Wa DOH Webinar Series

The Washington State Department of Health is hosting three webinar-based discussions to inform the development of statewide priority needs for the next five years for the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Block Grant in Washington State. The three webinars will have the same format, and to participate, you can choose the date that best meets your needs:

·         Friday, November 15 from 10:30 a.m. to noon

·         Monday, November 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

·         Thursday, November 21 from 10:30 a.m. to noon

Before the meeting, please read the MCH Needs Assessment Summary. At the meeting we will have conversation to help us narrow down from the many broad topics we’re hearing in the needs assessment to 7-10 statewide priority needs to focus on in upcoming block grant work.

To access the webinar links for the meetings, open the attached meeting notice that corresponds to the date you’d like to participate. You are welcome to forward this invitation to anyone who may have an interest in maternal and child health in Washington State.

For questions, please contact Kathleen Estes.


360-236-3495 (to leave a message) | www.doh.wa.gov


Register Now: Brain Building Basics with Vroom webinar, November 21, 10 to 11 am.

Research tells us that early childhood is a critical period of brain development. Caregivers’ everyday interactions with their children play a critical role in supporting their children’s healthy brain development, creating a foundation for lifelong health and well-being.

To help families make the most of this precious time, Essentials for Childhood is supporting partners around Washington to use Vroom in programs and initiatives. Vroom takes early brain science out of the lab and puts it into the hands of caregivers.

Vroom empowers parents to see what they are already doing to support their child’s brain development and encourages more of it. Vroom fits in a wide range of programs and setting including but not limited to libraries, museums, early learning programs, play and learn, parent education, early childhood home visiting, health and social services, and more. For more information see the Essentials Vroom Webpage.

The November 21, 2019, webinar will cover:

  • Brain science basics, and why early relationships are so important.
  • Introduction to Vroom: what it is, how it helps caregivers make the most of their time with their children.
  • How Essentials for Childhood can help you incorporate brain science and Vroom into your work, through learning opportunities, tools and more.

For more information contact Marilyn Gisser, Essentials for Childhood Vroom Specialist.