The 2013 editions of Child Health USA and Women’s Health USA are now available online, and provide a compilation of key health statistics from multiple Federal sources while highlighting trends and disparities in some of the most pressing health challenges facing women, children, families, and communities. They are designed as easy-to-use references to help MCH professionals, policymakers, educators, and program managers identify and address key health issues affecting women, mothers, infants and children. They are produced by HRSA’s MCHB. The OWH partners on Women’s Health USA.
In 2011, the PSEP Collaborative was begun with an aim to reduce the number of pregnancies that are exposed to alcohol and other substances within U.S. urban areas. The final report of this project presents the results of the work carried out by 6 teams across the nation and tips for replicating their advice in other communities. It was initiated by CityMatCH, with funding from the CDC’s NCBDDD.
Training and Educational Resources
May 8–9, 2014
The 4th annual 2014 Making Lifelong Connections Meeting is a unique opportunity to build leadership skills and network with other current and former MCHB trainees. Attendees will work together to enhance leadership skills, network, and develop professional connections through presentations on leadership, interactive activities, panel discussions, and small group work. A limited number of participants will be accepted to attend this meeting co-hosted by the PPCs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Arizona.
Applications are due by February 14, 2014.
January 23, 2014
This webinar will cover the effect oral health has on the health of the nation and ways to effectively address access to oral health among underserved populations. Participants will learn about how the Iowa Department of Public Health is working to improve the health of underserved populations by providing access to quality oral health care. It will include a roundtable discussion on the importance of oral health and strategies and resources to effectively address oral health. The webinar will be led by Dr. Don Wright, ODPHP Director, who will be joined by Katherine Weno, DDS, JD, Director, and Gina Thornton-Evans, DDS, MPH, Dental Officer, both from the Division of Oral Health, within the CDC’s NCCDPHP.
February 5, 2014
Directly following AcademyHealth’s National Health Policy Conference, this conference will focus on the latest issues in child health and how to leverage policy, research, and practice to advance the health of children. Sessions will cover topics including the future of child health coverage, improving quality of care for children, congressional and legislative updates, advances in data and uses in child health policy, and others.
March 19–21, 2014
During “Discovery 2014: New Health Education Strategies, Connections, & Ideas” attendees will learn about innovated approaches to improve the safety, growth, development, and health literacy of children and adolescents in educational settings; challenges and opportunities in priority health areas and related Healthy People 2020 objectives; new health communication methods; and others.
April 10–11, 2014
The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth and Prevention Connections 11th National Conference will showcase the latest in tobacco use prevention, reduction, and cessation with youth and young adults. Conference topics include best practices for prevention programs, reaching priority populations, youth and young adult advocacy, social media, marketing, and messaging, and others.
April 30–May 3, 2014
“From Rhetoric to Reality: Achieving Authentic, Equitable & Transformative Partnerships” will aim to mobilize and inspire community-campus partnerships to address root causes of health, social, environmental, and economic inequalities, build the capacity of communities and institutions to engage in authentic partnerships, and provide a forum for networking, sharing, and skill-building. This, the CCPH 13th International Conference, will include skill-building workshops, poster sessions, story sessions, networking opportunities, and informational plenaries on a variety of topics.
Nutritional habits developed in childhood can influence a lifetime of health outcomes. In fact, 80% of children who are overweight between 10–15 years are obese at age 25, increasing their risk for diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. Improving what kids eat during those formative years could be pivotal in reversing overall obesity trends. To discuss strategies for improving children’s nutrition, NIHCM Foundation hosted a webinar on December 12, 2013 that included presentations from Dr. Michael Lu from HRSA’s MCHB, Marsha Schofield from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Jenny Bogard from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, and Valerie Spence from Highmark.
February 19, 2014
Advances in health policy find their foundation in academic research and are achieved through public discourse facilitated by the media. To recognize the critical role of health care researchers and journalists in improving the health care system, each year NIHCM Foundation presents awards for outstanding work in these fields. $10,000 awards will be presented in 4 categories: research, print journalism (general circulation), print journalism (trade publications), and television and radio journalism. Entries must have been published or aired in 2013.
SAMHSA – Cooperative Agreements for Community Mental Health Services for Children and their Families
February 28, 2014
SAMHSA CMHS is accepting applications for FY 2014 SOC Expansion Implementation Cooperative Agreements grants. The purpose of this program is to improve behavioral health outcomes for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families. This cooperative agreement is intended to support the availability and provision of mental health and related recovery support services to children and youth with emotional disturbances along with the implementation of systemic changes in policy, financing, services and supports, training and workforce development, and other areas that are necessary for expanding and sustaining the system of care approach, and to accomplish these goals through linkages with other health reform implementation efforts. Award ceiling: $1,000,000.
February 28, 2014
The Statewide Family Network Program builds on the work of SAMHSA’s CMHS which helped to establish a child and family focus in programs serving children and adolescents with mental health challenges around the country. To continue to improve the delivery and financing of prevention, treatment and recovery support services, SAMHSA has identified 8 Strategic Initiatives to focus the Agency’s work on improving lives and capitalizing on emerging opportunities. Award ceiling: $98,000.
March 3, 2014
The Project LAUNCH grant program requires that the population of focus be children from birth to 8 years and their families. Efforts to improve and integrate systems and enhance services should include not only those providers and settings serving children from birth to 5 years, but also those systems serving children in the early elementary grades, including schools. Applicants must identify a geographic locality to serve as the local community for the grant. Award ceiling: $800,000.
March 7, 2014
SAMHSA CMHS is accepting applications for FY 2014 Planning and Developing Infrastructure to Improve the Mental Health and Wellness of Children, Youth and Families in AI/AN Communities grants. The purpose of this program is to provide tribal and urban Indian communities with tools and resources to plan and design a holistic, community-based, coordinated system of care approach to support mental health and wellness for children, youth, and families. Grantees will focus on the need to reduce the gap between the need for mental health services and the availability and coordination of mental health, substance use, and co-occurring disorders in AI/AN communities for children, youth, and young adults from birth through age 25 and their families. Eligibility is limited to federally-recognized tribes and tribal organizations.
March 19, 2014
The purpose of this announcement is to support research to rigorously evaluate the effectiveness of primary prevention strategies for the perpetration of sexual violence. Research funded under this announcement will address NCICP priorities by rigorously evaluating programs, strategies, or policies for their impact on rates of sexual violence perpetration either: strategies that engage boys and men, or structural, environmental, and/or policy interventions. Award ceiling: $450,000.
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March 19, 2014
SAMHSA CMHS is accepting applications for FY 2014 for SOC Expansion Planning Grants. The purpose of this program is to develop a comprehensive strategic plan for improving, expanding and sustaining services provided through a SOC approach for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families. The intent is to build and expand upon the progress achieved in the CMHI by addressing the mental health needs of children, youth, and families/caregivers. Award ceiling: $800,000.