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Call for Abstracts for the Western MCH EPI Conference
The 2011 Western Regional Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology (MCH EPI) Conference organizers invite local, state and federal public health professionals working to improve the health of women, children and families to submit abstracts for the June 19-20 Conference. The abstract submission deadline is March 15. To submit an abstract, visit here 

National Health Care Transition Center Webinar
This webinar will convene on March 23 from 2 to 3 p.m. EST, presents findings from a January 2011 report, "Health Care Transition for Youth with Special Health Care Needs" published by Got Transition? The National Health Care Transition Center. The report authors, Peggy McManus and Katherine Rogers of the National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health, will discuss their analysis of national and state transition outcome data from the 2005-06 National Survey of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs. McManus and Rogers will also present a preliminary summary of Title V State activities and initiatives addressing transition to adult health care. To register, visit here 

Call for Nominations for the Martha May Eliot Award
The Martha May Eliot Award honors a professional worker from the field of maternal and child health. This award is to recognize someone who is active in their fields, and their achievements, indicated by high quality and originality of contributions rather than longevity. Nominees are persons who have made unusual contributions to education, administration or research in the field of maternal and child health. The deadline for nomination materials is April 22. To learn more, visit here 

ODPHP Call for Proposals
The Office on Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) has issued an RFP – targeted toward states, territories, and tribes - to integrate Healthy People 2020 into their health improvement planning activities with an emphasis on multi-sector collaboration. The proposals are due April 1. To learn more, visit here 

New Resource for Substance Use during Pregnancy
The Indiana Perinatal Network has launched a web-based provider training program entitled, “Integrating Screening and Treatment of Substance Use into Prenatal Care.” The 54-minute program addresses tobacco, alcohol and other drug use during pregnancy and incorporates practical role-play scenarios with clinical and research-based materials and interventions. This unique, award-winning program features Dr. James Nocon, associate professor from the Indiana University School of Medicine and director of the Prenatal Recovery Clinic at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis. It also includes helpful resources and detailed clinical presentations on substance use related topics. The program is approved for CME’s, nursing contact hours and social work CEU’s and was produced in cooperation with IN ACOG, IN AAP, the IU School of Medicine, March of Dimes, the Indiana State Department of Health and Indianapolis Healthy Start. To learn more, visit here or call the Indiana Perinatal Network at (866) 338-0825.