AMCHP New Director Mentor Program Now Accepting Applications!
The AMCHP New Director/Mentor Program is accepting applications – if you know of a new MCH, CYSHCN or Title V director (someone who has been in their role for three years or less) encourage them to apply! And, we are always looking for great mentors, so if you are a seasoned MCH professional, we strongly encourage you to share your knowledge and information with new directors. The deadline for applications is Jan. 3. All application materials can be located here
on the workforce development pages or contact AMCHP staff Jessica Teel
2014-2016 Act Early State Systems Grants Request for Applications
Through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, AMCHP will facilitate a competitive award process of up to $20,000 over two years, to seven state teams led by either the Title V program or a member of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities network, to support the collaboration of Act Early Regional Summit Project teams and to further activities. These funds are designed to be a catalyst for collaboration with stakeholders, as well as for implementing specific activities outlined in Act Early State Plans. AMCHP will provide ongoing technical assistance, disseminate resource materials and link grantees to other states and experts in autism spectrum disorders. For more information and to apply, click here. Applications are due Jan. 10, 2014. For additional questions, contact Michelle Jarvis at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 775-1472, or Alma Reyes at email@example.com or (202) 775-1474.
WKKF Community Leadership Network
The WK Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) announced a new program, committed to leadership development, the WKKF Community Leadership Development Fellowship. This program targets individuals who can be transformative agents of social change in their communities, in order to help vulnerable children and their families achieve optimal health and well-being, academic achievement and financial security. The fellowship will support both emerging and existing leaders and will help form new, self-sustaining networks in the foundation’s four U.S. priority places – Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans. A national cohort also will be included. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 14. Each selected fellow will spend three years polishing leadership skills and sharing their experiences with a cohort of developing leaders. For more information on this opportunity and to apply, click here.
Webinar Series: Leading in Changing Times
In working to improve the lives of women, children and families, leadership is an essential role for MCH programs. Leaders must have a vision, take initiative, influence people, solve problems and take responsibility in order to make things happen. Whether or not they have a formal title, everyone is engaged in the process of leadership. Likewise, everyone can develop their leadership effectiveness. The Leading in Changing Times Series is an initiative launched by AMCHP as part of our larger efforts to support a diverse, effective and competent workforce in state and territorial MCH programs. The year-long, three-part series of webinars blends principles of key leadership theory with real-world stories from senior-level MCH leaders. The second conversation of this series is scheduled for Jan. 15 at 1:30 p.m. EST titled, Leading Change: The Challenge of Change. Presenter Valerie Ricker, assistant director, Population Health Division at the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention with more than 30 years of MCH experience and currently serving on the AMCHP board as secretary, will provide an overview of the key concept, leadership and change, followed by her personal experience in combining MCH with other programs into one department. For more information and to register, click here.