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From the President
Change is on its Way!
By Nan Streeter, MS, RN
I was in Washington, D.C. the day after the election and I felt a lot of excitement, hope and levity in the air. Barack Obama’s election as President is an historical event in our nation’s history. During the transition, AMCHP has positioned itself proactively to promote Title V and related programs that serve women, mothers and children. [read more]
From the CEO
The Year Ahead and the Year in Review
By Mike R. Fraser, PhD
Happy New Year from AMCHP! I hope you had the chance to greet the New Year with family and friends and took time to rest and reenergize to prepare for what promises to be a very busy year for maternal and child health. Here’s a belated New Year’s toast: Let’s raise a glass for continued success and increased support of our shared work and in strengthening and improving state maternal and child health programs, cheers! [read more]
Vote for your AMCHP Board of Directors
The 2009 election for AMCHP’s open Board positions is now open. All AMCHP delegates whose programs have paid dues for the 2008-2009 membership year are eligible to vote. For information on the candidates, please visit, http://www.amchp.org/elections. All delegates whose dues are current should receive an email invitation to vote electronically by Jan. 12. Delegates and family delegates that do not vote electronically may vote in-person at the 2009 Annual Conference. If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Arculin or call (202) 266-3051.
AMCHP February Board Meeting
The next AMCHP Board Meeting will be held during our Annual Conference on Saturday, February 21 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Additional information will be provided in the coming weeks. Board Members who will be attending should RSVP to Nora Lam or call (202) 775-0436.
AMCHP Business Meeting
All members, partners and staff are invited to attend a business meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 24 from 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. during our Annual Conference.
AMCHP Board Approves Two By-Laws Changes
AMCHP Board of Directors approved two By-Laws changes at its November 2008 meeting. The first provision changed the By-Laws so that any Director could serve as Chair of the Governance Committee. [read more]
Program Team Accomplishments in 2008
By Lauren Raskin Ramos, MPH
What a fruitful and exciting year for the AMCHP Program Team! Staff worked to strengthen alignment of programmatic work with members needs, share state success stories, build capacity in Title V agencies to address key topics in women’s, infant and adolescent health, and grow our programming in children and youth with special health care needs. [read more]
AMCHP Policy Team Year in Review
By Brent Ewig, MHA
This past year AMCHP made tremendous strides in building advocacy capacity to strengthen your voice in our nation’s capital. Our policy team has been guided by the vision of the Board to increase AMCHP’s visibility, strengthen our advocacy effectiveness and increase member involvement. We also took strategic direction from AMCHP’s Legislative Committee, which set an ambitious eight point legislative agenda early last year. [read more]