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Happy New Year!
Upcoming Training's and Events
February 12th and 13th, 2020
Host Sites Statewide
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 and is free to all participants.

This year’s FORUM theme is We CAN do More in celebration of reaching the year 2020. This year’s program will focus on the work that is yet to be done to ensure women and families receive the maternity care and mental health care they deserve. Throughout the two day event, topics addressed will include pathways to transform systems of care and access to the right care at the right time at the right price. This will include discussions about technology, employer strategies, regulatory levers and more.
Northern Nevada
Professional Circle Auditorium
10315 Professional Circle
Reno, NV 89521

Southern Nevada
Dignity Health - San Martin Hospital
8280 W Warm Springs Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89113
CEU's pending for Nursing and Social Workers
For more information please contact Tasha at
Baby's Bounty
New Schedule for Safe Sleep & Baby Basics Classes
3400 W. Desert Inn Road, #24, Las Vegas, NV 89102
Baby's Bounty has changed the schedule for their Safe Sleep & Baby Basics classes. The class will be available either Tuesday from 10:30 am to 12:45 pm or Wednesday from 1:30 PM to 3:45 PM. See below for guidelines:
  • Please remind your clients that no children under 10 are permitted. However, newborns may attend with the parent. If you client arrives with any other small children, they will need to reschedule.
  • Do not send clients to a class until one has been scheduled. Family members and/or childcare providers are encouraged to attend the class with the parent(s). When scheduling, please provide the names of anyone else planning to attend. Classes fill up quickly!
  • Once the SSBB class has been completed, and/or you (the caseworker) have notified Baby's Bounty of the infant's birth, the Bundle will be prepared for you to pick up.
  • Bundle pickups are scheduled by appointment only.

American Lung Association
Freedom From Smoking Group Clinic
Monday's, January 6th - February 17th, 2020 I 5:00pm - 7:00pm
98 E Lake Mead Pkwy Ste 301, Henderson, Nevada 89015
Join the American Lung Association’s seven-week quit smoking program. This New Year become smoke free through a Freedom From Smoking ® Group Clinic (FFS). FFS offers a structured, systematic approach to quitting smoking. 

To register please contact Richard Davis at (702)616-4915

Breastfeeding for Perinatal Professionals Workshop
January 11th, 2020 I 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
1800 Industrial Rd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89102
This workshop is geared towards midwives, nurses, doulas, counselors, and anyone who works with expectant and new families. Topics covered will be the physiology and normal course of lactation, trouble-shooting common issues, effective and compassionate counseling skills, as well as when to refer and resources. CE's are offered.

Southern Nevada Health District
Diabetes Self-Management Workshop
January 27th, 2020 I 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Heinrich YMCA I 4141 Meadows Ln, Las Vegas, Nevada 898107
The Southern Nevada Health District’s Office of Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion is providing free DSME workshops for individuals with diabetes or prediabetes using the ADA recognized US Diabetes Conversation Maps curriculum. Each workshop will provide education about diabetes self-management, strategies to improve blood sugar control, through increased physical activity and improved eating habits to help people better manage their health and decrease risk of diabetes-related complications. Facilitators will utilize US Diabetes Conversation Maps and encourage workshop participants to ask their healthcare provider questions related to their care and provide a diabetes resource list including support groups, programs, and low-cost clinics.

Workshop 1: On the Road to Better Managing Your Diabetes/Diabetes and Healthy Eating : Participants will learn the basic concepts of managing diabetes, including myths and facts, feelings about diabetes, highs and lows, complications from not managing diabetes well, the connection between food and diabetes, and the importance of healthy eating. ( 2 hours )

Workshop 2: Monitoring Your Blood Glucose/Continuing Your Journey with Diabetes: Participants will discuss the importance of monitoring blood glucose, managing high and low blood glucose, and how to use their blood glucose testing results to better manage diabetes. Also, ABCs (A1c, blood pressure, and cholesterol) of diabetes, possible medication options, what insulin is and how it works, and possible diabetes complications. ( 2 hours )

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.

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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