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
Lauren Raack, Nevada Public Health Foundation - NCLPPP
Upcoming Trainings and Events
Mental Health First Aid
February 21st 2020 I 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
1550 W Craig Rd Ste 250, North Las Vegas, Nevada 89032
Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to appropriate care.

When Birth is Difficult
Insights and Strategies for Perinatal Professionals Workshop
February 21st, 2020 I 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Serenity Birth Center I 332 S Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89107
This workshop is designed for birth professionals and anyone who works with families in the childbearing year, including: doulas, midwives, nurses, breastfeeding counselors, educators, activists, therapists, social workers, therapists, and support group leaders.The workshop will increase your awareness of the impact of difficult births, and how birth professionals can counsel and support families who experience them. CE's are offered.

Construction Vs. Cancer
February 29 2020 I 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Silverton Casino Hotel I 3333 Blue Diamond Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89139
The American Cancer Society and the Las Vegas Construction and Building Industries are hosting a unique fundraising event that provides a festive, fair-like atmosphere for young cancer survivors, their families, sponsors, and the community of Las Vegas. The event benefits the American Cancer Society in the mission to eliminate cancer as a major health issue through research, patient services, and advocacy.

Healthier Living Leader Training
St. Rose Dominican, San Martin Campus
Aljian Conference Room I 8280 W Warm Springs Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89113
The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program teaches you about chronic disease and various techniques to help manage chronic conditions and live a healthier lifestyle. This 2.5 hour workshop will give you the skills to facilitate the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program and Diabetes Self-Management Program to provide support for people with chronic conditions.

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Leader Training
(Attendance at all four of the following sessions is required.)
Friday & Saturday, March 20 & 21, 2020 I 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday & Saturday, March 27 & 28, 2020 I 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Diabetes Self-Management Program Leader Training
(Cross over training for current CDSMP leaders)
Friday, April 3, 2020 I 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

For more information and to register, please call or email
Victoria Alejandre at 702-616-4914 or

Southern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition
May 2, 2020 I 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Springs Preserve I 333 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107
A free and fun event for breastfeeding families, home visitors, nurses, dietitians, nutritionists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, la leche league leaders, breastfeeding USA counselors, developmental specialists, case managers, midwives, doulas, students, childbirth educators, peer counselors, lactation professionals and more.

The Nevada Childhood
Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
The Negative Impact of Lead Exposure on Children's Brains
Lead is a poison that affects the brain and nervous system and can cause permanently reduced IQ, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems. Children may have no visible symptoms of lead poisoning, but still have an elevated blood lead level that may ultimately affect their behavior and academic performance in school. In fact, the percentage of students in Flint, Michigan who qualify for special education services has nearly doubled from 15 percent at the beginning of the Flint water crisis, to 28 percent as those children have entered kindergarten and elementary school. 
Many common items contain lead including household paint found in homes built before 1978, toys, traditional ceramic dishware, and some imported candies and spices. Infants and children are especially likely to breathe in or swallow fine lead dust from deteriorated surfaces because of their crawling and hand to mouth behavior. The only way to know if a child has been exposed to lead is to get a blood lead test. Children should have a blood lead screening at 12 and 24 months, or at least once by six years old if not previously screened. If you think you or your loved ones have been exposed to lead, ask your physician to order a blood lead test at your next appointment. 

To learn more visit  and subscribe to our news updates. Contact us to schedule a presentation for your staff or if you would like us to attend your community resource fair.  

Bright Futures Family Tip Sheet
The Bright Futures tip sheet for families,  The Well-Child Visit: Why Go and What to Expect , is now available in Spanish! This tip sheet is written in plain language and is a great resource for families. 
The Well-Child Visit - Why Go and What to Expect - SPANISH / ENGLISH
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 .
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.

Go to Nevada 2-1-1 for more information

The coalition has flyers to distribute to the community, if your organization wants flyers contact Tasha Choi by email .
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. 

Medical Home Portal
The Medical Home Portal  is a unique source of reliable information about children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN), offering a “one-stop shop” for families, physicians and medical home teams, and other professionals and other caregivers.  The portal's mission is to assist and support professionals and families in working together (the Medical Home model) to care and advocate for CYSHCN by providing reliable and useful information about their conditions and caring for them and knowledge of valuable local and national services and resources.

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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