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Healthy Moms and Children Strengthen Nevada
Welcome New Members
Mayra Martinez,  St. Rose WIC
May is Maternal Mental Health Month!
World Maternal Mental Health Day is Today, May 2nd, 2018.

International Maternal Mental Health Week is April 30- May 6.

The first World Maternal Health Day was launched in 2016, and is commemorated on the first Wednesday of May every year -- which falls on May 2, 2018.

The theme for World Maternal Mental Health Day 2018 is "Listen to Mothers." Together with organizations from around the world -- including Australia, Argentina, Canada, France, Germany, Malta, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, UK, and the US -- PSI has united in a worldwide effort to raise awareness about maternal mental health through a collective social media drive and in-country events. You can learn more and send information about your services or events to the World Maternal Mental Health Day website , find the WMMHD Facebook page , and connect on social media with #maternalMHmatters #Listen2Mothers.

2020 Mom in the United States will focus on a campaign to lift stigma and shame, by encouraging moms to #RockTheBlueDot and embrace #RealMotherhood with #NoShame and to join the conversation with photos and posts on Twitter. Find out more on their website and Facebook page .
Upcoming Trainings and Events
Upcoming Northern Nevada Maternal and Child Health Coalition meeting is Thursday, May 10th, 2018 .
Impact: Community Health Conference
May 7-8, 2018
The Impact: Community Health Conference is being held on May 7th and 8th at the University of Nevada, Reno. The conference will bring together frontline public health workers like CHWs, their supervisors, and other health professionals in order to network, learn about specific health related topics, and increase understanding about the value of CHWs and how to integrate them into our health systems. National and local experts will be speaking on innovative health topics like how CHWs are being used to impact health disparities and improve population health. Please spread the word to any and all who may be interested. Ready to make an Impact?

Southern Nevada Summit on Children's Mental Health and Injury Prevention
May 10-11, 2018
Join in the upcoming Southern Nevada Summit for an informative event focused on children's mental health and injury prevention.The presentations are spread over two days and attendees can register for the sessions that they are most interested in attending (morning or afternoon each day), or for all 4 sessions! CEUs are pending final approval. There will also be a reception to celebrate Children Mental Health Day.  

Join in the Upcoming Northern Nevada Spring Symposium
Friday, May 18, 2018 from 8AM to 3PM
Renown Health Medical Center Mack Auditorium
Together, the Nevada Statewide Maternal and Child Health Coalition and the Northern Nevada MCH Coalition's Spring Symposium is a day to learn about "Health Across the Lifespan." Experts in the field of infant screening, maternal mental health including NICU support groups, adolescent medicine, school health, and advocacy will be sharing new and existing health practices that effect Nevadan's in all walks of life.

Join us from 8AM-9AM for breakfast and networking with the symposium to begin at 9AM.

Participate in the annual State of Nevada Learn the Signs Act Early Summit (NvLTSAE)
Friday, June 22, 2018 from 9AM to 3PM
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Clark County | 8050 Paradise Rd | Suite 100 | Las Vegas, NV 89123
LTSAE is promoted by the Centers for Disease Control to educate parents, health care professionals, and childcare providers about developmental milestones and the importance of early identification and intervention for children with signs of autism spectrum disorders and other neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Agenda items this year include discussing screening methods across the state, results from a screening pilot study, a presentation from Good Health TV, a panel discussion with local pediatricians, and statewide updates from NEIS, NV Commission on Autism, ATAP, and Medicaid. We look forward to seeing you at the summit!

Please RSVP by May 25, 2018
Contact: Jennifer Simkins –
Watch the Archived Webinar of Suicide & Maternal Depression: Uncovering the Prevalence of Maternal Depression Resulting in Self-Harm
In this webinar, M. Camille Hoffman, MD, MSCS, of the departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine discussed national efforts to improve maternal safety, her research on maternal depression and suicide, and opportunities for early identification in health care settings of women at risk of self-harm. This presentation reviewed Colorado’s data on maternal depression and self-harm rates and discussed national data on maternal depression and suicide, strategies to address maternal depression by Colorado and other states, and also explored the implications for researchers and health care practitioners.

Does Your Organization Need a PMAD (Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders) Training?
In this training, your staff will have a better understanding of what PMADs are, who is impacted, know 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
If you are interested in receiving PMAD materials, please contact PMAD Program Coordinator, Kameron Klein at 702-616-4913 or .
PMAD Support Groups
Northern Nevada

Ashley Hanna Morgan, LCSW
Southern Nevada

Doulas of Las Vegas
2298 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy Suite 215
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 from 12PM to 1PM
Helpful Information
Join March of Dimes as They Fight Racial Inequalities to Improve the Health of Moms and Babies
Dr. Carole Ober, a geneticist working with March of Dimes to answer a crucial question-- how does stress experienced by pregnant women affect the health of their babies?

We are focusing specifically on how stress impacts black women in low-income neighborhoods in Chicago. Does the stress of facing discrimination, worrying about community violence or caring for a family cause biological changes in moms that affect their children?

Research shows it might. That's right-- experiencing disproportionate stress could actually change which genes are turned on or off in moms.

This research helps us learn more about factors that can contribute to inequalities in maternal and child health. It can help us look at how things like housing, lack of health care and financial hardship affect stress, so we can work to change conditions for black women, address complications for black babies and improve the health of all moms and babies in the U.S.

Research like this is just one of the ways that March of Dimes is fighting racial inequalities to improve the health of moms and babies.

Create a Breastfeeding Friendly Environment for your Employees
Carson City Health and Human Services has a new program to help businesses in Carson City and Douglas County support their employees that are new parents, with a new Breastfeeding Friendly program consisting of resources to provide education, information and equipment for your business and personnel, who would like to continue breastfeeding upon returning to work.

An environment that promotes breastfeeding could decrease stress in your staff as they adjust to this new chapter in their life.

For more information about this program for your business call  June Corbit, RN at
Employment Opportunity
Full Time Self-Advocacy Coordinator
Nevada Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities
Become a part of the I/DD movement in Nevada! Join the team of committed, efficient, and hardworking staff that engages in advocacy, capacity building, and systemic change activities that contribute to a coordinated, consumer and family centered comprehensive system of community services, individualized supports, and other forms of assistance that enable individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities to exercise self-determination, be independent, productive, integrated and included in all facets of community life. This position is classified as a Social Services Program Specialist 1 with the State of Nevada and is based in Carson City.

For information on the Council visit .

Questions and applications must be directed to the State of Nevada website under announcement number 34135. Please do not contact the state office directly.

Application deadline is May 7th, 2018.
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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