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NICHQ Webinar Series on Addressing Infant Mortality

Published Date: 
Tue, 2017-09-12

The National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ) along with its partners are hosting an expert webinar series on addressing infant mortality. This webinar series provides an opportunity for public health professionals to hear examples and best practices for supporting efforts to reduce infant mortality and improve maternal and infant health from experts in the field.

CDC Support for State-Based Perinatal Quality Collaborative Has Expanded

Published Date: 
Wed, 2017-09-06

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided funding to improve the quality of perinatal care in 13 states including Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Mississippi, New York, Wisconsin, and Oregon through the Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PQCs). PQCs are state or multi-state networks of teams working to improve the quality of care for both mothers and babies. Detailed efforts of PQCs include the following:

Policies for the Prevention and Response to Childhood Lead Exposure

Published Date: 
Tue, 2017-09-05

This past Wednesday, the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts, released a new report: 10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure

New! CityMatCH Zika Learning Module

Published Date: 
Tue, 2017-08-29

Visit CityMatCH’s new Local MCH Responds to Zika: A Look, Listen, & Learn MCH Mini-Module to find out critical federal information, webinar podcasts outlining local health department responses to Zika, and the latest Zika research.

Funding Opportunity: Voices for Healthy Kids

Published Date: 
Thu, 2017-08-17

The American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, through the Voices for Healthy Kids initiative have opened a new grant opportunity. This collaboration aims to make effective strategic investments in ongoing state, local, and tribal public policy issue campaigns with hopes of increasing the public policy impact on healthy weight and living among children. Through the engagement, organization, and mobilization of people, this initiative seeks to help all children grow up at a healthy weight.

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