
Las Vegas NV, 89113

Nevada Chronic Disease Summit
Propelling Innovative Strategies to Control Chronic Disease
March 13th-14th, 2019
Whitney Peak Hotel,255 N Virginia St, Reno NV 89501
This two-day Summit will focus on statewide and local efforts related to preventing, controlling, and managing Chronic Disease in Nevada. The summit will showcase successes in the fight against Chronic Disease issues as well as the innovative and successful programs being developed and implemented in our state. The Summit will provide insights into the accomplishments of statewide, local community-based, and healthcare organizations that are organizing efforts to control Chronic Disease. 

Remsa Community Outreach
Car Seat Inspection Checkpoint
March 16th, 2019 I 9:00am
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, 1715 Kuenzli St, Reno NV 89502
The Remsa Community Outreach is offering car seat inspection throughout the year in Northern Nevada. Car seat inspections are also available by appointment.

Southern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition
7th Annual Nurturing Naturally
April 13th, 2019 I 10:00am-2:00pm
Springs Preserve, 333 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas NV 89107
The Southern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition will be hosting their 7th annual Nurturing Naturally event. This breastfeeding resource fair is free and open to the public.

Southern Nevada Health District
Baby Fest Immunizations & Health Fair
May 3rd, 2019 I 11:00am-4:00pm
Las Vegas
The Southern Nevada Health District, Immunize Nevada, and other partner organizations are again coming together to present a health fair for babies and their families during National Infant Immunization Week.

For a vendor table during the health fair, contact Rosanna Silva-Minnich at or (702)759-0874.

Teen Success INC
Empowering Teen Mothers, Transforming Lives
Young Successful Moms Stick Together
Young mothers who are pregnant for the first time or have one child may be eligible to join the program to learn new parenting skills, assistance to continue education, and gain fun experiences with peers.

Nevada Childhood
Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
The Nevada Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (NvCLPPP) aims to eliminate one of the most preventable environmental outcomes in children – lead poisoning.
Many people think that lead exposure is not a problem in Western states like Nevada because much of our housing is newer. However, older homes exist in our state, and lead exposure may come from many other sources, such as imported spices, toys, jewelry, cultural items, and parents whose occupations or hobbies may bring lead into the home.
Lead exposure can result in lower IQ and impulse control, slowed growth and development, and hearing and speech problems. Often times a child may have no symptoms. Therefore, it’s important that children get tested at 12 and 24 months, or at least once before they turn six. We want all children to have the opportunity to start school ready to learn and to succeed.

Health Plan of Nevada
Pregnancy and New Baby Support App
Health Plan of Nevada is now offering a free app called Tummy2Toddler to its medicaid members. The app allows mothers to monitor pregnancy milestones and development to two years old.

Health Plan of Nevada is also offering a incentive program for their Medicaid members encouraging prenatal and postpartum care.

Health Plan of Nevada
Flu Shot Facts & What It Means If You're Pregnant
In 2017-2018 an estimated 900,000 people were hospitalized and almost 80,000 deaths occurred in the U.S. from the flu and flu-related conditions.
Getting the flu can cause serious problems when you are pregnant. Even if you are generally healthy, changes in immune, heart, and lung functions during pregnancy make you more likely to get severely ill from flu. Pregnant women who get flu are at high risk of developing serious illness, including being hospitalized.

The Center for Breastfeeding
Lactation Counselor Training Course & CLC Certification Exam
July 29th-August 2nd 2019 I 8:15am-4:30pm
Las Vegas
The Lactation Counselor Training Course is a comprehensive, evidence based, breastfeeding management course with a strong focus on clinical counseling and assessment skills. Participants build on theoretical foundations to gain practical skills and verify competency as well as optimizing their ability to solve basic and complex clinical breastfeeding issues. This college level course prepares participants for professional work in the hospital, in public health, and community settings.

The Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) is the premier national certification in Lactation Management for the United States. CLC certification holders have demonstrated competence in the clinical lactation skills and knowledge that are essential to help breastfeeding families. CLCs can provide assessment, counseling, and interventions for optimal and sub-optimal breastfeeding. The CDC refers to CLCs as lactation professionals who are members of the health care team (2014 Breastfeeding Report Card). Research has shown that the education required of CLCs prior to certification is associated with improved breastfeeding exclusivity and duration. The Certified Lactation Counselor
Certification is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) based on the ISO/ IEC 17024 standard.

Health Program Manager Opening at the
State of Nevada
Department of Health Human Services
This recruitment is for a Health Program Manger 1 position within the Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Section located in Carson City in the Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Bureau of Child, Family, and Community Wellness. This supervisory position is responsible for the management of the Maternal and Child Health Title V Programs. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, extensive grant writing and reporting; grant fiscal management, oversight and reporting; first point of contact with federal partners including, but not limited to, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) program officers relating to adherence to programmatic reporting and presentations; coordination of technical assistance with key stakeholders, including quarterly advisory boards; implementation of evidenced-based practices in the maternal, infant, children- including children and youth with special health care needs- and adolescent populations. This position provides leadership and vision to the Maternal and Child Health Title V Program in a collaborative manner with both internal and external programs and agencies.

Final Recommendation Statement:
Interventions to Prevent Perinatal Depression
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released a final recommendation statement on interventions to prevent perinatal depression. The Task Force found that counseling can help prevent perinatal depression in persons at increased risk. 

Applications Now Open For Clinical Scholars
Collaborate with health care providers from diverse disciplines—from dentists and pharmacists to veterinarians and occupational therapists—to take on the most pressing health issues in your community. Enhance your leadership skills and join a growing national network of innovative thinkers.

Cross-disciplinary teams of two to five people may apply for this three-year leadership program. Teams receive grant funding up to $525,000 over three years for a project they design and complete together.
Clinical Scholars is for health professionals who want to take their leadership skills to the next level while helping to build health equity in their communities. Applications are due March 13th, 2019.

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 to .

PMAD Materials Available
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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! 
Nevada Tobacco Quit-line
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
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 Tasha Choi 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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