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Healthy Moms and Children Strengthen Nevada
Welcome New Member
Rebecca Chavez, Renown Pregnancy Center
Willie Troy Walker,  FirstMed Health and Wellness Center
Upcoming Trainings and Events
2nd Annual Physician Wellness Retreat
Saturday April 21, 2018
Canyon Gate Country Club | 2001 Canyon Gate Drive Las Vegas, NV 89117
After the mass shooting in our state last year, American Academy of Pediatrics feels that addressing the topic of coping with crisis is an important and timely topic as our community continues to heal. As physicians, dealing with loss and pain is a part of our normal daily routine. But it's important to take care of ourselves in addition to our patients.

The objectives of this retreat goes as follows:
  • Explain the importance of psychological first aid and basic supportive services to promoting adjustment after a crisis
  • Outline the common symptoms of adjustment reactions in children and adolescents that may occur in response to a crisis
  • discuss the role of guilt in impacting adjustment to a loss or crisis
  • Consider issues of professional self-care when supporting children and staff who are grieving or adjusting to a crisis event

We hope you can join in on the 2nd annual physician wellness retreat.
Safe Sleep Webinar: Straight Talk about Infant Sleep-Strategies for Helping Families Adopt Safe Sleep Habits
National Institute for Children's Health Quality
Wednesday, April 25,2018 from 2-3PM ET
The webinar will be led by Stacy Scott, PhD, MPA, founder of the Global Infant Safe Sleep Center. In a series of role playing exercises, she will demonstrate tactics to engage families from different backgrounds in meaningful conversations about safe sleep. Attendees will walk away with language and strategies that can be put into practice immediately following the webinar.

These actionable skills will benefit all health professionals, human service providers, community health workers, home visitors, peer supporters and family members working to improve infant health outcomes.
March of Dimes
Proposal Deadline May 1, 2018
March of Dimes Nevada is pleased to announce a release of their Request for Proposals for 2018 Community Grants focused on birth spacing, education, and use of progesterone for eligible women with history of prior preterm birth, and promoting the use of low-dose aspirin to prevent preeclampsia. Awards will be made in the $5,000 to $10,000 range for a ten-month period. For more information see the attached proposal guidelines and supporting documents.

To learn of the state's priorities, click here



Walk with a DOC Kids Time
Springs Preserve | 333 South Valley View Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89107
Second Sunday of each month at 8:30AM
The Nevada Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics invites you to join us for Walk with a Doc- Kids Time, a program to encourage families with children and adolescents to meet for an hour to walk the trails at Springs Preserve. As pediatricians we encounter many young people who are living more sedentary lives, which can increase their risk for obesity, Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. We will offer a session to met with pediatricians for a 3-5 minute discussion on a health related topic and an opportunity to walk outdoors with other families and health care providers.

Join in the Upcoming Walk with a Doc

  • May 13, 2018 Foods Good for your Health: Nicolas Stettler-Davis, MD

Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, bring water, sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses.

If you have any questions email nevadachapteraap@gmail.com or call 702-285-9425 Executive Director Roberta Again.

PMAD
Join March for Moms and 2020 Mom Advocacy Days
May 6th- 8th, 2018
Washington, D.C.
Participating in the March for Moms/2020 Mom Advocacy Days event ensures that the voice of the maternal health community is heard and that your elected officials understand the needs of young families and those trying to build a family.

You should attend the March for Moms & 2020 Mom Advocacy Days if…
  • You have healed from any maternal mental health disorders or birth trauma. 
  • You are a survivor or maternity health care professional or advocate who wants to educate your elected officials about maternal health issues like maternal mental health disorders, birth trauma and near-death experiences.
  • If you have lost a loved one to a maternity related condition we especially want you to attend and want you to have your story heard.  


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Helpful Information
Nevada Medical Home Portal
Newborn Screening and the Disorders Detected
The Nevada Medical Home Portal ’s section on Newborn Disorders offers information for primary care clinicians, families, and care coordinators one each of the conditions screened for in the Newborn Screening Program . Most of the conditions screened for are rare, have no obvious physical signs at birth, and may cause permanent harm to babies if not identified and treated as early as possible. These include disorders of metabolism, hormones, immune function, heart development, hearing, and mucus formation. 
 
The Portal offers a page on each condition that focuses on how to respond to a call from the Program that a newborn has a positive screening test, suggesting that they have the condition. Each page provides brief general information about the condition – how it’s screened for, it’s incidence and inheritance, the clinical features to expect in the first week or so of life (if any), how the diagnosis is confirmed, and what the response of the primary care clinician should be, both before and after confirmation. Information on contacting the Newborn Screening program and collaborating with sub-specialists to evaluate and care for affected infants is also provided.
 
The NV Medical Home Portal aims to help clinicians and families provide the best care to children with chronic conditions. Please take a look at the Portal and use the Feedback link to let us know what you think.  
Create a Breastfeeding Friendly Environment for your Employees
Carson City Health and Human Services has a new program to help businesses in Carson City and Douglas County support their employees that are new parents, with a new Breastfeeding Friendly program consisting of resources to provide education, information and equipment for your business and for your personnel, who would like to continue breastfeeding upon returning to work.

An environment that promotes breastfeeding could decrease stress in your staff as they adjust to this new chapter in their life.

For more information about this program for your business call  June Corbit, RN at
775-283-7903.
Job Opportunity
Nurse Practitioner
Foundation for Positively Kids is searching for a Nurse Practitioner for the Child Haven Clinic. Must have a minimum of two to three years nursing experience and one year in Pediatrics. Position is full-time, Monday through Friday (8:30 am to 5:00 pm) with rotating Saturdays. Resumes can be submitted to Judy New at JudyNew@positivelykids.org or for more information, go to www.Positivelykids.org .
PMAD Support Groups
Northern Nevada

Ashley Hanna Morgan, LCSW
ashley.s.hanna@gmail.com
775-391-0781
Southern Nevada

Doulas of Las Vegas
2298 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy Suite 215
Henderson, NV 89052
702-476-8998
First and Third Monday's of every month at 7:30PM
PSI Weekly Online Support Groups
Wednesday Chats for Moms http://www.postpartum.net/chat-with-an-expert/  (English and Spanish)
Chat Number: (800) 944-8766
Participant Code: 73162
PMAD Support Group
Barbara Greenspun Womenscare Center
2651 Paseo Verde Pkwy. Suite 180
Henderson, NV 89074
702-616-4905
Every 2nd and 4th Friday beginning April 13th from 12PM to 1PM
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  Jacqueline.Kennedy@DignityHealth.org  or call 702-616-4970.
Nevada 2-1-1
Nevada 2-1-1 is a special telephone number reserved in Canada and the United States to provide information and referrals to health, human and social service organizations. Dialing 2-1-1 in almost every part of the United States will connect you to human and social services for your area. 2-1-1 services include places to find emergency food, housing and emergency shelter locations, children's services, support for seniors older persons and people with disabilities, and mental health and counseling services, among many others.
NVMCH | Phone: (702) 616-4970 | Fax: (702) 616-4921 | www.nvmch.org