NV Statewide Maternal and Child Health Coalition 
Healthy moms and children strengthen Nevada
NV Statewide Maternal and Child Health Coalition

To provide leadership in partnership with public and private organizations to improve the physical and mental health, safety and well-being of the maternal and child health population in Nevada including children with special health care needs.

Welcome New Members
 Ashley Swarowski, Kaia Bartling, and Eileen Hough
Please help in recruiting new members that can support the mission.  Attached is a membership form .

News & Grant Contact Update

Nevada Public Health Training Center Upcoming Project ECHO Training
The Nevada Public Health Training Center will be offering monthly Project ECHO web-based trainings for the public health workforce in Nevada. Project ECHO is offered on the second Tuesday of each month from 12pm - 1pm and is completely free of charge.  Link to newsletter.
Link to February 9th Project ECHO  click here.

February is America Heart Month. CDC and Million HeartsĀ® hope you'll join us in showing support for heart health by sharing messages on your digital channels that encourage your audience to take good care of their hearts, starting small with just one new healthy habit. We have included messages in the attached toolkit that highlight key messages related to heart-healthy behavior, which we hope you'll share. The toolkit contains messages for consumers and health care professionals for social media platforms, websites and e-newsletters.
This American Heart Month, CDC and Million HeartsĀ® are focused on encouraging African American men to adopt one heart-healthy behavior. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, and African American men are disproportionately affected by heart disease. 

The March of Dimes Nevada Chapter supports local programs aimed at reducing preterm birth and infant mortality.  The Chapter is seeking grant proposals that focus on educating women on how to have a healthy pregnancy, smoking cessation, and quality improvement programs that improve birth outcomes.  For RFP information and a full list of priorities, click here.  Deadline for applications is Friday, February 19, 2016.

Upcoming Webinars: Youth Engagement in Tobacco Prevention and Control (Feb. 24, 12-1:30 pm ET & March 23, 12-1:30 pm ET)
Involving youth in the tobacco prevention and control movement has been a critical strategy for advancing policy and social norm changes for quite some time. However, the current environment has required some tobacco control programs to pull back support for youth engagement over the past few years, and others struggling with how to take their youth engagement efforts to the next level.  These webinars will explore the role youth can play in advancing policy as part of a comprehensive tobacco control program.  For more information, click here.
DHHS Grants - The Grant Office is currently in transition; the following is a brief announcement and updated grant office contact information. 
  Sheila Lambert has resigned as Chief of Grant Procurement, Coordination and Management to move back to Las Vegas to be closer to her family.   
Please update your email address book for the State Grant Office contacts.  The general contact for the grant office is grants@admin.nv.gov or (775) 684-0210.  You can reach Connie Lucido at CLucido@admin.nv.gov, Erin Hasty at EHasty@admin.nv.gov, or Eric Mager at EMager@admin.nv.gov.  Connie will be serving as the lead for the grant office.  A formal announcement of who the next Grant Chief/Administrator will be provided when the person is selected. 

Summit on Youth Homelessness - Working forum to develop a collaborative plan to end youth homelessness.
March 10, 2016 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra
639 Isbell road, Suite 460
Breakfast will be provided.
RSVP via email to vluevano@renown.org by February 26th

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