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Welcome New Members
Valentina Eronini, Department of Defence Airforce
Sherry Hopkins, Well Rounded Momma
Upcoming Training's and Events
Utah Office of Health Disparities
Webinar - It Takes A Village
November 8th, 2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm MT
This webinar will review the work of the Utah Office of Health Disparities (OHD) on addressing this issue. Presenters will discuss the process behind identifying the health disparities and working with partners to create innovative and culturally sound solutions. They will also highlight the It Takes a Village: Giving Our Babies the Best Chance (ITAV) program, which raises awareness about birth outcomes disparities in the context of Pacific Islander cultural beliefs and practices.

Renown Children's Hospital
Baby Fair and Diaper Derby 2018
November 10th, 2018 at 9:00am - 2:00pm
Grand Sierra Resort I 2500 E. 2nd St, Reno, NV 89145
Renown’s Children’s Hospital will be at Baby Fair and Diaper Derby 2018 featuring information on childbirth education classes and lactation services.

Nevada Office of Minority Health & Equity
All Of Us Mobile Exhibit
November 14th-16th, 2018 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
and November 17th, 2018 at 9:00am - 2:00pm
Martin Luther King Health Center I 1799 Mount Mariah Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89106
All Of Us is a new research program from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The goal is to advance precision medicine or health care that is based on you as an individual. 
It takes into account factors like where you live, what you do, and your family health history. To get there, we need one million or more people.
Those who join will share information about their health over time. Researchers will study this data. What they learn could improve health for generations to come.

UNR School of Medicine
Online CMEs for 2018 Pain Management & Addiction Series
This series was created to assist healthcare professionals in navigating the challenges associated with treating patients with pain, and understanding and mitigating the potential for abuse and dependence of controlled substances as well as other drugs. 

Nevada Health Centers &
Nevada Primary Care Association
Round-table Discussion
Protecting Our Adolescents is Protecting Our Future
January 17, 2019 I 8:00am - 12:00pm
Attendance sites available in Carson City and Las Vegas

Nevada Health Centers in partnership with Nevada Primary Care Association are pleased to invite you to an informal round table discussion on the implications of homeless adolescents and/or adolescent victims of human trafficking. The objective of the round-table discussion is to identify access barriers, available resources, potential interventions, and agencies interested in developing and implementing an integrated community-based model to move homeless/trafficked adolescents into a productive adulthood without returning to the streets or human trafficking.

Bright Futures Tool and Resource Kit
2nd Edition
The Bright Futures Tool and Resource Kit, 2nd Edition is now available to accompany and support Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 4th Edition, the new edition provides health care professionals with an organized and integrated compilation of current forms and materials pertinent to preventive health supervision and health screening for infants, children, and adolescents.

The new online platform allows easy access to the most current tools. Health care professionals can use or adapt these materials to meet the needs of their practices and ensure they are following the recommendations presented in the Bright Futures: Guidelines for health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 4th Edition when delivering care to their patients and families.

Is your organization interested in learning about Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD)?
Use the request form below to sign up for a 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.

Please fill out the   Request Form   and email it to .

PMAD Materials Available
PMAD Support Groups
Northern Nevada

Ashley Hanna Morgan, LCSW
Southern Nevada

Las Vegas Baby Co.
2298 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy Suite 108
Henderson, NV 89052
First and Third Monday's of every month at 7:30PM
Nurturing Nest

7693 S. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89511
(775) 825-0800

R.I.S.E Support Group
Restore. Inspire. Support. Educate.
Barbara Greenspun Womenscare Center
7220 S. Cimarron Rd. Suite 195
Las Vegas, NV 89113
Every Wednesday
12PM to 1PM

PSI Weekly Online Support Groups
Wednesday Chats for Moms  (English and Spanish)
Chat Number: (800) 944-8766
Participant Code: 73162
R.I.S.E Support Group
Restore. Inspire. Support. Educate.
Barbara Greenspun Womenscare Center
2651 Paseo Verde, Suite 180
Henderson, NV 89074
Every Friday
12PM to 1PM

Healthy Mom Happy Family Show
Are you all caught up on our podcast
the Healthy Mom Happy Family Show?
Episode 007: The Importance of Baby Wellness Checkups with Dr. Jinsy Jacobs

"The most important thing that they can hear from their provider is, YOU GOT THIS!"

Dr. Jinsy Jacobs discusses the importance of wellness checks for babies after discharge from the hospital, and discusses the issues in the community that contribute to the lack of follow-ups with a pediatrician.
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! 
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
Unsafe sleeping conditions kill a baby almost every two weeks in Clark County
Unsafe sleeping conditions are due to suffocating or rolling off the bed and it happens to any demographic. These deaths are preventable and Baby's Bounty works to prevent those deaths by helping to distribute essential baby items, including cribs to many families in Nevada.

Read more about unsafe sleeping conditions here

Learn more about Baby's Bounty here
Around 3,500 babies die from sleep-related deaths every year. We can change those numbers by having better conversations with caregivers about what safe sleep recommendations look like and why following them can save a baby's life.

To help support and spark those conversations, take this video quiz that reviews recommended safe sleep practices. The quiz is not a test; instead, it is an interactive teaching tool to help health professionals engage families in conversations about what safe sleep looks like and why it is important. 
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.

The coalition has flyers to distribute to the community, if your organization wants flyers contact Jacqueline Kennedy by email   or call 702-616-4970.
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. 
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.
NVMCH | Phone: (702) 616-4970 | Fax: (702) 616-4921 |