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Celebrating Title V at 75 Nationwide
Please join AMCHP and MCHB in a national webinar to celebrate the legacy of the Title V MCH Services Block Grant and share thoughts on its future on September 27 at 3 p.m. EST. The webcast is designed to “virtually” connect MCH leaders across the country at the same time and kick off this fall’s commemoration of Title V in Washington, DC, and other state and local festivities. Plan an event in your agency around this important and informative webinar and join in the national celebration! Click here for activities to engage your state and local MCH leaders and helpful resources on Title V to help plan your own event. To register for the webcast, visit For more information, contact AMCHP at  

Nominations for AMCHP Board Positions
AMCHP’s Governance Committee is currently accepting nominations for 2011 AMCHP Board positions. These leadership positions guide, direct, inform and contribute to moving AMCHP’s strategic directions and goals forward. Positions that will be open in the 2011 election include: 

  1. President-Elect
  2. Director-At-Large
  3. Family Representative
  4. Region II
  5. Region III
  6. Region V
  7. Region VII 

Volunteer leadership is critical to AMCHP’s success. We hope that you will consider participating in the nominations process. More information about these positions, necessary qualifications and the nominations process may be found on the AMCHP website or by clicking here. We ask that all nominations be forwarded to the Governance Committee by September 30 to ensure ample time for the Committee to review all candidates’ materials. Please note: Only named AMCHP delegates may be nominated to the Board. To verify your membership status, contact Julio Arguello, Publications & Member Services Manager.

AMCHP–CityMatCH Health Reform Meeting
Register today! The AMCHP-CityMatCH Summit on MCH and Health Reform is quickly filling up. Attend the one-day event on Thursday, October 21 to learn more about how recently enacted health reform legislation at the national level may impact state and local MCH practice. Registration is required and available online. A block of rooms for Summit attendees, as well as those attending other events in Washington, DC the week of October 18, has been reserved at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Hotel information is also available here.

AMCHP Board Meeting
AMCHP’s Board of Directors will be meeting in person in Washington, DC on Tuesday, October 19. Board meetings are open to the public and we are pleased to welcome visitors. If you plan to attend, please notify Nora Lam, Executive Assistant or call (202) 266-3038. Agenda items include a discussion of health reform and policy implications for state MCH programs, a discussion of AMCHP policy on formal affiliations with other groups, and standard AMCHP business including finance and Board nominations.

AMCHP & Family Voices National Conferences
Join us! Working Together to Improve Maternal and Child Health: The 2011 AMCHP and Family Voices National Conferences will be held in Washington, DC on February 12-15, 2011. Network, learn, and enjoy time with colleagues in our nation’s capital. More information is available here. Registration information will be posted in early October. Please save the dates. We hope to see you there!

AMCHP Membership Renewal Update
AMCHP is excited to announce the kick off of our membership renewal campaign for the 2011 membership year! Membership renewal packets have now been sent to all state and territorial program members, all organizational members and all individual associate members. If you or your program has not yet received your renewal packet or if any information listed on your invoice needs to be updated, please contact Julio Arguello Jr., Publications & Member Services Manager. Thank you for your support of AMCHP and we look forward to your active participation in the coming year! 

September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month
With the theme: A Healthy Baby Begins with Two! Minority Fathers Fight Infant Mortality, the Office of Minority Health is calling on communities across America to get involved


AAP Webinar on Birth Defects Prevention and Intervention
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) will host its first call in the Birth Defects Prevention and Identification CME Series “Medications Use During Pregnancy: What the Pediatrician Needs to Know” on September 23 at 12 p.m. EST. To register, visit here