Issue 171

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Published Date: 
Wed, 2014-04-30

Building upon the success of the co-hosted 2012 conference in San Antonio, TX, in 2014 we will again deliver a fully integrated, content-rich conference.

When you attend the “CityMatCH Leadership & MCH Epidemiology Conference,” you get the best of both: the CityMatCH Urban Maternal and Child Health Leadership Conference, as well as the Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Conference.

Sound Advice on Vaccines from AAP

Published Date: 
Wed, 2014-04-30

Immunizations play a vital role in the health of our nation's children, and it's natural for parents to have question. The American Academy of Pediatrics Sound Advice is a, "collection of interviews with pediatircians, researchers, advocates and parents."

20 Year Anniversary: National Infant Immunization Week

Published Date: 
Fri, 2014-04-25

April 26 marks the begining of the 20th anniversary for National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), an annual observance to promote the benefits of immunizations. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers resources for pediatricians and families on the importance of vaccination.

Report Underscores Opportunities for Improving Women’s Health and Pregnancy Outcomes

Published Date: 
Fri, 2014-04-25

In a  Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Surveillance Summary released this week, the CDC reports on Core State Preconception Health Indicators — Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System and Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2009. The report addresses 39 preconception health indicators (some of which include Tobacco and Alcohol Use, Nutrition and Physical Activity, Chronic Conditions, Health Care, and Reproductive Health and Family Planning), and the report un

Promise Zone Initiative: Call for Comments

Published Date: 
Fri, 2014-04-25

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has published a notice in the Federal Register requesting public comment on the proposed selection process and criteria for a second round of the Promise Zone initiative.  "The

A Report on Financing Prevention

Published Date: 
Fri, 2014-04-25

Financing Prevention, a new report developed by ChangeLab Solutions and the National Academy for State Health Policy, "highlights leading states' approaches to support community-based

CDC and OPA Report Outlines Recommendations for Providing Family Planning Services

Published Date: 
Thu, 2014-04-24

Collaboratively developed by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Office of Population Affairs of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Providing Quality Family Planning Services: Recommendations of CDC and the U.S. Office of Population Affairs report outlines how to provide family planning services.

AIDS.gov Apps: Easy to Use and Discrete Mobile Tools

Published Date: 
Thu, 2014-04-24

Research shows that many Americans use mobile devices such as cell phones and tablets to get information online. AIDS.gov has spent the last few years optimizing their site to fit various mobile devices.

CDC: Young Teens Still Account for 1 in 4 Teen Births

Published Date: 
Tue, 2014-04-22

According to this month's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Vital Signs, though the teen birth rates dropped between 2007 and 2011, teens ages 15 to 17 still account for nearly 1,500 teen births a week. Furthermore, the disparities in teen pregnancy persist. This reinforces the need for targeted interventions to prevent teen pregnancy.

America's PrepareAthon! A National Day of Action April 30

Published Date: 
Tue, 2014-04-22

Natural disasters such as wildfires, floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes can affect air and water quality of a community. While there is no way to prevent these natural disasters, there are actions families can take to ensure their health and safety.

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