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From the staff and volunteers of the NV Statewide Maternal and Child Health Coalition we wish you a Happy Holiday season! Look for the next newsletter in January 2020.
Upcoming Training's and Events
March of Dimes
2019 Women's Health Symposium
Achieving Health Equity for Moms and Babies
November 8th 2019 I 7:30am - 4:45pm
Palace Station Hotel I 2411 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, Nevada 89102
The March of Dimes Nevada Women’s Health Symposium attracts more than 100 perinatal service providers from the state of Nevada. The objective of the Symposium is to educate and motivate participants to examine their practice, and make changes that will positively affect women before, during and after pregnancy and result in a healthier outcome for both mom and baby. This year’s focus will be on improving equity in maternal and infant health.    
7 CEUs (pending approval by the NV State Board of Nursing).  



REMSA Community Outreach
Point of Impact - Car Seat Inspections
November 23rd, 2019 I 10:00am
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.


Urban Lotus Project
Night of the Lotus - Art Auction
December 15th, 2019 I 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Join in on this annual event where you can enjoy a semi-formal event ncluding a silent auction of lotus-inspired art pieces of a variety of mediums by your favorite local artists, complete with elegant hors d'oeuvres and guest speakers from ULP and the community.  

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
PMAD
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 to   Kameron.Klein@DignityHealth.org .
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
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.

Go to Nevada 2-1-1 for more information

The coalition has flyers to distribute to the community, if your organization wants flyers contact Tasha Choi by email   Tasha.Choi@DignityHealth.org .
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.
NVMCH | Phone: (702) 492-8595 | Fax: (702) 616-4921 | www.nvmch.org