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.
Welcome New Members
Marion Hancock,  Sunrise Children's Hospital
Sarah Schonian,  The Fearless Kind Organization
Jeff Yu,  UNLV School of Medicine
Upcoming Trainings and Events
Upcoming Webinar
Supporting Families Affected by Opioids and Other Substances through Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
Thursday, June 28, 2018 1-2PM ET/ 10-11AM PT
In this webinar, experts will share how infant and early childhood mental health consultation (IECMHC) can help home visiting professionals who work with infants and young children support families affected by substance use disorders. Experts Dr. Ira Chasnoff, Linda Delimata, and Lesley Schwartz will address how the misuse of opioids and other substances affects the healthy development of babies, and how IECMHC can reduce this impact.

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Understand how substance misuse in families affects the social and emotional development and cognitive skills of babies and young children
  • Understand how substance use disorders in families affect the attachment relationship between caregiver and infant 
  • Identify strategies consultants can use to support home visitors as they work directly with pregnant and parenting families affected by substance use

Community Grants
Request for Proposals
Application Deadline: June 29th, 2018
In partnership with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation, March of Dimes Nevada is requesting proposals for Community Grant Projects starting in July 2018. Awards will be made in the $10,000 to $30,000 range for a twelve-month period. For more information, please see the following proposal guidelines and supporting documents.

If you have any questions, contact Aimee Nussbaum at or (801) 509-3170.
REMSA Community Outreach
2018 Car Seat Inspection Checkpoint Schedule
Car seat inspections are also available by appointment. Visit and click "Course Listing" to schedule an appointment. Dates and locations are subject to change. Checkpoint dates are available online at .

If you have any questions call Vickie Fisher, Program Coordinator
(775) 858-5700 ext. 6226.
No cost immunizations and other services offered for school aged children on a first come first served basis. Please bring your child's shot records.

Call FirstMed at 702.731.0909 for more information or visit us at

Supporting Our Survivors
The Fifth Annual Benefit for Survivors of Human Trafficking
August 23, 2018 at 5:30PM
Presented by The Office of the Attorney General, Soroptimist International, and the Nevada Trucking Association.

To buy tickets or to donate online, please visit

Does Your Organization Want a PMAD (Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders) Training?
In this training, your staff will have 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
Business Card Size
Postcard Size
PMAD Support Groups
Northern Nevada

Ashley Hanna Morgan, LCSW

PSI Weekly Online Support Groups
Wednesday Chats for Moms  (English and Spanish)
Chat Number: (800) 944-8766
Participant Code: 73162
Southern Nevada

Doulas of Las Vegas
2298 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy Suite 215
Henderson, NV 89052
First and Third Monday's of every month at 7:30PM
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 from 12PM to 1PM
Helpful Information
Nevada Early Intervention
More Resources, More Information, More Opportunities
Nevada Early Intervention has published their summer edition newsletter. Be sure to click the link below to read more on:
  • Attending Nevada's Early Intervention Intragency Coordinating Council.
  • Recommendations on Early Childhood Special Education books and DVDs.
  • Meet the new State IDEA Part C Coordinator for the Director's Office of the Department of Health and Human Services.
  • What Therapy Management Group can provide.
  • Activities and events for families and friends.
  • How you can make a difference in Nevada's early intervention system.
FDA warned that over-the-counter oral drug products containing benzocaine should not be used to treat infants and children under 2.

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.

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 |