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Welcome New Members
Danielle Cubit, Nevada Department of Health and Human Services-DPBH
Upcoming Training's and Events
Nevada Health Centers &
Nevada Primary Care Association
Roundtable 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.

2020 Mom Annual Forum
Birth: An Intersection Between Maternity and Mental Health
February 8, 2019
Host sites available Northern and Southern Nevada

The Nevada Statewide Maternal and Child Health Coalition in collaboration with the
Northern and Southern MCH Coalitions will host the annual 2020 Mom live webcast forum. CEUs will be available for psychologists, nurses, MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs/LCSWs, and attorneys.
Northern Nevada
Klaire Labs - SFI USA
2795 Trademark Drive
Reno, NV 89521
8:15am - 3:30pm

Southern Nevada
Dignity Health - San Martin Hospital
8280 W Warm Springs Road.
Las Vegas, NV 89113
8:15am - 1:40pm

Group Peer Support Facilitator Training

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

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.

FDA Warns Against Use of Teething Necklaces and Other Jewelry
The FDA has received reports of death and serious injuries to infants and children, including strangulation and choking, caused by necklaces and bracelets often marketed for relieving teething pain. Parents and other caregivers may use these products to help relieve teething pain or to provide sensory stimulation in people with special needs. The risks of using teething jewelry include choking, strangulation, injury to the mouth, and infection. Choking may occur if the jewelry breaks and small beads or the whole piece of jewelry enter the child’s throat or airway.

The FDA is alerting parents, caregivers, and health care providers that necklaces, bracelets, and other jewelry marketed for relieving teething pain should not be used with infants or to provide sensory stimulation to persons with special needs, such as autism or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Such use could lead to strangulation, choking, serious injuries, or death. The safety and effectiveness of teething jewelry to treat teething pain and/or provide sensory stimulation have not been established.

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.

The New York Times
A Pumping Conspiracy
Why Workers Smuggled Pumps Into Prison
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

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
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 2nd and 4th Wednesday
 12PM to 1PM

PSI Weekly Online Support Groups
Wednesday Chats for Moms
Chat Number: (800) 944-8766
Participant Code: 73162
Healthy Mom Happy Family Show
Are you all caught up on our podcast
the Healthy Mom Happy Family Show?
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.
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