Issue 182

Autism Awareness Month: 1 in 68 Children Identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Published Date: 
Mon, 2015-04-13

April is Autism Awareness month. One in 68 children were identified with autism spectrum disorder according to estimates from the CDC's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network. Read more about CDC’s data on autism spectrum disorder and learn what you can do to help.

CDC Vital Signs: Preventing Teen Pregnancy, A Key Role for Health Care Providers

Published Date: 
Thu, 2015-04-09

Teen childbearing can carry health, economic, and social costs for mothers and their children. Although births to teens ages 15 to 19 have declined, there were about 273,000 births to teens in 2013 – nearly 750 births each day. The good news is that more teens are waiting to have sex, and for those who are sexually active, nearly 90 percent used birth control the last time they had sex.

CDC's DNPAO Announces Launch of new Online Data Trends and Maps Database

Published Date: 
Thu, 2015-04-09

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) announced the launch of its new online Data, Trends & Maps interactive database.

What is the Data, Trends & Maps database?

MCHJ Articles Detail Title V Block Grant Transformation and Performance Measurements

Published Date: 
Thu, 2015-04-09

The following articles published in the Maternal Child Health Journal provide an overviw of the Title V Block Grant transformation and a description of new Title V Performance Measurement Framwork"

April 10 is National Youth HIV and AIDs Awareness Day

Published Date: 
Thu, 2015-04-09

National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day is a component of CDC's efforts to 1) prevent HIV, other STDs, and teen pregnancy and promote lifelong health among young persons, and 2) acknowledge and address the needs of young persons related to HIV/AIDS prevention. Information regarding youth and HIV/AIDS prevention is available at http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/ and http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/.

National Minority Health Month

Published Date: 
Tue, 2015-03-31

April is National Minority Health Month. CityMatCH joins its partners in raising awareness about health and health care disparities and efforts to advance health equity. The U.S.

MCH Navigator Online Assesment Tool NOW Available

Published Date: 
Fri, 2015-03-27

HRSA's Division of MCH Workforce Development launched the MCH Navigator's NEW online self-assessment tool. The tool helps identify your strengths and learning needs in the 12 MCH Leadership Competencies, matches your learning needs to appropriate trainings, and provides a customized learning plan to track your progress and guide professional development activities.

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