CDC Releases Report on Zika in Babies in U.S. Territories
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will release a Vital Signs report Aug. 7 about babies born in the U.S. territories to mothers who had laboratory evidence of confirmed or possible Zika virus infection during pregnancy. The report, to be released at 1 p.m., describes the health outcomes and follow-up care of babies who were at last one of year of age. CDC says it will be "the largest report on health outcomes in U.S. babies affected by Zika to-date."
General & Maternal Child Health
MCH Digital Library Launch
The Strengthen the Evidence for MCH Programs initiative launched this MCH Digital Library. The project uses a consortium-based approach of nationally-recognized MCH leadership organizations to provide expert consultation, technical assistance, and resources to assist state Title V MCH Block Grant programs in developing evidence based-/informed State Action Plans and strategies that advance National Performance Measures and, in turn, facilitate the implementation of the Title V MCH Block Grant.
Spurring Innovation: The Role of Child Health Policy
This Academy Health report identifies four target areas to improve child health: Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program delivery and payment reforms; consumer digital health; precision medicine in pediatrics; and addiction and neonatal abstinence syndrome.
Women's and Infant Health
Using Telemedicine to Improve Rural Women's Health and Save Babies' Lives
This Blue Cross Blue Shield audio recording discusses a telehealth program that works to decrease infant mortality rates by supporting access to prenatal care and improve obstetric care quality.