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MCHB Webcast on Kids in Disasters: Facing Our Challenges
This panel presentation will highlight innovations in pediatric disaster preparedness. The Emergency Medical Services for Children Targeted Issue projects "A Novel Imaging System for Reunification of Children Separated during Disaster" and "Refining Pediatric Disaster Triage Algorithms and Education in the Prehospital Setting" will be presented. Project investigators will provide a brief overview of their work and highlight significant findings and implications for participants to consider as they strive to improve the provision of emergency care for children during disaster situations. Join the webinar on Jun. 20 from 12:30-2 p.m. EDT. This webinar will help you define a process to better integrate the unique needs of children in to local community/hospital disaster planning efforts; implement strategies to address at least two common problems when teaching pediatric disaster triage skills to prehospital providers; and identify and implement processes to improve the reunification of children and families when disasters strike. For more information or to register, click here.

Got Transition Radio Episode 10: Fun, Sun, and... Health Care Transition? Webinar
Things are heating up with Got Transition Radio. This episode will talk about summer recreation and what that means for transitioning young adults. What opportunities are out there for young people to feel included in summer activities and how can this time be used to further independence and responsibility for health? Join Got Transition on Jun. 27 from 3-3:30 p.m. EDT. To register, click here. Space is limited, so reserve your seat today.

AMCHP/CDC Webinar on the RHAD Toolkit
AMCHP and CDC will host a national webinar, "Emergency Preparedness and MCH: A Guide to the Reproductive Health Assessment After Disaster (RHAD) Toolkit" on Jun. 28 from 3-4 p.m. EDT. This webinar includes a description on the importance of post-disaster reproductive health assessments and the rationale for the creation of the RHAD Toolkit; highlights one state’s experience trying to capture post-disaster reproductive health data for their MCH program; and reviews the successes, challenges and lessons learned from piloting the toolkit. Speakers will include Amy Williams, MPH, Consultant, Division of Reproductive Health/CDC; Juanita Graham, MSN, RN, Mississippi State Department of Health; and Jennifer Horney, PhD, MPH, CPH, Director, University of North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness. To register for the webinar, please click here. For more information on the RHAD Toolkit, please click here.

AAP/MCHB Time Out for Genetics Webinar Series
The Genetics in Primary Care Institute – a cooperative agreement between the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and MCHB – is now offering Time Out for Genetics, a free educational webinar series. The objective of this 10-part webinar series is to increase awareness and education regarding the provision of genetic medicine in primary care practice. It is designed for primary care clinicians, pediatricians, pediatric sub-specialists, family physicians, nurse practitioners, genetic counselors, geneticists and other stakeholders. Upcoming webinars include: Genetics Evaluation, Referrals, and More – What To Do Next (Jun. 28 from 12-12:30 p.m. CDT); Myths of Primary Care Providers and Patients/Families Regarding Genetics – Setting the Record Straight (Jul. 26 from 12- 12:30 p.m. CDT); and Heard About Genetic Counseling? What Does it Mean for You, Patients, and Families? (Aug. 30 from 12-12:30 p.m. CDT). Click here for more information on the Time Out for Genetics webinar series, or to register for a webinar. Questions can be directed to Natalie Mikat-Stevens.

UIC Retreat: Leading in Challenging Times: Innovations & Inspiration
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) MCH Training Program has created a leadership development retreat that will integrate the type of leadership development work they are trying to integrate into the MCH-workforce. This is based in large part on building strengths, focusing on what is working and innovations; creating lasting relationships in order to harness individual and collective wisdom about what it will take to improve MCH; and increasing emotional intelligence. The retreat this year, taking place Jul. 22-24, 2012 at the Hyatt Lodge in Oakbrook, IL, will help to change and inspire you about what is possible when you return home, likely impacting the way you work in a positive way. To view the retreat agenda, click here. For more information or to register, click here.

Find Out What You Can Do to Build Public Will for Children in Your Community at the CDF Conference
Join the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) and 3,000 researchers, educators, policymakers, practitioners, faith leaders and child advocates, including 1,500 young adult leaders, for a national conference this summer that will help shape a national conversation about children and the poor. The conference, to be held in Cincinnati, Ohio from Jul. 22-25, will explore the policies and practices that must be in place to provide a continuum of supports to all children. More than sixty mini-plenary sessions and workshops will focus on the latest research and best practices in the areas of health and nutrition (including outreach and enrollment in health coverage), early childhood development, parent empowerment and more. For more information, click here.

RWJF Seeking Nominations for the Young Leader Awards
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) will honor up to 10 leaders age 40 and under who offer great promise for leading the way to improved health and health care for all Americans with The Young Leader Awards. The foundation will make up to 10 awards of $40,000 each to outstanding young leaders. Winners will be publicly announced at a RWJF conference to be held in Princeton, New Jersey, on Oct. 25-26. The deadline for nominations is Jul. 16. For more information, click here.

CALL FOR PAPERS – Families and Disabilities: Implications for Policy and Practice
It is estimated that one in seven people globally lives with some form of disability. The past half-century has witnessed enormous paradigmatic shifts in laws and policies that have greatly impacted individuals with disabilities and their families. People with disabilities are not only children in families; they are spouses, partners, parents, and wage-earners. To promote contemporary understanding of the relationship of disability with the development and well-being of children, adults, and families over the life span, Family Relations is planning a "Special Edition" focusing on families and disabilities from interdisciplinary perspectives.  For a complete description, click here. Please direct inquiries to The deadline for paper submission is Dec. 15.