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

Welcome New Members
Ana Saldivar, Kim Gahagan, and Terrie Flaherty

Laura Valentine and Christina Turner receiving the Virginia Apgar Award from the March of Dimes.

  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

 MCH News & Updates 

November is Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month
Tuesday, November 1, marks a month-long celebration of American Indians and Alaska Natives. On Monday, President Barack Obama issued a proclamation from the White House declaring November as National Native American Heritage Month.  For more information click here.

Family TIES of Nevada
Family TIES is pleased to host a Parent Information and Learning Session in December on "Managed Care 101", presented by Amerigroup. 
Join us for an informal but informative session on the elements, vocabulary, and value of a managed care approach to services and supports for children with disabilities and specialized health care needs, their families and family members with disabilities.   What is "Managed Care?"  What value does it bring to families who have members with particular health care needs and disabilities?  What should you know to be an informed stakeholder as Nevada considers changing how healthcare and services and supports are delivered to our families?
Pat Nobbie, parent and advocate from the Disability Policy Engagement team at Amerigroup, will share information, listen to your concerns and answer questions.   Limited seating.  Please register early.  Snacks and refreshments served.
Las Vegas
December 7th 2016
6:00-8:00 pm
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
8050 Paradise Road 
Suite 100
Las Vegas NV, 89123
For more information and to register please click  here

December 8th 2016 
6:00-8:00 pm

Nevada Early Intervention Services
2667 Enterprise Road
Reno, NV  89512
For more information and to register please click here 

Health Resources and Services Administration
The Health Resources and Services Administration is opening a cooperative agreement opportunity to support the creation and/or maintenance of a transdisciplinary, multisite Research Network that will accelerate the translation of developmental science into MCH practice, promote scientific collaboration, and develop additional research capacity in the fields of adolescent and young adult (ages 10-25) health. A Research Network is a collaboration designed to conduct research across multiple sites, resulting in a greater collective impact.

For more information please click here and apply  here

Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence
Hanging out or Hooking up?
Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence is holding this very popular workshop designed for adults providing services to teens and teen peer educators who wish to learn about relationship abuse and the promotion of health relationships.

December 14th 2016
8:30 -12:00 pm

Washoe County School District Office
380 Edison Way (South Training Room)
Reno, NV 89502

For more information please click here 
To register click here
 Innovations International Charter School of Nevada
The Innovations International Charter School is raising funds to provide a snow day for its students who do not have the means to travel and see snow.

Click  here for flyer and contact information

March of Dimes 2017 
Grant awards will be made in the $10,000 to $20,000 range 
for a one-year time period.   The March of Dimes Nevada MCH Committee  will review and recommend proposals for funding.
Proposals due: December 2, 2016
Notification of awards via email: January 2, 2017
Signed March of Dimes Grant Agreement due: January 16, 2017
Grant period: January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017 

The Amazing Brain Series
Wednesday, December 7
11am - 12pm

The "Amazing Brain Series" presents 6 simple steps that contribute to healthy child development that both parents and caregivers can use!
Learn helpful phone applications for parents to help with parenting skills, child development, stress reducing strategies, and more!

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
Join the conference call:
Dial-in Number: 641-715-3273
Access Code: 141093#

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