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Title V Technical Assistance Meeting

 Welcome to Pulse

...  where leaders, researchers, and practitioners in maternal and child health share stories about policies and practices to promote the health of all families.

A Look Forward, A Look Back

Stories in this issue center on issues of health equity and social justice within the MCH field.


A Look Back at Youth Engagement

Although MCH has a place for adolescents as a population domain, youth voices or perspectives are usually missing when it comes to programming design, implementation, or evaluation. We have heard this anecdotally through experiences in some states, and we know that as an organization, AMCHP was not quite setting an exemplary standard either. In 2017, we challenged ourselves to flip the script – and we hope those changes inspire other MCH organizations to do the same. [more]

Lead-poisoning-blog-image.jpgLead-ing New Partnerships in Child and Adolescent Health

Lead poisoning (unfortunately) continues to be a hot topic in maternal and child health, but there are reasons for optimism. This year AMCHP will kick off the Maternal and Child Environmental Health Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN), which will focus on state capacity to address the needs of maternal, infant, and child populations that are at risk for or experienced exposure to lead. [more]

iStock_000023547899_Double.jpgA Look Back: The National MCH Workforce Development Center

The Center equipped state teams with the necessary tools, skills, and resources that would allow them and their partners to succeed. Alongside the experienced Center staff, several AMCHP staff served as coaches to coordinate team meetings, leverage partners' strengths, and facilitate Center tools. [more]

3914092475_10190621a6_o.jpgA View From Washington

Following the November 2016 presidential election, AMCHP decided to hold an all-member call to, as we said then, “share initial non-partisan analysis of what we might expect regarding MCH budget priorities, the future of health reform, and other critical policy issues” and “share plans on how we hope to work with the new administration and leaders in Congress.” It was meant to be a one-time opportunity to review the new landscape, but when several participants later suggested we hold these calls more often, AMCHP’s monthly national policy calls were born! [more]


Innovation Station Spotlight

This column highlights emerging, cutting-edge, and best practices from AMCHP's Innovation Station. [more]

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From the President

I recently saw a meme that talked about the importance of focusing on the future rather than dwelling on the past. It said, “There’s a reason your windshield is bigger than your rearview mirror.” [more]

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Meet the AMCHP staff and elected Board of Directors. [more]