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Upcoming Training's and Events
Nevada Statewide Maternal
and Child Health Coalition
2019 Fall Symposium
September 12th, 2019 I 8:00am - 4:00pm
Whitney Peak Hotel I 255 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501
The Nevada Statewide Maternal and Child Health Coalition will be hosting a Fall Symposium that will feature topics including perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, grief and loss, and birth trauma. CEUs are currently pending for nursing and social workers.

The 2019 Fall Symposium is Sold Out!

Thank you to Our Sponsors

Nevada Primary Care Association
2019 Annual Health Care Conference
September 18th-19th, 2019 I 8:00am - 4:00pm
Reno Ballroom I 401 N. Center St, Reno, NV 89501
Join NVPCA at their 2019 Annual Health Care Conference that will bring Nevada's Community Health Centers' leadership and staff together with other key state organizations' leadership to connect and learn. This two-day event will provide attendees with fresh and innovative educational content on operations, workforce, and policy. Enjoy abundant networking opportunities at our evening reception. CEUs will be offered.

Cause Engagement Associates
The MOVEME Leadership and Wellness Model
September 28th, 2019 I 10:00am PST
Individuals and organizations will be introduced to a leadership and wellness model that can be adapted and implemented with youth and adult audiences in educational, community, and professional settings. 
During this presentation, Dr. Graham, the creator of the MOVEME Model, will give an overview of the six core principles of the model which are Motivation, Openness, Vision, Exposure, Mastery, and Engagement (MOVEME).

REMSA Community Outreach
Point of Impact - Car Seat Inspections
September 28th, 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.

Foundation for Positively Kids
Las Vegas Lucky Duck
September 28th, 2019 I 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Wet 'n Wild I 7055 S. Fort Apache Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89148
Foundation for Positively Kids is hosting their 19th annual Lucky Duck event on Saturday, September 28th from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Wet 'n Wild. Adopt your Lucky Duck today to win quacktastic prizes including the grand prize of $5,000 cash (check). Other prizes include Vegas Golden Knights tickets, a silver duck necklace, City of Lights Helicopter experience, and a trip for two to San Diego.

Immunize Nevada
2019 Nevada Health Conference
October 14th-15th 2019 I 7:00am - 4:00pm
Renaissance I 3400 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169
The 2019 Nevada Health Conference encompasses the importance of collaboration in driving positive change across Nevada’s communities with this year’s theme, “Creating a Healthier Nevada through Community Collaboration and Change.”  

The two day conference, offers plenary sessions, concurrent workshops, panel sessions, and networking – within the areas of Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion; Immunizations; and Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health. Continuing education credits are available for multiple healthcare related fields.

The annual conference begins Monday with a panel led by Nevada Health Link. Immediately following the opening panel discussion, attendees break out into concurrent workshops featuring local and national field experts presenting on approved health topics related to the conference theme. 

Day two of the conference opens with keynote speaker from Portland, Oregon, Dr. Joel Amundson, a board-certified pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. After Dr. Amundson's inspiring presentation, conference goers head to more workshops, which focus on niche areas of interest in public health.

Southern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition
2019 Annual Meeting
October 16th 2019 I 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Healthy Living Institute
Delta Point 901 Rancho Lane #180
Las Vegas, NV 89106
Join the last 2019 meeting for the Southern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition. This meeting will be holding voting for 2020 board member positions.

Center for the Application
of Substance Abuse Technologies
Nevada Suicide Prevention Conference
October 17th-18th 2019 I 8:45am - 5:00pm
Suncoast Hotel I 9090 Alta Dr, Las Vegas, Nevada 89145
Learn more about integrating systems to promote contentedness with suicide prevention. Keynote speakers will discuss the impact on the stigma and trauma of suicide on the brain on body and opportunity for healing and understanding.

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).  

Northern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition
Fall Education Event
November 19 2019 I 7:30am - 5:00pm
Whitney Peak Hotel I 255 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501
Learn more about breastfeeding topics on evidenced based lactation support, synthesizing sucking research, and supportive techniques for biomechancial breastfeeding challenges with key note speaker Catherine Watson Genna BS, IBCLC. L-CERPS and CEUs available.

September is
National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
One in 5 children in the United States have obesity. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
The good news is that childhood obesity can be prevented. In honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, the Nevada Statewide MCH Coalition encourages your family to make healthy changes together.
  • Get active outside! Walk around the neighborhood, go on a bike ride, or play basketball at the park.
  • Limit screen time. Keep screen time (time spent on the computer, watching TV, or playing video games) to 2 hours or less a day.
  • Make healthy meals. Buy and serve more vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain foods.
  • Taking small steps as a family can help your child stay at a healthy weight.

September is
National Suicide Prevention Month

Did you know in Nevada, suicide is the 1 st leading cause of death for ages 12-19 and 2 nd leading cause of death for ages 20-44.For every teen whom dies by suicide, it is estimated 100 - 200 have attempted. One of the biggest risk factors for completed suicide is a previous attempt.
Discussing suicide opens the conversation to hope and help!

Click here to learn more Nevada suicide facts about various gender, racial or ethnic minority, and age groups.

Click here to learn ways you can take action to prevent suicide.

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 .
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 .
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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