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. 
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Years from the Nevada Statewide MCH Steering Committee and Staff!
Welcome New Members
Jesselyn Johnson,  UMC
Lauralyn Shelley, UMC
Carmen George, UNLV
Lily Davalos, Immunize Nevada

Join in Upcoming Trainings and Events

Celebrate Your Choices in the New Year
East Las Vegas Public Health Center

Come and join Southern Nevada Health District, Family Planning Clinic, and THNK in their next Teen Access day event for teens 13-19 years of age. No appointment is required. 
Connecting Public Health and Food Sector Collaborators: Healthy Menu Innovations in Schools
Thursday, January 11, 2018

More than 75% of the sodium Americans consume comes from processed and restaurant foods before salt is added at the table, leaving little choice for consumers trying to limit their intake. Therefore, reducing population sodium intake requires increased availability of lower sodium packaged and restaurant foods. Members of the foodservice system, such as foodservice operators, distributors and manufacturers, influence the foods that are available and served to consumers. Other influencers include government and private entities; industry, trade and community groups; and consumers, all of which can drive demand. These groups must work together to reduce sodium content in the food supply.

This Web Forum will focus on healthy menu modifications to reduce sodium specifically in the school setting. The first presentation will feature a community-level effort to improve the nutritional and culinary quality of the foods offered in school cafeterias in Chelsea, Massachusetts through a collaborative, data-driven initiative facilitated by Healthy Chelsea. Presenters will provide an overview of the initiative's goals, activities, and outcomes at Chelsea High School, where both sodium and saturated fat levels have been significantly lowered. Then, a representative from a leading provider of food and nutrition services will highlight healthy menu innovations to improve the nutritional value of foods served in K-12 schools.

Mind in the Making
SNHD- 280 S. Decatur Blvd. 

Join in an upcoming training presented by Las Vegas Clark County Library District and hosted by Family Community Action Network.  The training is based on the "Mind in the Making and the 7 Executive Function Skills for Success in School and Life". The training is designed to help participants gain a clear understanding of the executive functions of the brain and to model techniques and best practices for helping children and their caregivers build strategies and environments leading to greatest outcomes in school and life. 

Be sure to RSVP by January 15 to Diane Money or 702-759-1319

PMAD Training in Reno
January 16, 2018

Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (or PMADs) encompass a range of mental health disorders-including depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder that occur during pregnancy or up to two years postpartum. Come and join in a free training on how to recognize PMAD and how to get help for your patients or clients.
New Sparks Training Available

Health practices across the country have limited time for staff and provider training. That's why the Adolescent Health Initiative created Sparks. Sparks are free, pre-packaged mini-trainings on a variety of adolescent health topics, designed to be delivered at team meetings in 15-30 minutes.  Join in an upcoming webinar on Improving Adolescrent-Centered Care: Training Your Team When You Don't Have Time or Resources for Training. There will be two sessions, both presented from 1:00-2:00PM EST.

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January 23  for Health Departments, Program Directors and State Coordinators
February 1  for Providers and Health Care Staff
Perinatal Mental Health Conference
January 25-26, 2018

Systems Thinking for Nevada's Future
January 31, 2018 from 9AM to 4PM

Please join us for an exciting day of "Systems Thinking" with Dr. Ida Rose Florez an educational psychologist with over 25 years of experience in helping communities think about the bigger picture in order to create effective long term strategic plans. 
We know that ensuring the success and well-being of Nevada's children is critical to the growth and development of our state. This is why we are requesting your participation in a multidisciplinary approach to creating a long term vision for early childhood in Nevada. 
This meeting is not just for those working directly with families or young children because outcomes associated with what happens in the first few years of life impact nearly all sectors including education, public health, criminal justice, social services, child welfare, and economic development. 

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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