July 2012 
     
NACCHO MCAH Newsletter
News, Resources, Updates, and Events for Local Health Departments
In This Issue
NACCHO's Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Webpage
Adolescent Health Infrastructure Tool: Birth Control Guide
National Conference of State Legislatures
Social Media, Social Life: How Teens View Their Digital Lives
Linking Medical Home and Children's Mental Health: Listening to Massachusetts Families
A Pregnancy Test for Schools: The Impact of Education Laws on Pregnant and Parenting Students
Evaluation of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network: National Reach Survey
NACCHO's Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Toolkit
Public Health Dispatch
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New: NACCHO's Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Webpage

NACCHO's new and improved Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health webpage contains the latest news, resources, events, and funding opportunities available to local health departments. NACCHO updates this webpage biweekly, so check back frequently for the latest information. If you have any comments or questions about the webpage, or any news or resources to contribute, e-mail mch@naccho.org.

Adolescent Health Infrastructure Tool: Birth Control Guide

Developed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this guide outlines various FDA-approved medicines and devices for birth control. This resource can inform adolescents and healthcare providers about the risks and benefits of using these products.

Partner Spotlight: National Institute for Health Care Management

The National Institute for Health Care Management is an advocate for improving the effectiveness, efficiency, and quality of America's healthcare system. Their latest report analyzes government spending for health entitlement programs.

Social Media, Social Life: How Teens View Their Digital Lives

Published by Common Sense Media, this report explores U.S. adolescents' use of technology, their beliefs and attitudes towards social media, and the impact of media and technology on youth development.

Linking Medical Homes and Children's Mental Health: Listening to Massachusetts Families 
In this report from the Parent/Professional Advocacy League and the Central Mass Medical Home Network Initiative, families of children with mental health needs share their experiences with accessing care and coordinating treatment.

A Pregnancy Test for Schools: The Impact of Education Laws on Pregnant and Parenting Students

The National Women's Law Center highlights the unique challenges faced by pregnant and parenting students, relevant federal and state laws and policies, and opportunities for policymakers and schools to support these students in this new report.

Evaluation of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network: National Reach Survey

Please consider participating in a survey released by the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative to assess the program's impact on community-based organizations and efforts to increase access to care for children and families affected by trauma.

NACCHO's Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Toolkit
NACCHO's Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Toolkit offers downloadable resources for local health departments.
NACCHO welcomes any tools or resources you would like to share with local health departments. To submit a tool, contact mch@naccho.org.

Conferences and Trainings

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

Excerpts from NACCHO's Public Health Dispatch

MCAH-Related Tools and Resources

 

The Public Health Dispatch newsletter is sent monthly to all active NACCHO members and contains brief updates, events, resources, funding opportunities, member highlights, and other information of relevance to local health departments. For downloads of past issues and other NACCHO publications, visit www.naccho.org/pubs.