Maternal Child Health Coalition January 19th, 2006
Introductions • Name • Agency • MCH activities
Why Are We Here? • Why do we need an MCH coalition? • What are the MCH needs in our community?
PRAMS • Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System “Was there a visit to or by a medical doctor or nurse within 1 week of hospital discharge?”
Fetal Infant Mortality Review • A sentinel event that measures a community’s well-being • Measures abilities of health and human services • Associated with many factors
Where Are We Going? • What does the MCH coalition hope to accomplish? • What do we need to be doing?
Nevada Statistics • MCHStatsSheet.doc • Data Source = Nevada Interactive Data Base and Healthy People 2010
Critical Birth Weights in Nevada • LBW= Low Birth Weight • Less than 2500 grams (5 lbs. 8 oz.) • VLBW = Very Low Birth Weight • Less than 1500 grams (3 lbs. 4 oz.)
Prenatal Care • Early = Entry into prenatal care in the first trimester (less than 13 weeks) • Adequate = At least 13 visits throughout the pregnancy
Small Group Activity • Select a leader • Review directions • Complete activity • Report to entire group
What’s Next • When should we meet again? • How often should we meet? • What should be on our next agenda?
What’s Next • Leadership and structure? • Who are we missing?