NAHIC has updated its easy-to-use toolkit designed to guide clinicians. The toolkit features recommendations from the USPSTF, Bright Futures, the ACOG, and the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and consists of:
- Summary of Recommended Guidelines (PDF) for Clinical Preventive Services for Adolescents up to age 18 — summarizes all recommendations that can be printed easily and referred to during clinical practice.
- Summary of Recommended Guidelines for Clinical Preventive Services for Adolescents up to age 18: Risk Factors and Recommended Screening Tests (PDF) — provides detail on which screening tests should be used and which risk factors to look for.
clinicians toolkit adolescent preventive services
The PfA Task Force has released its plan to get 50% of Americans to recommended levels of physical activity by 2035. The plan revolves around care delivery, recruiting communities to make physical activity a priority, and clinic-community integration. The Communications Toolkit (PDF) will help participants share the vision and charge of the PfA Task Force.
physical activity obesity toolkit
The Family Voices IMPACT project has launched a new website to help families find health and wellness information they can trust, understand, and use in their day-to-day lives. It is a valuable resource for parents, educators, health care providers, and anyone interested in how to promote health and wellness at the individual, family, and community levels. Organized around the Bright Futures Health Promotion Themes of the AAP, it includes resources from other trusted and reliable organizations and agencies.
pediatrics health and wellness Bright Futures
Training and Educational
April 11 to 13, 2018
Current and former trainees from MCHB-funded programs are invited to participate in a unique opportunity to enhance leadership skills, meet other current and former MCHB trainees, gain presentation experience, learn from peers, and develop skills in defining and reaching career goals. “MCH Training: Taking the Next Step” will include opportunities such as:
- Panel participation
- Coordination of interactive activities
- Facilitation of question-guided discussions
Co-hosts: PPCs at the UF and the UW. MLC Applications are accepted through Monday, January 8, 2018 at 5:00pm ET.
MCH leadership trainees conference
Title V Cohort Learning Opportunity
Applications due: January 12, 2018
The National MCHWDC invites state/jurisdictional Title V agencies to submit applications for its upcoming Cohort learning opportunity. Accepted teams will participate in an 8-month Cohort with 5 other state/jurisdictional teams, during which time the Center will support their work on an existing (or planned) project as a way to increase workforce skills and capacity.
Professional Development Title V
Online Teaching Course
January 8 to 28, 2018
This course will engage learners in exploring how to develop an evidence-based social marketing campaign focused on childhood obesity prevention. It will provide learners with a collaborative, skills-based opportunity to work with their professional peers in an active-learning online environment and to gain critical skills for planning, implementing, and evaluating an effective health communication campaign.
Participants can access the e-module at any time during the 3-week course. The expected total time commitment is about 16 hours. E-module participants can earn 12 CPH credits and a gift card for participating.
childhood obesity learning course social marketing
Monday, December 18, 2017
12:00pm to 1:00pm ET
In this webinar, Marco Del Giudice, PhD, Assistant Professor in the University of New Mexico UNM Department of Psychology, will discuss key findings from his chapter on middle childhood from the Handbook of Life Course Health Development. Specifically, he will:
- Review the main functions of middle childhood and the cognitive, behavioral, and hormonal processes that characterize this life stage
- Introduce the idea that the transition to middle childhood works as a switch point in the development of life history strategies
- Discuss three insights into the nature of middle childhood
Register for the Del Giudice webinar today! After your request has been approved, you'll receive instructions for joining the meeting.
webinar life course middle childhood
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
12:00pm to 1:00pm ET
In this webinar, Drs. Halfon and Forrest will present the 7 principles that comprise their life course health development framework, including the empirical evidence that underlies each principle and the implications for future research. By shining a light on how early experience conditions future biological responses and influences health development pathways, the presenters hope to encourage theory-building and testing and inspire innovative transdisciplinary research that leads to future discussions that can help to mature the framework into a scientific model with descriptive, explanatory, and predictive utility.
Register for the Halfon & Forrest webinar today! After your request has been approved, you'll receive instructions for joining the meeting.
webinar life course framework
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
12:00pm to 1:00pm ET
In this webinar, David Wood, MD, MPH, Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at ETSU College of Medicine, will present highlights from his chapter on emerging adulthood from the Handbook of Life Course Health Development. In particular, he will explain why emerging adulthood has the potential to be a very positive development stage given sufficient economic and adult supports, personal resources, and maturity, but can present a challenge for the development of optimal trajectories in the areas of education, vocation, relationships, and health status in the absence of those resources or given physical, mental, or intellectual disabilities.
Register for the David Wood webinar today! After your request has been approved, you'll receive instructions for joining the meeting.
webinar life course emerging adulthood
Women in the United States are more likely to die from childbirth or pregnancy-related causes than other women in high-income countries. This November 2017 session of the CDC Public Health Grand Rounds series discussed the effects maternal deaths have on the family and on the community, as well as how CDC has collaborated and intervened through public-private partnership efforts to prevent deaths associated with childbirth and pregnancy.
webinar maternal mortality
The association of excess weight gain and obesity on adverse outcomes for both mother and child are well-known. Obesity is associated with higher rates of gestational diabetes, gestational hypertension, non-elective c-sections, and maternal and fetal mortality. This November 2017 webinar reviewed several recent studies of intervention during pregnancy, their efficacy, and safety outcomes. Future directions for this research focus were also discussed.
webinar obesity pregnancy research
HRSA Funding Opportunities
January 3, 2018
This notice solicits applications for the National MCH DRI, the purpose of which is to support Title V MCH Services Block Grant programs and partners in accessing and effectively utilizing national, state and community-level data to inform MCH policy and practice by publishing MCH data and providing related technical assistance and training.
grant MCH Title V
January 8, 2018
This funding opportunity will advance the health and wellbeing of MCH populations, including CSHCN and the Title V Block Grant populations, through 3-year grants for innovative applied and translational intervention research studies. The MCH FIRST program will support the exploration of new ideas and the development of new interventions.
Grants Title V MCH Research
January 8, 2018
This grant will advance the health and wellbeing of MCH populations through applied and translational research on policy and service delivery issues through 1-year grants for secondary analyses of existing national datasets and/or administrative records. The MCH SDAR program will address emerging research topics of regional and national significance that highlight new data, knowledge, evidence, and strategies for addressing the burden of diseases.
Grants MCH Research
January 8, 2018
The purpose of this program is to improve quality of care delivered to individuals with clinically significant thalassemia, especially those who are transfusion-dependent. Awardees will establish collaborative regional networks that use collective impact strategies and telehealth to:
- Promote the use of expert recommended and evidence-informed care
- Improve capacity of primary and subspecialty care clinicians to manage thalassemia, particularly in remote and/or medically underserved communities
January 8, 2018
The overall mission is to reduce the prevalence of pediatric morbidity and mortality that may occur as a result of acute illness and severe injury.
grant MCH mortality
January 16, 2018
This funding opportunity will establish a national collaborative network of resource centers supporting state Title V programs, families of CYSHCN, child health professionals, and other stakeholders through the provision of technical assistance, training, education, partnership building, policy analysis, and research. The overall goal of this program is to strengthen the system of services for CYSHCN and their families by awarding three separate and distinct cooperative agreements. Cooperative agreements will be awarded to 3 recipients, who will collaborate to establish a national network of resource centers, with one center awarded for each of the following focus areas:
- Patient/family-centered medical home
- Transition of youth into the adult health care system
- Health care financing models that improve care and outcomes while achieving cost savings
grant children Title V CYSHCN
January 16, 2018
The purpose of this program is to reduce fatal and serious injuries among infants, children, and youth by supporting collaborative improvement among Title V agencies working to address child safety, including SUID and bullying. The program will accomplish this through 2 components:
- Providing capacity building services to Title V agencies in implementing effective child safety interventions in priority topic areas that are responsive to common state performance measures identified in the Title V State Action Plans; and
- Maintaining a coalition of national, state, and local agencies and other key stakeholders that support improvements in the adoption of evidence-based policies, programs, and practices.
grant Title V safety
January 17, 2018
The purpose of this program is to provide information, education, technical assistance, and peer support to families of CYSHCN and the professionals who serve them.