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Upcoming Meetings
Northern Nevada MCH Meeting

Thursday, January 14th, 2021
8:30 am - 10:00am

Meeting via Zoom

Meeting ID: 826 7972 3318
Passcode: 088665
Southern Nevada MCH Meeting

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021
8:30am - 10:00am
Meeting via WebEx

Meeting Number (access code): 126 198 4331
Meeting Password: dMM7usWnv56
Join by Phone: +1-415-655-001 US Toll
Upcoming Trainings and Events
Prevent Child Abuse Nevada
Planning Call for Pinwheels for Prevention
January 13th, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Join PCANV as we start to prepare for 2021 Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month! Prevent Child Abuse Nevada will be hosting the first planning call for organizations to plan statewide Pinwheels for Prevention® events.

Nevada Chapter
American Academy of Pediatrics
Walk with a Doc
January 10th, 2021 at 10:00 AM
For over 4 years, the Nevada Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (Nevada AAP) has led in-person Walk with a Doc events to encourage families to learn about pediatric health topics and then go for a walk with doctors in our community. Starting in April 2020, the Nevada AAP temporarily changed our monthly in-person Walk with a Doc events for the Las Vegas and Reno communities into one, state-wide virtual event the second Sunday of every month.
For the January 2021 walk, we welcome Dr. Terence McAllister who will give a brief presentation about infection control at home utilizing the CDC’s Project Firstline and then take questions live.
Nevada Health Conference 2021
Call for Speakers
Immunize Nevada is seeking passionate health professionals to share their expertise as part of the virtual 2021 Nevada Health Conference, set for March 8 & 9. Proposals are being accepted now through December 11, 2020 by completing the online form.
A panel review with public health professionals will determine and accept appropriate abstracts based on relevancy to trending health topics and how they relate to this year’s NHC theme. Selected speakers will then be notified of the status of their submission at the beginning of 2021. 
Prior to submitting an abstract, please review the Speaker Abstract Submission Guidelines here.
About the Conference
The coronavirus pandemic has shed light on and exacerbated the health, racial, and economic inequities faced by many Nevadans. The 15th Annual Nevada Health Conference theme, “Moving Nevada Forward: Shaping Healthy Communities for All," seeks to focus on the priorities and policies needed to help move Nevada past the pandemic in 2021 and beyond, ensuring equity for all and leaving no community behind.
Hosted by Immunize Nevada, the Nevada Health Conference is a one of a kind, interdisciplinary conference educating practitioners and community partners from different health professions including: Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health; Immunizations; and Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Plenary sessions, panel discussions, and workshops offer cutting edge information to help support the communities conference attendees live and work in.
State of Nevada
Department of Health and Human Services
Notice of Funding Opportunity for
Fund For a Healthy Nevada
The State of Nevada Office of Food Security (OFS) is pleased to announce the release of the Fund for a Healthy Nevada: Wellness/Hunger Services Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). 
Letter of Intent (LOI) to be Submitted: On or before January 12, 2021, 5:00 p.m. PST Must be submitted to with ‘NOFO-FHN: Wellness LOI’ in subject line.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION SUBMISSION: February 5, 2021, 5:00 p.m. PST Must be submitted to with ‘NOFO-FHN: Wellness Submission’ in subject line. 
Any applicant who wants to be considered for funding under the Fund for a Healthy Nevada funds must submit a proposal in compliance with this NOFO. This includes any applicant currently receiving FHN funds for same programs. This NOFO may also be used for future state or federal subgrant awards should additional funds become available. 
Nevada Statewide Independent Living Council
Join the Youth Action Council as a Leader
Part-time Contracted Position
The Nevada SILC is currently looking for a young adult leader to guide our Youth Action Council (YAC) and promote Independent Living for youth before, during, and after transitioning from high school.
This Youth Leader should have the following experience and skills:
  • Be over 18 with a disability
  • Be able to coordinate youth events and activities
  • Be willing to apply for SILC Council membership
  • Be passionate about finding creative ways to promote the empowerment of youth with disabilities and give them a voice in Nevada.
  • Be responsible for managing the Youth Action Council for the SILC, including writing policies and procedures and establishing training protocols.
  • Experience with IEP’s is preferred.
  • Chair and/or coordinate YAC meetings with the SILC Executive Director and Chair/Vice Chair.
  • Be willing to travel to different states up to four times per year for conferences and trainings.
This will be a part-time, contracted position and will receive paid scholarships to attend various IL conferences across the Nation, with State-paid per diem and travel/lodging accommodations included.
The Division of Public and Behavioral Health
Office of Suicide Prevention
Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training for Agencies
The Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Office of Suicide Prevention, is proudly conducting Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Trainings. The 2-hour virtual training helps one to understand suicide as a serious public health problem, explore attitudes surrounding suicide, and identify warning signs, risk, and protective factors for suicide. After the training, the participant will be provided a list of community resources to support family and friends who may be concerned about suicide. In 2018, Nevada had the 8th highest rate of suicide in the United States. This training seeks to encourage and give the tools to help participants prevent suicide, save lives, and lower Nevada’s rates.

Continuing Education Units are available from the following boards and agencies: the Department of Education, Police Officers Standards and Training, NV Board of Pharmacy, NV Board of Physical Therapy, NV Board of Psychological Examiners, NV Board of Social Workers, and the Southern Nevada Health District.

Now more than ever, everyone has a role to play in suicide prevention. This training will help participants recognize and engage with individuals who may be quietly suffering due to COVID-19 restrictions and uncertainties.

To learn how your agency can partake in this course, please reach out to the contacts below:

Northern Nevada:

Southern Nevada:

Dignity Health
Free Virtual Classes
Monday through Friday

Dignity Health Community Outreach is offering online fitness, wellness, and children's classes.
Newest class addition is a Children's Yoga class on Saturdays. This class starts October 3rd through December 19th, at 11:00am
Postpartum Support International
Free Support Groups for Mothers
PSI has increased the number of free weekly online support groups, and added one for pregnancy mood support.
Group Peer Support
Free Support Groups
Group Peer Support is offering a variety of free support groups for pregnant moms, postpartum parents, mental health, social service providers, support group facilitators, people in recovery, front-line workers, and more.
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
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
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 MCH coalition has flyers to distribute for the community. If your organization would like flyers, please 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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