Nevada MCH Coalition - Membership Newsletter
March 20, 2014
Celebrating Healthy Smiles!  

The MCH Coalition is proud to celebrate World Oral Health Day, a global campaign aimed to raise awareness of oral health issues so that governments, health associations and the general public can work together to achieve healthier mouths, and happier lives!

Join us! - visit World Oral Health Day

Bridges Out of Poverty
Friday, March 28
9:00am - 4:00pm
Trepp Room
The Reynolds (Parasol) Building
948 Incline Way
Incline Village, NV 89451

Southern Nevada Immunization & Health Coalition (SNIHC)
Thursday, April 3
West WomensCare Center
7220 S Cimarron Rd, Ste. 195
Las Vegas, NV 89113

Mental Health First Aid Training
Monday, April 7
8:00am - 4:30pm
The Reynolds (Parasol) Building
948 Incline Way
Incline Village, NV 89451

Southern NV MCH Coalition
Monday, April 14
Southern Nevada Health District
330 S. Valley View, Rm. 1
Las Vegas, NV 89152

MCH Coalition of Northern NV
Monday, April 21
9:30 - 11:00am
2667 Enterprise Road
Reno, NV

March for Babies - Las Vegas
Saturday, April 26
Registration: 7:00am
Start: 9:00am

MCH Spring Symposium
Wednesday, April 30
Check-In: 7:30am
Start: 8:00am
Breakfast and Lunch Provided
Northern & Southern Locations
FREE CEU Opportunity
Registration Required

March for Babies - Reno/Sparks
Saturday, May 3
Registration: 7:00am
Start: 9:00am
Sparks Marina
300 Howard Drive
Join our Team!

Nevada's Oral Health Stats
The following stats were reported by the Nevada State Health Division in The Burden of Oral Disease in Nevada - 2012
  • 62% of adolescents aged 13-15 years have dental caries experience in their permanent teeth.
  • 32% of children aged 3-5 have untreated dental decay in their primary teeth.
  • Only 41% of children, adolescents and adults utilized the oral health care system in 2011.

Resources for Oral Health
Check out these amazing oral health resources for providers:

Member Organization Activities
Through mini-grant funds awarded to The Huntridge Teen Clinic and Future Smiles, aimed at increasing utilization of EPSDT services, over 900 teens were screened and treated for dental services and 2,085 children's teeth were sealed!  Read more about impact through our Mini-Grantees in our 2013-2014 Mini-Grant Report.

The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, operated by Nevada Health Centers, provides access to oral health care for children in Northern Rural Nevada, where care is often times limited. Care Mobile is fully staffed and provides a large range of services including restorative and preventive care, exams, cleanings, sealants, extractions, x-rays and more!

Think outside the box! For example, the Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coalition (SNIHC) incorporated dental screenings and treatment into many of their nearly 100 community immunization events in 2013, screening over 600 children for dental care needs and provided follow-up treatment for the identified at-risk. At SNIHC's events, dental screenings and treatment were provided by UNLV School of Dental Medicine and Future Smiles