Maternal Child Health

ASTHOConnects Session #1: ASTHO Breastfeeding Learning Community

July 12, 2019

ASTHO and CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity will host a kickoff webinar to welcome 16 states to the ASTHO Breastfeeding Learning Community and provide an overview of the learning community experience. Following introductions, each state team will discuss technical assistance needs or expertise they can offer other learning community participants. Finally, Hawaii will describe outcomes of a recent technical assistance request on provider buy-in.Read More »

Opioid Use Disorder, Maternal Outcome, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Initiative Learning Community #4

June 11, 2019

The Opioid Use Disorder, Maternal Outcomes, and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Initiative (OMNI) Learning Community’s fourth ASTHOConnects webinar provides a wrap up of OMNI’s first year and a discussion on how the learning community will expand in Year Two. This webinar also features a presentation from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Mishka Terplan, who discusses the importance of how stigma, language, and a focus on the mother/baby dyad influences policy and impacts women, children, and families with substance use disorder.Read More »

Promoting Innovation in State & Territorial MCH Policymaking (PRISM) Learning Community

May 16, 2019

The first virtual learning session of the PRISM Learning Community discusses the logistical, legislative, and legal issues around universal testing/screening for substance use in pregnant and parenting women and their newborns.Read More »

Opioid Use Disorder, Maternal Outcome, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Initiative Learning Community #3

April 09, 2019

The third webinar from the OMNI Learning Community highlights neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and how using a statewide, multidisciplinary approach to NAS can address several levels of intervention.Read More »

Lead Exposure and Impacts on Early Brain Development

April 08, 2019

This ASTHOConnects on Lead Exposure and Early Brain Development highlights why lead exposure is an ongoing problem in the United States that can result in detrimental effects on early brain development.Read More »

Primary Prevention of Adverse Childhood Experiences

March 19, 2019

This webinar highlights how New York and Tennessee are using the ACEs behavioral risk factor surveillance system module to inform their program work in early brain development and substance misuse.Read More »

Opioid Use Disorder, Maternal Outcome, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Initiative Learning Community #2

February 19, 2019

The Opioid Use Disorder, Maternal Outcomes, and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Initiative (OMNI) Learning Community’s second ASTHOConnects discusses the development of Plans of Safe Care to improve outcomes for families and infants born with substance exposure. This webinar features presentations from Kentucky and Rhode Island who discussed their states' development and implementation of a Plan of Safe Care process.Read More »

Medicaid Innovations Workgroup: Social Determinants of Health and Predictive Analytics

November 29, 2018

This ASTHOConnects webinar featured guest speakers and discussion on social determinants of health in Medicaid and the use of big data and predictive analytics in population health.Read More »

Tobacco Exposure and Impacts on Early Brain Development

October 26, 2018

This ASTHOConnects on Tobacco Exposure and Impacts on Early Brain Development aims to educate state health department staff in the areas of tobacco cessation and early brain development. Webinar speakers discussed the science behind prenatal and early tobacco exposure and the impact on early brain development. State speakers also shared experiences implementing successful tobacco cessation and smoking reduction programs within the MCH population.Read More »

The Role of State Health Leadership and Partnerships in Addressing Maternal Opioid Use

August 28, 2018

This webinar highlights the AIM patient safety bundle – Obstetric Care for Women with Opioid Use Disorder – and state and national efforts and strategies for addressing substance use disorders, including opioid use and misuse, among women of childbearing age and during pregnancy.Read More »

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