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The redesigned MCH Digital Library’s enhanced functionality and appearance includes improvements to the search experience with options to refine results and access from external search engines. The library is part of the Strengthen the Evidence project.
The AAP journal Pediatrics wants to publish articles devoted to Family Partnerships. These articles will highlight how health care professionals, patients, and families can work together to improve child and adolescent health, and are meant to be co-authored by a health care professional and a patient or family member. The goal of the articles is for co-authors to discuss topics that would be of interest to a broad range of health care professionals, patients, and families, while highlighting the importance of family-professional partnerships.
This report includes a summary of the results and a series of briefs that detail, in specific areas, the results of a survey conducted in 2014 and 2015. This snapshot of strategies to support meaningful family engagement, effective and innovative practices, and areas of need for improvement and technical assistance is the result of an AMCHP survey on family engagement policies and practices in Title V MCH and CYSHCN programs with funding by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health and MCHB.
This NASHP brief was created as the result of a meeting of a group of stakeholders—state officials, health policy researchers, and advocates—that convened to explore ways to maintain affordable and comprehensive children’s coverage should CHIP federal funding not be extended beyond September 2017.
Training and Educational Webinars
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
2:00pm to 3:00pm ET
Guest speaker Janne Boone-Heinonen, PhD, MPH, FTOS, Assistant Professor in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health will present. Attendees will:
- Understand the conceptual rationale for LTC in MCH research;
- Learn how to use the LTC within an overarching structural equation modeling framework;
- Understand how to examine latent growth curves in relation to predictors and outcomes in their research; and
- Participate in a practical application of the method in MPlus using LTC of infant weight gain.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
1:00pm to 2:00pm ET
Melinda Sothern, PhD, CEP, Professor at the Louisiana State University School of Public Health and School of Medicine will present. Attendees will:
- Understand the development of childhood obesity from a pathological perspective,
- Identify targets for intervention, and
- Receive practical guidelines for prevention and management of childhood obesity from the family home.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
2:00 to 3:00pm ET
Dr. Bryan Burke, Professor of Neonatology at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences will discuss ASD and telehealth. This monthly AIR-P webinar series, “Advances in Autism Research & Care,” alternates autism research and care themes. The HRSA-funded AIR-P works in close collaboration with the ATN to conduct research on evidence-based interventions to improve the physical health and well-being of children and adolescents with ASD and other developmental disabilities.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
12:00pm to 1:30pm ET
Francine Coeytaux from the Public Health Institute and colleagues from Nigeria and Tanzania will give a presentation “Innovations in Maternal Mortality Reduction: Magnesium sulfate for treatment of Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia in Nigeria and Tanzania.” The discussion—including both successes and challenges—will highlight the lessons learned from their innovative programs that might inform policymakers and program managers in other African countries committed to reducing postpartum hemorrhage and meeting the new Sustainable Development Goals.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Katy Kozhimannil, PhD, MPA, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, and Director of Research at the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center will present findings from recent studies on:
- The quality of obstetric care in rural hospitals,
- The workforce providing obstetric care in rural areas, and
- The predictors of non-local childbirth for rural women.
The focus of this presentation is on understanding whether rural pregnant women have access to the care they need, and whether rural hospitals have the capacity to meet the needs of rural women and families.
January 6, 2017
This cooperative agreement opportunity should support the creation and/or maintenance of a transdisciplinary, multisite Research Network that will:
- Accelerate the translation of developmental science into MCH practice,
- Promote scientific collaboration, and
- Develop additional research capacity in the fields of adolescent and young adult health.
January 20, 2017
This program should decrease maternal and child morbidity and mortality associated with pre-and post-natal environmental exposures. One organization will be funded that will implement and support a network of national and regional TIS counseling centers.
January 31, 2017
This program should support and improve coordinated systems of care within states to address the needs of maternal, infant, and child populations within those states that are at risk for or experience exposure to lead.
November 28, 2016 (Letter of intent)
December 28, 2016 (Application)
This program constitutes a national network of mentors and scholars and will be responsible for identifying pediatricians who have completed their clinical training and who have promising research potential, and for matching them with established mentors with strong records of research productivity. The program will develop guidelines for mentoring and career development in order to promote the successful transition of the candidates into independent research careers in academic settings.
November 30, 2016
To help advance systemic changes that embed health in school environments, the Foundation will support a collaborative, multipronged strategy with 3 complementary areas of work related to Research, Policy, and Strategic Action. Organizations should submit qualifications to be funded for 1 or more areas:
- Applied Research and Translation
- Policy Analysis and Development
- Strategic Action and Alignment
January 13, 2017
Several $5,000 scholarships for registered nurses enrolled in graduate programs of maternal-child nursing will recognize and promote excellence in nursing care of mothers and babies. This award was established in 2016 to honor long-time National Nurse Advisory Council Chair, volunteer, and friend, Dr. Margaret C. Freda.
Pilot Clinical Trials in Pediatric Chronic Kidney Disease Participating Clinical Centers
January 17, 2017 (Letter of intent)
February 17, 2017 (Application)
This will initiate and implement a network of participating clinical centers to perform pilot and feasibility studies of therapies to slow or reverse the progression of CKD in children. These pilot studies will seek to optimize critical elements of a full-scale randomized control trial design—the most promising study question, agents, target population, dosing, data collection, and appropriate outcomes.