Publications & Resources

General Maternal and Child Health

Free CME Opportunity: Raising Awareness: Late Preterm Birth and Non-Medically Indicated Inductions Prior to 39 Weeks
Help avoid elective early induction. On average, more than 900 late preterm babies are born every day in the United States, or a total of one-third of 1 million infants (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2009). To alert health care providers to the impact and effects of late preterm birth and of non-medically indicated inductions prior to 39 weeks in the womb, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development National Child and Maternal Health Education program developed a continuing medical education (CME) program in partnership with Medscape. This CME is intended for obstetricians, neonatologists, pediatricians, nurses, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists and any other providers who care for pregnant women. To learn more, click here.

MCH-Focused Public Health Law Technical Assistance
The Network for Public Health Law offers legal assistance and resources on public health issues. They cover the entire United States through a series of regional offices. Recently, they announced the launch of a new focus area on MCH. The MCH team is available to assist with a range of legal and policy issues that affect maternal and child health including providing legal technical assistance and training. The network also prepares written work products, including issue briefs, fact sheets and model policies. Technical assistance includes litigation support and, where appropriate, preparation of friend-of-the-court legal briefs. For more information, click here.

 Children’s Health

 New Safe Sleep Videos Guide from the National SUID/SIDS Resource Center
The National SUID/SIDS Resource Center has released a guide to recent videos about safe sleep for infants; all the videos in the guide align with the 2011 American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations for a safe sleep environment. The resource center continues to update this guide and submission of additional videos to be considered for inclusion are invited. For more information, click here.