Stay in the know with the Nevada Statewide Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Coalition. Meet new members of the committees. Learn about the new programs and events that MCH is involved with. Stay connected with what's important.
Upcoming Meetings
Northern Nevada MCH Meeting

No September Meeting

Southern Nevada MCH Meeting

No September Meeting
Upcoming Trainings and Events
Virtual Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD) Training
In this 90-minute training, staff will gain a better understanding of what PMADs are, who is impacted, learn the risk factors associated with PMADs, how stigma discourages women from getting care, and identify local resources and referral systems.

September 23rd from 10:30am - 12:00pm
October 22nd from 10:30am - 12:00pm
Prevent Child Abuse
Virtual Training for Parents and Providers
PCANV will continue to offer free online training sessions as a way to support our partners and families during this time. All training sessions are 1 hour and 30 minutes long with Q & A throughout the presentation. 
Safe to Sleep
2020 Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month
#SafeSleepSnap Digital Toolkit Now Available
The 2020 Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month #SafeSleepSnap Digital Toolkit is now available. This digital toolkit offers resources and guidance to help your agency/organization plan for and participate in the #SafeSleepSnap activity during SIDS Awareness Month in October. Use this digital toolkit to tailor and share your safe infant sleep messages in a fun and creative way!

In this toolkit, you’ll find:
  • How to Participate
  • Weekly Themes (NEW!)
  • Sample Social Media Posts
  • Flyer (NEW!), Graphics, and Expanded Photo Gallery
  • Sample Email and Other Language
  • How to Handle Unsafe Sleep Images
  • Before-You-Post Checklist (NEW!)
  • Additional Resources
  • 2018 and 2019 #SafeSleepSnap Rewind (includes links to sample posts from previous #SafeSleepSnap activities)
University of Nevada
The Victims of Crime Treatment Center
Expansion of Free Services
The Victims of Crime Treatment Center at the University of Nevada, Reno is pleased to announce the expansion of our free services to victims of crime throughout rural Nevada. We are now offering a selection of assessment and psychotherapy services to adults, children, and parents via a secure tele-health system. The tele-health system means that you do not have to travel to take advantage of these services. Instead, you can utilize our clinic from the comfort of your own home. This makes our clinic accessible and safe, even during the current COVID-19 crisis.  
Join Prevent Child Injury Coalition

Prevent Child Injury is a coalition of medical and public health professionals, researchers, child care providers, teachers, nonprofits, and more. Its mission is to reduce injury rates by coordinating campaigns around injury prevention messaging so that the public hears the same message from different places at the same time. They use research and communication best practices to create health-literate, high-quality online toolkits of both new materials and links to trusted sources. Getting involved is free!
Nevada Housing Division
Cares Housing Assistance Program
The State of Nevada is providing $30 million in short-term rental assistance to Nevadans experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. Funds will be paid directly to your landlord or property manager on your behalf. These residential rental relief funds are offered as a grant to eligible Nevada tenants and are not required to be paid back. The Nevada Housing Division is administering this program in coordination with Clark County Social Services, the Reno Housing Authority, and the Nevada Rural Housing Authority.
Nevada 211
App Announced
The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services has announced the release of a Nevada 211 app to help more Nevadans connect with the resources they need.
Nevada 211, a free service that includes information about health and human service programs and resources that are available throughout the state, can be accessed online at, by dialing 2-1-1 or by texting your zip code to 898211.
“Nevada 211 has been a valuable resource for many years and while people are struggling with the impact of COVID-19 on their day-to-day lives, the addition of an app makes it even easier to help Nevadans find the resources they need,” said Nevada 211 Coordinator Jennifer White. “Everything that can be found on the website or by calling is now available in a convenient phone app.”
Money Management International (MMI) administers the program and additional information can be found in the press release attached.
Available in the Apple App Store and Google Play, the Nevada 221 app is free to download.
Dignity Health
Free Virtual Classes
Monday through Friday

Dignity Health Community Outreach is offering online fitness, wellness, and children's classes.
Free Virtual Health Self-Management Workshops
 in September and October
Urban Lotus Project
Virtual Free Classes
The Urban Lotus Project is offering free live wellness classes through zoom.
Postpartum Support International
Free Support Groups for Mothers
PSI has increased the number of free weekly online support groups, and added one for pregnancy mood support.
Group Peer Support
Free Support Groups
Group Peer Support is offering a variety of free support groups for pregnant moms, postpartum parents, mental health, social service providers, support group facilitators, people in recovery, front-line workers, and more.
Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA)
Point of Impact - Car Seat Inspections
Multiple Locations in Reno
The Reno Car Seat Inspection and Installation is offering car seat inspections. Staff and volunteers will check for defects, check the installation, and correct any problems and provide education on the proper use and installation of the car seat. Appointments are also available.

Nevada Department
of Health and Human Services
Childhood Immunization Call-to-Action
As many of you are aware, we have seen a significant decrease in the number of doses of vaccine being administered to children (under age 18) in Nevada as a result of office closures and changes in access due to COVID-19. The Nevada State Immunization Program has been monitoring vaccine doses administered from early-March through mid-August and we would like to share this data with all of you and ask for your assistance in ensuring Nevada’s children are fully immunized and protected from vaccine preventable diseases moving forward.

Bright Futures Family Tip Sheet
The Bright Futures tip sheet for families, The Well-Child Visit: Why Go and What to Expect, is now available in Spanish! This tip sheet is written in plain language and is a great resource for families. 
The Well-Child Visit - Why Go and What to Expect - SPANISH / ENGLISH
Helpful Information
Healthier Living with Chronic Pain is a self-management program originally developed at Stanford University. Attend this program provided by Dignity Health and get the support you need. The program is free and held once a week for 6 weeks for 2.5 hours.
Join the American Lung Association's seven-week quit smoking program. Hundreds of thousands of people have become smoke free through a Freedom From Smoking Group Clinic which offers a structured, systematic approach to quitting smoking.

Mothers pregnant with their first baby are eligible to get connected with a free personal nurse from Nurse Family Partnership
Each year, hundreds of thousands of babies are born to vulnerable first-time moms facing serious challenges. Nurse-Family Partnership provides first-time moms with specially trained nurses to help them be the best moms they can be!

Over 40 years of evidence show the measurable, long-lasting difference Nurse-Family Partnership makes in the lives of moms and their children.
Many more moms and babies need our help!
Nevada Tobacco Quit-line
Quitting tobacco is a process. Whether you are thinking about quitting, are not yet ready to quit, or have already quit, Nevada Tobacco Quit line can help you with each step of the way.

For more information please click here
Learn About MCH Programs
Go Before You Show
The Nevada Statewide Maternal and Child Health Coalition, in coordination with Washoe County Health District, is launching the Go Before You Show® campaign statewide. The mission of Go Before You Show® is simple -- to affect social awareness and create long term change by promoting the importance of women seeing a doctor early in their pregnancy to help improve their health and the health of their baby. Women are encouraged to see a doctor early if they think they might be pregnant or before their twelfth week of pregnancy.
Go to Nevada 2-1-1 for more information

The MCH coalition has flyers to distribute for the community. If your organization would like flyers, please contact Tasha Choi by email
Sober Moms, Healthy Babies
The mission is to reduce the impact of substance use in Nevada. One of the primary goals is to prevent alcohol and drug use among women of childbearing years and women currently pregnant. To achieve this goal, they have partnered with many of the treatment centers in the state that treat pregnant women struggling with addiction. Overall, for State Fiscal Year 2013, SAPTA funded 22 treatment organizations, providing services in 68 locations throughout Nevada. Together, these providers had 11,907 treatment admissions. Sober Moms, Healthy Babies provide many resources if you are looking for help or if you are wanting to help someone else. 

Medical Home Portal
The Medical Home Portal is a unique source of reliable information about children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN), offering a “one-stop shop” for families, physicians and medical home teams, and other professionals and other caregivers. The portal's mission is to assist and support professionals and families in working together (the Medical Home model) to care and advocate for CYSHCN by providing reliable and useful information about their conditions and caring for them and knowledge of valuable local and national services and resources.

The NV Statewide MCH Coalition sub-grant is supported by the Nevada State Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) through Grant Number B04MC29352 and BO4MC30626 from the United States Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the State of Nevada General Fund.
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