Announcing a new webinar training
series ~ Public
Health Topics, Issues, and Resources: Strategies to increase
Breastfeeding in your County
Join us for the first in a series of about
topic-based webinars related to Title V MCH
priorities. The format of the webinars will combine
program planning, a discussion of evidence-based
interventions to address the problem, and a
review available resources. The series will start with
a Breastfeeding webinar, to be followed by additional webinars
addressing Preconception Health and then Healthy Weight and
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of Breast Feeding Problem Analysis Diagram
the Issue - Heather Gelhert
Cues - Jane Heinig
Place Policies - Karen Peters
Policies - Jeanette Panchula
on breastfeeding available from the state - Jeanette Panchula
available on FHOPs web site - Katie Gillespie
Note: The webinars will be recorded and archived for
anyone unable to attend live.
California Birth Information System (CBInfo) --
Program Updates and Archived Webinar Trainings
note: FHOP makes periodic updates and fixes to the CBInfo program. We
link to the latest version on our software page, as well as provide
any other important information about CBInfo.
current version of CBInfo was updated 2.29.11. If you are unsure of
your current version of CBInfo (or EpiInfo, which CBInfo runs off
of), download the latest versions on the FHOP website. Installing the
new version will not remove any of your databases or output
files. Another CBInfo update related to code for BMI will be released
soon. If you are interested in the changes being made to CBInfo and
why they are happening, we will be adding "Program Notes"
for changes that occur.
NOTE: Some users have been
receiving an error message when trying to import AVSS data into
1. If you encounter a problem with CBInfo, the best first step is to
uninstall CBInfo and reinstall the latest version from the FHOP
website. Uninstalling and reinstalling CBInfo will not remove any of
your databases or output files.
2. Then, when you open CBInfo, under "Settings", select
"Set County Code" and enter the code for your county (which
you can find on page 124 in the manual). Then select "Set Drive
Letter", and enter the drive where EpiInfo is installed, generally
it is C. You must enter the drive letter and a COLON for the program
to function correctly, for example, "C:".
3. If you still are finding issues with CBInfo after these steps,
In January and
February, FHOP held two "refresher module" webinar
trainings for CBInfo. The first webinar was "Getting Started:
Installing the Software, Navigating CBInfo, and Importing the
Data". The second webinar was ""Generating Reports and
Tables in CBInfo".
The webinars were
recorded and more information as well as links to the archived
presentations are available from the FHOP Training Page.
CBInfo, including the software program and the user manual, are
available to download for free from the FHOP Software Page.
FHOP Website Updates
frequently adds new resources and information to our webpage. For
example, we have redesigned our training information page, viewable
at http://fhop.ucsf.edu/fhop/htm/trainings/index.htm. It now provides
an overview of what FHOP offers and links to a general list of training topics and to the calendar of current and past
The newsletter and periodic data alerts have been the
main methods for announcing updates. We will continue to use the
newsletter space and data alert for announcements. However, in the
interest of high lighting changes and time-sensitive information, we
will be adding a "What's New" section on the homepage.
As we continue to update our website, we will be
asking for volunteers to participation in a virtual focus group via
webinar to provide feedback.
New Reports and Research
report from California Office of Health Planning and Development
(OSHPD) on preventable hospitalizations
Pregnancies Are Associated With Increased Odds of Autism in
California Sibling Births"
Keely Cheslack-Postava, Kayuet Liu, Peter S. Bearman. Pediatrics Vol
127, Num 2, Feb 2011.
Abstract: (retrieved from PubMed)
To determine whether theinterpregnancy interval (IPI) is associated
with the risk of autism in subsequent births.
METHODS Pairs of first- and second-born singleton full siblings were
identified from all Californiabirths that occurred from 1992 to 2002
using birth records, and autism diagnoses were identified by using
linked records of the California Departmentof Developmental Services.
IPI was calculated as the time interval between birth dates minus the
gestational age of the second sibling. In theprimary analysis,
logistic regression models were used to determine whether odds of
autism in second-born children varied according to IPI. To address
potential confounding by unmeasured family-level factors, a
case-sibling control analysis determined whether affected sibling
(first versus second) varied with IPI.
RESULTS An inverse association between IPI and odds of autism among
662 730 second-born children was observed. In particular, IPIs of
<12, 12 to 23, and 24 to 35 months were associatedwith odds ratios
(95% confidence intervals) for autism of 3.39 (3.00-3.82), 1.86
(1.65-2.10), and 1.26 (1.10-1.45) relative to IPIs of 36 months. The
association was not mediated by pretermbirth or low birth weight and
persisted across categories of sociodemographic characteristics,with
some attenuation in the oldest and youngest parents. Second-born
children were atincreased risk of autism relative to their firstborn
siblings only in pairs with short IPIs.
CONCLUSIONS These results suggest that children born after shorter
intervals betweenpregnancies are at increased risk of developing
autism; the highest risk was associated withpregnancies spaced <1
2011 Western Regional Maternal and Child Health
Epidemiology (MCH Epi) Conference
This conference will emphasize the
needs of local, state, tribal and federal public health professionals
working to improve the health of women, children and families in the
western United States.
Location: San Francisco,
Early registration (by 5/20/11) - $150
registration (5/21 - 6/19/11) - $175
registration (6/19/11) - $200
Child, and Health Leadership Conference
17-20, 2011, San Francisco
This year's conference will focus on the theme of
JUSTICE in all communities.
More information is available at: http://www.citymatch.org/conf_index.php
Registration opens May
16, 2011. Continuing education credit/contact hours is FREE OF CHARGE
Abstract submission: The
deadline for submitting abstracts is Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 http://www.citymatch.org/abstract.php
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