August 2013  
     
NACCHO MCAH Newsletter
News, Resources, Updates, and Events for Local Health Departments
In This Issue
Webinar: Strategies to Minimize and Address Missing Data for MIECHV Grants
Webinar: Becoming Evidence-Based: Lessons from the Teen Outreach Program and Build Chicago
Resource: Heads Up to Parents Website and App
Resource: MCH Library Releases Guides to Resources About Depression During and After Pregnancy
Opinion: We Must Invest in Early Childhood Education (James E. Rohr)
News: CDC Finds Firearm-Related Suicides Increasing, Homicides Decreasing in Large Metro Areas
News: National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs
News: Hard Candy and Other Foods Likely to Cause Choking
Opportunity: CDC Campaign Seeks Real People for National Ad Campaign
Opportunity: Race for Every Child
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Webinar: Strategies to Minimize and Address Missing Data for MIECHV Grants
On August 16, 2:00pm - 3:30pm Eastern Time, a Technical Assistance Webinar for Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) grantees and staff will be hosted. MIECHV grantees are expected to submit high quality program data. The webinar offeres strategies to assist MIECHV grantees in addressing challenges related to collecting and/or reporting incomplete or missing program data. Click here to register. 
Webinar: Becoming Evidence-Based: Lessons from the Teen Outreach Program and Build Chicago

On August 22, 3:00 - 4:30pm Eastern Time, PerformWell will host a webinar featuring practitioners from Teen Outreach Program, which is evidence-based, and practitioners from Broader Urban Involvement and Leadership Development, which is on its way to becoming evidence-based. To register for this webinar, click here

Resource: Heads Up to Parents Website and App

The CDC Foundation has launched a Heads Up to Parents website and app with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These new resources provide an important tool for parents and coaches who play a key role in helping to keep kids and teens safe from concussion and other serious brain injuries. Click here to access the online resources. 

Resource: MCH Library Releases Guides to Resources About Depression During and After Pregnancy

The Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University released a new knowledge path, Depression During and After Pregnancy. The knowledge path directs readers to a selection of current, high-quality resources about the prevalence and incidence of perinatal depression; identification and treatment; impact on the health and well-being of new mothers and their infants; and implications for service delivery.  Click here to view the knowledge path. 

Opinion: We Must Invest in Early Childhood Education (James E. Rohr) 

In this opinion piece, James E. Rohr, executive chairman of the PNC Financial Services Group, argues that the most effective way to provide children with the opportunity to reach their full potential is to create a pathway to success through early childhood education, including expanding access and improving the quality of early childhood education. To read more, click here.  

News: CDC Finds Firearm-Related Suicides Increasing, Homicides Decreasing in Large Metro Areas

Firearm-related suicides and homicides pose a continuing public health problem in the United States. CDC researchers found that firearm-related suicides increased in a majority of the 50 most populated metropolitan statistical areas in the country. However, firearm-related homicides rates decreased in the majority of these areas. In addition, the study found that young people between the ages of 10 and 19 are still substantially impacted by gun violence. Click here to read the report.  

News: National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs

The National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN) Chartbook presents major findings of the NS-CSHCN on the national level, stratifying each indicator by selected sociodemographic variables such as age, race and ethnicity, income level, and type of insurance. The chartbook was produced by the Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Topics include the CSHCN population, core outcomes, impact on families, and state data. Click here to view the chartbook.  

News: Hard Candy and Other Foods Likely to Cause Choking

Hard candy is the food most likely to send a child to the hospital for choking, according to a new Pediatrics study. Between 2001 and 2009, more than 16,100 children ages 14 and younger visited the emergency room because they were choking on hard candy. Overall, nearly 112,000 children visited the emergency department for nonfatal choking related to food during the eight-year study, about 12,400 per year. Click here to read the report. 

Opportunity: CDC Campaign Seeks Real People for National Ad Campaign 

CDC is recruiting individuals to feature in their national tobacco education campaign. Like the highly successful Tips From Former Smokers efforts, it will feature real people who suffered severe health conditions caused directly by smoking or who have lost a family member from a smoking-related condition before age 55. Ex-smokers from all population groups can apply, including women who have suffered a heart attack, had lung cancer, or smoked during pregnancy resulting in specific problems during pregnancy, labor, or delivery. Compensation and all travel expenses will be paid. Candidates for this campaign can contact the Recruitment Director, Mimi Webb Miller at CDCTips@gmail.com or toll free (855) 332-7277. Please respond no later than September 1, 2013

Opportunity: Race for Every Child 

On October 5, 8:30am-1:00pm Eastern Time, help make the inaugural Race for Every Child fundraising event a success with nationally and internationally renowned Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. For details, click here