July 2013  
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Webinar: Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicator: Maternal, Infant, and Child Health
Every other month, the Healthy People 2020 Webinar series focuses on one of the 12 Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicator topics. Tune in on July 18, from 12:00pm-12:45pm (ET), to learn about the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative and their success in improving maternal, infant, and child health. Click here to register.
Webinar: The Affordable Care Act: What You Need To Know

Join NACCHO and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) on  Thursday, August 22 from 2:00pm-3:00pm (ET) for the first of three webinars highlighting the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on HRSA funded programs at Local Health Departments. The webinar will feature speakers from HRSA and include time for Q/A.  Click here to register.

Webinar: Infant Safe Sleep: Moving Data to Action

Hosted by ASIP and Project IMPACT, in partnership with the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP), this webinar on July 31, 3:00pm-4:30pm (ET), will feature an update on the SUID Case Registry from Dr. Lena Camperlengo of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and highlight best practices for safe sleep, presented by Dr. Stephanie Regenold from the B'More for Healthy Babies Safe Sleep campaign.  Click here to register.

Call for Abstracts: 4th International Conference on Families with Parental Mental Health Challenges

This conference, held April 25-27, 2014 in Berkeley, California, will bring researchers, educators, policy-makers, and providers from across disciplines together with members of the judiciary and those with lived experience. The primary aim is to share knowledge and experience, to advance the rights and highlight the needs of families striving to live well with parental mental health challenges. To view the call for abstracts, click here

Vital Signs: Deaths from Prescription  Overdoses Rise Sharply Among Women

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, deaths from prescription painkiller overdoses among women have increased more than 400% since 1999, compared to 265% among men. Click here to learn steps that women can take to help stay safe from prescription painkiller overdoses. To read the related MMWR, click here.

HHS Issues New Guidance for Children and Families who have Experienced Trauma

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issued new guidance to improve the well-being of children and families who have experienced trauma. This guidance letter is intended to encourage the integrated use of trauma-focused screening, functional assessments and evidence-based practices in child-serving settings for the purpose of improving child well-being. Click here to read the letter.

Press Release: CDC study indicates HPV vaccination significantly lowers HPV infection rates in teen girls

On June 19, CDC issued the press release, New study shows HPV vaccine helping lower HPV infection rates in teen girls,reporting that since the HPV vaccine was introduced in 2006, vaccine-type HPV prevalence decreased 56 percent among female teenagers 14-19 years of age.

Report: Listening to Mothers III: New Mothers Speak Out

The second Listening to Mothers III survey report, New Mothers Speak Out, provides an in-depth view of issues women face during the postpartum period, as well as their views of maternity care quality. The results of this survey are part of a series of national surveys, commissioned by Childbirth Connection.

Leading through Health System Change: A Public Health Opportunity

With input from public health professionals from across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Network of Public Health Institutes, and the Georgia Health Policy Center have created Leading through Health System Change: A Public Health Opportunity. The tool's website and interactive PDF can be used individually or with a team to examine the basics of the Affordable Care Act, apply adaptive thinking to questions related to health system change, and create a simplified implementation plan to leverage the opportunities in the health care reform law to improve population health. For access to the tool, click here.