July 2011
     
NACCHO MCAH Newsletter
News, Resources, Updates and Events for Local Health Departments
In This Issue
IOM Recommendations for Clinical Preventative Services for Women
Talk Soon, Talk Often. A Guide for Parents Talking to Their Kids About Sex
Webinar: The Oregon Youth Sexual Health Partnership and Plan
Webinar: Multiples and Crib Sharing, Breastfeeding
New Learning Community: Obesity and Physical Activity for People with Disabilities
New Resources Available: Emotional, Behavioral, and Mental Health Challenges in Children and Adolescents
MCAH Toolkit
NACCHO Dispatch
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IOM Recommendations for Clinical Preventative Services for Women
On Tuesday, July 19, 2011, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released recommendations for inclusion in the Department of Health and Human Services' comprehensive list of preventative services, which will be provided without cost-sharing under the Affordable Care Act. These eight recommendations were published in the IOM report, Clinical Preventatives Services for Women: Closing the Gaps. For more information on this important women's health effort, view the summary and the full IOM report.

Talk Soon, Talk Often.  

A Guide for Parents Talking to Their Kids About Sex 

This guide, from the Government of Western Australia Department of Health, provides guidance for parents when talking to their children about sex. The guide ultimately aims to promote positive and healthy attitudes toward sexual health among youth, in order to prevent unwanted pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections, and forced sex. The guide takes into account concerns and questions frequently raised by parents on this topic. 

Webinar: The Oregon Youth Sexual Health Partnership and Plan
The Oregon Youth Sexual Health Partnership (OYSHP) is a collaboration of private and public partners in the state of Oregon who strive to promote sexual health among youth. OYSHP implements Oregon's Youth Sexual Health Plan, and assists communities with adaptation when necessary. Listen to this webinar on Thursday, July 21, 2011
from 
2-3:30PM EDT to learn more about OYSHP. 
   

Webinar: Multiples and Crib Sharing, Breastfeeding  

In the second webinar of the series, "Hot Topics in Infant Safe Sleep," Dr. Rachel Moon will speak on the topics of multiples and crib sharing, as well as breastfeeding. The session will be followed by time for questions. The webinar will be held Tuesday, July 26, 2011 from 3-4:30PM EDT. The series is co-sponsored by the National SUID Project IMPACT, the National SUID Resource Center, the National SUID Program Support Center, and the National Center for Cultural Competence. Register here or contact Sandra Frank for more information.

New Learning Community:
Obesity and Physical Activity for People with Disabilities 

NACCHO's Health and Disability project, through a cooperative agreement with the NCBDDD at the CDC, is proud to sponsor the Health and Disability Learning Community. Join us as we kick off our second module on obesity and physical activity for people with disabilities with a call on August 18 at 3PM EDT. Topics for discussion may include understanding and measuring causes of obesity, the disproportionate impact of the obesity epidemic on people with disabilities, and discussing accessible and inclusive nutrition and physical activity programs. This community is an opportunity to network, learn, and share with your peers at local and state health departments, disability organizations, academic institutions, and more.  Even if you are unable to join this initial call, join our learning community! To join and to receive call-in information, email disability@naccho.org.

New Resources Available: Emotional, Behavioral, and Mental Health Challenges in Children and Adolescents  

A new set of companion resource briefs are available from The Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University. Topics include bullying, child maltreatment, medications, screening, substance use, suicide prevention, mental conditions for families, and mental conditions for schools. More information is also available on organizations, resources, and research in this field.

NACCHO's Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Toolkit
NACCHO's Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Toolkit offers downloadable tools and resources for local health departments. This toolkit aims to connect local health departments with publications, tools, and other resources related to maternal, child, and adolescent health.
NACCHO welcomes any tools or resources you would like to share with local health departments. To submit a tool to the Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Toolkit, contact mch@naccho.org.

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