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Monthly news about maternal health, child health, and family planning.

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September 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

Don't miss important updates and great resources in this month's issue of The Update!

August 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

Don't miss important information in this month's issue of The Update!

  • Important PE Updates
  • Agenda and hotel information for the Fall MCH/FP Seminar
  • MIECHV Professional Development Update
  • Tons of resources!

July 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

Don't miss important information in this month's issue of The Update!

What's inside:

  • Agency Highlight from Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa
  • New email subject line policy for communication from IDPH to MCH/FP contractors
  • PE Updates and Guidance
  • Bureau of Family Health Contacts
  • Resources and Reminders (new MH and CH consent forms, updated regional consultant map, links)

June 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

There are lots of important announcements and updates in this month's issue of The Update. Check out the Spotlight on Technology in this issue as well!

May 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

Lots of great information in this month's issue of The Update, including information about submitting claims, CAReS documentation, and important updates and announcements.

April 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

In this month's issue of The Update:

  • Legislative Update
  • Overview of the MIECHV PhotoVoice Project
  • Regional Meeting Recaps
  • Social Media Highlight

Much more!

March 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

Check out this month's issue of The Update! Inside you'll find an updated contact list for the Bureau of Family Health staff, Workgroup updates, legislative updates, several calendar items, and much more! Please contact Sylvia Petersen for a printable copy of The Update.

February 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

January 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

This month's issue of The Update is packed with great information, including an overview of the Family Support Learning Management System, Listening Visit training schedule, ECI Day on the Hill information, and much more!

December 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

This month's issue of The Update includes:

  • Information on the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan
  • New Staff Highlight
  • 2014 EPSDT and CAReS User Trainings
  • IME Informational Letters

November 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

This month's issue includes:

  • Workgroup Updates
  • Overview of the CHIPRA project
  • National Center for Health Statistics Interactive Data Website
  • Health Insurance Marketplace Resources
  • MIECHV Continuous Quality Improvement Project Overview

October 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

Don't miss the exciting information in this month's issue of The Update! Topics include:

  • PRAMS Brochures
  • Updated MCH/FP maps
  • Iowa Household Health Survey Medical Home Report

*If you would like to print a copy of The Update for your staff, please contact Sylvia Petersen for a printable version.

September 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

Don't miss important information in this month's issue of The Update!

  • Bureau of Family Health Fall Seminar
  • Iowa Health & Wellness Plan
  • Interim Committees and MCH/FP
  • PREP Overview
  • MiHOPE Evaluation information

August 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

Check out this month’s issue of The Update! Topics include:

  • A summary of the research article: “Relationship between medical well baby visits and first dental examinations for young children in Medicaid”
  • IME Informational letter #1262 - Reimbursement Rate Changes
  • Social Media Spotlight-Tagul, and a link to a social media cheat sheet infographic
  • Data Integration Workgroup Update
  • Information about the Iowa Household Health Survey Insurance Report
  • An update on the statewide rollout of the family support data collection system

July 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

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