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National Association of Chronic Disease Directors: Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model Implementation Webinar

Published Date: 
Wed, 2017-09-13

The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors is sponsoring a webinar entitled The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model: Resources to Guide Implementation on Thursday, September 21st from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CDT. The webinar will describe a new resource that has been developed to support implementation of the WSCC model in schools and school districts, and describe steps to take WSCC from theory to practice. Panelists on the webinar will include:

Post Hurricane Health Concerns

Published Date: 
Wed, 2017-09-13

The Washington Post has a posted an 

NICHQ Webinar Series on Addressing Infant Mortality

Published Date: 
Tue, 2017-09-12

The National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ) along with its partners are hosting an expert webinar series on addressing infant mortality. This webinar series provides an opportunity for public health professionals to hear examples and best practices for supporting efforts to reduce infant mortality and improve maternal and infant health from experts in the field.

CDC Support for State-Based Perinatal Quality Collaborative Has Expanded

Published Date: 
Wed, 2017-09-06

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided funding to improve the quality of perinatal care in 13 states including Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Mississippi, New York, Wisconsin, and Oregon through the Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PQCs). PQCs are state or multi-state networks of teams working to improve the quality of care for both mothers and babies. Detailed efforts of PQCs include the following:

Policies for the Prevention and Response to Childhood Lead Exposure

Published Date: 
Tue, 2017-09-05

This past Wednesday, the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts, released a new report: 10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure


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