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Attendees at Dissemination and Implementation Conference

NRC Public Health Staff Present at Dissemination and Implementation Conference

NRC Public Health Team members Anne Abbott, Stephanie Momany and Sydney Tylke presented a poster at the 12th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health. The poster presentation, Evaluating Multi-Component Interventions for Childhood Obesity Using the Re-Aim Framework was based on the team's work conducting a mixed-methods evaluation of the the Iowa Department of Public Health's 5-2-1-0: Healthy Choices Count program in fiscal year 2019.

NRC and National Association of Social Workers Iowa Chapter Release Assessment of Iowa Social Work Labor Force

The National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice (NRCFCP) at the University of Iowa has released a report based on an assessment of Iowa’s social work labor force: Meeting the Needs of Iowans Through the Services of Professional Social Workers. The study was conducted by NRCFCP and NASW-IA,  with support from Telligen Community Initiatives and the National Association of Social Workers Foundation.
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NRC Announces New Capacity For Substance Abuse Disorder Research and Evaluation

The National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice (NRCFCP) is excited to announce that the Iowa Consortium for Substance Abuse Research & Evaluation is now part of the NRCFCP.

NRC Directors Present on Effective Strategies for Working with Involuntary Clients

NRC Director Dr. Miriam Landsman and Training Director Lisa D’Aunno presented at the international conference, Effective Strategies for Working with Involuntary Clients, held May 23-25, 2018 in Prato, Italy. Their workshop, Child Welfare Supervision as a Key Strategy for Providing Effective Involuntary Services, based was on the National Resource Center’s extensive experience with developing, implementing, and evaluating training for supervisors of child welfare and family support programs.

Training Available to Support New Infant Mental Health Grants

SAMHSA has announced the availability of up to $23.4 million for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health grants.  The purpose of this program is to improve outcomes for young children by developing, maintaining, or enhancing infant and early childhood mental health promotion, intervention, and treatment services, including programs for infants and children at significant risk of developing, showing early signs of, or having been diagnosed with a mental illness, including a serious emotional disturbance (SED).
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D'Aunno Completes Listening Tour of Montana

NRC Training Director Lisa D’Aunno recently completed a 10-stop listening tour of Montana to assist the states’ Child and Family Services Division (CFSD) in their efforts to keep more children safely in their homes. During her time in “Big Sky Country”, D’Aunno engaged and collected feedback from stakeholders at public and private child welfare agencies.
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NRC Director Landsman Presents at International Social Work Conference

NRC Director Dr. Miriam Landsman presented at the European Association of Schools of Social Work conference in Paris, France, held June 26-29, 2017.  Her presentation was based on the development, implementation, and evaluation of an asynchronous online course on child welfare practice and policy.
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Richardson and Abbott Present at CSTE Annual Meeting

Brad Richardson, research director and Anne Abbott, research specialist at the National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice presented the results of a recent evaluation of a project aimed at promoting healthy outcomes for residents of long-term care facilities at the 2017 Annual Conference of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) in Boise, Idaho. The training project was aimed at teaching direct care workers (DCWs) basic dental assessment skills to prevent poor oral health outcomes and associated diseases.

Center Staff Seeking Local Public Health Partners to Assist With Focus Group Outreach

As part of the NRC’s 2017 evaluation work around the state of Iowa’s Colorectal Cancer Control Program, NRC staff are currently seeking organizational partners interested in public health to assist with outreach for focus groups on patient education materials.
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Richardson Presents Results of Oral Health Program for Seniors

NRC Research Director Dr. Brad Richardson presented results from a direct care worker training program at the 2017 Aging in America Conference in Chicago on March 22, 2017. The results from the evaluation of the training program indicated significant increases in oral health knowledge in direct care workers.