Monday, October 20, 2008
The sleep tight campaign will allow any low-income Chesapeake parent access to a safe-sleeping educational program and a Pack n play crib AT NO COST. This is presented by CHIP/Healthy Families of Chesapeake. For more information or to request a speaker for your organization, please call (757) 543-9100 or stop by our office at 1302 Jefferson Street in Chesapeake.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Our 2nd Annual CINCH conference will be held on Friday, October 24th from 11:00 am to 3:45 pm at Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in Portsmouth. Registration is required. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for registration .This is going to be a fabulous conference that will offer training on coalitions and improving child health through collaboration: Some highlights will include:
- Understanding Child Health Inequities and Social Justice, featuring Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Royster, MD, MPH, Director of Minority Health & Public Health Policy, VDH.
- Child Health Inequities in Hampton Roads: What the data says.
- Root Cause Analysis for Real People: What is it? How does it work?
- Viewing the documentary "Unnatural Causes: In Sickness and In Wealth" and "Place Matters". http://www.unnaturalcauses.org/
- Members apply Root Cause Analysis in Hampton Roads.
- CINCH in Action: Uncovering Root Causes of child health
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Here are some of the main themes of the kit and what it helps parents to do:
1. Have an emergency plan for your child - especially those with special needs 2. Think ahead about important steps that your family needs to take to be prepared 3. Understand different types of emergencies which may require different plans.
Each theme has tips and strategies for parents that the speakers can address - such as medications, special equipment, how to prepare for possible separations, what to tell children who may be afraid, etc, etc. To view this interview please go to http://www.norfolk.gov/tv48/hs_forum.asp
Harvey N. Karp, MD, FAAP
Assistant Professor UCLA
October 23, 2008, 8 am – 9 am
Brickhouse Auditorium, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
Experts also recommend a firm mattress, removing toys and pillows from cribs, and keeping infants from getting too warm.
A new study found that using a fan to circulate air while a baby sleeps can help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. "This seems to suggest that by improving room ventilation we can further reduce risk," said the study's author. "The baby's sleeping environment really matters," said study senior author Dr. De-Kun Li of the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, Calif. "This seems to suggest that by improving room ventilation we can further reduce risk."
Monday, October 6, 2008
Another Norfolk breakthrough on the homeless front & the Sheriff’s office discusses child abduction prevention