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Registration for the AMCHP 2013 Annual Conference Is Now Open!
The AMCHP 2013 Annual Conference will be held Feb. 9-12, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. To register, visit regonline.com/amchp2013. Don’t miss our early-bird registration rates – register now! Full conference registration includes all conference events, including the AMCHP Annual Conference Training Institute – Saturday, Feb. 9 and Sunday, Feb. 10 (until noon) – a rich schedule of skills-building sessions and other training opportunities. Visit amchp.org for further information, and watch for updates as the program develops.

AMCHP is now accepting applications for the Ryan Colburn Scholarship. The deadline is 5 p.m. EST, Friday, Oct. 19. AMCHP will award a scholarship to one youth leader to attend the AMCHP Annual Conference 2013. The scholarship is valued at $1800 to cover airfare, lodging and per diem. For more information on how a youth leader in your state should apply for this scholarship, or for more information about the annual conference, please visit the AMCHP website at amchp.org. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Jarvis at mjarvis@amchp.org or 202-775-1472.

2012 NASHP State Health Policy Conference
The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) 25th Annual State Health Policy Conference will be held Oct. 15-17 in Baltimore, MD. A preconference on Improving Population Health Outcomes: Creating a Truly Comprehensive Health System will be held on Monday, Oct. 15. This preconference will focus on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and is designed to help state policymakers across agencies, programs, and branches of government take advantage of significant transitions in health delivery systems by strengthening partnerships and leveraging opportunities to improve population health and reduce more costly interventions. For more information, click here.

Applications Now Open for the 2012 MCH Epi Pre-Conference Trainings!
This year, AMCHP will offer four training options for those wishing to build their skills in the areas of spatial analysis, quality improvement, scientific writing and leadership. A detailed description of each, including learning objectives and MCH leadership competencies addressed, is available through the AMCHP website. To apply for the trainings, click here. Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, Oct. 19.

NNPHI Forum for Quality Improvement in Public Health
The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) will hold the next Open Forum Meeting for Quality Improvement in Public Health. at the Charlotte Marriott City Center in Charlotte, NC on Dec. 6-7. The registration deadline is Monday, Nov. 12. Register soon as space is limited.