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. 
Healthy Moms and Children Strengthen Nevada
Welcome New Members
Francisco Ceballos, Regional Emergency Medical Services 
Jinsy Jacob, Nevada Health Centers
Angela Rose, City of Las Vegas
Vicki Volz, APRN
Join in Upcoming Trainings and Events
Understanding Marijuana: A Look at the Scientific Findings, History and Community Impact, and Equitable Public Health Oppurtunities

This series has already started, don't miss out on sessions 2 and 3. Session 2 will discuss Marijuana and Communities: Criminalization, Impact, and Moving Forward. This will be on November 30, 2017, 10:30 AM- 12 PM Pacific/ 1:30 PM to 3 PM Eastern.  Register here for Session 2!  Session 3 will cover Marijuana and Public Health: Opportunities for Equitable Policies and Approaches. This will be on December 14, 2017, 10:30 AM to 12 PM Pacific/ 1:30 PM to 3 PM Eastern.  Register here for Session 3!   This free Web Forum series is recommended for anyone interested in advancing health equity, including public health professionals. 
Adolescent and Transitional Age Youth Funding Oppurtunity
January 1, 2018- June 30- 2019

The Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Bureau of Behavioral Health Wellness and Prevention, announces the availability of an estimated $1,000,000.00 for the combined 2018 and 2019 State Fiscal Years (SFY) funding cycles for Adolescent (under 18) and Transitional Age Youth (ages 18-26) Substance Abuse Program Development. The Bureau of Behavioral Health Wellness and Prevention has identified adolescents and transitional age youth as a targeted population in Nevada.   

Call for Proposals
Annual Early Childhood Education Conference 2018: Guardians of the Future: Powering Up Our Profession

Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children's Annual Early Childhood Education Conference 2018 is now accepting presentation proposals. These presentations should promote policies and advance evidence-based practices that support families and enhance the optimal development of young children (0-8) who have or are at risk for developmental delays and disabilities. The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, December 1st, 2017. The conference will be at the Nugget Casino Sparks, Nevada and will be held from April 12-14, 2018. 
Learn About Statewide Screening of Newborns for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID)
December 7th, 2017 from 12PM- 1PM

The Nevada State Public Health Laboratory - Newborn Screening Program is implementing statewide screening of newborns for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID). This presentation will be to familiarize service providers and practitioners with the disorder and screening process.  This webinar is in partnership with the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory, University of Nevada School of Medicine, and Nevada Public Health Training Center.  Nevin W. Wilson, MD was born and raised in Las Vegas and will be the speaker for this webinar.  He attended the University of Utah and then graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.  He completed his pediatric residency training at USCD in San Diego and served as Chief Resident in Pediatrics. He completed his allergy/immunology fellowship at UCSD and then joined the faculty at UCSD. In 2013 Dr. Wilson returned to the Las Vegas Department of Pediatrics at UNRSOM as Chair of the Department. In 2017 he became the first Chair of the UNLV School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics.  Dr. Wilson's research has involved clinical management of asthma, the role of allergens in causing pediatric asthma and immune deficiency diseases. He has authored more one hundred publications, book chapters, and reviews.  He is participating in developing the state of Nevada's first newborn screening program for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID).  He treats both adults and children with allergic and immunologic disorders.  

The Afterglow PMADs Support Group Training
St. Rose Dominican Hospital 
February 21st, 2018- 8AM to 5PM

Ashley Hanna Morgan will be facilitating a training that discusses the facts and research surrounding PMADs in moms and dads, going over group theory and dynamics, and using her curriculum as a guide:  The Afterglow: A Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorder Support Group Curriculum. While all parents need support, this group is designed specifically for parents who experience anything that falls under Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD), such as Perinatal or Postpartum Depression (PPD) or Prenatal or Postpartum Anxiety (PPA), anxiety, OCD, or PTSD. Whether you're a licensed mental health clinician of some kind, a nurse, a doula, a mid-wife, a lactation consultant, a grandparent, a rabbi, a pastor, or a parent who has fully recovered from a PMAD, you're qualified to lead a support group with a curriculum like this one to guide you. A good rule of thumb is to have been in recovery for at least a year before facilitating a support group for others. 

Learn About a New App
CDC's Milestone Tracker App

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is pleased to announce the launch of CDC's Milestone Tracker - a free app for tracking every child's development in a fun and easy way. This app adds to the popular suite of free, family-friendly materials available through CDC's  Learn the Signs. Act Early. program.  The new app offers i nteractive milestone checklists for children ages 2 months through 5 years, illustrated with photos and videos, t ips and activities to help children learn and grow, i nformation on when to act early and talk with a doctor about developmental delays, a  personalized milestone summary that can be easily shared with the doctor and other care providers, and r eminders for appointments and developmental screening. Although it is packed with parent-friendly features, this app isn't just for parents! Healthcare providers can use it to help with developmental surveillance as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, and early care and education providers can use it to better understand their students' skills and abilities and to engage families in monitoring developmental progress. 
Job Opportunities
Part-time Child Safety Coordinator

Renown has posted a job announcement for part-time Child Safety Coordinator position if you are interested in the position or know of someone who may be interested, please share this link.  If you have any questions about the position, please contact Nicole Lamboley, Administrator of the Child Health Institute at or by phone at 775.982.7987.
Full-time Health Program Manager

This recruitment is for a Health Program Manger 1 position within the Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Section located in Carson City in the Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Bureau of Child, Family, and Community Wellness. This supervisory position is responsible for the management of the Maternal and Child Health Title V Programs.
Learn About Our Other Programs
Sober Moms, Healthy Babies

Their 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. 

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.

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 |