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HRSA eNews May 18, 2017

“Háblame Bebé” app wins HRSA Word Gap Challenge

Word Gap Winners Hablame BebeOn May 11, the “Háblame Bebé” ("Talk to Me, Baby") mobile app was selected as the grand-prize winner of the multi-phase HRSA Word Gap Challenge. 

HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) designed and led the Challenge to address the “word gap:” the difference in language exposure for children from low-income families versus children from high-income families.

Learn more about Háblame Bebé and the Word Gap Challenge.

National Women's Health Week, May 14 - 20

National Women's Health Week LogoNational Women’s Health Week kicked off on Mother’s Day, May 14, and will be celebrated through May 20, 2017. The Office of Women’s Health leads HRSA’s efforts to ensure that women of all ages are empowered to make their health a priority. 

See videos and an infographic on how HRSA delivers for women’s health. 

May 24 webinar launches virtual toolkit to address intimate partner violence  

Image of a doctor and a young girl, with text: Health centers are key to violence preventionFutures Without Violence, the HRSA Office of Women’s Health and Bureau of Primary Health Care, and the Administration for Children and Families will host a webinar (register here) for HRSA grantees on Wed., May 24, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST.

The presentation will orient participants to the new virtual IPV toolkit which helps community health centers better serve domestic violence survivors. This webinar will feature a health center discussing their successful partnership with a domestic violence agency. Participants can earn free continuing medical education credits.

Children's Mental Health Awareness

Olympian Allison Schmitt; Acting SAMHSA Administrator Kana Enomoto; HRSA Adminstrator Dr. George Sigounas; HHS Sec'y Dr. Tom Price; & Michael Phelps

NATIONAL CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAY: From left, Olympian Allison Schmitt; Acting SAMHSA Administrator Kana Enomoto; HRSA Adminstrator Dr. George Sigounas; HHS Secretary Dr. Tom Price; and Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympic athlete in history, spoke on May 4 at George Washington University.

See highlights and photos from the National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day event or watch the webcast recording.

Date Last Reviewed:  May 2017

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