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MEMBER TO MEMBER
What tips or tools do you have for state health agencies looking to implement life course?
Administrator Lifespan Health Services Unit, Division of Public
Health, NE Department of Health and Human Services, Lincoln, NE
To effectively implement a life course approach, the MCH practitioner must develop an understanding of the theory within the broader public health community and build working relationships with other disciplines that have a stake in improving population outcomes -- such as behavioral health, child welfare and education. This requires that the MCH community find common ground and tools that make the approach relevant. [more]
PRAMS/TOTS Projects Manager
Public Health Social Work Coordinator
Change can be intimidating and overwhelming. Below are
some steps Oklahoma used to help ease the transition into
using life course approach in maternal and child health.
First, start by educating your staff about life course. [more]
A VIEW FROM WASHINGTON
By Brent Ewig, MHS
Director, Public Policy& Government Affairs, AMCHP
It recently occurred to me that I have now spent almost the exact number of years working in health policy in our nation's capital that I did in the state I grew up in (Hello Wisconsin!). This realization caused some soul searching moments, including a) how did I get so old so fast, b) have I become cynical, jaded and disillusioned, c) do I know any more about health policy and politics now than I did in 1994, and d) what happened to the hair I used to have and is my bald spot growing?
Especially today, the temptation to become discouraged is
strong. Budget pressures seem more intense than ever, the
divisiveness and uncertainty over the fate of health reform
is potentially paralyzing, and new threats to critical program
spring up faster than the dandelions in my yard. [more]
New MCH Leaders
See a list of new MCH Leaders. [more]
AMCHP welcomes new staff. [more]
New Women's Health Prevention Brief
AMCHP and CityMatCH have released a Women's Health Prevention Brief that highlights the importance of addressing the built environment in order to improve maternal health and birth outcomes. This brief is the last in a series of issue briefs highlighting the priority areas (injury and chronic disease, health disparities, reproductive and maternal health, and healthy lifestyles) identified in the AMCHP/CityMatCH Women's Preventive Health Framework. Previous briefs have focused on Women's Mental Health and Womenâ€™s Health Equity. [more]
Need Assistance Publishing Your Findings? MCHIRC Can Help!
State and local MCH agencies have a wealth of information but you often struggle to find it published because MCH agencies and their staff have limited time to publish scientific articles. MCHB, recognizing that MCH agencies needed help in getting this information disseminated, joined with CDC to develop the MCH Information Resource Center (MCHIRC). [more]
AMCHP/CDC Webinar on the RHAD Toolkit
AMCHP and CDC will host a national webinar, "Emergency Preparedness and MCH: A Guide to the Reproductive Health Assessment After Disaster (RHAD) Toolkit" on Jun. 28 from 3-4 p.m. EDT. This webinar includes a description on the importance of post-disaster reproductive health assessments and the rationale for the creation of the RHAD Toolkit; highlights one state's experience trying to capture post-disaster reproductive health data for their MCH program; and reviews the successes, challenges and lessons learned from piloting the toolkit. [more]
AAP/MCHB Time Out for Genetics Webinar Series
The Genetics in Primary Care Institute -- a cooperative agreement between the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and MCHB -- is now offering Time Out for Genetics, a free educational webinar series. The objective of this 10-part webinar series is to increase awareness and education regarding the provision of genetic medicine in primary care practice. It is designed for primary care clinicians, pediatricians, pediatric sub-specialists, family physicians, nurse practitioners, genetic counselors, geneticists and other stakeholders. [more]
RWJF Seeking Nominations for the Young Leader Awards
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) will honor up to 10 leaders age 40 and under who offer great promise for leading the way to improved health and health care for all Americans with The Young Leader Awards. The Foundation will make up to 10 awards of $40,000 each to outstanding young leaders. Winners will be publicly announced at a RWJF conference to be held in Princeton, New Jersey, on Oct. 25-26. [more]
DATA AND TRENDS
Learn more about the information gathered from the AMCHP Assessment of State Life Course Resources and Tools here.
View and download resources about the life course perspecive here.
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2012 New York State Perinatal Association Annual Conference
National Fetal-Infant Mortality Review (NFIMR) Annual Conference
National Premature Infant Health Coalition Annual Summit -- Connections 2012
June 14-15, 2012
Head Start's 11th National Research Conference
25th Anniversary Meeting of the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research
APHA Mid-Year Meeting
NACCHO Annual Conference
Los Angeles, CA
Fourth National Conference of State/Territorial/Tribal Breastfeeding Coalitions
2012 International Conference on Stillbirth, SIDS and Infant Survival
AAP National Conference and Exhibition
New Orleans, LA
APHA 140th Annual Meeting and Exposition
San Francisco, CA