General & Maternal Child Health
Opioid Use in the U.S.: An Urgent Public Health Crisis
This archived webinar for the National Institute for Health Care Management featured innovative efforts to reverse opioid abuse trends including payer collaboration with providers and pharmacies to improve access to appropriate pain care, federal actions to reform prescribing practices and expand access to medication-assisted treatment for addiction, interventions to reduce drug abuse among pregnant women and to improve treatment for babies born dependent, and strategies for raising awareness of the risks associated with painkiller addiction. To access the webinar, click here.
New Prevention Status Reports
The CDC has recently released a new iteration of the Prevention Status Reports (PSRs). These CDC reports highlight the status of public health policies and practices designed to address 10 public health problems in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Problems include alcohol-related harms; food safety; healthcare-associated infections; heart disease and stroke; HIV; motor vehicle injuries; nutrition; physical activity and obesity; prescription drug overdose; teen pregnancy; and tobacco use. These reports enable public health professionals, community leaders, and policy makers to better understand their state's status and identify areas for improvement. To access the PSRs, click here. For questions and comments about the Teen Pregnancy PSR, please contact Maria Rivera at firstname.lastname@example.org
Incorporating Nutrition into the Title V MCH Services Block Grant National Performance Measures
Since its original authorization in 1935, Title V of the Social Security Act has been amended several times to reflect an ongoing commitment to improving the health and well-being of our Nation's mothers, children, and their families. The most recent revision was released in October 2014. This revision included a transformed national performance measurement system that is intended to show more clearly the contributions of Title V programs in impacting health outcomes. To access this resource, click here.
MCH Navigator Training Bundles and Topics
The MCH Navigator has developed MCH Bundles, trainings on key MCH and leadership topics, Training Spotlights, in-depth portals to training on specific issues of importance to public health professionals, Training Briefs, and short lists of learning opportunities on MCH topics. To access this resource, click here.
Women's & Infant Health
Incarcerated and Pregnant: Promoting the Health of Mothers and Babies
The University of Minnesota's Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health has co-created Incarcerated and Pregnant: Promoting the Health of Mothers and Babies. This short video discusses the effects of prison and jail environments on pregnant women, and innovative efforts supporting the health of women and their babies. The video also highlights research and practice insights on supporting health and well-being of mothers and their children affected by incarceration. For more information and additional resources on this topic, including the publication Incarceration and Public Health and to access the video, click here.
Child & Adolescent Health
Adolescent Health Observance Quick-Guides
The University of Minnesota's Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health and the Minnesota State Adolescent Health Resource Center created "Quick-Guides" to take advantage of 26 specific national health observances to promote adolescent health, especially when using social media. To access the guide, click here. A brief training on how to use the guide is also available.