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Welcome New Members
Lavatta Palm, Foundation for Recovery
Amberlee Baxa, United Healthcare HPN
Kristina Jones, HPN Medicaid
Megan Schwarzrock, Early Head Start
Upcoming Training's and Events
National Alliance on Mental Illness Nevada
2018 Annual State Conference
September 20th, 2018 I 1001 New Beginnings Drive, Henderson, NV 89011
Attendance Sites available in Reno, Carson, Mesquite, and Elko

Learn about resiliency in trauma with topics that include trauma through the lifespan, psychiatric advanced directives, route 91 trauma survivors, and school based social work.

CEUs are available.

American Academy of Pediatrics
Supporting Children after Crisis and Loss
September 27th, 2018 I Morning and Evening Session Available
As the first anniversary of the 1st October concert shooting in Las Vegas approaches, many children are still having reactions to the tragic events. The anniversary and media coverage may cause children to experience fear, anxiety and other feelings they felt at the time of the shooting, or remind them of the loss or injury of someone they knew or loved. Strong emotional reactions can occur even in children who have not experienced
significant difficulty over the last year. In addition, attention to one crisis often reminds children of other difficulties in their lives—whether they be past events, ongoing challenges, or concerns about futures losses or crises.
Drawing on over 30 years’ experience in providing support in the aftermath of tragedy, David J. Schonfeld, MD, the Director of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement, will offer practical advice and answer questions about what we all can do to offer support to children in times of crisis and loss, as well as how to prepare children for the one-year anniversary of 1 October. Representatives from the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center, Clark County School District and Adam’s Place will be present to answer questions and provide information about local resources for families.

Immunize Nevada
2018 Nevada Health Conference
October 15th-16th, 2018
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa I 3800 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502

The Nevada Health Conference will be a interdisciplinary conference educating practitioners and community partners from different health professions. Plenary and workshop sessions offer cutting edge information to help support the communities you live and work in.
This year’s theme, “Paving the Path for a Healthy Nevada” highlights the importance of collaboration with other healthcare disciplines, addresses the health disparities, barriers, and challenges that continue to exist across the lifespan through an array of healthcare-related fields.

March of Dimes Nevada 2018
Women's Health Symposium Assuring Optimal Health Outcomes
for all Moms and Babies
October 19th, 2018 at 7:30am - 4:30pm PT
Suncoast Hotel and Casino I 9090 Alta Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89145

The March of Dimes Nevada Women's Health Symposium educates and motivates perinatal service providers from the state of Nevada 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 mother and baby. This year's focus will be on evidence-based interventions to prevent preterm birth, strategies to improve health equity, and risk-appropriate care.

Northern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition
Fall Education Event
October 20th, 2018 at 7:30am - 5:00pm
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa I 3800 S. Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502

The Northern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition is opening registration for their upcoming Fall Education Event. The event will feature guest speaker Nancy Mohrbacher. Up to 7 L-Cerps and/or 7 CEUs will be available

Operation Underground Railroad
Run to Break the Chain LV 2018
October 20th, 2018 at 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Kellogg-Zacher Sports Complex I 7901 W. Washington Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89128

With over 2 million children involved in the slave trade today Operation Underground Railroad has gathered the world's experts in extraction operations and in anti-child trafficking efforts to bring an end to child slavery. O.U.R.'s Underground Jump Team consists of former CIA, Navy SEALs, and Special Ops operatives that lead coordinated identification and extraction efforts.

These operations are always in conjunction with law enforcement throughout the world. Once victims are rescued, a comprehensive process involving justice for the perpetrators and recovery and rehabilitation for the survivors begins.

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. 

Southern Nevada Health District
Family Health Care Center Now Open
The Family Health Care Center provides primary care services for children and adults, including annual physicals, well-child check-ups, and sick visits for minor illnesses. Medical management is also provided for individuals with chronic medical conditions.

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
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PMAD Support Groups
Northern Nevada

Ashley Hanna Morgan, LCSW
Southern Nevada

Doulas of Las Vegas
2298 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy Suite 108
Henderson, NV 89052
First and Third Monday's of every month at 7:30PM
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 Pkwy. Suite 180
Henderson, NV 89074
Every 2nd and 4th Friday, 12PM to 1PM
Healthy Mom Happy Family Show
Are you all caught up on our podcast
the Healthy Mom Happy Family Show?
Episode 005: Providing resources for mothers struggling with perinatal mood and anxiety disorder

"With postpartum depression and anxiety if well treated it can go away and you can heal."

Anne Heppenstall LCSW, works with mothers who are struggling with perinatal mood and disorders (PMAD) and substance use in Las Vegas. Listen to how Anne is helping to spread awareness about PMAD and helping mothers feel supported in their struggles.

Episode 004: Helping mothers recover from substance use

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

Debra Bercuvitz shares her mission in helping mothers affected by substance use disorder, and the postpartum services available for mothers and children. Listen in on the stigmas that surround mothers struggling with addiction and how to communicate in a way that is compassionate and understanding! 

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
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
Approximately 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.
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