General Maternal & Child Health
AMCHP Conference Session Recordings Now Available
Didn't make it to all the sessions at AMCHP 2014 that you wanted to? Couldn't make it to the conference this year? Sessions recordings from this year's conference are now available. To view recordings, click here.
Child & Adolescent Health
Spanish Bright Futures Family Pocket Guide now available from Family Voices
A companion to the popular English version released in 2012, this small, fun, easy-to-use book can help families support health and wellness for their children at every age. The guide is full of the same variety of family resources found in the English guide, with Spanish equivalents where possible. Both the English and Spanish versions of the guide are based on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Bright Futures: Guidelines for the Health Supervision on Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 3rd edition. To order the pocket guide, click here.
CDC Vital Signs Report on Preventing Pregnancies in Younger Teens
CDC released a Vital Signs report highlighting progress in reducing the burden of births to young women, ages 15-17. The rates of births in this age group are falling, but these rates are still of great concern to public health professionals. One in four births, or 86,423 births, in 2012 were to teen mothers aged 15-17 years, or nearly 1,700 births a week. To view the full report, click here.
New Obesity & Oral Health Interventions Article for Indian Country
A systematic literature review was conducted focusing on childhood obesity and oral health interventions which may have relevance to Native American children, their families, and their communities. Childhood obesity and oral health have become a significant problem across Indian Country. Subsequently, a number of oral health and obesity interventions are emerging developed for ethnic minority populations including Native Americans. The objective of this review was to determine best practices of various obesity and oral health interventions used with Native youth. To read the full article, click here.