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

NV Statewide Maternal and Child Health Coalition

Welcome New Member
Tonya Graham, Lauren Williams, Lanea Ariel Warren, Taylor Benedickt, Pam Warren, Susan Savage, Antonia Roots, Jessica Lamb, and Sarah Johnson

August 5th - 9am - 1pm
In celebration of
World Breastfeeding Week

Global Big Latch On events take place around the world, where women gather together to breastfeed and offer peer support to each other. Their friends, family and community join this celebration to promote and support breastfeeding. Volunteers from within the community host each location, hosting a Global Latch On event creates a lasting support network for the community. 

10am: Latch On Pre-Registration
10:30 am: Latch On Worldwide Event
11am: Healing Garden Group Photo

Join us at the San Martin campus for a morning of  fun, health screenings, raffle items, a screening of "The Milky Way" and the medical and dental mobile van.  Fun for the whole family! 

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. 

Northern Nevada MCH Coalition
We need you! If you would like to get more involved with the MCH Coalition please consider volunteering for a few hours a month. The MCH Secretary position for the Northern Nevada Coalition is open and submissions are being accepted now.  If you have an interest or have questions please let us know!     Email Coalition Coordinator for more information.

National Diabetes Education Program
The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) offers resources about gestational diabetes, which women are at risk, and what women with this type of diabetes need to do during and after their pregnancies. If you are interested in additional information to share with your patients and the women in your community, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Gestational Diabetes and Pregnancy website.

Are You Prepared for a Spring Flood?

Proposals for the State fiscal year (SFY) 2018 Child Death Review (CDR) public awareness, education, and prevention campaigns
Proposals are due by Friday, June 30, 2017, by 5:00 pm. Please note the following:
The CDR Public Awareness Subcommittee (PAS) is the group that hears the proposals and makes recommendations for funding allocations to the full CDR Executive Committee.
Subgrant projects should focus on public awareness, education, and prevention related to the leading causes of child death in Nevada.
$40,000 is available for SFY 2018. Historically, the PAS has divided this amount up into smaller awards for a handful of subgrant recipients, rather than making a single award. Therefore, it is recommended to propose a project for a smaller amount, rather than the full amount.
Written proposals do not have set format, but please be sure to include:
  1.      Program contact:  Contact information for the person responsible for the application and the person who will make the project presentation and verbal request for funding to the PAS.
2.      Fiscal contact:  Contact information for the person responsible for fiscal matters, including the person who will submit bills for the project.
3.      Project summary:  A concise overview of the proposed project, which must focus on the prevention of child death among children and adolescents in Nevada.
4.      Goals:  Identifiable goals or project areas that specify what you will accomplish through your proposed campaign.
5.      Budget:  A concise budget that clearly explains how funds will be expended for the goals or project areas outlined for the proposed campaign.
There will be a CDR PAS meeting held in July during which verbal presentations will be made to provide an overview of the proposed projects and allow questions regarding the written proposals. Applicants should plan to participate in this meeting:
DATE: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
TIME: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) * Central Conference Room
 4126 Technology Way, Third Floor * Carson City, NV  89706
Dial this toll-free number: 1.877.810.9415 Enter this conference code,
followed by the # sign: 7275872

Please submit completed proposals by Friday, June 30, by 5:00 pm, via  email ; call 775-786-1328 if you have questions.

Baby's Bounty Has Moved!
73 Spectrum Blvd.  Las Vegas, NV 89101 
(sharing space with Lutheran Social Services Nevada)
"Providing essential clothing and gear to babies born into low-income families for their health, safety, and well-being"

Nevada Community Health Worker Association
July training is now open!
Become a Community Health Worker (CHW). Participate in this free training opportunity. Strengthen your knowledge, skills, and abilities.
First in-person day offered in two locations
Las Vegas     July 13th 8:30am - 4pm
Reno           July 13th 8:30am -4pm
6 weeks online course
Final in-person day offered in two locations
Las Vegas      September 8th 8:30am - 1pm
Reno              September 8th 8:30am - 1pm

Nevada Public Health ECHO Series
Join a webinar on July 11th at 12 - 1pm PST with Judy Henderson
Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)?
What is it?
How can I help?
Judy Henderson is currently the training coordinator for the Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (NCEDSV.) She is responsible for the supervision, implementation and evaluation of education strategies that support the mission of the Coalition. The Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence supports advocacy-based organizations throughout Nevada by sharing resources to enhance service delivery and increase awareness of domestic and sexual violence issues by working with direct service providers, allied professionals and the general public.

Northern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition's Liquid Gold 5K
August 5, 2017

The NV Statewide MCH Coalition together with the Southern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition will be holding a Fall Symposium featuring Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA, a health psychologist and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.  CEU's and CME's will be offered (pending).  Look for updates through e-newsletter and the MCH Coalition  website.

2017 Nevada Health Conference
November 13-14
Henderson, Nevada
People. Purpose. Passion: The Roadway to a Healthier Nevada.
Scholarship Submission deadline: Friday, June 30th
Each year the Nevada Health Conference awards a limited number of scholarships to individuals who wish to attend the conference based on an  application submission process and guidelines .  All persons wishing to apply for a scholarship must  review the scholarship guidelines and complete and submit an application

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Reno, NV
Nevada's office of suicide prevention through a grant from Project AWARE is offering free Youth Mental Health first aid training. Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people showing signs of a disorder or emotional crisis, and connecting them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care. Anyone can take the 8-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid course, but it is ideally designed for adults regularly in contact with youth between the ages of 12-18, like teachers, coaches, guidance counselors, leaders of faith communities, social workers, and other caring citizens.  
If you or someone you know is interested contact Susan Ripsom by email at: sripsom@health.nv.gov or by phone at: (775) 687-0853

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