Issue 166

Cost of Teen Pregnancy

Published Date: 
Thu, 2014-01-09

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy recently released a report estimating that teen childbearing in the United States cost taxpayers $9.4 billion in 2010. This cost, however, has reduced significantly since 1991, when teen pregnancy rates were their highest.

State-by-State Look at How the Uninsured Fare Under the ACA

Published Date: 
Thu, 2014-01-09

An interactive map developed by the Kaiser Family Foundation provides a state-by-state look at how the uninsured fare under the Affordable Care Act. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation website: "The Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes coverage options for people across the income specturm, but there are big differences in eligibilty for coverage depending on whether a state expands Medicaid or not.

Apply Now for the 2014 Making Lifelong Connections Meeting

Published Date: 
Thu, 2014-01-09

The Making Lifelong Connections Planning Committee would like to invite MCH Training Program Directors to participate in a unique opportunity to build leadership skills, meet other Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) current and former trainees and enhance their career development. The Pediatric Pulmonary Centers (PPCs) at the  University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Arizona are co-hosting this one and a half day event entitled “Making Lifelong Connections: Leadership, Networking, and Career Development for MCHB Trainees” in Denver, Colorado on May 8-9, 2014.

Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Webinar: Oral Health

Published Date: 
Thu, 2014-01-09

Learn about the effect oral health has on the Nation and ways to effectively address the need for access to oral health care among underserved populations in your community.

New Report Looking at Factors Leading to Medical Debt for People with Insurance

Published Date: 
Thu, 2014-01-09

The Kaiser Family Foundation recently released a report on why some Americans experience medical debt, despite having medical insurance.

Submit Your Abstract for 2014 CityMatCH & MCH Epi Conference

Published Date: 
Thu, 2014-01-09

There's still time! 

Submit your abstract to the 2014 CityMatCH Leadership and MCH Epidemiology Conference

Submit abstracts for oral and poster presentation in two tracks:
Scientific Research & Data or Program & Policy

Share your successes, research, results, and lessons learned with
national and global audiences

CDC Top Five Pressing Health Threats for 2014

Published Date: 
Wed, 2014-01-08

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a preview of the top five health threats for 2014 and outlined some of the successes of 2013. Dr.

Vital Signs: Alcohol Counseling & Screening is "effective, but underused"

Published Date: 
Tue, 2014-01-07

The latest edition of CDC Vital Signs discusses new findings that suggest health providers are not having crucial discussions with their adult patients about alcohol.   The report provides up-to-date statistics of alochol consumption, abuse, and useage among pregnant women.  Recommendations for counselors, doctors, nurses, and insurers include ways to increase and eventually routinize alcohol screening.  Click here to read more.

5 Ways Poverty Harms Children

Published Date: 
Wed, 2014-01-08

This year marks the 50th anniversary of President Lydon B. Johnson's 1964 War on Poverty.  Child Trends points to five ways poverty can harm crucial components of our childrens' development and widen gaps in learning and achievement.  During President Johnson's time, the national child poverty rate was 23%.

Living with HIV: ACA Impact on Health Insurance Coverage

Published Date: 
Tue, 2014-01-07

From the Kasier Family Foundation, the issue brief entitled, "Assessing the Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Health Insurance Coverage of People with HIV," takes a closer look at how Medicaid expansion and insurance marketplaces may affect the segment of the population living with HIV.    As the issue brief reports, of the approximately 1 million people living with HIV, only 407,000 are receiving care.

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