VIEW FROM WASHINGTON
By Brent Ewig, MHS
Director of Policy, AMCHP
A few years ago, the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs vigorously advocated for the creation of the MIECHV Program, which was enacted as part of the Affordable Care Act in 2010. The new program provides a total of $1.5 billion over five years (fiscal years 2010 to 2014) for evidence-based home visiting. When it passed, AMCHP joined many MCH advocates in celebrating this addition to the Title V statute and hailing it as the single largest new investment we are likely to see in the foreseeable future for MCH programs outside of the ACA insurance coverage expansions. [more]
REAL LIFE STORIES
Autism Spectrum Disorders: Making Sure Families Get What They Need
By Michelle Jarvis
Program Manager, Family Involvement, AMCHP
In this day of technology, it can be a real challenge to sift through the seemingly endless stream of information, opinions and efficacy of treatments for autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Since the information and opinions can’t be filtered, it is incredibly important that families are guided to treatments that are evidence-based and considered ‘best practice’ by reputable sources. [more]
Innovation Station Highlight: 2013 Award Winners
By Veronica Helms, MPH
Intern, Child and Adolescent Health, AMCHP
The AMCHP Innovation Station is a searchable database highlighting MCH programs that show evidence of having a positive impact on communities. Since 2006, AMCHP has collected emerging, promising and best practices to share with the greater MCH community. AMCHP defines "best practices" as a continuum of practices, programs and policies that range from emerging to promising to those that have been extensively evaluated and proven effective (best practices).[more]
MEMBER TO MEMBER
We asked members to share examples of how they identify and use evidence-based practice in their states.
Carol Scoggins, M.S.
Program Administrator, Maternal and Child Health, Infant, Maternal and Reproductive Health Section, Florida Department of Health
In 1991, the Florida Legislature gave statutory authority for the Florida Healthy Start Program, which assists pregnant women, interconception women, infants, and children up to age three, to obtain the health care and social support needed to reduce the risks for poor MCH outcomes including infant mortality. The program also promotes good health and developmental outcomes for all mothers, infants and children in Florida. [more]
New MCH Leaders
See a list of new MCH leaders and AMCHP staff. [more]
DATA AND TRENDS
See how AMCHP members are using Innovation Station here.
View and download evidence-based practices resources here.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Meet the AMCHP Board of Directors.
Meet the AMCHP staff.
Third National Cribs for Kids Conference
NACCHO Annual 2013
Leadership, Legacy, & Community: A Retreat to Advance MCH Scholarship & Practice
Oak Brook, IL
4th Brain Development & Learning: Making sense of the Science Conference
2013 University of Minnesota Summer Course in
Jul. 29-30 and Aug. 1
St. Paul, MN
ARHP 50th Annual Reproductive HealthMeeting
2013 Annual Urban Maternal and Child Health
87th Annual American School Health Association Conference
Oct. 9 - 12
Myrtle Beach, SC
APHA Scientific Writing for Peer Reviewed Publications for Public Health Professionals Course
2013 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting