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Save the Date: Webinar on New Research into Sudden Infant Death
The webinar, “New Research into Sudden Infant Death: Unraveling the Mystery of SIDS,” will occur on May 20 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. (EDT). This is the second in a series of live, interactive webinars which have been developed to provide participants with the latest research, resources, information, and tools regarding SUID, SIDS, Infant Safe Sleep, and bereavement. Co-Sponsored by the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) and the Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs (ASIP), and in partnership with the National SUID Resource Center, National SUID Program Support Center, National Center for Cultural Competence, and National SUID Project IMPACT. Registration and additional information to follow. This webinar series is provided as a service to the SIDS and SUID community and is free of charge. To register, visit here. For more information, please contact Sandra Frank or Jessica Hawkins. 

CDC’s Environmental Public Health Tracking Program Needs Your Input!
Please complete this short, 11-question assessment developed by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, National Association of County and City Health Officials and the National Environmental Health Association. This questionnaire seeks information on the awareness of the Environmental Public Health Tracking Program and Network among public health practitioners. The information will be used to gauge awareness and identify needs to better target the public health community. Submit your valued input on the questionnaire by May 31.  

2010 National MCH Epidemiology Awards
Sponsored by 16 national public health organizations, the Coalition for Excellence in MCH Epidemiology announces the ninth year of the National MCH Epidemiology Awards. The Coalition is now recruiting nominees for the 2010 awards. Nominees are individuals, teams, institutions, and leaders of institutions who have made significant contributions to improving the health of women, children and families through epidemiology, applied research and the effective use of data. These awards recognize research, teaching, leadership and effective public health practice and recognize individuals and organizations at a community, state and national level. The deadline for nominations is June 4. To learn more, visit here. 

Call for Abstracts
The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine is now accepting abstracts for The 15th Annual International Meeting "Breastfeeding: A Bridge to the Gold Standard," to be held October 27-30 in San Francisco. Abstracts may be submitted by physicians, medical students, and those holding post graduate degrees or students working to attain such degrees. Abstracts submitted by non-physicians must be sponsored by a member in good standing of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. The deadline for all abstract submissions is June 15. For more information, visit here 

RWJF Local Funding Call for Proposals
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Local Funding Partnerships program forges relationships between the RWJF and local grantmakers to fund promising, original projects that can significantly improve the health of vulnerable people in their communities. The deadline to submit an application is June 30. For more information on how to apply, visit here.