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Webcast of the 2011 AMCHP Annual Conference Now Available!
If you missed out on a session at AMCHP’s 2011 Annual Conference, don’t worry! The Maternal and Child Health Bureau has posted an archive of AMCHP’s annual meeting here 

AMCHP March for Babies Walk
Join AMCHP Steps for Babies and participate as part of AMCHP’s team to raise awareness of prematurity and support the Maryland National Capital Area chapter of the March of Dimes. The walk is scheduled for Saturday, May 7 at the Nationals Park in Washington, DC. If you can't walk with us, please help by donating to our team. With your help we already raised $1,000 at the AMCHP Annual Conference – but we haven’t reached our goal yet! You can join AMCHP’s team and also contribute by visiting our team page. Thank you for helping us give all babies a healthy start! 

April is Autism Awareness Month
Please join AMCHP in celebrating National Autism Awareness Month! This month provides a special opportunity to increase public awareness of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), which are estimated to affect 1 in 110 children in the Unite States. Be sure to check out AMCHP’s State Public Health Autism Resource Center (SPHARC) for announcements and upcoming state activities. The Autism Society, Autism Speaks and Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (ITAC) websites also provide important information regarding Autism Awareness Month.

Evidence-Based Interventions for Children with Autism Conference
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Section of Developmental-Behavioral and Rehabilitative Pediatrics along with Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Partners for Inclusive Communities, Interdisciplinary Leadership Education Excellence in Caring for Children with Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) and the Arkansas Department of Human Services will jointly sponsor the “Team Up 2011: Evidence Based Interventions for Children with Autism Conference.” The conference will be held in Little Rock, Arkansas on May 19–21, at the Holiday Inn Airport and the speakers include experts from across the country. To learn more and to register, visit here 

Call for Nominations for the 2011 MCH Section Awards
Each year the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Section recognizes leaders in the maternal and child health field at the Martha May Eliot Luncheon at the APHA Annual Meeting. At the luncheon, APHA also presents the prestigious Association-wide Martha May Eliot Award that honors an individual with exceptional achievement in the field of maternal and Child Health. This year, the MCH section is seeking nominations for the following awards:

·         The Young Professional Award

·         The Effective Practice Award

·         The Outstanding Leadership/Advocacy Award

·         The MCH Section Distinguished Service Award 

The deadline to complete the nomination forms is April 30. To learn more, visit here