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A Global Look at Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Strategies for Success
The Office of Adolescent Health invites you to attend its free webcast – A Global Look at Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Strategies for Success – on May 2 from 2-3 p.m. ET. Hear from Robert W. Blum, MD, MPH, PhD, an expert in adolescent health and teen pregnancy, about how teen pregnancy outcomes in the United States compare globally, and what we can learn from teen pregnancy prevention efforts abroad. Dr. Blum will also answer some commonly asked questions concerning teen pregnancy prevention. To register, click here. They also invite you to live tweet during the webcast using #TPPGlobal, and be sure to follow OAH on Twitter. This webcast will kick off a month of activities by OAH for its third annual recognition of National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month.

Archive of 2013 AMCHP Annual Meeting is Now Available!
Archived material from the 2013 AMCHP annual meeting, Advancing the Maternal and Child Health Vision: Quality, Leadership and Action, is now live and available. The archive includes viewable presentations, resources, and tools from the plenary sessions, skills-building workshops, and power sessions. For more information and to browse materials, click here.

National Premature Infant Health Coalition Summit
This year, the National Premature Infant Health Coalition Summit will take place May 4 -11, both in-person and virtually for ease of participation across the country! Events are completely free and open to parents, providers, policymakers and anyone with an interest in issues surrounding prematurity. Activities taking place throughout the week include webinars, a live Facebook chat, a networking reception, and an NPIHC team in the March For Babies! For more information, click here.

Call for Nominations: APHA MCH Awards
The Maternal and Child Health Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) is seeking nominations for the 2013 APHA Maternal & Child Health Section Awards, to be presented at the APHA Annual Meeting on Nov. 2-6. Nominations are due by May 10, and are being sought for The Young Professional Award; The Effective Practice Award; The Outstanding Leadership/Advocacy Award; and The MCH Section Distinguished Service Award. Eligible candidates include MCH professionals in the private and public sectors at the local, state, tribal, national or global level. For more information, please contact Debra Jackson.

How To Incorporate Best Practices in Family Centered Care in Your Practice Webinar
Join the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its National Center for Medical Home Implementation (NCMHI) on May 29 from noon to 1 p.m. CT for a webinar on how to incorporate best practices in family centered care. This webinar will provide participants with a clear description of family-centered care and highlight case studies that showcase effective strategies in delivering that care through practice improvements, such as greater use of health information technology, enhanced access to medical professional staff outside regular office hours, feedback mechanisms capturing patient/family experience with care, and including families on advisory boards and as staff. A recently published monograph by the NCMHI will also be highlighted, which features case studies focusing on 17 pediatric practices nominated by their peers or patients as exemplary patient- and family-centered medical homes. For more information, click here.

2013 MCH Leadership Retreat Registration Now Open
Leadership, Legacy, & Community: A Retreat to Advance MCH Scholarship & Practice will be held Jul. 14-16 at the Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook, IL. If you see yourself as an MCH change agent or wish to learn practical skills for how to be a positive force for MCH change, this program is designed just for you. Who should attend: intergenerational, interdisciplinary academic/practice professionals and students who are interested in the health and well-being of women, children, and families. For more information, click here.