Nevada MCH Coalition - Membership Newsletter
June 24, 2014
"This cause of early childhood development is close to both our hearts.  It is true we are both mothers, and maybe that gives us a particular perspective.  But it's also because as leaders in our respective nations, we have seen how important it it to tend to our very youngest citizens."
 - Hillary Clinton, speaking of the importance of early childhood 
development on behalf of herself and Liu Yandong, 
Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China
Learn more!  Download the MCH Coalition's Early Childhood Development FACTSHEET.


UPCOMING EVENTS
"The Raising of America"
Documentary Screening
Wednesday, June 25
5:30 - 8pm
SOUTHERN NV:
Innevation Center
6795 Edmond Street
Las Vegas, NV
NORTHERN NV:
University of Nevada, Reno
Center of Molecular Medicine, Rm 111
1664 N. Virginia Street
  
Pre-Pregnancy & Pregnancy Focus Group
5-6:30pm
Access to Healthcare Network
4001 S. Virginia Street, Suite F

Mental Health First Aid
Friday, July 18
8:00am - 5:00pm

"Hanging Out or Hooking Up"
Train the Trainer Event
Thursday, July 24
9:00am - 4:00pm
United Way of Southern Nevada
5830 West Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV
*Please contact 775.828.9911 or Judyh@nnadv.org
  
FASD Diagnosis, Prevalence, and Resources
Friday, July 25
8:00am - 5:00pm
CARSON CITY LOCATION
4150 Technology Way, Rm 303
Carson City, NV
LAS VEGAS VIRTUAL SITE
To be determined
  
Walk in Memory, Walk for Hope
Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention
Saturday, September 13
8:00am
Bob Miller Middle School
2400 Cozy Hill Circle
Henderson, NV 89052
  
NPHA Annual Conference
UNLV - Las Vegas
September 25-26
  
Nevada Health Conference
Reno, NV
October 20-22
  
March of Dimes Symposium
November 8
Save the date, registration information coming soon!

The Raising of America
The Raising of America, by the producers of UNNATURAL CAUSES: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?, is an ambitious documentary series that seeks to reframe the way we look at early child health and development.  It illustrates how a strong start for all our kids leads not only to better individual life course outcomes (learning, earning, and physical and mental health) but also to a healthier, safer, better educated, more prosperous and equitable nation.

The Raising of America is being created in the context of a national Public Engagement Campaign to expand the debate about what we as a society can - and should - do to ensure every infant has an equal opportunity childhood. 
 
Join the MCH Coalition on Wednesday as we screen The Raising of America.  Screening locations are available in Las Vegas and Reno!  Register HERE

Strong Start for Children Campaign
The Strong Start for Children- Building America's Future Campaign is a nationwide effort to encourage increased federal early childhood investments.  The Campaign also seeks to support the President's Preschool Proposal, an initiative which would expand access to high-quality early learning opportunities for low-and moderate-income children and families. 

The Campaign has three goals:  1) increase public awareness about the importance of the early years to a child's success in school and in life  2) build support among public officials for greater investments in early learning  3) expand the voices of support for young children and their families.
  
Want to learn more and get involved? Download the Toolkit for Early Learning Advocates..
 
About ZERO TO THREE
ZERO TO THREE is a national nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers. Their mission is to promote the health and development of infants and toddlers through translating research and knowledge into a range of practical tools and resources for use by the adults who influence the lives of young children.
  
Early Experience Matters. Learn more with the Guide to Improved Policies for Infants and Toddlers.