This overview of nursing care for women of childbearing age from preconception to postpartum related to preventing preterm labor and birth describes areas for future research including physiologic and socio-behavioral mechanisms to prevent preterm labor and birth.
Helping Young Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: Policies and Strategies for Early Care and Education
This report on policies and strategies aimed at helping young children who have experienced trauma combines approaches for trauma-informed care that can be implemented by early care and education stakeholders. Recommendations include:
- Strengthen the early care and education workforce to enable workers to provide trauma-informed care
- Expand connections with community services
- Provide children who have experienced trauma with high-quality and stable early care and education
Accessible resources on cultural competency that CBOs can use to become more responsive to the needs of their targeted populations, and to help attract funds to support their important work in this guide include:
- Choosing interventions for diverse populations
- Conducting needs assessments
- Measurement considerations
- Workforce needs
An overview of the collaboration between the Anthem Foundation and the March of Dimes to scale up and implement several programs that encourage and facilitate first-trimester prenatal care and help at-risk mothers commit to behaviors that reduce the numbers of low-birthweight babies.
Training and Educational
August 16 to 18, 2017
This continuing education program focuses on the improvement of maternal and infant health through the delivery of risk-appropriate, high-quality nutrition services. It is designed for professionals who serve preconceptual, pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women. This project is supported by the HRSA MCH Nutrition Training Program.
Back to Basics: Meaningfully and Effectively Engaging Families in Pediatric Practices and Systems Webinar Series
Pediatric health professionals will be provided with tools, resources, and strategies to strengthen, implement, and measure family and professional partnerships in pediatric settings. The NCFPP and Bright Futures created the series of 3 webinars (below).
Monday, May 15, 2017
4:00pm to 5:00pm ET
Participants will learn about what family engagement is and how to foster meaningful relationships that result in its success. This webinar part of the NCMHI Back to Basics series.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
12:00pm to 1:00pm ET
Participants will learn to define and describe the characteristics of family engagement and identify strategies and tools to encourage and measure it at the healthcare organization level. This webinar part of the NCMHI Back to Basics series.
Wednesday, June 20, 2017
2:00pm to 3:00pm ET
Participants will learn characteristics of family engagement at the systems level identifying strategies and tools that encourage and measure it, including partnerships between Title V programs, state AAP Chapters, and Family-to-Family Health Information Centers. This webinar part of the NCMHI Back to Basics series.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
1:00pm to 2:00pm ET
Public health professionals will learn about the revised and updated Bright Futures Guidelines, 4th Edition from the editors themselves:
- Review new health promotion themes and updates to adolescent visit screening recommendations
- Discuss how to integrate these new components into a practice setting
- Answer questions about the new edition
The archives (MP4 and PowerPoint file) of the April 19 event for health care professionals is posted on the site. More webinars will be added on the website as they are scheduled.
This February 2017 webinar provided a close look at policies and other multi-sectoral factors that affect adolescents worldwide. The latest on the changing policy and economic and environmental issues shaping adolescent health as highlighted in the report, Our Future: A Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing, was also explained. APHA, The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, the Office of Adolescent Health, and The Lancet’s commission on adolescent health and wellbeing presented.
This April 2017 webinar explained the development of organizational policies that encompass how NCCCC respects, responds to, and demonstrates cultural and linguistic competence in its core activities.
May 30, 2017 (Letter of intent)
June 30, 2017 (Application)
Applications from those willing to participate as the Data Coordinating Center under a cooperative agreement in an ongoing multicenter research network designed to perform observational and interventional clinical studies, using common protocols, to improve outcomes for neonates are encouraged.
June 16, 2017
This program supports exploratory and developmental research projects that fall within the mission by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research.
June 23, 2017
This 5-year program will improve the performance of the NVSS by convening state vital statistics programs to aid in establishing measurable standards for data quality and timeliness, train and develop the vital statistics workforce, plan and evaluate performance improvement initiatives, including accreditation of state vital statistics programs. This program addresses the Healthy People 2020 focus area of Public Health Infrastructure.
June 26, 2017
The center will provide leadership in advancing food safety research and practices within USDA FNS nutrition assistance programs. It will conduct research and use innovative techniques to disseminate research results to effectively address the food safety needs of Child Nutrition Program stakeholders. The Center will be comprised of an interdisciplinary team that promotes the use of best practices and collaboration among stakeholders.
June 28, 2017
The focus of this Challenge Area is the societal challenge to end obesity among children while the long-term goal is to reduce the prevalence of obesity among children and adolescents. Applications will support multi-function Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement Grants.
August 22, 2017 (Letter of intent)
September 2, 2017 (Application)
Exceptional investigators who wish to pursue independent research directly after completion of their terminal doctoral/research degree or clinical residency, forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career should apply.
September 7, 2017
Stimulate HIV/AIDS research by addressing scientific areas of primary interest to NICHD, Maternal and Pediatric Infectious Disease Branch and the Office of AIDS Research.
September 8, 2017
A small number of early-stage investigators of exceptional creativity who propose bold and highly-innovative new research approaches that have the potential to produce a major impact on broad, important problems in biomedical and behavioral research will be supported.