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Reproductive and Sexual Health: Public Health Approaches

Healthy Generations Spring 2014

This 24-volume publication includes articles on:

  • Long-acting reversible contraception
  • Incarceration and parenthood
  • Preconception health promotion

 The volume also profiles the work of innovative local and state programs in:

  • Suicide prevention in the context of family planning
  • Reproductive life planning and preconception health
  • Development of performance measures for contraceptive use
  • Chlamydia screening and prevention
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Documenting the Implementation of Cultural and Linguistic Competence

A Guide for MCHB-Funded Training Programs

Documenting the Implementation of Cultural and Linguistic Competence: A Guide for Maternal and Child Health Bureau Funded Training Programs suggests approaches that can be used to document grant proposals, progress reports, and site visitor to document progress over time. The structure is based on areas addressed in LEND program site visits, but can be used by all types of training programs.

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Training and Educational Resources

From GIS to Spatial Analysis in MCH Webinar

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
2:30pm to 3:30pm EDT

More Than Pretty Pictures: From GIS to Spatial Analysis in MCH will introduce broad applications of GIS and spatial analysis in MCH research and surveillance. Attendees will develop an understanding of what “space” in MCH research means and link this with several statistical approaches to the analysis of spatially-referenced data. The presenter for this webinar is Dr. Michael Kramer, an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, where he teaches MCH epidemiology and methods in social epidemiology. His research interests are largely centered at the intersection of perinatal and early childhood outcomes, social determinants of health, and spatial analysis, including work on residential economic and racial segregation and preterm birth, and neighborhood deprivation and early academic readiness.
EnRICH (Research Innovations & Challenges) is a series of webinars that feature special topics  related to MCH research. Each event features speakers who are experts in the  field. EnRICH webinars are conducted by the MCH Training and Research Resource Center which is funded by the MCHB’s Division of Research, Training, and Education.

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Public Health & Primary Care, The Role of Epidemiologists Webinar

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT

This webinar will explore a new tool developed by de Beaumont Foundation, Duke Community and Family Medicine, and the CDC: A Practical Playbook: Public Health & Primary Care Together. This free, web-based tool facilitates public health and primary care integration by offering a variety of resources for primary care providers and public health officials. The speakers will be Denise Koo, MD, MPH, Senior Advisor for Health Systems at the CDC and Brian Castrucci, MA, Chief Program and Strategy Officer at the de Beaumont Foundation.

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Clinical Preventive Services Webinar

Thursday, May 22, 2014
12:00pm – 1:00pm EDT

Immunization disparities persist across socioeconomic groups in the United States. Through presentations focusing on data, communication efforts, and effective implementation strategies, the ODPHP will explore the importance of immunizations and the progress we are making to address this issue. The presenters for this webinar are Don Wright, MD, MPH, Director of the ODPHP, HHS; Jennifer Mullen, MPH, Health Communication Specialist at the NCIRD, CDC, HHS; and Jennifer Tinney, Program Director for the Arizona Partnership for Immunization.

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2014 Summer Institute in Adolescent Health

July 28 to 30, 2014
St. Paul, MN

The theme for this year’s Center for Adolescent Nursing at the University of Minnesota Summer Institute is “Ready, Set, Now! Access and Youth-Friendly Services.”

  • Catch up on the latest in policies affecting access to services.
  • Create a tool for evaluating the “friendliness” of youth services.
  • Visit settings that are supporting young people.
  • Find out how others have learned about reaching young people.
  • Think about ways for drawing young men into clinical services.
  • Hear young people give advice on key elements of services and how providers can work with them to advocate.
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2014 CityMatCH Leadership & MCH Epidemiology Conference

September 17 to 19, 2014
Phoenix, AZ

This conference will build upon the success of the co-hosted 2012 conference and attendees will learn to:

  • Use data in the development and implementation of MCH programs and policies.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of MCH programs.
  • Use innovative strategies to enhance the reach and impact of public health programs for MCH populations.
  • Integrate national recommendations into programs and policies at the local level.
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Funding Opportunities

SAMHSA – Minority Fellowship Program Addiction Counselors

May 21, 2014

This 4-year grant program will reduce health disparities and improve behavioral health care outcomes for racially- and ethnically-diverse populations by increasing the number of culturally-competent addiction counselors available to underserved minority populations with a specific focus on transition-aged youth in non-profit sectors. The grants will support students pursuing master’s degrees in addiction/substance abuse counseling. This program expands the focus of the current MFP program.

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HRSA – ACA Home Visiting Formula Grant Program

May 23, 2014

To continue the delivery of voluntary early childhood home visiting program services in response to a statewide needs assessment, the MIECHV formula grant program is designed to:

  1. Strengthen and improve SSA Title V programs and activities
  2. Improve coordination of services for at-risk communities
  3. Identify and provide comprehensive services to improve outcomes for families who reside in at-risk communities

Delivery of services through use of evidence-based home visiting service delivery models and support service delivery through promising approaches that do not yet qualify as evidence-based models will be funded.

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HRSA – MCH Adolescent and Young Adult Health Research Network

June 2, 2014

This will support the creation of a transdisciplinary, multisite research network that will

  • Accelerate the translation of developmental science into MCH practice.
  • Promote scientific collaboration.
  • Develop additional research capacity in the field of adolescent health.

The Network must include researchers who study adolescence and young adulthood from a range of disciplines reflecting attention to the health and development of the whole person. The Network will have several goals including the national research agenda development focused on adolescent and young adult health and addressing the translation of neurodevelopmental science into MCH practice.

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HRSA – Newborn Screening Clearinghouse

June 2, 2014

This program will establish and maintain a repository of current educational information, materials, resources, research, and data on newborn screening and maintain current data on quality indicators to measure performance of newborn screening. The Clearinghouse goals include the development and dissemination of educational materials, conducting activities to raise awareness of newborn screenings, and promoting national and state-level policies and best practices.

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HRSA – Enhancing the CYCSCN Services through Systems Integration

June 13, 2014

This initiative will increase the number of CYSHCN who receive a patient/family-centered medical/health home approach to comprehensive, coordinated services and supports. Through a national technical assistance center and a cross-state learning community, states will increase their capacity to coordinate policy, program development/analysis, and collaborative partnerships across agencies, organizations and programs at the state and local levels.

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SAMHSA – Improving Life Trajectories for Youth and Young Adults with Mental Illness

June 13, 2014

This program will improve access to treatment and support services for youth and young adults that are at risk of developing a serious mental health condition. Project AWARE will focus on prevention and promotion with school-aged youth in educational settings, and HT will extend this focus by creating treatment services and intervention approaches for disconnected youth and young adults that are transitioning to adulthood. HT will provide services and supports to address serious mental health conditions, co-occurring disorders, and risk for developing serious mental health conditions among youth.

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HRSA – Improving Maternal Health and Safety

June 16, 2014

This initiative will reduce maternal morbidity and mortality and their associated adverse pregnancy outcomes through efforts engaging provider organizations, state public health leaders, payers, hospital associations, regulatory bodies, consumer groups, and other key organizations. This will save 100,000 women from maternal mortality and preventable severe morbidities over 4 years.

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CDPHP – Sudden Death in the Young Registry

June 30, 2014

Rational policy development in the area of screening and prevention of SDY is limited by the lack of prospectively-defined epidemiological data. To address this knowledge gap, CDC, along with NHLBI and NINDS have developed the SDY Registry to provide greater understanding of SDY.

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NIH – Sustainable Healthy Behaviors Development Timing in Children and Adolescents

July 5, 2014 (R01)
July 16, 2014 (R21)

Employ innovative research to identify mechanisms of influence and promote positive sustainable health behaviors in children and youth. Applications from multidisciplinary teams are strongly encouraged. The ultimate goal is to promote research that identifies and enhances processes that promote sustainable positive behavior or changes social and cultural norms that influence health and future health behaviors.

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NIH – Environmental Contributors to ASDs

August 26, 2014

Stimulate and foster research to:

  • Identify environmental contributors to risk and expression of ASD
  • Understand how environmental factors impact the underlying biologic processes implicated in ASD.

Studies that address hypotheses related to the joint contribution of genes and environment are of particular interest. Knowledge gained from the research should be used to inform public health prevention and intervention strategies.

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