Women and Infant Health
Phase I Winners Announced for Addressing Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnant Women & New Moms Challenge
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration has selected 10 winners from Phase 1 of the Addressing Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnant Women and New Moms Challenge. Each winner was awarded a share of $100,000 and will move on to Phase 2 to develop their prototype and begin small-scale testing through July 2019.
CDC Releases New PRAMS Data
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released 2017 data from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS). Researchers can request the most recent year of data, as well as prior years' data
Oral Health Toolkit Aims to Help Pregnant Women
Coinciding with National Children's Dental Health Month (February), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention partnered with the American Academy of Pediatrics to produce an Oral Health Toolkit for medical and dental providers who care for pregnant women. The materials raise awareness about the importance of oral health as part of prenatal care, and support clinicians in talking with pregnant women about their oral health and the future oral health of their babies.
Child & Adolescent Health
Using Human-Centered Design to Better Understand Adolescent and Community Health
In 2018, the Office of U.S. Office of Adolescent Health engaged a group of youth-serving professionals, adolescent health practitioners, and community health leaders in a Human-Center Design (HCD) process to explore new, integrated approaches to adolescent and community health. This brief shares the HCD process, discusses how HCD thinking was applied to adolescent health, and reviews insights and lessons learned from the process.