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
Emily Galica, Brett Silver, Diana Collins, Antonina Capurro, and 
Stephanie Kirby
Learn About a New Program
Connecting Kids to Coverage

The Children's Cabinet is introducing a new program that is helping Nevada's uninsured individuals and families to access healthcare and support services by providing application assistance and connecting families to community resources.

The 7th Annual Liquid Gold 5K Race - correction on Big Latch On time

Saturday, August 5th, 2017
7:00 AM to 12:00 PM
University of Nevada, Reno

7th Annual Liquid Gold 5k Walk / Run sponsored by the 
Northern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition

Come celebrate the 7th Annual Liquid Gold 5k and bring awareness to breastfeeding as we kick off World Breastfeeding Week. The beautiful morning starts off at the University of Nevada, Knowledge Center. Our well-marked course winds through the University campus and after the race please stay for our great family event. There will be a children's fair, kid/family friendly vendors, post-race snacks and drinks, and a great raffle! And don't forget The Big Latch On which will take place after the race too! Free Parking near the start line in Brian Whalen Parking Garage off of Virginia.

5K Race Registration - 7AM
Latch On Registration Begins - 9AM
5K Walk/Run start time - 8AM
Kids Race Start Time - 9:30AM
Momma Mile start - 8:30AM
The Big Latch On - 10:00AM
Kids Fair - 8AM to 12PM

Join in Upcoming Trainings and Events
Join Us for a Back to School Immunization Event
UNLV Medicine Pediatric Center 

1524 Pinto Lane, Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, July 29th, 2017
9AM - 1PM

Keep your kids healthy and free from vaccinate-preventable illnesses. Be sure to bring your child's immunization records and insurance card, including Nevada Checkup and Medicaid. Immunizations will be given out on a first come, first serve basis, and while supplies last. There will also be face painting, balloon artists, and gifts. 

Correction on the time for The Big Latch On 
New Learning Module from AMCHP 
Communicating the Value of Developmental Screening 

The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) has released a new learning module focused on communicating the value of developmental screening. This  easy-to-use learning module  incorporates evidence-based practices with perspectives from physicians, parents, and the director of a Title V program for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN).

Learning objectives of the module are as follows:
  • Identify the purpose of developmental screening
  • Understand the impact screening has on families and children
  • Recognize the roadblocks and challenges of the screening process
  • Understand the role of Title V in developmental screening and communicate its value
  • Identify additional resources to assist in communicating value

To download the module, visit this site!

Cross-Jurisdictional Response During a Pertussis Outbreak: Communication, Community Partner Collaborations, & Investigation/ Mitigation Strategies

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
12:30 PM-1:30 PM (PST)

This webinar explores management of a recent Pertussis outbreak in Nevada by Carson Health & Human Services.  The outbreak, though centered in Carson City daycares, involved monitoring and educating throughout three adjoining counties.  Jurisdictional authority crossed multiple agencies and demonstrated how essential community partnerships are to outbreak management.  

Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe strategies involved in an effective, cross-jurisdictional disease outbreak response.  
  2. Describe the value and importance of community partnerships in a disease outbreak control plan
  3. Describe the application of collaborations in bringing about public health policies.
  • Featured Presenters: 
  • Dustin Boothe, MPH; Taylor Radtke; Veronica (Roni) Galas, BSN
Give Kids a Boost
Immunize Nevada
Southern Nevada Health District
280 S. Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107
Saturday, August 12th, 2017
10AM - 2PM

This back-to-school event offers immunizations and other community resources at low or no cost while supplies last. There are many important ways you can boost your child's health and safety. Making sure their immunizations are current, ensuring they are properly fitted in a booster seat, and having a trusted healthcare provider are just a few.
Community organizations will be offering free health and safety services, including immunizations for children ages 4-18. Bring the family and don't forget to bring your child's immunization record!

Additional information in  English  and  Spanish. Stay up-to-date with the latest news and future events by checking out their  community calendar  and  website!
Join NICHQ and Partners for An Expert Webinar Series on Addressing Infant Mortality

This six-part webinar series is an opportunity for public health professionals to hear experts and influencers in the maternal and child health field share examples and best practices for supporting efforts to reduce infant mortality and improve maternal and infant health. Participants will take away actionable insights that contribute to the goal of every child reaching his or her first birthday and beyond.

The first three webinars are as followed:
  1. The Residual Impact of Historical Structural Inequities: Connecting Residential Segregation and Mortgage Discrimination to Current Infant Mortality and Breastfeeding Rates. 
    • July 27, 2017, 2-3:30 p.m. ET
This webinar is co-sponored by AMCHP

2. Learning from Rare Events Infant Mortality Data
    • August 22, 2017, 2-3 p.m. ET
3.  The Role of State Health Leaders in Addressing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
    • August 31, 2017, 2-3:30 p.m. EST
This webinar is co-sponsored by ASTHO

Join East Valley Family Services for a Community Event

September 9, 2017
9AM to 3PM.
1800-1840 E. Sahara Ave. Las Vegas, NV

The event will include a resource fair, entertainment, spaces for selling your items, health services and children's activities. The spaces will be in the covered parking areas and you are welcome to bring garage sale- type items. If you are interested in acquiring spaces, the pricing is as followed: 1 space $25, 2 spaces $40, 3 spaces $65, and 4 spaces $85. All the money you collect is yours! To reserve your spaces, please call (702) 369-7098 and leave a message with your name, phone number, and how many spaces you would like. They will get back to you to confirm.

The event is open to the public for attendance as well as spaces. Come join in the fun and help support your local family resource center. All proceeds will benefit their clients and programs. Donations are always accepted!

If you have any questions, please contact: Ann Taylor 702-369-7098 or Cathy Malone 702-369-9177
Take a Free Online Program Offered by Southern Nevada Health District!

The Diabetes Prevention Program, The Road to Diabetes Prevention, is a free 6-session online program that may help you reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by learning your risk factors and making simple lifestyle changes. The program is self-paced and includes optional activities and resources to help you live a healthier lifestyle. Learn more by clicking  here!

The prevention program is available in both English  and Spanish . If you are interested in registering, click on the following links in  English  and  Spanish.  
Reminder for Northern MCH Coalition
Northern Nevada MCH coalition has changed their meeting time to 8:30AM on the third Monday of each month, location remains the same at WCHD.
Next meeting will be August 21st at  8:30AM
More About PMADs
Mark Your Calendars for Our First Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder's (PMAD) Training that will be Open to MCH members
September 12th, 2017 at 1PM with Southern Nevada Health District

This program is designed for community stakeholders to offer education and resources, promote services, and to raise awareness about PMADs. Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (or PMADs) encompass a range of mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorders that occur during pregnancy or up to two years postpartum. 

Take part in the first PMADs training that is open to all MCH members. If you work with future moms or new moms, this program is for you. Training is the first step that we can take to further provide support for moms with depression and anxiety in hopes of lessening the impact on mom's, babies, and families. Did you know PMADs are the leading complication of childbirth affecting 1 in 7 women?

If your organization is interested in participating in a training on a day other than the above date, you are more than welcome to fill out our  request form!
Inside the 'Hidden Disorder' New Moms are Afraid to Talk About

Huffpost recently released an article speaking on PMADs and the crippling effects it has on new moms. Learn more about these disorders that tend to be swept under the rug as general anxiety and the stress of being a new mom. They talk to moms that have dealt with PMADs as they discuss the thoughts and emotions that they have felt. With more light being brought to Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, the easier it will become to openly talk about with new parents. 

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