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November 9, 2021 | Issue 4 (View newsletter as webpage)

Important News

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Recognition for SPAN's Empowering Women Project

Empowering Women in Community Leadership for Healthier Families Team was selected by AMCHP Innovation Station Hub as an Emerging Practice.


Led by Nicole Pratt, his project focuses on increasing knowledge about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) by:

  • Providing Peer to Peer Support Groups for at-risk women of childbearing age
  • Educating providers about effectively communicating prevention messages to diverse women of childbearing age 
  • Educating youth through high school presentations

Learn more about this project and other practices that improve the health and well-being of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) populations

Read More Here


Creating an Infographic

Creating an 'All About Me' Infographic can help you advocate and make it easier to explain what it is you or your child need. 

Infographics use images and small amounts of text to share information in a way that is meaningful and easy to understand.

A series of learning modules and resources have been created to help you and/or your child create your infographic.


COVID Vaccine Updates

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The US Department of Education and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a new COVID-19 data dashboard. 

The dashboard helps the public see the impact of COVID-19 on schools by displaying data on:

  • pediatric COVID-19 cases
  • youth vaccination rates
  • numbers of schools that are operating in-person, hybrid or remote.

Data will be updated each week. Much of the information is presented geographically. Data maps help educators and families understand the impact of COVID in their communities. This is the first time such data will be presented in a single location to the public.

Fall Health Summit

Nov. 13, 2021

The Black Health Matters Fall Health Summit will address the physical, emotional and social aspect of health for a balanced health experience.


Learn More and Register Here

Upcoming Events

See what's happening this month

SPAN offers a variety of learning opportunities for families and the professionals who work with them. Check out our Event Calendar for details and registration links.

Upcoming Events include:


COVID-19 Behavioral Health Policies Affecting CYSHCN:

What to Keep, Modify, or Discard? 

November 10, 2021 at 1 p.m. EST

Speakers will discuss:

  • Regulatory flexibilities that had a positive impact on the behavioral health of CYSHCN
  • Unique stressors and behavioral health needs of this population,
  • Policy recommendations to address those needs

Learn more and register

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