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of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children Aged 8 Years.
Data from the National Center on Birth Defects and
Developmental Disabilities's (NCBDDD) Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring
(ADDM) Network estimates that 1:68
children were identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Approximately 1:42 boys and 1:189 girls living in the ADDM
Network communities were identified as having ASD. Non-Hispanic
white children were approximately 30% more likely to be
identified with ASD than non-Hispanic black children and were
almost 50% more likely to be identified with ASD than Hispanic
eating may reduce the risk of preterm delivery.
Results indicated that women with the 'healthiest'
diets had a roughly 15% lower risk of preterm delivery compared
to those with the most 'unhealthy' diets.
hitting young people harder this year. People between the ages of 18 and 64 represent 61%
of all influenza-related hospitalizations recorded during the
current flu season -- a significant increase compared with
previous years when this age group represented about 35% of
Obesity Demonstrates Significance of Early Childhood.
Nearly half of children who were obese by
the 8th grade were already considered overweight by the time
they started kindergarten or 5 years old. Researchers
believe that the critical window of opportunity to prevent
obesity is much earlier in a child's life, with the study showing
that indicators for risk for obesity begin at a very early
AMCHP Title V Needs Assessment Tools
AMCHP has a Title V 5-Year Needs Assessment
Title V Needs Assessment Training). On this page you will find tools,
resources, and materials that you can adopt for your local
needs. There was a webinar on March 5, 2014, "Nuts and
Bolts of the Five Year Needs Assessment", that you can
listen to and look at the discussed materials. AMCHP states
on this page, that this is the first of a series of Needs
Assessment-focused webinar trainings to be held.
Using Data to Improve Maternity Care
June 19-20, 2014 - Sacramento, CA
Supporting Children Affected by
Parental Co-occurring Disorders: Substance Abuse, Mental Illness,
June 30-July 2, 2014 - Seattle, WA
CityMatCH Leadership &
MCH Epidemiology Conference
September 17-19, 2014 - Phoenix, AZ