This guide provides information and resources for family members and friends on specific ways to support pregnant women with opioid use disorders, and help them to get the prenatal care, substance use treatment and other supports they need during pregnancy and postpartum.
NOFAS works to prevent prenatal exposure to alcohol and other substances of abuse known to harm fetal development by raising awareness and supporting women before and during their pregnancy, and supports individuals, families, and communities living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) and other preventable intellectual/developmental disabilities.
This webinar will focus on helping Healthy Start team members:
- Support participants in making healthy parenting choices
- Assist parents in creating safe environments for their young children
- Reinforce and clarify the advice and recommendations of babies’ health care providers
- Identify and help parents recognize warning signs that a baby or young child may be at risk.
- Describe recommendations for care of a child from birth to age 2.
- Discuss the importance of recommended well baby checks and describe tests and procedures that are performed during these visits.
- Identify warning signs that a baby or toddler may be at risk for medical or developmental problems.
Breastfeeding Depression Father/Partner Involvement Immunization Insurance Coverage Intimate Partner Violence Nutrition Parenting Education Patient-centered Medical Home Risk Assessment Safe Sleep Socio-emotional Development for Children Tobacco Cessation
This webinar focuses on the basic elements of preconception care and why incorporating them into Healthy Start is essential to fulfilling the mission of decreasing infant mortality. The logistics of recruiting participants who are not pregnant into Healthy Start programs and managing their issues is discussed, along with case studies illustrating ways in which this can be done.
- Meeting Agenda
- Updates from the Division of Healthy Start and Perinatal Services, Healthy Start, and the EPIC Center | DHSPS Slides | EPIC Center Slides
- Using Social Media to Market Your Healthy Start Program | Slides
- Developing Skills in Case Management and Referral Systems | Slides
- Sustainability Workshop | Slides | Slides
- Using Evidence Based Programs (EBPs) in Your Healthy Start Program for Health Education | Slides | Fidelity Checklist Handout
Three ways in which Maternal and Child Health researchers and practitioners are using data and the life course approach were discussed.
AMCHP is a national resource, partner, and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, children, and families, including those with special health care needs. AMCHP’s website includes a calendar of events, policy and advocacy resources, information on MCH topics, and a searchable database of best practices.
A national membership organization of city and county health departments’ MCH programs and leaders representing urban communities in the US. CityMatCH works to strengthen public health organizations and leadership to promote equity and improve the health of urban women, families, and communities.
The Division’s three priority areas are: women’s reproductive health; pregnancy health; and infant health. The website contains resources and statistics on, infertility, assisted reproductive technology, depression and postpartum depression, maternal and infant health, SIDS, teen pregnancy, unintended pregnancy, women’s reproductive health, and global reproductive health.
Early Head Start provides early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families, and pregnant women and their families.