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Infant Mortality CoIIN Virtual Learning Session 3 (VLS 3)

The third learning session for Infant Mortality CoIIN state teams will occur on Tuesday, February 23 and Wednesday, February 24 from 1:00-4:30 pm EST each day. Pre-work for the learning session is due Friday, February 5. The registration deadline for VLS 3 is Friday, February 19. For more information, click here.

2016-2018 Developmental Monitoring Within State Systems Grants Requests for Applications
Through funding from the CDC National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, AMCHP will facilitate a competitive award process of up to $20,000 to 12 states or territories over the next two years. The purpose of this grant is to increase parent-engaged developmental monitoring by promoting the adoption and integration of Learn the Signs. Act Early. materials and training resources into programs and statewide systems that serve young children and their families, such as Early Head Start/Head Start, child care, home visiting, WIC, Child Find, health care, etc. AMCHP will provide ongoing technical assistance, disseminate resource materials and link grantees to other states and experts in early identification of developmental delay. For more information and to apply, click here. Applications are due Feb. 29, 2016. For additional questions, contact Kate Taft, senior program manager, children and youth with special health care needs, at ktaft@amchp.org or (202) 266-3056, or Cori Floyd, program associate, child and adolescent health, at cfloyd@amchp.org or (202) 266-3046.

Call for Abstracts: 2016 CityMatCH Leadership and MCH Epidemiology Conference

City MatCH invites you to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentation in two tracks: scientific research and data or program and policy issues in maternal and child health.  This is an opportunity to share your successes, research, results, and lessons learned with national and global audiences. The deadline to submit an abstract is Feb. 19, 2016. To apply, click here. Please contact Carol Gilbert at cgilbert@unmc.edu /402-552-9589 or Maureen Fitzgerald at mchepireg@unmc.edu/  402-552-9585 for any questions or concerns. The deadline to apply for a Travel Sponsorship Application is March 15, 2016. To apply, please click here.

 2016 Training Course in Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology

The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), the CDC, and CityMatCH are offering a training course in MCH Epidemiology as part of their ongoing effort to enhance the analytic capacity of state and local health agencies. The course is an intensive program, combining lectures, discussion, hands on exercises, and opportunities for individualized technical assistance. Several post-training webinars will serve to build upon and extend the content of the in-person training. Applications are due no later than 11:59 pm PST on Feb. 19. For more information and to apply, click here.

 Opportunity to Improve the Quality of Children's Health Care through Customized Technical Assistance

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is offering technical assistance and peer-to-peer learning opportunities to support State health care quality improvement projects for children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP. The goal of this "knowledge transfer" opportunity is to leverage lessons learned from the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program, which is the largest Federal investment ever made to identify effective, replicable strategies for enhancing the quality of health care for children enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP. The program aims to help participants apply lessons from the Demonstration to save time and resources and increase the potential for successful outcomes for children. Please submit an Expression of Interest Form by Feb. 25. For more information, click here.

Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health Announces New Public Health Philanthropy Fellowship Program

The de Beaumont Foundation and the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) have a new partnership to promote students or early career professionals who might like to experience the world of health philanthropy via a public health philanthropy program. Please apply by March 3 to be considered, for more information, click here .

Approaches to the Community Access, Participation, and Engagement for Children with Developmental Disabilities and their Families

The Maternal and Child Health Life Course Research Network will be hosting a webinar on April 20 from 12:00-1:00 PM EDT. The webinar will highlight and provide examples of community accessibility initiatives that serve to create opportunities for a diverse population of children with developmental disabilities and their families. To register, click here.