Covid-19 Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Resources:
The National WIC Association launched a webpage titled “WIC & Health Resources for Native Peoples” in celebration of Native American Heritage Month. The webpage includes information from WIC agencies, COVID-19 resources, and breastfeeding information.
Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
New Prevention Webinar Series: Prevention In These Times (WEBSITE)
The Role and Benefits of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Pregnant and Parenting Individuals
RESCUE Webinar: Tailoring Prevention Messages to Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women
Doula Pandemic Training: Free training for doulas. Thank you to Kate Dewey, Camie Goldhammer, and Jane Drichta for working so hard on creating the content and making it free!!
Free UW and PSW Perinatal Mental Health Training
The University of Washington is collaborating with Perinatal Support of Washington to offer a free perinatal mental health training to any provider who cares for pregnant and postpartum patients. There will also be a virtual option.
- When? June 10 & 11, 2020, 9:00am – 5:15pm (prescriber CME breakout session: June 10, 2020 from 12:00pm – 5:00pm)
- Where? Thurston County Fairgrounds, 3054 Carpenter Road SE, Lacey, WA. The prescriber CME breakout session (June 10 from 12-5) will be virtually available if needed.
- Who can attend? This training is open to anyone who cares for pregnant or postpartum patients (included but not limited to: nurses, physicians, community health workers, IBCLCs, counselors, public health employees, pharmacists, and other primary care and mental health providers). FLYER
- How do I register? https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4556471
Of note, we are seeing a worsening of anxiety (new anxiety and worsened preexisting mental health conditions) related to COVID-19 among many birthing parents. We invite you to reach out to our perinatal mental health consultation line (available weekdays 9:00-5:00pm at 877-725-4666) if you have any questions around your patient’s mental health in this difficult time. FLYER
Panel recommends home visits, community trust efforts to reduce infant mortality (Click to read article)
Maternal-Infant Health Workgroup
The Maternal-Infant Health workgroup is made up of participants from tribes, urban programs and partners. The MIH Workgroup meets quarterly and the meetings are determined via doodle poll. The overall purpose of the group is to improve maternal and infant health among American Indian and Alaska Natives in Washington state. The group also serves as an advisory board for various initiatives and programs working with Maternal Infant health in the state. The goal is to have tribally driven input and solutions to improve the MIH disparities in our communities and our state.
AIHC and Upstream USA Partnership, RECOMMENDATIONS: IMPROVING HEALTH CARE ACCESS AND CONTRACEPTION FOR AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE PATIENTS
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Maternal-Infant Health Strategic Plan (click here)
Maternal-Infant Health Plan EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (click here)
A birth plan during coronavirus: I am grateful for all my options, including doulas
Healthy Pregnancy Advisory Committee Report on Strategies for Improving Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes
DEL Nutrition & Physical Activity Trainings, Toolkits & Resources (link to resource website)
Pre-Pregnancy Care — AIHC Works With Washington State Hospital Association and Others to Develop Best Practice Recommendations (pdf)
The Infant Toddler Consultant Self-Assessment Tool (Self-Assessment Tool) is designed for consultants from all disciplines (health, mental health, education, social services, etc.) who work in any setting that provides services to infants, toddlers, and their families, or who provide support to individuals working in these settings. The primary purpose of this tool is for consultants to assess their own level of proficiency with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to support early childhood programs that serve infants and toddlers. This self-assessment tool is a companion to A Guide to Effective Consultation with Settings Serving Infants, Toddlers, and their Families: Core Knowledge, Competencies, and Dispositions (CKC Guide) previously developed in Region I. Both the CKC Guide and this self-assessment tool were developed by Region I workgroups composed of representatives from all six New England States, national technical assistance providers, and staff from the Region I Office of Child Care and Office of Head Start.
UIHI Native Generations Campaign-Increased Awareness of Infant Mortality: Maternal and Infant Health Video
Resource for Moms Who Have Had a Pre-Term Birth: Wait One Year