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

Welcome New Members
Bryanna Brocking, Heather Engle, Beth Nielsen

NV Statewide MCH Coalition Spring Symposium
June 1st, 8:00am - 5:00pm
The Innevation Center - Las Vegas - please do not park in covered parking areas!  
Truckee Meadow Community College, Sierra Room 108 - Reno
Nursing CE's available, SW CE's pending.

Regional Meetings
The Southern Nevada MCH Coalition will be held on June 14th from 3:00 - 4:30pm.  The 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 & Updates

CDC Hosts Zika Action Plan Teleconference Series

As a follow up to the April 1 Zika Action Plan (ZAP) Summit in Atlanta, GA, CDC will host a series of six teleconferences to address the most common challenges that jurisdictions are facing in implementing Zika Action Plans.  The events will cover the following topics.
  •          Communications
  •          Vector Surveillance/Control
  •          Pregnancy and Birth Defects
  •          Epidemiology
  •          Sexual Transmission/Pregnancy Planning
  •          Diagnostics: Laboratory Capacity/Testing Interpretation
More information will be provided for each topic as dates are finalized.  CDC will send out reminder emails and topic information for each upcoming event for your consideration.  The first teleconference addressing communications will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT on Friday May 6, 2016, and will address gaps and other needs identified at the ZAP Summit, risk communication principles, and communication planning. There will be an opportunity for questions following the presentation.
Questions can be sent in advance to preparedness@cdc.gov
Partners are encouraged to share the information with their membership as appropriate and when possible, participate in groups when dialing in, as a limited amount of phone lines are available. A link to a PowerPoint presentation will be provided prior to the teleconference. Audio from the call will also be recorded and available online post-conference for those not able to participate live. Participant information is shown below.
Audio Conference Access Information:
415-228-4842 (Toll)
800-988-9673 (Toll Free)
Pass code: 2153806

Free Nurses Continuing Education Activity on  Safe Infant Sleep Now Available

The national Safe to SleepĀ® campaign (formerly Back to Sleep), led by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), now offers an updated version of the Continuing Education (CE) Activity on Risk Reduction for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Other Sleep-Related Causes of Infant Death: Curriculum for Nurses to help nurses and other health care providers update their knowledge about SIDS and other sleep related causes of infant death.
The CE activity gathers the latest research on SIDS and other sleep related causes of infant death and the safe sleep recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics into one place so that nurses and other health care providers can learn risk-reduction practices quickly and easily. In addition to providing key messages that health care providers can share with parents and caregivers, the CE activity also offers specific communication practices that health care providers can easily incorporate into their work day.
This free CE activity for nurses was approved by the Maryland Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Nurses who successfully complete the CE activity will earn 1.1 contact hours.
We hope you will take advantage of this free CE activity and alert your colleagues to its availability. Click  here to access the online activity.

The Nevada Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities Training Program 

Are you....a graduate student or health professional in a field related to neurodevelopmental disabilities such as autism, intellectual disability or Down Syndrome?
Are you...a  parent  of a person with a neurodevelopmental disability?
Are you... passionate  about  expanding your expertise  and  becoming a leader  to help those with neurodevelopmental disabilities?
The NvLEND is pleased to announce the recruitment of 14 trainees from diverse professional disciplines from across Nevada for the 2017 class (August 1, 2016-June 30, 2017).  Trainees will participate in a minimum of 325 hours of training over a one-year period that includes interdisciplinary didactic seminars, clinical experiences and leadership projects.  This training program is led by the Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities (NCED) housed in the University of Nevada-Reno College of Education, and is conducted in collaboration with faculty from the University of Nevada-Reno, the University of Nevada - Las Vegas, and community professionals from diverse healthcare and education disciplines.  Please see the NvLEND website link below  for more information and a link to the online 2017 application.
The Nevada Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities training program may be the right next step for YOU!!!!  Click here for more information and application. Applications due May 9, 2016.

Nevada Public Health ECHO Series May 10th 
12:00-1:00 pm PST   The Nevada Public Health Training Center and the University of Nevada School of Medicine present the Nevada Public Health ECHO Series. 

The purpose of the Washoe County FIMR Program is to understand how a wide array of social, economic, health, educational, environmental and safety issues relate to fetal and infant loss on a local level. The goal is to enhance the health and well-being of women, infants and their families through improved community resources and service delivery systems.

The risk of maternal and infant mortality and pregnancy-related complications can be reduced by increasing access to quality preconception (before pregnancy) and inter-conception (between pregnancies) care. Moreover, healthy birth outcomes and early identification and treatment of health conditions among infants can prevent death or disability and enable children to reach their full potential.   Click here to RSVP.

A POISON CENTER OVERVIEW: the role of the health care providers, public health, child care workers and the community at large in poison prevention
May 18th - 6:30-8:30PM
May 19th - 10:00-12:00PM
May 19th -  6:00-8:00PM
May 20th - 10:00-12:00PM

Washoe County Health District, Conference Rooms A & B
1001 East Ninth St. Reno, NV.  89512
Alyssa Guttenberg, RN, ND and Shireen Banerji, PharmD, DABAT of the Nevada Poison Center will be presenting on different topics of interest to many different members of the community, both health care and non-health care. Alyssa Guttenberg is a Certified Specialist in Poison Information providing information in telephonic consultation. She has 15 years of experience in the poison center industry. Alyssa is also the Nevada Poison Center's Public Education Coordinator. Shireen Banerji is the Clinical Managing Director at the Nevada Poison Center with 17 years of experience. They are both based out of Denver, Colorado.  Click here for flyer.

Bridging, Bonding, and Beyond: Clinical Expertise and Community Outreach in Perinatal Mental Health 
Postpartum Support International
29th Annual Conference
San Diego, California
June 22 - 25, 2016

NPHA Annual Conference
The Nevada Public Health Association (NPHA) can serve as opportunity to share resources, strategize about public health in the state, and network with our partners.  These meetings, as well as membership in NPHA is available for both public and private entities.  In addition, there is a conference scheduled for September 22-23 in Las Vegas.  For more information click here

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