Tuesday, November 25, 2008

New Assistant Director

Please welcome Keisha Cutler, MPH, to CINCH as our new Assistant Director. Keisha is a native of Hampton Roads, and received her BS in Biology from Norfolk State University and an MPH in Health Education from the University of South Florida. She’s had a myriad of work experience including with the Northeastern NC Partnership for Public Health; YMCA of South Hampton Roads; Sarasota County Health Department; and the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health. Most recently Keisha served as the Regional Health Disparities Coordinator for the regional partnership in NC. There she was responsible for addressing health disparities in the northeast region of NC. She was also a member of the management team that received 1st place honors in April 2008 at the Management Academy for Public Health professionals business development program at UNC Chapel Hill.

We hope that all of you will join us in welcoming Keisha to the CINCH family. She looks forward to meeting each of you and contributing to your efforts to improve the health of children in our region. Keisha will begin her work with CINCH on December 1st. Her phone number will be 668-6495 and her email will be cutlerkm@EVMS.EDU.

Instability and Tipover of Appliances, Furniture, and Televisions: Estimated Injuries and Reported Fatalities, 2008 Report

The complete CPSC data report can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/library/foia/foia08/os/tipover.pdf.

AAP Literacy Kit

This updated Literacy Toolkit is an interactive web-based resource designed to help health professionals encourage all parents to read with their children. The site is meant to introduce a wide variety of strategies and tools to support the mission of promoting child development and future school success. There are evidence based tips for parents available in a variety of languages for parents of all reading levels, posters, book lists for a variety of ages and topics, and links to many helpful resources. Many of these resources can easily be adapted for use by early childhood professionals. Visit the toolkit at www.aap.org/literacy.

TA Call: Topics in Adolescent Immunization

Tuesday, December 16, 2008
1:00 - 2:00 P.M. EST
Join us for a panel discussion about current issues and trends in adolescent immunization. CDC’s Dr. Nada Jain will present recent data about adolescent immunization rates from the National Immunization Survey. And researcher and pediatrician Dr. Matthew Daley will present study findings regarding HPV vaccine attitudes and practices among pediatricians and family physicians. Bring your questions for what promises to be an informative discussion!

To register for this TA call, please e-mail izta@aed.org, with a subject line “Sign me up for the Adolescent Immunization call.”

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


FREE ADMISSION. Receive information from 70+ vendors on: Children/Adult Disability Services, Recreational Programs, Vocational Information, Respite Services, Support/Advocacy Groups, Transition Services, Housing Information, Legal Services, Durable Medical Equipment ProvidMonday, November 17, 2008
6:30 p.m.—9:00 p.m. Landstown High School,2001 Concert Drive,Virginia Beach, Virginia
(off Princess Anne Road by the Amphitheaterers, Assistive Technology, and much more……….

The Resource mothers program needs donations

The Holidays are quickly approaching and as we all cautiously make plans for purchases, please don’t forget those who need your help the most – Moms and their families. This year the Resource Mothers program is soliciting for donations of non-perishable food items and is conducting an “Angel Tree” effort to provide small gifts/clothing for our client’s children. We are requesting developmental toys for children between the ages of 0 and 2 years. This would include inexpensive toys such as blocks, bright color rattlers, board and toddler books, infant/toddler-proof balls (nothing they can chew on in pieces), etc. The Angel Tree cards will be posted on the door at both the Smith-Rogers Building office at, 358 Mowbray Arch, Suite 201, and our new office at 606 W. 29th Street – The Park Place Multi-service CenteIf you are interested and would like to make a donation, please either drop off your donation at either of these sites, or contact the Resource Mothers office at 683-9239 and we will make arrangements for a pick up. To make it more convenient, I will be happy to email to you information concerning the sex, age and size of a child for a toy or clothing donation. You can reach me by email at smithlm@evms.edu. All donations must be submitted by December 1, 2008.r. We currently have 90 families that we would like to provide a food basket and a gift for their child.

Coats for kids

WAVY-TV and Partners On Your Side: Farm Fresh and Langley Federal Credit Union, are pleased to announce the 2008 Coats for Kids campaign. The 10 On Your Side goal is to lend a hand to those in need, helping Hampton Roads’ children stay warm during the winter months. Area dry cleaners Albano Cleaners, Boulevard Cleaners and Swan Cleaners join in this effort to collect and clean, new and gently used coats. Distribution Sites:
EVMS – Lewis Hall
700 Olney Road
Norfolk, VA 23501
Ben Chidester

Secondhand Smoke May Induce Nicotine Dependence Symptoms

If parents are serious about keeping their children from smoking, says a new study, they shouldn't smoke around them -- and not just because doing so sets a negative example. According to senior author Dr. Jennifer O'Loughlin of the Université de Montréal's Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, "Increased exposure to second-hand smoke, both in cars and homes, was associated with an increased likelihood of children reporting nicotine dependence symptoms, even though these children had never smoked." The study appears in the September edition of the journal Addictive Behaviors.
Read the full article at:http://nouvelles.umontreal.ca/content/view/1811/206/

Friday, November 7, 2008

Health Ministry Resource Day

Are you involved in health ministry within your congregation? Are you seeking to start a faith community nurse ministry or health ministry team? Are you going to plan a health fair or wellness program for your church / community? Then this meeting is for you!
FREE and OPEN to the community Saturday, November 8, 2008 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
(Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)
Bon Secours DePaul Hospital Price Auditorium,150 Kingsley Lane,Norfolk

Please contact Lisa Wright-Martin (757) 889-5405 (Lisa_Wright-Martin@bshsi.org) or Sharon Jones (757) 886-6944 (Sharon_Jones@bshsi.org) to RSVP so that we might prepare for your participation. Hope to see you there!