The Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs is asking for your participation on a survey on sequestration so that information can be captured about the impact these cuts have had on your state programs and the populations that are being served. The survey is designed to capture information on the impact of sequestration on your state's MCH programs. To participate in the survey, please visit the AMCHP website.
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration is offering a webinar, "Child Death Review Case Reporting System: What's New in Version 3.0?" on Thursday, July 18 at 1 pm EST for any authorized user of the CDR Case Reporting System. Version 3 of the National Center for the Review and Prevention of Child Death's Case Reporting System will make entry of data easier for users and provide new features that the field has asked for.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health will offer training for its online information system, a system that contains data on demographics, mortality, reproductive and maternal health, disease incidence, and access to care. The next Quick Health Data Online 101 Training session will be held on Tuesday, March 12, from 4-5 pm EST (basis training) and on Thursday, March 14 from 12-1 pm EST (focus on mapping). To register, please visit:
CityMatCH, the Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are sponsoring a special training course in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Epidemiology, held from May 28 to June 1, 2013, in Nashville, Tennessee. The course is designed to enhance the analytical capacity of state and local health agencies and is geared to individuals with basic to intermediate skills in using statistical and epidemiologic methods, preferably in MCH or a related field. Applications are due March 1, 2013.
The MCH Training and Research Resource Center, which is funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau's (MCHB) Office of Epidemiology and Research, is offering an EnRICH webinar series featuring special topics related to Maternal and Child Health (MCH) research. The next webinar, "MCH Applied Missing Data Analysis," will take place on Monday, February 25 from 2-3 pm EST and provide a conceptual overview of missing data theory and assumptions. To register for the webinar, visit:
The CityMatCH Annual Urban Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Leadership Conference opened on September 10, 2005 in Fort Worth (TX) amid aftershocks from Hurricane Katrina, one of the worst natural disasters in the nation’s history. Conference organizers debated whether to cancel or postpone the conference, and in the end concluded there was no better time than the present to come together to share, learn, work, and heal. Some modifications were made to the Conference to reflect the gravity of the hurricane.
“The city is grateful for the work all of you do on behalf of families all across America. We recognize that your diligence is needed now more than ever… especially as we live in a time when the number of uninsured Americans has reached the 45 million mark and still counting; and when the divide between rich and poor has reached unprecedented proportions and is still widening..."
Many of our members may be familiar with Dr. Camara Jones’ provocative allegory to illustrate the levels of racism – institutionalized, personally mediated, and internalized –previously published in CityLights (“Interchange 2002: Best Practices for Systems Change,” Vol. 11, No. 2, Conference 2002).
This issue of CityLights features articles that focus on the factors that lead to the underutilization of data sources; the role of the MCH Epidemiology Program at the Centers for Disease Control; the role of schools in promoting health and how the CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health has been promoting school health programs; and an interview with Rita Beam of the Tri-County Health Department of Englewood, CO, on using PPOR analysis to address a significant health disparity. Authors include Laurin Kasehagen, the CDC-assigned Epidemiologist to CityMatCH; Charlan D.
This issue of CityLights focuses on Addressing Entrenched Reproductive Health Challenges. It includes an article about the HP2010 goals related to reproductive health and how we did as a nation achieving them; shares information about the recently released National Urban Reproductive Health Agenda; an update on the HPV Vaccine and reported adverse effects; and describes barriers to achieving better reproductive health, including consent and confidentiality of services and access to health care and insurance coverage. Following is an excerpt from the issue: