Issue 178

CDC MMWR: Vaccination Coverage Among Children in Kindergarten

Published Date: 
Mon, 2014-10-20

In 49 states and the District of Columbia (DC), median vaccination coverage for three vaccines was 94.7% for the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine, 95.0% for varying local requirements for the diphtheria, tetanus toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccine, and 93.3% for varicella vaccine among states with a 2-dose requirement. Of the 49 states and DC reporting vaccination coverage estimates, 27 did not report meeting the Healthy People 2020 target of 95% coverage for 2 doses of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine. Median exemption levels continue to be low overall (1.8%).

HP 2020 Learning Institute Course at APHA Annual Meeting

Published Date: 
Mon, 2014-10-20

HP 2020 will teach a Learning Institute course as part of the 142nd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Nov. 16 from 2:30 to 6 p.m. EST. The course will demonstrate how HealthyPeople.gov interactive tools can strengthen your own disease prevention and health promotion efforts.

AMCHP is Now Accepting Applications for their Emerging MCH Leadership Graduate Student Scholarship

Published Date: 
Mon, 2014-10-20

AMCHP and Go Beyond MCH are offering a graduate student scholarship. This scholarship is designed to assist one graduate student per year in furthering their education while sponsoring their attendance at the AMCHP Annual Conference to hone their leadership skills and connect them with existing leaders within MCH. The deadline to submit application materials is by 8 p.m. EST on Nov. 17.

CDC Activates Emergency Operations Center in Response to Ebola Outbreak

Published Date: 
Mon, 2014-10-20

View the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Emergency Operations Center (EOC), activated in response to the Ebola outbreak. The EOC includes:

Webinar Oct. 22 Highlights Key Content from PI Publication "Connecting the Dots: An Overview of Links between Multiple Forms of Violence"

Published Date: 
Mon, 2014-10-20

The Prevention Institute developed Connecting the Dots with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This publication builds a case for practitioners to coordinate their efforts, increase their impact, and work toward preventing multiple forms of violence at once.

Join the Safe States webinar: Connecting the Dots, Oct. 22.

 

Oct. 29 Webinar, The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America

Published Date: 
Mon, 2014-10-20

Trust for America's Health and Voices for Healthy Kids are hosting a webinar Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. EDT, with a focus on The State of Obesity and Health Disparities: A Conversation on the Latest Research and Recent Policy Efforts. The webinar will include a summary of key report findings, discussion about health disparities, and how communities are working towards policy-oriented solutions.

 

 

Learn and Share Information About Enterovirus

Published Date: 
Fri, 2014-10-17

Across the U.S. children have been experiencing an outbreak of a respitory illness, a type of enterovirus called EV-D68, that's sent many to the hospital. Learn more about how it spreads, how to reduce the risk of infection and how it's treated, by viewing the HealthyChildren.org article Enterovirus: What Parents Need to Know. Share the resource with parents in your communities.

Research Brief: Profiles of Adolescent Who are Not in Good Health

Published Date: 
Fri, 2014-10-17

Child Trends released a research brief this October, "Profiles of Adolescents Who are Not in Good Health" that uses data from the 2011/2012 National Survey of Children's Health to compare profiles of adolescents in poor health to those who are healthier.

Check out MCHB's MCH Timeline

Published Date: 
Fri, 2014-10-17

Interested in MCH history? Check out the MCHB's new MCH TImeline: History, Legacy and Resources for Education and Practice. The tool, "traces the history of MCH in the U.S., provides in-depth modules on topics such as MCH 101, MCH Systems of Care, Infant Mortality and MCH Performance and Accountability, and allows you to search for topical areas of interest to you."

Oct. 28 HHS Admin. Webinar: Addressing the Intersection of Domestic Violence & Poverty

Published Date: 
Wed, 2014-10-15

HHS/Administration for Children & Families (ACF), Office of Community Services and the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program (FVPSA): Webinar. Addressing the Intersection of Domestic Violence & Poverty. October 28, 2014, 1:30 pm ET.

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