Redesigned Training Center
Stopbullying.gov has redesigned its Bullying Prevention Training Center with:
- Training module to get you started
- Community Action Toolkit (3.35MB PDF)
- Video discussing 5 bullying prevention misdirections
- Infographic on bullying facts (666k PDF)
- 11 new user guides
All of these resources were designed to help you drive action and change on the local level. Read the blog post on what's new . All resources are available in English and Spanish.
The NAHIC and the CAHL have partnered to examine the ACA's impact on adolescents and young adults: homeless youth, foster youth, and those in the juvenile justice and criminal justice systems. NAHIC and CAHL have created a variety of resources highlighting the challenges these populations face in accessing health care and services, including:
- Prezi: "Implementing the ACA: How Much Will it Help Vulnerable Adolescents and Young Adults?"
- Policy brief (461k PDF)
- Fact sheet (281k PDF)
- Infographic: "Vulnerable Populations and the ACA"
Fall Northwest Bulletin
This issue provides an overview of health care reform in Region X states and implications for maternal and child public health. This issue includes these and other topics:
- The role of Medicaid in improving the health of at-risk pregnant women and children
- Pros and cons of Medicaid expansion for states
- Health care reform efforts in Oregon
- Patient-centered medical home demonstrations in rural eastern Idaho
Training and Educational Resources
May 8–9, 2014
EXTENDED! Applications are NOW due by February 21, 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.
May 19–23, 2014
As part of their ongoing effort to enhance the analytic capacity of state and local health agencies, the MCHB and the CDC are offering this course. Professionals in state and local health agencies who collect, process, analyze, and report MCH data with intermediate to advanced skills in statistical and epidemiologic methods will benefit. Topics include these and others:
- Needs assessment
- Multivariable regression modeling
- Economic evaluation
Complete applications for the course are due by 5:00pm on February 28, 2014.
Michael Lu, MD, MPH, the Associate Administrator of the MCHB, briefly presented information on the transformation of the MCH State Title V Block Grant during this January webinar. His presentation was followed by audience dialogue and a discussion of the role of Training programs and the Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children programs in supporting MCH 3.0 Title V transformation.
February 18, 2014
The societal burden of youth violence, the evidence-based approaches and partnerships that are necessary to prevent youth violence and its consequences, and why many programs are often not used in communities because of challenges to implementation will be discussed. Presentations will include:
- Why Youth Violence Prevention is a Public Health Issue
- Helping Communities Use the Evidence for Youth Violence Prevention
- Promoting Violence Prevention in our Communities, Achieving Impact, and Scaling Up
- Planning and Implementing Youth Violence Prevention in Houston
June 22–26, 2014
This conference, with more than 1,000 public health epidemiologists from across the country, will include the topics of informatics, immunizations, occupational health, chronic disease, MCH, and others. Other events include a group 5k walk/run and opportunities for networking.
June 30–July 2, 2014
This National AIA Resource Center symposium, “Supporting Children Affected by Parental Co-Occurring Disorders: Substance Abuse, Mental Illness, HIV,” is designed to help providers address the needs of children whose parents have co-occurring disorders with practical methods and strategies for supporting these children and adapting agency policies and practices. Tracks include:
- Serving Families Holistically
- Promoting Child Well-being
- Creating and System of Care
- Incorporating Child Screening
- Referral in Adult Services
March 3, 2014
This grant is for a cooperative agreement that will assist in strengthening the implementation of HS activities by providing ongoing technical assistance, training and education to HS grantees in the implementation of the program’s 5 approaches to reduce disparities in infant mortality and adverse perinatal outcomes:
- Improving women’s health
- Promoting quality services
- Strengthening family resilience
- Achieving collective impact
- Increasing accountability through quality improvement, performance monitoring, and evaluation
March 7, 2014
The purpose of the HRSA TBI program is to increase access to rehabilitation and other services for individuals with TBI. The goal is to support State, Territorial governments, Federally-recognized Indian Tribal governments, and Native American organizations as they address barriers to needed services encountered by children, youth, and adults with and at high risk for TBI.
March 7, 2014
Child Trends’ newly-established National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families is offering a fellowship program to attract, develop, and expand the pool of emerging scholars focused on studying issues of relevance to low-income and vulnerable Hispanic children and families. The 3 12-week fellowships will be awarded in 2014.
March 27, 2014
USAID, the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, and the UK’s Department for International Development, have joined together to seek prevention and treatment for pregnant women and newborns in poor, hard-to-reach communities. Innovations in 3 main domains are sought: technology, service delivery, and “demand side” innovation that empower women and their families to seek health care and practice healthy behaviors.
March 20, 2014
The NHSC Loan Repayment program provides loan repayment assistance to licensed primary care medical, dental, and mental and behavioral health providers who serve in communities with limited access to health care. Applicants must be licensed to practice in a NHSC-eligible discipline, have a job at an NHSC-approved site, and have unpaid, qualifying educational loans.
April 15, 2014
This PHLR national program of the RWJF has the goal to build the evidence for and increase the use of effective regulatory, legal and policy solutions to protect and improve population health and the public health system. Awards of up to 18 months and up to $150,000 each will be funded.