Friday, July 30, 2010

Cover the Uninsured

Its Back to School time again!
It's time to get ready for Back-to-School! More than 9 million children are living without health insurance. Now that health reform has passed, we must continue enrolling kids into programs such as the State Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) and Medicaid to give parents the peace of mind that they can get care for their kids when they need it. Here are some ways to get involved, go to

Virginia Partners and Text4baby Supporters

Many folks are new to thisprogram, may want updates, or may be seeking information about how to become further involved in promoting the service. I will be hosting a webinar next Friday, August 6th at 2:00pm EST for all interested parties in the state of VA (please note: this will be VA-specific since we have funding to assist in VA promotional efforts). I will cover some basic information about the program, but also discuss how to obtain FREE resources that are available to VA partners and ways to enhance your promotional efforts (including success stories from other partners).
To register for this webinar, please visit:
Feel free to share this information with other interested colleagues in Virginia.

Thank you!
E. Lauren Sogor, MPH
Partner Relations Manager, text4baby

EVMS - Pediatric Grand Rounds

August 5, 2010 Peds 101: “Virginia Immunization Information System--What it is andwhere it is going?”
Karen Remley, MD, MBA, FAAP
Commissioner of Health, Virginia Department of Health
8:00 – 9:00 AM in the Brickhouse Auditorium
Objectives: Describe the state registry for tracking immunizations for all children living in Virginia.
Competencies: Systems-based practice

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Upcoming BodyWorks Quarterly Regional Conference Call

In 2010, the Office on Women’s Health will be offering more program support and trainer technical assistance for the BodyWorks program. As such, the team will be hosting quarterly trainer conference calls to provide program updates and an ongoing dialogue between new and existing BodyWorks trainers. These conference calls are an opportunity for you to share your successes and challenges and learn from other BodyWorks trainers who are implementing the program. There will be a total of four calls this quarter, divided up according to the Office on Women’s Health ten regions. Regions I, III and IX are being invited to participate on the regional conference call on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 3:00pm ET (12pm PT, 1pm MT, 2pm CT). RSVP

Call information:
Phone #: 1-877-722-1471
Meeting #: 6765230095
An agenda will be emailed to participants who RSVP closer to the conference call date.

RWJF Free Webinar

Join the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Human Capital Communication OfficersFor our Monthly Series of Wednesday Webinars For Human Capital Programs & Grantees:“Making Your Case on Editorial Pages” When: Wednesday, June 30th, from 2:00pm – 3:15pm EST
Join the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Human Capital Communications Collaborative to learn how your newspaper’s editorial pages can convey important information or viewpoints. We will address how to write compelling letters-to-the-editor and op-eds (guest editorials), how to generate supportive editorials through memos and meetings, and how to choose the best vehicle to get your point across.
How to Join: Go here to register for the webinar: and web conferencing information will be emailed to you after you’ve registered.

"Safe Sleep Baby Shower"

Learn how to reduce your baby’s risk~~FREE!
Come and have fun and meet other moms while you learn about safe sleep for your precious new baby.
All attendees will receive a free Halo Sleep Sack.
A voucher for a free Pack and Play (portable) crib will be available for those who meet income requirements. Call for details -446-6060
August 3, 2010
Norfolk Workforce Development Center
201 East Little Creek Rd, Norfolk, VA 23505

Brought to you by the Eastern Virginia Perinatal Council

Report: "What does the new health care law mean for Virginians?".

FYI - The Virginia Interfaith Center has just released a new report detailing the impact of the new health care law on Virginians. It is entitled "What does the new health care law mean for Virginians?".You can download a PDF version of the report at the URL below:

Career Opportunity at Volunteer Hampton Roads

We would like to share with you a career opportunity within our organization. We have found that some of our best employees have come from personal referrals from our many supporters and partners we have worked with over the years. We are currently recruiting for the Office Coordinator position. The Office Coordinator serves as the primary administrative support for both general operations and program staff. The Office Coordinator provides primary support to the community by serving as reception for the nonprofit resource center. The Office Coordinator provides overall facilities management for the organization. The Office Coordinator is responsible for providing financial support and accuracy in account receivables. The Office Coordinator maintains office databases integral to the optimal functioning of the organization and maintains and disseminates regular communications on a daily basis. We are in an exciting time for VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads - the organization has recently launched several new programs and has experienced tremendous growth in our membership. We are looking for a detail oriented individual to continue the high quality and success of our organization.
This is a great opportunity for a recent college graduate who is eager to begin their career in the nonprofit sector while gaining invaluable experience by being exposed to all facets of a successful nonprofit resource center.
Click here for more information and application instructions.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Boost 'em in the Back Seat website

Are you in need of free, empirically supported, and easily accessible booster seat education materials? As a fellow child health professional, I wanted to let you know about our new nonprofit Boost 'em in the Back Seat website at You may already be familiar with the 6-minute Boost 'em in the Back Seat video, which is available for free and easy download (or streaming, if you prefer) on the site. The video includes high-threat content that evokes a sense of vulnerability to motor vehicle hazards, as well as high-efficacy content that provides caregivers with the confidence and knowledge to protect one's family from motor vehicle risks. Evaluation research has shown the video-intervention to significantly increase child passenger safety knowledge, risk-reduction attitudes, perceptions of fear and efficacy, and observed booster seat use. Also on the website are free 30-second PSAs, downloadable resources, and parent education pages, all of which are available for use in your work to keep children safe.
Kelli England Will, Ph.D. and the rest of our team at EVMS