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

Welcome New Members
Melissa Argueta and Vilma Manalo Gorre

The Voice of Public Health in Nevada
Southern Nevada Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. NOTE time change!
Southern Nevada Health District
MCH Coalition Mission:
  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. 

MCH News & Updates

Connecting Public Health and Food Sector Collaborators: reducing Sodium in Food Service Settings
This Web Forum will share research results on the strategies and promising practices for implementing healthy food guidelines in hospital and federal work-site cafeterias, feature the valuable perspective from the food service director's point of view and highlight credible rationale, tools and resources from the federal level.  Click here to RSVP.

Save The Date
Southern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition
5th Annual Nurturing Naturally
Saturday, April 8
Event Flyer. For more details visit snvbreastfeeding.org

Nevada Community Health Worker Association
NV CHW is  to offering a free, online training on Navigating Health Insurance 100% in Spanish! Training begins April 10th - 17th. The training should take approximately 2-3 hours to complete and can be completed anytime between April 10th-17th. 

Este curso será un módulo en línea, que usted puede tomar a su propio ritmo, que debería tomarle entre 2-3 horas y se puede completar en cualquier momento entre el 10 de abril y el 17 de abril. Todo el material del curso y las comunicaciones serán en español.   Click here to register

Oral Health America's (OHA) Early Childhood Caries Prevention Program will partner with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Dental Medicine (UNLV SDM) to implement a comprehensive evidence-based protocol in Early Head Start and Head Start Centers throughout the state of Nevada. The program will aim to reduce the incidence of childhood caries by the age of five by providing parent engagement and education, bi-annual oral health screenings and fluoride varnish applications, working with families to establish a dental home, and case management for those children identified as high risk. Ultimately, the goal is to demonstrate that this statewide and targeted community initiative aimed at Early Head Start and Head Start Centers can improve the percent of children turning age five without experiencing any cavities - particularly in at-risk communities.
If you would like to schedule a visit or would like additional information, please contact Christina A. Demopoulos, D.D.S., M.P.H. with the UNLV School of Dental Medicine. (Office: 702 774-2545 Email: christina.demopoulos@unlv.edu)  Click here for more information

Tools for Finding Health Organizations Who Work with Special Populations
Health outreach professionals may need to quickly locate a health organization for referral purposes, partnering opportunities, to find specific information, or for numerous other reasons. A wide range of government, for-profit, and non-profit organizations provide services and resources related to the health of special population groups.  Here are a few tools from National Library of Medicine and and other government institutions to help with locating health organizations who work with special populations:

MedlinePlus: Browse through organization links, organized alphabetically or by topic.

Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information : T his resource list links to government and non-profit organizations who work with many different special populations on a variety of health topics.

Resources for Health Equity - Minority Health: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide links to state, tribal and local governments, as well as nonprofit organizations, who work to eliminate health disparities among minority populations in the US.
Exploring Community-Wide Interventions that have 
Health Impact in 5 years
Wednesday, April 26
10 AM to 11 AM  Pacific
Join Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other national experts to discuss expanding public transportation, one of the CDC's Health Impact in Five Years (HI-5) initiative interventions.  

16th Annual Nevada Child Abuse 
Prevention & Safety Conference! 
June 8th, 2017 
Henderson Convention Center
Promoting Mindful Approaches to Strengthen 
Families & Communities   
Sponsorship opportunities available! 

Travel scholarships available! Email preventchildabusenevada@unlv.edu with your name, agency (if applicable), and a brief explanation of your need.

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