The AMCHP recently published an article on the betel nut in its “emerging issues” issue of Pulse. The article summarizes recent research studies into the effects of this emerging “alternative tobacco product and its effects on adolescents and pregnant women.
CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health has launched a website to promote the maternal mortality review process as the gold standard for measuring and reducing pregnancy-related death. Review to Action advances the measurement of pregnancy-related deaths and the translation of maternal mortality review findings into population-based solutions and interventions, and serves as a resource for best practices in maternal mortality review.
Training and Educational
EnRICH Webinar Series
Submitting a Successful Grant Application to the MCHB R40 Program
Monday, August 21, 2017
1:00pm to 2:00pm ET
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August 16, 2017
3:00pm to 4:30pm ET
This webinar highlights suicide prevention in rural communities. The 2017 Rural Behavioral Health Webinar Series provides resources and information on innovative approaches to address rural community behavioral health. These approaches are embedded in a public health framework that acknowledges the role that social, economic, and geographic elements play in the lives of individuals and how they impact behavioral health and well-being. Through these webinars participants will learn about strategies to create and sustain services and supports that reduce the impact of behavioral health issues and promote a good quality of life for an entire community.
September 18 to 20, 2017
Creating Harmony: Every Voice Counts, is an opportunity for MCH professionals nationwide to network, share successes, enhance knowledge, and generate new ideas for protecting and promoting the health of urban women, children and families.
November 4, 2017
9:00am to 5:00pm ET
The purpose of this workshop is to equip public health professionals, particularly those working at the local and/or community level, with the essential knowledge and skills needed to evaluate public health programs. In a time of budgetary constraints and increased expectations of accountability for public health programs, it is vital that we develop measurable performance outcomes, implement evidence-based strategies, and effectively evaluate the impact of programs. In this workshop, we will utilize the steps and standards of the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation as a systematic process to conducting evaluations. Faculty are Michael D. Kogan, PhD, Director of the Office of Epidemiology and Research at the MCHB and Mary Beth Zeni, ScD, associate professor at the Ursuline College, Graduate Nursing Program.
About 225 million women have unmet family planning needs. Out of 213 million pregnancies, 40% are unintended. And about half of these unintended pregnancies end in unsafe abortions, which cause maternal deaths and injuries. Faith-based organizations can help close the gap in family planning needs and contribute to improved health outcomes, especially among women and girls. This webinar from the APHA focused on the family planning programs and policies of Catholic, Protestant and Muslim organizations working in Rwanda, Kenya, Zambia and Cameroon.
Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
On May 9, AMCHP and ASTHO co-hosted a webinar focusing on public health strategies to address the opioid epidemic among MCH populations. The webinar focused on prevention efforts and highlighted cross-sector collaborations.
The world is on the verge of a hearing loss epidemic. Some 360 million people live with disabling hearing loss worldwide and that number is growing. Young and older people are at risk. One in three older adults has hearing loss, and 1.1 billion young people are at risk for hearing loss around the world. Loud noises can cause permanent hearing loss. In addition to loud noises, the daily sounds of life play a role in the decline of the world’s hearing health: lawn mowers, recreational vehicles, power tools, and music are some of the culprits. Other causes of hearing loss include aging and certain pharmaceuticals. Watch this session of Public Health Grand Rounds from the CDC as experts discuss the problem of hearing loss, its causes, prevention strategies, and public health solutions.
This webinar, held June 21, highlights 3 resources that can assist researchers in using early care and education administrative data. Additionally, it provides researchers' perspectives based on experience throughout their projects. The first resource examines the benefits of and strategies for developing collaborative partnerships with researchers and state agencies. The second resource was created to help researchers determine the feasibility of using administrative data by posing questions related to data policies and procedures, data contacts and coordination, and data usability. The third resource presents topics to consider when preparing to analyze administrative data to address child care and early education research questions.
National Center for Medical Home Implementation
National Center for Family Professional Partnerships
Bright Futures National Center
The NCMHI, the NCFPP, and the BFNC hosted the third and final webinar in a 3-part series focusing on family engagement in pediatric practices and systems. This webinar identified practical strategies to facilitate partnerships between systems of care, focusing specifically on collaboration between Title V programs, state AAP Chapters, and family leadership organizations. Faculty presented lessons learned from a state-wide medical home implementation project with family leadership.
Data from both the early childhood and K–12 sectors can help policymakers inform policy discussions and funding decisions; chart the progress of children, programs, and the state; strengthen and support the early childhood workforce; and pinpoint best practices and areas of need. Linking limited, but critical, early childhood and K–12 data can help states know whether policies and programs successfully transition children from early childhood to the classroom and get them ready for school. During this webinar from NCSL hear from the Early Childhood Data Collaborative and Data Quality Campaign about how state legislators and policymakers can support the linkage and use of early childhood and K-12 data to inform policy and improve child outcomes.
December 1, 2017
The Gerber Foundation’s mission focuses on infants and young children. Accordingly, priority is given to projects that improve the nutrition, care and development of infants and young children from the first year before birth to 3 years of age. The Foundation is particularly interested in fresh approaches to solving common, everyday problems or emerging issues within our defined focus area. Projects should focus on issues faced by care providers that, when implemented, will improve the health, nutrition and/or developmental outcomes for infants and young children. The board is particularly looking for practical solutions that can be easily and rapidly implemented on a broad scale with a predictable time frame to clinical application.