February 21, 2013


Anna Rough, Editor

CityMatCH NewsBriefs highlights recent articles and information from MCH-related organizations, publications, and listservs.
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Women's Health
Contraceptive Methods Women Have Ever Used: United States, 1982-2010
Use of Emergency Contraception Among Women Aged 15-44: United States, 2006-2010
Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Reduce Autism Risk
Women's Perceptions of the Benefits of Childbearing Influence their Risk of Pregnancy
 
Disparities in Health
MCH Library Releases Resource Guides About Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health
 
Overweight and Obesity
Obesity in Pregnancy Associated with Extremely Large Babies
 
Adolescent Health
Shortcomings Found in Adolescent Care Within the Medical Home
Journal of Adolescent Health Supplement Examines Life Course Approach to Understanding Adolescence
Webinar: Teen Pregnancy
Physicians Miss Opportunities for Underage Alcohol Screening
 
Opportunities
Call for Volunteers: Trainee Webinar Series
Webinar: MCH Applied Missing Data Analysis
Webcast: Moving Beyond Back to Sleep to Safe to Sleep
MCH Journal Call for Papers: Leadership Development for Maternal and Child Health Workforce
DataSpeak Web Conference: Practical Applications of the Life Course Approach
Special Notice: Training Course in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Epidemiology
Webinar: Life Course: Integration of Science & Practice
Webinar: CDC's Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) Framework
Webinar: Collaborations among Federally Qualified Health Centers and State and Local Public Health
Call for Applications: The Institute for Equity in Birth Outcomes
 
Resources, Reports, Research
Study: Teen Births Fall to Record Lows
Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults Aged Up To 18 Years with Mental Illness--United States, 2009-2011
 
News of Interest
Recommended Immunization Schedules for Persons Aged 0 Through 18 Years and Adults Aged 19 Years and Older--United States, 2013
Quick Health Data Online 101 Training Sessions Now Available
National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Goals and Objectives for Action
Webcasts: In the Know: Social Media for Public Health
 
Women's Health
Contraceptive Methods Women Have Ever Used: United States, 1982-2010
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have published a new report, "Contraceptive Methods Women Have Ever Used: United States, 1982-2010," presenting national estimates of the proportion of sexually experienced women aged 15-44 who have ever used various methods of contraception in the United States. The study found that virtually all women of reproductive age in 2006-2010 who have ever had sexual intercourse have used at least one contraceptive method at some point in their lifetime (99% or 53 million women 15-44 years of age), including 88% who have used a highly effective, reversible method such as birth control pills, an injectable method, the contraceptive patch, or an intrauterine device.
To view the study, visit:
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr062.pdf
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - 21 February 2013
 
Use of Emergency Contraception Among Women Aged 15-44: United States, 2006-2010
According to the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. women are taking the morning-afterpill, but generally just once. About 11 percent of sexually active women, or 5.8 million, used the pill between 2006 and 2010, compared to about 4 percent in 2002, according to the CDC. The recent CDC report describes trends and variation in the use of emergency contraception and reasons for use among sexually experienced women aged 15-44 using the 2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth.
To view the report, visit:
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db112.htm
Public Health Newswire - 15 February 2013
 
Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Reduce Autism Risk
According to a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, women who take folic acid supplements before becoming pregnant, as well as early in pregnancy, may reduce the risk of having a child with an autism spectrum disorder. Researchers followed babies born between 2002 and 2008 for three to ten years to determine whether their mother's use of folic acid supplements influenced the risk of developing an autism spectrum disorder. The study showed an association between the use of folic acid supplements and a lower risk of autistic disorder.
To view the study, visit:
http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1570279
Public Health Newswire - 13 February 2013
 
Women's Perceptions of the Benefits of Childbearing Influence their Risk of Pregnancy
In a study of women seeking contraceptive services at a family planning clinic, participants' perceptions of the benefits of childbearing decreased with increasing age, and white women perceived fewer benefits of childbearing than did black or Latina women. The study assessed perceived benefits of childbearing among women aged 15-24 who were initiating use of a hormonal contraceptive and did not want to become pregnant within the next year.
To view the study, visit:
http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/journals/4502313.html
Guttmacher Institute - 12 February 2013
 
 
Disparities in Health
MCH Library Releases Resource Guides About Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health
The MCH Library at Georgetown University, with support from the Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau, has created a new knowledge path, "Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health." The knowledge path directs readers to a selection of current, high-quality resources about preventing, identifying, and eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in health.
To view the knowledge path, please visit:
http://www.mchlibrary.info/KnowledgePaths/kp_race.html
MCH Library/Georgetown University - 19 February 2013
 
 
Overweight and Obesity
Obesity in Pregnancy Associated with Extremely Large Babies
Pre-pregnancy obesity and excess weight gain during pregnancy in African-American women are associated with an increased risk of giving birth to an abnormally large baby, according to a recent sutdy in the journal Obesity. Macrosomia, which is defined as a newborn weighing more than 4,000 grams at birth (approximately 8.8 pounds), can cause delivery complications such as hemorrhage, infection, the need for a caesarean section, preeclampsia and perinatal mortality.
To view the study, visit:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1930-739X
PsychCentral - 11 February 2013
 
 
Adolescent Health
Shortcomings Found in Adolescent Care Within the Medical Home
A recent article in Academic Pediatrics has found signficiant shortcomings in adolescents' receipt of care within a medical home, especially for the disadvantaged and those with mental health conditions. The article provides national estimates of the proportion of adolescents who receive their care in medical homes and examines disparities in medical home attainment.
To view the study, visit:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1876285912002987
MCH Alert - 20 February 2013
 
Journal of Adolescent Health Supplement Examines Life Course Approach to Understanding Adolescence
The supplement to the February 2013 issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health investigates the neurobiology and development of adolescent health and disease, focusing primarily on what transpires during adolescence and how a young person subsequently responds to the range of environmental demands placed on him or her.
To access the supplement, visit:
http://www.jahonline.org/issues?issue_key=S1054-139X%2812%29X0007-7
Journal of Adolescent Health - 20 February 2013
 
Webinar: Teen Pregnancy
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are offering a webcast on Tuesday, March 19 from 1-2 pm EST titled "Teen Pregnancy" as part of the Public Health Grand Rounds webinar series. The Grand Rounds sessions highlight how the CDC and its partners are already addressing these challenges and discuss recommendations for future research and practice.
To watch the webcast, please visit:
http://www.cdc.gov/about/grand-rounds/
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - 13 February 2013
 
Physicians Miss Opportunities for Underage Alcohol Screening
According to a recent study in the journal Pediatrics led by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, physicians often fail to ask high school-aged patients about alcohol use and to advise young people to reduce or stop drinking. While more than 80 percent of 10th graders said they had seen a doctor in the past year, just 54 percent of that group were asked about drinking, and only 40 percent were advised about alcohol harms.
To view the study, visit:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23359580
National Institutes of Health - 12 February 2013
 
 
Opportunities
Call for Volunteers: Trainee Webinar Series
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau's Division of MCH Workforce Development (DMCHWD) is beginning a trainee webinar series to facilitate collaboration and catalyze leadership development. The first webinar, scheduled for March 28 from 3-4 pm EST, will focus on mentorship, and stories are needed from current and former trainees of how mentorship has helped them along the way. The deadline for stories is Monday, February 25th.
Those interested in sharing their experience with mentorship on this upcoming trainee webinar or who want to be involved in the planning and presentation of this ongoing series should email Michelle Menser at MMenser@hrsa.gov.
Maternal and Child Health Bureau/HRSA - 21 February 2013
 
Webinar: MCH Applied Missing Data Analysis
The MCH Training and Research Resource Center, which is funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau's (MCHB) Office of Epidemiology and Research, is offering an EnRICH webinar series featuring special topics related to Maternal and Child Health (MCH) research. The next webinar, "MCH Applied Missing Data Analysis," will take place on Monday, February 25 from 2-3 pm EST and provide a conceptual overview of missing data theory and assumptions.
To register for the webinar, visit:
http://altarum.cvent.com/events/enrich-webinar-february-25-2013/event-summary-9b39b4e73fb04629aa756079d8a5ffff.aspx
Health Resources and Services Administration - 21 February 2013
 
Webcast: Moving Beyond Back to Sleep to Safe to Sleep
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration is offering a webinar, "Moving Beyond Back to Sleep to Safe to Sleep," on February 28 from 12-1:30 pm EST. Participants will learn about the science driving the recently renamed national "Safe to Sleep" Campaign, what resources are focused on safe infant sleep, and how to promote this broader public health message to Healthy Start clients.
To register for the webcast, visit:
http://www.learning.mchb.hrsa.gov/LiveWebcastDetail.asp?leid=321
Maternal and Child Health Bureau/HRSA - 21 February 2013
 
MCH Journal Call for Papers: Leadership Development for Maternal and Child Health Workforce
The Maternal and Child Health Journal is soliciting manuscript submissions to be considered for an upcoming themed issue on the life cycle of leadership development in MCH practice, policy, and research across the workforce, from pre-professional through professional training. The Journal is particularly interested in submissions that further understanding of implementing the MCH Leadership Competencies. The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2013.
For more information, visit:
http://www.springer.com/public+health/journal/10995?detailsPage=societies
Maternal and Child Health Bureau/HRSA - 18 February 2013
 
DataSpeak Web Conference: Practical Applications of the Life Course Approach
The Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) is pleased to announce the next DataSpeak web conference titled "From Theory to Data to Practice -- Practical Applications of The Life Course Approach." The web conference will take place on Tuesday, February 26 from 3-4 pm EST.
To register for the web conference, please visit:
http://altarum.cvent.com/events/dataspeak-registration/event-summary-1fc19b892d41459aa46e64e51a06d492.aspx
Health Resources and Services Administration - 15 February 2013
 
Special Notice: Training Course in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Epidemiology
CityMatCH, the Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are sponsoring a special training course in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Epidemiology, held from May 28 to June 1, 2013, in Nashville, Tennessee. The course is designed to enhance the analytical capacity of state and local health agencies and is geared to individuals with basic to intermediate skills in using statistical and epidemiologic methods, preferably in MCH or a related field. Applications are due March 1, 2013.
To register for the course, please visit:
http://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0009-0007-d08978a01e254528812b3a4e9502c805
CityMatCH - 15 February 2013
 
Webinar: Life Course: Integration of Science & Practice
The University of Tennessee at Knoxville is offering a webinar, "Life Course: Integration of Science and Practice," which will cover the MCH Life Course Framework, including how neurobiological and social determinants relate to health outcomes and the framework's relationship to programs and services to promote healthy weight. Online participants should register by March 12, 2013.
To register for the webinar, visit:
http://nutrition.utk.edu/seminars/HealthyWeightColloquium.html
MCH Training and Research Alert - 13 February 2013
 
Webinar: CDC's Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) Framework
NACCHO, the National Association of County & City Health Officials, is hosting a webinar about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's BRACE framework on Feb. 26, 2:00-3:30 PM EST. This webinar will provide background information about the BRACE framework and provide lessons learned from Local Health Departments that have begun implementing the framework.
To register for the webinar, visit:
https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=hk873i7hrx44%20
NACCHO Connect - 10 February 2013
 
Webinar: Collaborations among Federally Qualified Health Centers and State and Local Public Health
NACCHO, the National Association of County & City Health officials, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other partners, will host a webinar on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 1:00-2:00 PM EST. The webinar will provide a brief overview of federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), highlight collaborative efforts between state and local health departments and FQHCs, and explore opportunities for future partnerships between public health and FQHCs.
To register for the webinar, visit:
https://naccho.adobeconnect.com/_a1053915029/fqhcprep/
NACCHO Connect - 10 February 2013
 
Call for Applications: The Institute for Equity in Birth Outcomes
CityMatCH, with funding from The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, is pleased to introduce the Institute for Equity in Birth Outcomes, a high-visibility, national movement of urban communities bringing a scientific focus to increasing equity in birth outcomes. The Institute for Equity in Birth Outcomes is a national initiative that brings a scientific focus to the persistent gap in birth outcomes. Institute teams will be based in local urban health departments, drawing in additional leadership and partners from other sectors.
To view the call for applications, please visit:
http://webmedia.unmc.edu/Community/CityMatch/EquityInstituteRFA.pdf
CityMatCH - 5 February 2013
 
 
Resources, Reports, Research
Study: Teen Births Fall to Record Lows
According to a recent National Center for Health Statistics report in the journal Pediatrics, births to teen mothers are now at a record low in the United States. The new birthrate is 31.3 births per 1,000 girls and women aged 15 to 19. Teenage birth rates fell eight percent from 2010 to 2011, and have plunged 25 percent since 2007 and 49 percent since 1991.
To view the study, visit:
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2013/02/05/peds.2012-3769.abstract
Pediatrics - 15 February 2013
 
Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults Aged Up To 18 Years with Mental Illness--United States, 2009-2011
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention combines data from the 2009-2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health and analyzes them to calculate state and national estimates of cigarette smoking among adults aged up to 18 years who had any mental illness in the past 12 months. The report found that the prevalence of cigarette smoking is high among adults with any mental illness, especially for younger adults, those with low levels of education, and those living below the poverty level
To view the report, visit:
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6205a2.htm?s_cid=mm6205a2_w
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - 10 February 2013
 
 
News of Interest
Recommended Immunization Schedules for Persons Aged 0 Through 18 Years and Adults Aged 19 Years and Older--United States, 2013
Each year, recommendations for routine use of vaccines in children, adolescents, and adults in the United States are developed by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). In 2013, for the first time, recommended immunization schedules for persons aged 0 through 18 years and adults aged 19 years and older are being published together.
To access the immunization schedules, visit:
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - 20 February 2013
 
Quick Health Data Online 101 Training Sessions Now Available
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health will offer training for its online information system, a system that contains data on demographics, mortality, reproductive and maternal health, disease incidence, and access to care. The next Quick Health Data Online 101 Training session will be held on Tuesday, March 12, from 4-5 pm EST (basis training) and on Thursday, March 14 from 12-1 pm EST (focus on mapping).
To register, please visit:
www.womenshealth.gov/quickhealthdata and call the toll-free number, 877-925-6129 (passcode 41017).
Department of Health and Human Services - 20 February 2013
 
National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Goals and Objectives for Action
The U.S. Surgeon General and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention have released a new report, "National Strategey for Suicide Prevention: Goals and Objectives for Action." The report includes 13 goals and 60 objectives across four strategic directions: wellness and empowerment; prevention services; treatment and support services; and surveillance, research, and evaluation.
To read the report, visit:
http://store.samhsa.gov/product/National-Strategy-for-Suicide-Prevention-2012-Goals-and-Objectives-for-Action/PEP12-NSSPGOALS
Office of U.S. Surgeon General - 20 February 2013
 
Webcasts: In the Know: Social Media for Public Health
The National Prevention Information Network is holding a series of six webcasts, "In the Know: Social Media for Public Health," each focusing on a different social media channel and providing basic information, tips, and hints for how to use these channels to meet individual needs. The webcasts are live events and will include presentations and an interactive section for questions.
For more information, please visit:
http://www.cdcnpin.org/scripts/features/feature_itk.asp
The National Prevention Information Network - 15 February 2013