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General Maternal and Child Health

Preventing Postpartum Depression among Low-Income Latinas
This latest Research Dialogue Podcast, produced by MCHB, presents the results of a study on the prevention of perinatal depression among low-income Latina women. Dr. Huynh-Nhu "Mimi" Le focused on prevention using mood regulating skills and behavioral strategies. This podcast discusses the importance of partnering with community-based organizations, the results of the study and lessons learned from the project. For more information and to listen to the podcast, click here.

Women’s Health

CDC Releases Findings on Effect of Screening for Partner Violence on Women’s Quality of Life
Intimate partner violence affects nearly 7 million women in the United States each year and is associated with a number of physical, sexual, reproductive, and mental health consequences that can last a lifetime. A new CDC study indicates providing a list of partner violence resources, with or without asking questions about partner violence, may not result in health or other benefits. The study, “Effect of Screening for Partner Violence on Women’s Quality of Life: A Randomized Controlled Trial,” appears in the Aug. 15 edition of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). This is one study and does not rule out asking women about their experiences of violence. However, the findings indicate that just providing information on partner violence resources, with or without asking questions about partner violence, may not result in health or other benefits. More intensive interventions may be necessary to see health benefits and reductions in partner violence victimization. To view the full study, click here. For more information on CDC violence prevention efforts, click here.

Adolescent Health

New Update to the CDC Teen Pregnancy Prevention Website
The CDC Division of Reproductive Health released a new Web page for health care providers with tools, resources, media and messages on what they can do to reduce teen pregnancy. The new page can be found here. To learn more about teen pregnancy prevention, click here. For more about reproductive health, click here.

Children’s Health

New Data Book on Child Well-Being Released
The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released the 2012 KIDS COUNT Data Book to illustrate recent changes in child well-being at the state level. An updated index of 16 indicators of child well-being is organized into four categories, economic well-being, health, education, and family and community. The data book website offers a data book PDF, child well-being key indicator national and state profiles, child well-being state indicators, interactive KIDS COUNT data wheel, and the data book methodology. Click here to visit the data book website.