General Maternal and Child Health
New MCHB Division of Epidemiology Listserv
The listserv will provide information on a variety of topics including MCHB Epidemiology and Statistics Program news, Dataspeak webinars, and upcoming and past publications and presentations. List members are invited to post announcements to the list (pending approval from the list moderators) regarding MCH Epidemiology and Statistics Program updates, training opportunities, and other information relevant to the MCH Epidemiology community. To subscribe or request more information, click here.
Women's and Infant Health
CDC Vital Signs April Issue Focuses on Preventing Repeat Teen Pregnancies
Nearly one in five births to teens, ages 15-19, are repeat births. Having more than one child as a teen can limit the teen mother's ability to finish her education or get a job. Infants born from a repeat teen birth are often born too small or too soon, which can lead to more health problems for the baby. The April issue of CDC Vital Signs will focus on resources for health care providers, public health practitioners and communities to counsel teens, promote effective types of birth control, and connect teen mothers with support services including home visiting programs. The accompanying Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) and fact sheet are available. For more information, click here.