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. 
Healthy Moms and Children Strengthen Nevada 
We are looking for volunteers to work the MCH Coalition table at the American Academy of Pediatrics event on Saturday, November 4th at The M Resort in Las Vegas; the MCH Coalition will have a table for the full day and can split the shifts (even if you can only attend a couple of hours). Please contact Jackie Kennedy at for more information or to schedule a shift. Thank you!
Join in Upcoming Trainings and Events
Training on Employment Protections and Sexual Violence Documentary Screening
Nevada Coalition to END Domestic and Sexual Violence
Wednesday, October 11th

The Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (NCEDSV) will co-host two events for advocates, counselors, medical professionals and those interested in protecting and serving immigrant community members in Northern Nevada. 

Free Training on Employment Protections for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence
From 1:30PM to 3:30PM. Find out how domestic and sexual violence community members may be served by the Equal Employment Opportunity  Commission (EEOC). This is a free training led by EEOC District Director, William Tamayo. The event flyer is available here .  Register here!

Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM, join us for a screening and panel discussion of "Rape on the Night Shift." This powerful documentary provides an in-depth investigation into conditions facing immigrant women working in the janitorial industry.  The event flyer is available  here .  Register here!
Location for Both Events
Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center
1301 Valley Rd, Reno, NV 89512
  • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Training for advocates located in the Rawhide Room
  • 5:30 PM- 7:30 PM 'Rape on the Night Shift' screening and panel discussion from in the Tuscarora Room
Please contact Sara Hanafi at
Working With At Risk Youth Webinar
Friday, October 13 
11:00am-12:00 pm PST 

Nevada Public Health ECHO Series presents a webinar regarding working with at-risk youth, presented by Auburn Harrison, M.A. As the Executive Director of Communities in Schools of Western Nevada, she will discuss the services they do.  The group is an affiliate of the nation's largest and most effective school dropout prevention program.  Communities in Schools (CIS) of Western Nevada is the Reno-Sparks affiliate of the nation's largest and most effective dropout prevention program.They are a  501c3 nonprofit serving more than 3,500 at-risk youth at six of the most impoverished, dropout prone schools in our county. They're  embedded on the campuses we serve, providing wraparound support services to students with basic needs such as food, clothing and school supplies, they also  connect them to outside resources for other unmet needs such as medical, dental, vision, mental health, and more. They  are one of three CIS affliates in our state. They  also serve seven schools in Elko County School District and 50 schools in Clark County School District. 

Urban Lotus Project

Urban Lotus Project provides Trauma-Informed Yoga for youth and adolescents who have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Reno, Nev ada, and surrounding areas to promote physical activity and provide stress reduction tools to high-risk youth. Trauma-Informed Yoga makes physical activity available in a safe environment to high-risk youth without specialized equipment, dedicated space, or unsafe outdoor environment. It provides access to physical activity for 60 minutes often only available at a significant financial cost, to youth of all socioeconomic statuses and in restrictive contexts for other physical activity alternatives. There  pledge is to create a yoga experience where students can feel safe in their bodies and relaxed  and balanced in their minds. With core values of non-violence, mindfulness, and respect, they offer techniques and practices that help achieve emotional balance, impulse control, manage stress, strengthen the body and mind, and honor the self. They observe non-judgement and utmost support so that each individual may confidently explore all they are capable of physically, mentally and emotionally.

Dinner on the Lawn at Downtown Summerlin
Sunday, October 22, 2017, at 5:00 PM

An elegant outdoor BBQ dinner crafted by Palms Casino Resort Executive Chef Efrain Ambriz  to benefit Baby's Bounty.

Pricing is as followed:
$1,000 Premier Table for 10
$750 General Table for 10
$75  Individual Ticket

Free Movie Screening of Resilience & Expert Panel Discussion
Monday, October 23, 2017 from 6-8 PM
Clark County Library Main Theater 
1401 E. Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas, NV. 89119

Nevada Public Health Association is offering a FREE film screening of Resilience and expert panel discussion about one of America's greatest public health problems, child maltreatment. The film and our local experts will provide insight about emerging research on the long-term health impacts of trauma in childhood as well as offer solutions for prevention. Left unaddressed, children will carry health impacts into adulthood - a Public Health problem for us all. 

Watch the Trailer!                         More information.                           Register here.
KNJ Annual Awards Ceremony - Now Accepting Nominations
October 27th, 2017
Eldorado Resort & Casino, Reno, Nevada

Kristine Nagy-Johnson was a visionary and hero in our community in the arena of child abuse prevention. She passionately advocated for children and in her honor, CAN Prevent created the annual Kristine Nagy-Johnson Awards to acknowledge the efforts of community members who went above and beyond the call of duty to stop the cycle of child abuse. People are nominated in the categories of individual performance in foster care, victim advocacy, counseling, social work, support services, law enforcement, community outreach and education, early childhood education, youth performance, posthumous award, as well as outstanding program, media contribution and finally, the prestigious Donna Legg Recognition Award. The nominations are then voted on by a panel of non-partial judges. Throughout the years, this award ceremony has been well attended and the awards well received.

Nominate someone you think deserves recognition by October 6th, 2017  here!
Learn About a New Program
Nevada PRAMS
Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System

Your story, your voice. Helping future moms and babies in Nevada. Throughout Nevada, new moms are helping each other by completing the Nevada PRAMS Survey. The survey gathers information about your experience before, during and after pregnancy. If you receive a Nevada PRAMS Survey in the mail, please take the time to share your story. Responses are confidential and will help improve the health and well-being of women and babies in Nevada. Together we can help women in Nevada have healthier pregnancies and babies!

To learn more, call 1-800-429-2669 or visit us at
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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