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Healthy Moms and Children Strengthen Nevada
Welcome New Members
Toyin Adeleke, Christine Ferguson, & Brittni Lents
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Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Join us during this year's National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week as we raise awareness about lead poisoning. National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) aims to help individuals, organizations, and state and local governments to work together to reduce childhood exposure to lead.

NICU Training Institute - CNE Webinar Series
Child with Medical Complexities: Designing a Better Path Home
November 3rd, 2017 at 1:00PM ET
November 3rd is quickly approaching.  Don't miss your chance to join us for the third of four live NICU Training Institute Webinars. 

This session shares best-practice strategies focused on discharge education, teaching tools, community resource guide and at-home support for the family facing a complex, chronic medical situation.  $199  for up to 50 participants - 1.25 CNEs and 1.5 PXEs.

Marijuana and Our Health: What We Do and Don't Know
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Please join CA4Health for a Web Forum series co-hosted by Dialogue4Health to learn more about Marijuana and Our Health; Marijuana and Communities; and Marijuana and Public Health. Session 1, Marijuana and Our Health will explore the scientific information available about the effects of marijuana use on our health, the challenges in getting a full picture, and how states that have legalized marijuana continue to research and monitor these effects. 

Marijuana has been used for both medicinal and recreational purposes for a long time. Nevertheless, a full understanding of the effects of this plant on our health, and how to address the long-term residual consequences of its criminalization in our communities can remain elusive. As preparations and discussions unfold across California and other states around legalized adult use, increasing an understanding of marijuana can assist with achieving desirable and equitable outcomes.

This free Web Forum is recommended for anyone interested in advancing health equity, including public health professionals. It is made possible by funding from The California Endowment.  Closed captioning will be available for all attendees.

Presenters will include Robert Wallace, MD, MSc, Professor, University of Iowa College of Public Health, and Committee Member for the National Academies report on "The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence Recommendations for Research".  Daniel Vigil , MD, MPH, Project Manager, Colorado Marijuana Health Monitoring and Research Program. It will be moderated by Susan Watson, Director, CA4Health, Public Health Institute. 

Cigarettes, e-Cigarettes, and the Role of FDA Regulation Webinar
November 17, 2017

The Nevada Public Health Training Center and the University of Nevada School of Medicine present the Nevada Public Health ECHO Series. Dr. Jennifer Pearson will be the speaker of this webinar.  Dr. Jennifer Pearson is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Sterling in Scotland. Her research focuses on how U.S. federal tobacco regulation influences consumer behavior, specifically concerning e-cigarettes and tobacco products labeled as "natural," "organic," or "additive-free." Dr. Pearson has authored over 50 scientific articles on tobacco control topics, and published in high-impact journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Tobacco Control, and Nicotine & Tobacco Research. Dr. Pearson began her career in tobacco control as a Tobacco Education Coordinator for the American Lung Association of Nevada in 2004.

Save the Date
Mind in the Making
February 15th & 16th, 2018

Presented by the Las Vegas Clark County Library District and hosted by the Family Community Action Network --  Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs  by Ellen Galinsky. How can families and teachers give kids the life skills they need to cope in our multi-tasking, multimedia, modern world? Ellen Galinsky felt compelled to seek an answer to this question. She  has identified skills from child development research and neuroscience that help children thrive both now and in the future.

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

Fall Breastfeeding Symposium 2017

Dignity Health and the NV Statewide Maternal and Child Health Coalition in collaboration with the SN Breastfeeding Coalition held the annual Fall Breastfeeding Symposium at the San Martin campus on October 21st to a full house! Nurses, licensed marriage & family therapists, social workers, and lactation consultants enjoyed a full day of learning, and some laughter, from Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, IBCLC, FAPA and health psychologist. Perinatal/postnatal anxiety and depression, birth trauma, breastfeeding made simple and other maternal and child health issues were presented.

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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