Tuesday, September 5, 2017

2017 Tool Kit: CMV in Child Care Awareness

Child care providers should be educated about CMV in child care. If you would like to ask your legislator to pass a law to ensure that they are, the following are some suggested print outs to place in a three ring binder in plastic sheets for your representatives:

  1. Flyer for healthcare providers and those who care for toddlers--either their own or professionally: Two-sided flyer includes poster for hanging and content from CT Public Health webpage. CT Dept Public Health CMV flyer/web content.
  2. Pamphlet for policy makers/daycare directors: six panel, two page flyer, front and back, for those who want to ensure child care providers learn how to protect their pregnancies: CT Child Care Providers Against CMV
  3. Assorted Flyers: National CMV Foundation: Click the following for simple flyers for downloading. The National CMV Foundation allowed the Connecticut Department of Public Health to include its logo in this flyer. 
  4. One-Page CMV Fact Sheet for Policy Makers includes cost estimates
  5. Recommendations made by the American Academy of Pediatrics or: "Staff Education and Policies on Cytomegalovirus (CMV)," American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) et al., Caring for Our Childrenhttp://cfoc.nrckids.org/StandardView/
  6. ChildCare Aware of America:  "The Danger of Spreading CMV: How We Can Protect Our Children."
  7. Recent survey of child care providers (most have never heard of CMV).  
  8. Study showing that diaper wipes do not kill CMV. 
  9. Study: "In the past, the hazards facing child care workers have largely been ignored by health and safety professionals, due in part to a lack of awareness of hazards and inconsistencies in state health and safety requirements" (Bright et al., 1999).
  10. Rights of child care providers:  Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states it is a worker's right to know occupational hazards
  11. State child care licencing departments: click here
  12. States with a CMV law: click here
  13. Study:  "Children cared for at daycare or in preschool education exhibit a two to three times greater risk of acquiring infections...control measures are indispensable to the prevention and control of infectious diseases." (Nesti et al,, 2007)
  14. Child with Congenital CMV in Your Childcare Center? What to tell your staff
  15. 15 Reasons to Tell Child Care Providers About CMV (for pdf, click here)
  16. Fact sheet from MotherToBaby.org on CMV  includes child care providers. 
  17. CMV prevention brochure specifically for child care providers: Utah's brochure for childcare providers.
  18. NAEYC: National Association for the Education of Young Children and its "Early Childhood Program Standards and Accreditation Criteria and Guidance for Assessment (10.D.01, p.91)" includes: "a. steps to reduce occupational hazards such as infectious diseases (e.g., exposure of pregnant staff to CMV [cytomegalovirus], chicken pox)..."
  19. LOUIS, C. S. (2016, Oct. 24). CMV Is a Greater Threat to Infants Than Zika, but Far Less Often Discussed. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/25/health/cmv-cytomegalovirus-pregnancy.html?_r=0
  20. H.B. 81 Second Substitute Cytomegalovirus Public Health Initiative. (2013 General Session). Retrieved from Utah State Legislature: http://le.utah.gov/~2013/bills/static/hb0081.html
  1. Flyers from the Connecticut Department of Public Health website,  Congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV): http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3138&q=527824
  2. National CMV Foundation flyer: Are You Pregnant? (2017). Retrieved from Connecticut Department of Public Health: http://www.ct.gov/dph/lib/dph/ehdi/ncmvf_awareness_flyer_ct_dph.pdf
  3. About Cytomegalovirus (CMV) FOR OBSTETRIC HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS. (2017). Retrieved from Connecticut Department of Public Health: http://www.ct.gov/dph/lib/dph/ehdi/about_cmv_obs.pdf
  4. About Cytomegalovirus (CMV): TESTING FOR OBSTETRIC HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS. (2017). Retrieved from Connecticut Department of Public Health: http://www.ct.gov/dph/lib/dph/ehdi/cmv_testing_info_obs.pdf
  5. H.B. No. 5147. (2014). Retrieved from Connecictut General Assembly : http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/cgabillstatus/cgabillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=5147&which_year=2014
  6. H.B. No. 5525: An Act Concerning Cytomegalovirus. (2015). Retrieved from Connecticut General Assembly: https://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/cgabillstatus/cgabillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&which_year=2015&bill_num=5525+

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