April 2012 
NACCHO MCAH Newsletter
News, Resources, Updates and Events for Local Health Departments
In This Issue
Adolescent Health Infrastructure Tool: Ready by 21 Broader Partnerships Toolkit
Free, Health & Wellness One-Pagers for Families
17th Annual Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology (MCH EPI) Conference: Archived Presentations
Newborn Screening Webinar Series
Funding Opportunity: Best Fed Beginnings
New: NACCHO's Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Webpage
NACCHO's Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Toolkit
NACCHO Dispatch
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Additional Resources
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HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau
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Adolescent Health Infrastructure Tool: Ready by 21 Broader Partnerships Toolkit

Effective partnerships are developed from clear agreements, a thorough understanding of the work to be done, sufficient capacity to achieve set goals, and proper management. Developed by the Forum for Youth Investment, this toolkit guides youth advocates and professionals in building partnerships and leadership councils; aligning and strengthening coalitions, commissions, and intermediaries, and; engaging key stakeholders in setting priorities and solving problems.

Free, Health & Wellness One-Pagers for Families

Family Voices recently released a series of fun, concise, and user-friendly fact sheets designed to support families in providing their children with a healthy start in life. 

Looking for a summer intern? Contact the Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE) 

DHPE manages a robust internship program that places undergraduate and graduate students of minority serving institutions in public health settings, including local health departments (LHDs). DHPE can draw from a national application pool of students that are eager to gain practical public health work experience and provide internship services administration and support for your LHD. Contact DHPE's internship manager, Mariela Alarcon-Yohe at malarcon@dhpe.org or 202.659.2230, for more information. 

Newborn Screening Webinar Series 
This webinar series addresses the ethical and legal issues states may face regarding the storage and secondary use of dried blood spots (DBS) and associated data. Sponsored in part by the Network for Public Health Law, the first webinar of this series will be held on April 26, from 1:00-2:00 PM EDT.

Funding Opportunity: Best Fed Beginnings 

With support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Baby-Friendly USA, the National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality is leading the Best Fed Beginnings project, a national effort to improve maternity care in hospitals and increase breastfeeding support for mothers and their babies. This funding opportunity will help hospitals achieve Baby-Friendly designation.

New: NACCHO's Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Webpage

NACCHO recently reorganized the Maternal and Child Health, Adolescent Health, and Birth Defects Prevention webpages into one easy-to-navigate Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health webpage containing the latest news, resources, events, and funding opportunities available to LHDs. NACCHO will update these subject areas monthly, so check back frequently to get the latest information. If you have any comments or questions about the new project pages, or if you have you any news or resources to contribute, please

e-mail mch@naccho.org.

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 connects 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.

Conferences and Trainings

For information on upcoming MCAH-related conferences and trainings, visit NACCHO's event calendar.

Excerpts from NACCHO Public Health Dispatch

MCH- Related Tools and Resources


DispatchThis monthly newsletter is sent to all active NACCHO members and contains brief updates, events, resources, job postings, funding opportunities, member highlights, and other information of relevance to LHDs. For downloads of past issues and other NACCHO publications, visit http://www.naccho.org/publications/journals/.