To: HMHB Members
Date: August 3, 2009, Volume 11, Edition 31
News from National
HMHB is proud to announce the launch of the Perinatal Nutrition Working Group (PNWG) Web site. PNWG is an HMHB program, and represents a collaborative, multi-disciplinary group of physicians, scientists, nutritionists, dieticians, nurses and others. These experts work together to offer evidence-based resources for women who are planning a pregnancy, expecting a child or breastfeeding. The group's work focuses on maternal nutrition with the goal of optimizing fetal growth and development. The PNWG is dedicated to ensuring this optimal outcome by evaluating and sharing the latest science with women and their caregivers. Check out the new site and the science at www.hmhb.org/pnwg!
1) Webinar on RSV Guidelines on August 6th and 7th
2) Call for Abstracts for NPA Conference
3) From ACOG: New Guidelines on Labor Induction
4) Project Addresses HIV Prevention for Women and Children
5) 2009 Kids Count Data Book
6) From MMWR: Sexual and Reproductive Health of Persons Aged 10-24 Years
MATERNAL-INFANT HEALTH NEWS
1) WEBINAR ON RSV GUIDELINES ON AUGUST 6TH AND7TH
An upcoming live Webinar will explore the new 2009 American Academy for Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines on respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and their potential impact on the health of premature infants at high risk for the disease. RSV is the most common cause of lower respiratory tract infections in children. The virus causes fever or cough and is highly contagious. The presentation will provide a detailed look at the differences between the 2006 and 2009 guidelines. The question and answer session with nationally-recognized experts will be presented in a Web audio format, and is offered on both August 6 and 7th at 3:00pm eastern standard time. To register for the session, go to http://www2.eventsvc.com/getthefactsmm/prevention. For more information about RSV, go to http://www.aap.org/publiced/BR_RSV.htm.
2) CALL FOR ABSTRACTS FOR NPA CONFERENCE
Abstracts for poster presentations must be received by August 15, 2009 for the National Perinatal Association (NPA) 2009 Clinical Conference and Exhibition: Focusing on the Family. The conference is scheduled for November 12-14, 2009 at the Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Any abstract with an application in perinatal health is acceptable; however, those which address the multidisciplinary approach to perinatal health are encouraged. Abstracts may describe contributions to theory, policy development, program development and evaluation, delivery of health or related services, or research. Of particular interest are abstracts focusing on evolution of perinatal health, preconception care and improving outcomes for mothers, fathers, and infants. For more information, including abstract guidelines, go to http://www.nationalperinatal.org/index/pdf/2009-NPA-Conference-Call-For-Abstracts.pdf. For more information about the conference, go to http://www.natio
3) FROM ACOG: NEW GUIDELINES ON LABOR INDUCTION
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released revised guidelines on when and how to induce labor in pregnant women. The guidelines provide physicians with guidance regarding which induction methods may be most appropriate under particular circumstances, as well as the safety requirements, and risks and benefits of the different methods. ACOG's Practice Bulletin "Induction of Labor" is published in the August 2009 issue of their journal, "Obstetrics & Gynecology." For more information, go to http://www.acog.org/from_home/publications/press_releases/nr07-21-09.cfm. To access the Practice Bulletin, go to http://journals.lww.com/greenjournal/Citation/2009/08000/ACOG_Practice_Bulletin_No__107__Induction_of_Labor.30.aspx.
4) PROJECT ADDRESSES HIV PREVENTION FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN
A new publication documents the results of a project intended to improve HIV prevention practice for women and children both locally and nationally. "FIMR/HIV Pilot Project: Overview and Lessons Learned" documents the experiences of three communities selected to implement the Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR)/HIV Prevention Methodology. The pilot project was conducted over two years in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Detroit, Michigan; and Jacksonville, Florida. These sites were responsible for locating and engaging community members with expertise in HIV/AIDS and maternal and child health to review data in order to make recommendations for community action and systems changes needed for optimal perinatal HIV prevention. Each community's efforts resulted in improvements to systems serving women with HIV infection and their families. To download the report, go to http://www.citymatch.org/downloads/FIMRHIV.pdf.
CHILD, ADOLESCENT, FAMILY & COMMUNITY HEALTH NEWS
5) 2009 KIDS COUNT DATA BOOK
"Counting What Counts: Taking Results Seriously for Vulnerable Children and Families: The 20th Annual Kids Count Data Book" is now available from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The publication profiles the well-being of children in the US on a state-by-state basis and ranks states on 10 key measures of child well being. These measures include: percent of low birth-weight babies; infant mortality rate; child death rate; rate of teen deaths by accident, homicide, and suicide; teen birth rate; percent of children living with parents who do not have full-time, year-round employment; percent of teens who are high school dropouts; percent of teens not attending school and not working; percent of children in poverty; and percent of families with children headed by a single-parent. The Data Book also provides background information for each state, including demographic and family income data. For more information, go to http://datacenter.kidscount.org/databook/2009/Default.aspx