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AMCHP Request for Applications to Participate in a Preconception Health for Adolescents Action Learning Collaborative
AMCHP, with the support of the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention’s Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) and Division of Reproductive Health (DRH), is interested in working with a small cadre of innovative states who would like to explore the idea of integrating preconception health recommendations into their adolescent health efforts. AMCHP will provide financial and technical support for up to five state teams, composed of five team members, to strategize ways to implement selected preconception health recommendations into their health and education efforts and document successes, barriers and lessons learned. The Request for Applications (RFA) deadline is no later than 5 p.m. (EDT) on Friday, September 4. To download the RFA and the Conceptual Framework for this project, visit here. For additional information, please contact Sharron Corle.  

AMCHP’s Call for Abstracts for its 2010 Annual Meeting
AMCHP is seeking abstracts for its 2010 Annual Conference to be held March 6-10, 2010, at the Gaylord National Convention Center and Hotel in National Harbor, MD. The deadline for presentations is August 31. Accepted presentations will be notified by October 13. To submit an abstract, visit here. For more information, contact AMCHPspeakers@conferencemanagers.com or call Colleen Campbell at (703) 964-1240, ext. 16.  

Webcast on the Adverse Childhood Experience Study
NACCHO and CityMatCH will host a webcast on “Childhood Trauma and Health and Behavioral Outcomes: The Adverse Childhood Experience Study” on Thursday, August 20 at 3 p.m. (EDT). This webcast will educate participants about a scientific research study which analyzes the link between different categories of childhood trauma and the health and behavioral outcomes that may result later in life. To register, visit here 

Submit Your Best Practice Today
AMCHP is seeking submissions of best practices in maternal and child health from around the country. Whether it’s an effective campaign to promote breastfeeding, an outstanding home visiting program, or a proven early intervention program for young children, get the word out about your best practice. AMCHP defines “best practices” as a continuum of practices, programs and policies ranging from emerging to promising to evidence-based. A best practice could focus on the health of women, adolescents, young children, families, or children with special health care needs. Best practice focus areas include preconception care, mental health, data and assessment, financing, program and system integration, workforce development, injury prevention, emergency preparedness, family involvement, or other public health issues. Best Practice submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.  

1) Click here to download a PDF of the submission form.  

2) When you are ready to submit, click here to start the survey. 

For more information on submitting best practices, please contact Darlisha Williams or call (202) 775-0436.