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Life Course Indicators Now Available!
AMCHP is pleased to announce the release of the final set of Life Course Indicators. The indicators represent the final product of a yearlong effort by seven state-based teams, informed by the input of a National Expert Panel of thought leaders on the life course theory and linking theory to practice. The final indicator set and tools for getting started in using them are available here. The project and indicators will be presented on a webinar on Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. ET – Save the date!

AMCHP Best Practices Technical Assistance Project: Request for Applications DEADLINE EXTENDED
As part of an overall strategic goal to improve maternal and child health (MCH) outcomes by sharing effective and promising practices with state and territorial MCH programs, AMCHP is please to provide a second round of replication stipends to foster connections between states interested in replication or adaptation of a current emerging, promising or best practice in Innovation Station. Through this project, applicants can request technical assistance support (i.e., travel funds or other seed resources) to learn how to adapt a specific Innovation Station practice (or elements of a practice) to their state or community. Applicants will need to demonstrate readiness to adapt the practice in order to maximize technical assistance resources. Applications will be accepted through Oct. 31. To access the RFA, click here. To apply, click here.

November is Prematurity Awareness Month
AMCHP is pleased to be a member of the March of Dimes Prematurity Awareness Campaign Steering committee and partner in their efforts to raise awareness about prematurity. The awareness month kicks off on Nov. 1 with the release of the March of Dimes (MoD) Premature Birth Report Card. Nov. 17 marks World Prematurity Day, and MoD and its partner organizations worldwide are asking everyone to help spread the word on the serious problem of premature birth. This year, they created an online media kit that you can use to support prematurity awareness in your publications, e-mails, websites and other communications. To access the kit housed on the World Prematurity Day Facebook page, click here.