Emergency Preparedness and Response Resources for MCH Populations webinar
The CDC Division of Reproductive Health (DRH) has responded to disasters for more than a decade, from the Sept. 11 attacks to the Ebola Virus outbreak in West Africa. In the aftermath Hurricane Katrina, the need for literature and resources to address critical questions regarding the impact of disasters for women of reproductive age, pregnant, and postpartum women became evident. DRH collaborated with local, state, and federal partners to develop a wide array of tools to assess post-disaster reproductive health needs and respond to them. These tools apply to a variety of disasters including natural disasters, infectious disease outbreaks, and preparedness for an anthrax bioterrorism event. In partnership with the CDC DRH, AMCHP is hosting a webinar to highlight resources available for states to assist with disaster preparedness. The webinar Emergency Preparedness and Response Resources for MCH Populations, is scheduled for Tuesday, Jun. 16 at 2 p.m. EST. Click here to register.
National MCH Workforce Development Center Coffee Talk Series – Check Out Video 3 Today!
This series will be hosted by the National MCH Workforce Development Center Change Management core on three pertinent topics benefiting the Title V workforce. The series will consist of three archived 20-minute videos for AMCHP members to access bi-monthly at their leisure. For the alternating months, AMCHP will host a Twitter chat on the content shared during the preceding month's archived video. The topics and identified speakers for each video/Twitter chat are outlined below. Click here to learn more about each talk and to register!
Coffee Talk 1: Title V Transformation
Presenter: Lacy Fehrenbach, MPH, CPH, Director, Programs, AMCHP
Video Release: Mar. 2 – Click here to view the video
Coffee Talk 2: Getting to the Table
Presenter: Sharron Corle, MS, Associate Director, MCH Leadership Development & Capacity Building, AMCHP
Video Release: Apr. 1 – Click here to view the video
Coffee Talk 3: Leading Change
Presenter: Karen Trierweiler, Director of Programs & Services, Prevention Services, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Video Release: Jun. 1 – Click here to view the video
Twitter Chat: Jul. 22 2-3 p.m. EST
Coffee Talk 4: Managing Change
Presenter: Brenda Jones, DHSc, RN, MSN, WHNP-BC, Deputy Director, Office of Women's Health, Illinois Department of Public Health
Video Release: Aug. 1
Twitter Chat: Sept. 9 1-2 p.m. EST
Announcing Call for Abstracts and Save-the-Date: ACEs Southeastern Summit
The Adverse Childhood Experiences Southeastern Summit 2015: Building Resilient, Interdisciplinary Workforces, Communities & Families will be held Sept. 24-26 in Asheville, North Carolina. This conference will focus on the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on early childhood development, long-term health behaviors and health outcomes in adulthood. Interactive speaking sessions will showcase how providers in the community, both locally and regionally, including health, social and human service, education, mental health and law professionals incorporate practical tools and evidence-based programs into their work to identify these experiences early in a child's life and give their families tools to prevent the intergenerational transmission of adverse experiences. Come to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina and speak or learn alongside the keynote speaker, Dr. Robert Anda, principal investigator of the landmark ACE study. To learn more about the summit, click here.
Special Issue Call for Papers: Postpartum Health and Wellness
The Maternal and Child Health Journal is soliciting manuscript submissions to be considered for an upcoming issue on the theme of postpartum health and wellness. This important period in the reproductive life continuum provides a critical link between prenatal care and women's preventive health care as well as an essential opportunity to guide and support maternal role attainment, breastfeeding, mental health and healthy parenting. The Journal solicits manuscripts on any aspect of postpartum health and wellness, including policy briefs, original research, commentaries, perspectives in practice (clinical or public health), program development or implementation, program evaluation, and literature reviews. The deadline for submission is Oct. 15. For more information, click here.
Prematurity Prevention Conference 2015
Participants from multiple disciplines will examine ways to enhance prematurity prevention efforts in the United States by sharing best practices for designing, implementing and evaluating programs and policies. The conference, held Nov. 17-18 in Arlington, VA, will be a forum for disseminating findings, sharing tools and resources, and engaging stakeholders in the effort to significantly reduce the U.S. preterm birth rate by 2030. Abstracts for poster presentations are being accepted. For more information, visit www.marchofdimes.org/conferences.