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

Welcome New Members
Chibudom Okoro, Justin Bennett, Lidia Larios, Brandy Gardner 
and Tina Alicea

2017 Coalition Meetings

Northern Nevada MCH Coaltion -  January and February Coalition meetings will be held on the 4th Monday of the month, January 23rd and February 27th.  Meetings are held at Washoe County Health District from 9:30am - 11:00am.

Southern Nevada MCH Coalition - The February meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 14th at Positively Kids, thanks again Positively Kids! Additionally, due to many of our MCH members being in Carson City for Children's Week at the NV Legislature, the March MCH meeting is cancelled.

  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

The Children's Advocacy Alliance, in collaboration with partners across the state, is c irculating a sign-on letter to urge Nevada Senators  Dean Heller and Catherine Cortez- Masto  to work collaboratively to protect the health of Nevada's kids by ensuring that an adequate plan is in place before there is any repeal of the ACA. We would like to get as many signatures as possible from individuals and state and local organizations before we hand deliver the letter to them. To sign on  click here  and to view the sign-on letter  click here.
The deadline for signatures is FRIDAY, January 20th. 

NVMCH is now on the 2-1-1 Website
Visit 2-1-1 website to find the NV Statewide MCH Coalition as a helpful resource under children and healthcare services.
The New Administration: Opportunities and Challenges for Prevention
Wednesday, January 25
1130am - 1pm
A panel discussion and Q&A session on advocacy opportunities to advance prevention, equity and public health.

ZERO TO THREE and Parentivity Partnering to Provide
Cutting-Edge Engaging
Information to Parents of Young Children
ZERO TO THREE and Parentivity have announced a new partnership to support parents of young children in reducing family risk and maximizing their resourcefulness.  The two organizations have agreed to share content relevant to families, and to provide evidence-based information in an interactive web-based format.  Content will cover multiple areas including brain development, early literacy, setting limits, science and math. Read full article here.

New Recommendations for Women's Health Preventative Services Guidelines
A coalition of national health organizations, led by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, released recommendations for the updated Women's Preventive Services Guidelines. These updated guidelines, endorsed by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, address the preventive health care needs of adolescent and adult women and fill in gaps or address conflicts in the existing guidelines. 

Nevada Baby Steps to Breastfeeding Success
The Nevada Department of Health and Human Service's Breastfeeding Support Program is pleased to offer your maternity center a training opportunity to improve infant feeding practices and policies. Based on the feedback received from your hospital's survey response, we are providing a 4-hour, customized training focused on the following 5 steps:

1. Initiate breastfeeding within the first hour after birth.
2. Promote 24-hour rooming-in, encouraging the family to recognize and respond to infant's hunger cues.
3. Avoid giving infants fluids or solids other than breast milk unless medically necessary.
4. Avoid using a pacifier or artificial nipple with healthy term infants during the hospital stay.
5. Give mothers a list of resources to call for help with breastfeeding after discharge, and review this list with them.

For more information, or to schedule a meeting with a trainer to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Lindsey Dermid Gray, MPH, Statewide Breastfeeding Coordinator at (775) 624-4270 or  lgray@health.nv.gov .  Read full description here.

Affordable Health Insurance
is available now during open enrollment.  Call the St. Rose Exchange Enrollment Facilitators at 702-616-4904 (bilingual) to get information and assistance.

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