The Nevada Statewide Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Coalition invites you this fall to Camp Discover: Explore What Matters for our campers. It will be a day filled with community, support, activities, and powerful presentations focused on maternal, child, baby, and family related topics.

The Nevada Statewide MCH Coalition believes that every child deserves a healthy start – it’s the best gift a community can give to its children. The Nevada Statewide MCH Coalition works with community partners to advocate for preconception health, developmental screening, breastfeeding, physical activity, and more for growing families.

To better serve the entire state of Nevada, the MCH Coalition offers membership, resources and support in Northern and Southern Nevada. Together, the Northern and Southern Nevada Coalitions serves to nurture and enhance the knowledge and capacity of the healthcare community to serve the needs of families.


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Check-In/Light Breakfast - 7:15 am PST

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To Community & Beyond: Recognizing the Power of Collective Care

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Kaleigh Mancha

Parenthood is both an individual & collective discovery into the unknown, requiring immense support & guidance. With PMADs impacting up to half of all birthing persons & their families, it's become increasingly more important to destigmatize & challenge existing beliefs about parenthood & mental health. Together we'll explore why community is necessary during the perinatal period, normalize collective care practices & how they increase positive maternal health outcomes long term.

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Maternal and Infant Oral Health Best Practices

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Hazel Moreno

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Vanessa Justice

Should pregnant women get x-rays for dental procedures? When should an infant first visit the dentist? What dental services are covered by NV Medicaid? Join us to learn about maternal and infant oral health best practices and the services and resources provided by LIBERTY Dental, the Dental Benefits Administrator for Nevada Medicaid

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Managing your Martian: Parenting the Love and Logic Way

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Tawanda Evans-McIntosh

Feel more confident as a parent as you navigate challenging behaviors without breaking a sweat! Love and Logic is dedicated to making parenting fun and rewarding, instead of stressful and chaotic. The Love and Logic program provides positive, loving tools for raising happy and well-behaved kids and helps adults achieve respectful, healthy relationships with their children.

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Lunch - 11:30 am PST

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Perceived Discrimination When Utilizing Perinatal Care

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Alexandria Evans

Maternal health disparities are driven by socioeconomic factors grounded in historic racism and discrimination especially when utilizing healthcare. Learn how adopting a cultural humility approach to mitigate implicit bias within maternal-child perinatal care may promote equity and improve health outcomes for all women and children, regardless of their race/ethnicity

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FutureMe Activity

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Tawanda Evans-McIntosh

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Exploring the Milky Way: How feeding choices and challenges impact maternal mental health

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Meredith Pollaro

We often meet new or even experienced mothers who are overwhelmed by their current situation and know that how we feed our babies has a direct impact on a mother’s mental health, sleep, and overall wellbeing. In this presentation, we will discuss strategies to improve a current feeding plan and help protect mothers from additional stress and anxiety. We will review helpful tools and practices and resources that when paired together can help families meet their personal breastfeeding/feeding goals, empower confidence in themselves and in their babies. Families, when given timely and effective tools and education, can achieve remarkable things.

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Frequently Asked questions

No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate. You only need to have access to the internet.
You can register yourself by clicking on the register tab on the page. After that, you can login on the live day by clicking on the Login tab on the landing page.
Yes, all sessions will be recorded and attendees will have access to everything for 1 month after the event.
You can send an email to for any issues that you might be facing.
A day filled with community, support, activities, and powerful presentations focused on a variety of maternal, baby, child and family-related topics. Not only will there be time to listen to great speakers, you'll have time to meet and mingle with fellow campers and participate in a number of adventures.
A day filled with interacting with others, listening to speakers live, a continental breakfast as well as lunch. We will also have sponsor and speaker booths available to visit to connect with resources.
Anyone who is a parent, works with growing families, supports growing families, and/or wants to learn more about how to support this community. These topics will be beneficial to all.
Yes. We currently have CEU credits confirmed for Social Work. CEUs for MFT/CPC and Nursing are pending.