Maternal & Child Health Newsletter, Iss. 31
NIHCM Foundation is partnering with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) on a webinar, "Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Strategies for States and Health Plans" to be held July 16, 2014 at 1: 30pm ET. Presentations from the White House Office of Drug Control Policy, ASTHO, BlueCross and BlueShield of Tennessee, and the University of Florida College of Medicine will highlight strategies for preventing and treating neonatal abstinence syndrome.
NIHCM Maternal and Child Health Updates
Webinar Archive — Investing in a Healthier America: Health Plan and Community Partnerships — On February 11th NIHCM Foundation held a webinar on public-private collaborations aimed at improving community health.
Latest Fact Sheet — "Missed Opportunities to Prevent Cervical Cancer: Strategies to Increase HPV Vaccination"
The American Public Health Association press recently released a book, "A Public Health Approach to Bullying Prevention." The authors presented this work and highlighted Highmark Health's model bullying prevention initiative in a NIHCM Foundation webinar and fact sheet.
Other NIHCM News
Save the Date! Upcoming webinars — Bundled Payments for Oncology: Creating Value-Based Episodes of Care, August 22, 2014, and Improving Access to Integrated Palliative Care, September 10, 2014
Health Plan Initiatives to Improve Maternal and Child Health
Highmark Foundation and NIHCM Staff presented NIHCM’s childhood injury prevention research at the 2014 Safe States Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA May 20-22.
The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation has donated over $1.5 million to a YMCA in a high-need area.
Premera Blue Cross has launched a free nutrition-focused social platform to support people in making better food choices.
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina presented their efforts to eliminate early elective deliveries on the Catalyst for Payment Reform’s National Virtual Summit on Maternity Care Payment Reform.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released a suite of publications from the 2012 Massachusetts Health Reform Survey.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota’s Center for Prevention has funded nearly $450,000 to help organizations engage community members in authentic and culturally relevant ways.
The WellPoint Foundation has dedicated $10 million towards the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s efforts to combat the growing rate of childhood obesity through its Triple Play program.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina has partnered with the Museum of Life and Science to create a “Walk or the Week” program designed to lead families on educational scavenger hunts though the museum’s woodland property
Public Sector Strategies to Improve Maternal and Child Health
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control released a report, Preventing Youth Violence: Opportunities for Action and a companion guide in June 2014. The guide outlines the high human and material cost of youth violence to our society and offers action steps that can be taken immediately to reduce the burden of youth violence.