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
Aneel Flores,  St.Rose Dominican Dignity Health

Upcoming Training's and Events
Everyone is invited!
Join in the Upcoming Southern Nevada
MCH Coalition Networking Event!
Southern Nevada Health District, Red Rock Conference Room
280 S. Decatur Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89107
Tuesday, August 14th from 8:30am - 10:00am
Click here for the flier
Please click here for the Spanish flier
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD) Training in Elko
Register for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD) Training in Elko, Nevada
Elko Chamber of Commerce
1405 Idaho Street
Elko, NV 89801
Friday, August 24th from 10:00am - 11:30am
Join us for an awareness training for community health professionals to enable you to discuss PMAD and help screen, identify and refer clients to local resources.
If you have any questions, please call 775-934-0007 or email, .

The Nevada Institute for Children's Research & Policy and Children's Advocacy Alliance
Systems Thinking for Nevada's Future
November 7th, 2018

The Nevada Institute for Children's Research & Policy and the Children's Advocacy Alliance will present to help Nevada's Early Childhood professionals think differently of ways to improve systems for children and families. Attend this meeting to keep up with the progress made so far.

Global Big Latch On events take place at registered locations around the world, where women gather together to breastfeed and offer peer support to each other
Southern Nevada
Join in the 2nd Annual Big Latch On!
Saturday, August 4th, 2018 from 9AM to NOON
Friends, family and the Southern Nevada community can join this celebration to promote and support breastfeeding; volunteers from within the community host each location, hosting a Global Big Latch On event creates a lasting support network for the community!

Bring the whole family for a morning filled with free, fun activities, crafts, raffles, food, entertainment and music provided by a kid DJ, and more!
Thank you to all of our supporters!
Other Southern Nevada Latch On Locations
Northern Nevada
Northern Nevada is proud to present the 8th Annual Liquid Gold 5K!
August 4th, 7AM- NOON
The 8th Annual Liquid Gold 5k is right around the corner. There are many opportunities to get involved. The NNBC is asking its members to help out by attending meetings, collecting raffle prizes, and signing up to volunteer or race!

The LG5k Planning Committee meets twice a month. If you are interested in participating please attend one of the meetings! For a full schedule of meetings you can visit our  website calendar  or head to the LG5k Facebook Page .

If you can attend only one meeting, the Committee asks that you join us July 26th at 5:30 at the Nurturing Nest. We will be stuffing swag bags for the Big Latch On and prepping registration packets for early pick up for the LG5k. Dinner will be provided and family is welcome!
Sign Up to Race!
Head to our  event page to sign up.

Collect Raffle Prizes!
The more the merrier! Use the attached letter to reach out to your favorite family-friendly and breastfeeding-friendly businesses. We are asking each Coalition member to try and collect one raffle prize, gift basket, or gift card.

There will be a children’s fair, family friendly vendors, post-race snacks and drinks, and a great raffle! Don’t forget The Big Latch On which will take place after the race too! There will be fun Latch On swag bags too.

For a full schedule, parking information, course information and more, please visit the NVMCH website!

Carson City
Please Join in for the Big Latch On!
August 3rd from 9AM to NOON
Moms and their support team of friends and families are encouraged to attend! Moms feeding their babies pumped breast milk are welcome to participate too. This is a free event and there will be swag bags will be offered while supplies last.

Elko City
Please join us for the Big Latch On-Elko City event. This is a global event that pairs mothers with their nurslings in breastfeeding for 1 minute. Elko City participants are tallied and combined with numbers of nursing pairs from across the globe. Moms and their support team of friends and family are encouraged to attend!
Moms feeding their babies pumped breastmilk are welcomed to participate too.
This is a free event!

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

Doulas of Las Vegas
2298 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy Suite 108
Henderson, NV 89052
First and Third Monday's of every month at 7:30PM
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 Pkwy. Suite 180
Henderson, NV 89074
Every 2nd and 4th Friday, 2PM to 1PM
Healthy Mom Happy Family Show
Are you all caught up on our podcast
the Healthy Mom Happy Family Show?
Episode 003: Providing comfort & quality of life for medically fragile children

Fred Schultz and Michelle Gorelow talk about the Positively Kids foundation! Learn about what Positively Kids does for medically fragile children and the amazing programs they hope to start for children with autism and how you can help the foundation continue to care for these children!

Episode 004: Helping mothers recover from substance use

Debra Bercuvitz shares her mission in helping mothers are experiencing substance disorder use , and the postpartum services available for mothers and children. Listen in on the stigmas that surround mothers struggling with addiction and how to communicate in a way that is compassionate and understanding!
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.

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. 
Help prevent drowning with the three P's!
1.Patrol: Always designate an adult to actively watch children in the water, including in pools, bathtubs, or other bodies of water.

2.Protect: Install barriers between your home and pool to ensure safety, including fences, door alarms, locks and spa safety covers. Lock doggie doors so that children can’t crawl through them.

3.Prepare: Create a water safety plan for your family. Enroll children in swimming lessons, take adult CPR classes and be sure to equip your pool with life jackets, personal flotation devices and rescue tools. If an emergency happens, have a telephone nearby to call 911.

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 |