General Maternal & Child Health
Preparing a Successful Research Grant Application Webinar Archive Available
An archived video file of the MCHB EnRICH webinar, Preparing a Successful Research Grant Application, from June 6 is now available online. Two leading researchers in the MCH field presented on the critical elements for preparing a successful research grant application. To view the webinar, click here.
MCHB Archive Webinar – Latent Variable Analysis in MCH Research: A Practical Application of Structural Equation Modeling and Latent Growth Models
The webinar, from Sept. 13, described practical application of structural equation modeling and latent growth models in maternal and child health research. The presenter for this webinar was Dr. Beth McManus, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado, 2009 Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar, University of Wisconsin – Madison. To watch the webinar, click here.
National Folic Acid Awareness Week 2012 Resources Available
National Folic Acid Awareness Week is Jan. 8-14. Order your FREE CDC folic acid educational materials today to avoid the last-minute rush and to make sure you receive your materials on time. CDC publications include: Folic Acid for Healthy Babies – A Primer, Folic Acid – Questions and Answers, Folic Acid, All Women, Every Day and many more. To order materials, click here.
HPV Vaccine Fact Sheet Discusses New Recommendation for Vaccinating Boys
The Kaiser Family Foundation has updated its fact sheet on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine coverage and financing, which includes the new recommendation from the federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that boys and young men be vaccinated against the virus. The Food and Drug Administration has approved two vaccines against infection by certain strains of HPV, the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Initially, the vaccines were recommended only for girls and young women, but new recommendations from the CDC have been broadened to include boys and young men. The fact sheet also discusses HPV and cancers related to the virus, use of the HPV vaccines for both females and males, and insurance coverage and access to the vaccines. To access the fact sheet, click here.