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

Save the Date!!
The NV Statewide MCH Coalition Spring Symposium will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2016.  
This year's Spring Symposium will offer CE's, an Award Luncheon, and a day of education, networking, and fun.
Two statewide locations - The Innevation Center in Las Vegas and the Sierra auditorium at the Truckee Meadow Community College.
We have vendor and sponsorship opportunities, c lick here for more information .

MCH Website is live!
Check out the  MCH Coalition website !  The new site offers resources, education and updates for both the Northern and Southern MCH Coalition while providing 
state and national resources too.  

Regional Meetings
The Southern Nevada MCH Coalition meeting has been rescheduled to April 12th from 3:00 - 4:30pm, there will be no meeting in March.  The April meeting will be held at the Southern Nevada Health District, 280 S. Decatur Blvd. in the Red Rock B Conference room.

The Northern Nevada MCH Coalition meets every 3rd Monday of the month from 9:30-11:00am at the Washoe County Health District, 1001 E. 9th Street, Bldg. B.

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.

  Please help in recruiting new members that can support the mission.  Attached is a membership form .

News & Grant Contact Update

The  Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) Program , residing within the Title V/MCH Section of the Division of Public and Behavioral Health, designated a new Sexual Assault Coalition for Nevada. Nevada has been without a Sexual  Assault Coalition since June 2014.  Over the past several months, stakeholders met to determine the need and commitment to create a new Sexual Assault Coalition for Nevada.  Stakeholders advocated that a dual coalition would work best: serving as both the sexual assault and domestic violence coalition.  The Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence will be tasked with providing training opportunities to community partners, work towards policy reform and provide a foundation for  collaboration of preventative and victim services,with the RPE Program and the Office of the Attorney General, as required for continued state funding.

AnnouncementDr. Leon Ravin, Statewide Psychiatric Program Director has generously agreed to be Acting Chief Medical Officer in the interim as Tracey Green's last day was February 19th as she accepted a position at UNLV.  Dr. Ravin is stationed at Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services in Las Vegas.  Dr. Ihsan Azzam is available to support our public health efforts, as always, in his capacity as  State Medical Epidemiologist.  Please give Dr. Ravin your full cooperation as we work to find a new Chief Medical Officer. 

Nevada Public Health ECHO Series - I n both men and women, colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death.  Although significant progress in the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer is possible by increasing access to and utilization of colorectal cancer screening tests, only 59% of people aged 50 or older, for whom screening is recommended, reported having received colorectal cancer testing.   RSVP here  to join the lecturee and interactive discussion on colon cancer awareness, screening, and treatment.

The Nevada Public Health Training Center 
and the  University of Nevada School of Medicine 
present the 
Nevada Public Health -  ECHO Series 
March 8th
12:00 - 1:00 PST

Announcing the first  Nevada Statewide Asthma  Conference  to be held on  March 11, 2016.   All healthcare  professionals, especially nurses, school  nurses, social workers, respiratory  therapists, and pharmacists are welcomed to attend this  event to receive insight from key national  and local speakers from the Healthcare  industry. CEU's will be offered.  Click here for more information.
Summerlin Campus of Roseman University
One Breakthrough Way
8:00am - 4:30pm

PACE Coalition  is hosting a training open to the public
March 21st at the Elko County Library
call to register, 775-777-3451,  $20.00

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER of Elko is presenting 
Teen Health Programs:
A Parent Workshop: THE BIRDS AND THE BEES March 3rd at 5:30 pm 
BE PROUD BE RESPONSIBLE Ages 13-18  March 9th & 10th
PROMOTING HEALTH AMONG TEENS Ages 9-12 March 23rd & 24th

Washoe County Child Advocacy Center is hosting a
2 day FREE training on maltreatment of children. Training will focus on recognition, investigation, and prosecution in domestic violence and how it impacts children. 
Thursday, April 21st 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.  
Friday April 22nd 8:30 - 4:30 pm. 
Must attend both days to receive CEU's.
Click here for flyer or to register  click here.

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