AMCHP 2015 Presentations and Recordings Now Available
Thank you to all who joined us in Washington, DC for another exciting and informative AMCHP Annual Conference. To access presentations and handouts from session, click here (use the event code amchp). All presentations that were submitted are loaded in the session descriptions. To access recordings of select AMCHP 2015 sessions, click here. Didn't make it to AMCHP 2015? Check out highlights on AMCHP TV.
Upcoming Obesity/Overweight and Preconception Health Webinar
AMCHP is partnering with the National Preconception Health and Health Care Initiative and the National Association of Chronic Disease directors to present a webinar entitled Obesity/Overweight and Preconception Health Part 2: Resources and Strategies for Change on Feb. 18, from 1-2:30 p.m. EST. The purpose of this webinar is to focus attention on the impact of obesity on the health of young women and men and any future children they may have as well as to share ideas and strategies for addressing this public health crisis between maternal and child health and chronic disease partners. To register for this webinar, click here. To view part 1 of this webinar series, click here.
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National MCH Workforce Development Center Coffee Talk Series
This series will be hosted by the National MCH Workforce Development Center Change Management core on three pertinent topics benefiting the Title V workforce. The series will consist of three archived 20-minute videos for AMCHP members to access bi-monthly at their leisure. For the alternating months, AMCHP will host a Twitter chat on the content shared during the preceding month's archived video. The topics and identified speakers for each video/Twitter chat are outlined below. Click here to learn more about each talk and to register!
Coffee Talk 1: Title V Transformation
Presenter: Lacy Fehrenbach, MPH, CPH, Director, Programs, AMCHP
Video Release: Mar. 2
Twitter Chat: Mar. 26 3-4 p.m. EST
Coffee Talk 2: Getting to the Table
Presenter: Sharron Corle, MS, Associate Director, MCH Leadership Development & Capacity Building, AMCHP
Video Release: Apr. 1
Twitter Chat: May 13 2-3 p.m. EST
Coffee Talk 3: Leading Change
Presenter: Karen Trierweiler, Director of Programs & Services, Prevention Services, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Video Release: Jun. 1
Twitter Chat: Jul. 22 2-3 p.m. EST
Coffee Talk 4: Managing Change
Presenter: Brenda Jones, DHSc, RN, MSN, WHNP-BC, Deputy Director, Office of Women's Health, Illinois Department of Human Services
Video Release: Aug. 1
Twitter Chat: Sept. 9 1-2 p.m. EST
Upcoming Webinar on Integrating Community Health Workers
Staterefor(u)m under the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) is hosting a webinar on Feb. 23 at 1:30 p.m. EST entitled Integrating Community Health Worker Models into Evolving State Health Care Systems. As states transform their health systems many are turning to community health workers (CHWs) to tackle some of the most challenging aspects of health improvement, such as facilitating care coordination, enhancing access to community-based services, and addressing social determinants of health. As interest in CHWs continues to rise, so do challenges related to defining roles and scope of practice, training and certification, financing, and integrating CHWs into evolving health care systems. This webinar will describe the federal government investment in CHWs to set the context and feature speakers from state agencies in Massachusetts, New Mexico and South Carolina who will shed light on how each state is addressing these important issues. To register, click here.
New Webinar on Building Support for an Equal Opportunity Childhood
Health Equity and Well-Being from the Start: Building Support for an Equal Opportunity Childhood, will be held on Thursday, Feb. 26 from 2-3:30 p.m. EST. The webinar will begin with the introduction of a framework that can be used to explore the relationships between social and economic contexts and inequitable health outcomes. Examples of how two public health departments are addressing health inequities in their states will then be shared. To register, please click here.
Now Available: Application to Participate in the National MCH Workforce Development Center's Cohort 2 Training
The National MCH Workforce Development Center offers a range of trainings, tools and resources to strengthen MCH workforce capacity to lead through health transformation. The Center offers training in four key areas: access to care, quality improvement, systems integration and change management. State/territory Title V agencies/MCH programs and their partners will have the opportunity to gain knowledge, skills, and tools in the four key areas and apply them to a current health transformation project of interest. Cohort 2 participants should plan to be actively engaged with the Center from April through December 2015. All applications must be received by Feb. 27 at 5 p.m. EST. Applications are available via the AMCHP website and the Center website.