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CSN on Halloween Safety
The Children’s Safety Network (CSN) has released a new blog post titled, Pedestrian Injuries: The True Terror of Halloween. The resource provides facts and statistics on child pedestrian accidents on Halloween, when the most dangerous hours are for children to cross the street and provides a multitude of additional resources on how to keep children safe this year. For more information and to access the full blog post, click here. Visit the CSN Halloween Safety Pinterest board here.

Women's and Infant Health

State Newborn Screening and Birth Defects Program Roles in Screening for CCHD
AMCHP released a new issue brief entitled State Newborn Screening and Birth Defects Program Roles in Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Defects (CCHD). This issue brief highlights effective practices and policies for states, specifically roles for state newborn screening and birth defects programs, to consider when designing and implementing comprehensive CCHD screening programs. The brief builds off of recommendations from a February 2013 meeting, hosted by AMCHP with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which brought together state newborn screening and birth defects program representatives to dialogue about key components for successful collaboration in critical congenital heart disease screening and program implementation. Case studies from Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey and Utah are also highlighted. To download the issue brief, click here.

New NICHD Safe to Sleep® Online Resource
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) is pleased to announce the launch of a new Safe to Sleep® website. The website provides tools to help users test their knowledge of safe sleeping environments, ideas for tummy time, facts on sudden infant death syndrome and information on how the Safe to Sleep® is addressing high-risk communities. For more information and to access this resource, click here.