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Webcast on Improving Perinatal and Infant Oral Health
MCHB will host a webcast on “Engaging Providers to Improve Perinatal and Infant Oral Health: Innovative Strategies” on April 16 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. (EST). This Web cast will describe collaborative, early intervention activities to prevent oral disease between oral health grantees from MCHBs' Alliance for Information on Maternal and Child Health grant programs. To register, visit here. 

Webcast on Medical Homes for Children
MCHB will host this webcast on April 21 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. (EST). This webcast will highlight efforts to support the implementation of medical home across multiple stakeholder groups, including an overview of the medical home concept and an update on the activities of the American Academy of Pediatrics' National Center for Medical Home Implementation. To register, visit here 

Webinar on Youth in an Online World
The Youth Intervention Programs Institute and the National Institute on Media and the Family will present a webinar on the opportunities, dangers and impacts for "Youth in an Online World” on April 21 from 10:30 a.m. to Noon (EST). To register, visit here 

Upcoming AMCHP Board Meeting
The next AMCHP Board meeting will convene on Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 3 p.m. (EST) via teleconference. AMCHP Board meetings are open to the public and anyone interested in participating in the Board meeting is welcome to join the call. Please contact Nora Lam, Executive Assistant, for information about this upcoming meeting or call (202) 266-3038. 

Public Comment on Draft Voluntary National Accreditation Standards
The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) is developing and implementing a national voluntary accreditation program for state, local, territorial and tribal public health departments. The goal of the accreditation program is to improve and protect the health of every community by advancing the quality and performance of public health departments. The deadline for the comment period is April 27. To review a draft of the voluntary national accreditation standards, visit here

Seeking Nominations for National MCH Epidemiology Awards
The Coalition for Excellence in MCH Epidemiology announces the ninth year of the National MCH Epidemiology Awards. The Coalition is recruiting nominees for the 2009 awards.  Nominees are individuals, teams, institutions, and leaders of institutions who have made significant contributions to improving the health of women, children and families through epidemiology, applied research and the effective use of data. These awards recognize research, teaching, leadership and effective public health practice and recognize individuals and organizations at a community, state and national level. For more details on how to nominate and the awards criteria, visit here. Deadline for nominations will be June 1, 2009.