AMCHP Publications 

Adolescent Health System Capacity Assessment Tool
The Adolescent Health System Capacity Assessment Tool, modeled after CAST-V, is a set of assessment and discussion tools designed to assist state maternal and child health programs in assessing their capacity to support effective state adolescent health programs.  

AMCHP Family Delegate Fundamentals
The AMCHP Family & Youth Leadership Committee (FYLC) developed a fact sheet is to address questions regarding what is an AMCHP Family Delegate, outline a Delegate’s potential roles and responsibilities including how a Family Delegate can support families and programs, what states and territories should keep in mind in identifying an individual for this position, and examples of support states might provide to an AMCHP Family Delegate. 

Environmental Scan: State Title V Program Response to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other Developmental Disabilities (DD) Issue Brief
This issue brief summarizes finding from AMCHP's environmental scan of state Title V autism activities and captures key opportunities and challenges that states are currently facing as they work to strengthen systems of care for children and youth with ASD and DD. The brief specifically highlights challenges and opportunities in six areas: screening and diagnosis; care coordination/medical home; family involvement; access to services and evidence-based programs, financing of care; and transition. For additional information, please contact Treeby Brown.

Father Involvement in MCH Fact Sheet
This fact sheet explores the programmatic strategies that Title V programs are using to incorporate father involvement into MCH programs and outlines recommendations for improved service delivery in fatherhood programs.  

Models of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs: Promising Models for Transforming California's System of Care Report
This report provides a range of models that the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health can review and discuss as a starting point for mapping out a strategy to transform the system of care. The models are broken down into nine specific areas: overall system of care; medical home; care coordination; cultural competency; family-centered care; transition, palliative, hospice and respite care; financing; and health information technology. Several Title V directors, CYSCHN directors, AMCHP partners, and family leaders contributed to this report. For additional information, please contact Treeby Brown.

Preconception Health Case Study- Hawaii
This case study provides an overview of innovative approaches to preconception health and health care implemented by the Hawaii Department of Health.  

The Role of MCH Agencies in H1N1 Response
Summarizes findings from a short assessment of all state maternal and child agencies to understand the role of MCH programs in H1N1 involvement in H1N1 preparedness and response.  

Women’s Health Prevention Brief – Women’s Mental Health
This Prevention Brief is the first in a series of five Briefs produced by the AMCHP and CityMatCH Women’s Health Partnership. This Brief highlights the importance of building comprehensive systems of mental health support and services to improve the overall status of women’s health.   


Training Materials

Data and Assessment Training Materials
This site includes resources from past Data and Assessment Trainings held by AMCHP.  


Adolescent Health Information Series Webinars
AMCHP held quarterly webinars on emerging issues in adolescent health. Webinar topics included: 

·         What are Title V Programs doing to address the "A" in MCAH?

·         Awareness, Inclusion, and Prevention: How to Resonate with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Questioning (LGBQ) Youth about Sexual Health Issues

·         Bridging Two Worlds: Working with the Latino Community to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and Improve Reproductive Health

·         Wise Guys: Involving Males in Teen Pregnancy Prevention 

AMCHP hosted a webinar for Title V agencies on Text4Baby, a free mobile information service designed to promote healthy birth outcomes among underserved populations. Speakers included: Sabrina Matoff-Stepp, Health Resources and Services Administration; Judy Meehan, National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition; Paul Meyer, Voxiva; and Joan Corder-Mabe and Debra Harris, Virginia Department of Health, Title V Program. A recording of the webinar, along with the speaker presentations is available on AMCHP’s website. 

Women’s and Perinatal Preventive Health Information Series Calls
AMCHP held quarterly webinars on women’s and perinatal preventive health. Calls held in 2009 included:

  • Worksite Wellness Programs for Women's Health & MCH; 
  • Maternal Mortality: still a critical issue in the U.S.; and
  • Fatherhood Involvement in Maternal and Child Health.