Issue 187

AMCHP: Go Beyond Emerging MCH Graduate Student Scholarship

Published Date: 
Thu, 2017-01-12

AMCHP continues to partner with Go Beyond to offer the Go Beyond MCH Emerging MCH Graduate Student Scholarship. The Go Beyond MCH Graduate Student Scholarship is an annual award in the amount of $3,500 made by Go Beyond MCH at the AMCHP conference. The Scholarship funds are designed to assist one graduate student 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 for applications to be received is 8:00pm ET, January 20th, 2017

The Ultimate Car Seat Guide

Published Date: 
Tue, 2016-11-01

Safe Kids Worldwide created a new interactive tool, the Ultimate Car Seat Guide, to keep kids safe in cars from when they leave the hospital up until they are eight years-old. This guide was developed with Safe Kids’ road safety partner, the GM Foundation. The guide is designed for all-digital platforms, making it easy to access when on the go, such as when a parent is purchasing a car seat they can utilize the guide to determine the best car seat for their child based on their age and height.

Updated AAP Safe Sleep Recommendations Supported by Federal Agencies

Published Date: 
Tue, 2016-11-01

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released revised guidelines for infant safe sleeping. Federal agencies concerned with infant health and welfare have pronounced their support of these updated guidelines and announced that the Safe to Sleep campaign will update its educational messages to reflect these recommendations.

Reproductive Health in Emergency Preparedness and Response Webinar

Published Date: 
Tue, 2016-11-01

The Reproductive Health in Emergency Preparedness and Response Webinar will be hosted on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 from 2:00-3:00 pm EST. This presentation will discuss effects of selected infectious diseases and disaster on women of reproductive age with emphasis on pregnant and postpartum women. The CDC/Division of Reproductive Health participation in recent emergency response and an update on the CDC’s surveillance systems for Zika virus infection in pregnant women and their infants will be provided.

New Research on Impacts of Aging Out of WIC

Published Date: 
Tue, 2016-10-25

Research from the University of Missouri has identified a problem with a gap in food and nutrition programs when children turn five years-old leading to food insecurity. There is a requirement that when children turn age five, they are no longer eligible to receive assistance from WIC, leading to a gap in food assistance between WIC and school lunch.

CDC: Updated Chronic Disease Indicators (CDI) Web Application

Published Date: 
Tue, 2016-10-25

The CDC has updated its Chronic Disease Indicators (CDI) web application. The partnership between the CDC’s Division of Population Health in the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists established the CDIs in 1999 to provide public health agencies with access to the most up-to-date, relevant, and uniformly-defined chronic disease surveillance data at the state and county level.

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Published Date: 
Tue, 2016-10-25

The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) has kicked off National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week from October 23-29th, 2016. This week, GHHI, the EPA, CDC, and HUD have collaborated to end childhood lead poisoning through awareness and events. Events at GHHI sites across the country are being held this week along with the launch of the national campaign to end childhood lead poisoning as a major public health threat within five years.

CDC Releases First-ever Early Care and Education State Indicator Report

Published Date: 
Tue, 2016-10-25

The CDC released their first-ever Early Care and Education (ECE) State Indicator Report in an effort to highlight state efforts towards addressing childhood obesity in the ECE setting. With 6 out of 10 children aged 3-5 years being cared for in non-parental care arrangements, there is a need for obesity prevention efforts that reach children at an early age.

Academy Health: Population Health Scholarship Applications Open Now

Published Date: 
Tue, 2016-10-25

Academy Health is now offering the Population Health Scholarship which is funded by the Kresge Foundation. Applications are due by October 28th, 2016.

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