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AMCHP 2015 Publications

Data to Action: Needs Assessment, Performance Measurement, and Practice

Issue brief focused on data gathering and analysis feed into the overall needs assessment process of identifying needs to gap for MCH populations, assessing capacity to address those needs, and to accomplish the main goals of the needs assessment.

Kansas: Maternal and Block Grant 2015

Compendium designed to address the MCH health needs of Kansas communities through partnerships targeted through efforts and interventions.

Louisiana: Maternal and Child Health Block Grant 2015

This publication serves as a guide to explain how Title V works in the state of Louisiana.

Community Benefit and Title V: An overview of the Community Health Needs Assessment Process and Opportunities for Collaboration with the Title V Needs Assessment

This fact sheet will highlight the community health needs assessment (CHNA) process, potential opportunities for collaboration with Title V, and a few state examples.

Obesity/Overweight and Preconception Health Webinar

This webinar focused attention on the impact of obesity on the health of young women and any future children they may wish to have as well as to share ideas and strategies for addressing this public health crisis among MCH and chronic disease partners. To access part two of the webinar, click here.

AMCHP 2015 Federal Policy Agenda

Focused on how AMCHP will become more involved in advocating Title V funding, reauthorize sections of the Title V Statute, reauthorize funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program, and optimally implement MCH-related provisions of the ACA.

Opportunities and Strategies for Improving Preconception Health through Health Reform

This issue brief explores how states can capitalize on the opportunities presented by health reform to improve birth outcomes, particularly through preconception health. It highlights state Title V MCH programs  in Michigan, Oklahoma, and Oregon that participated in an action learning collaborative and are working to strengthen partnerships to implement preconception health activities, enhance preventive care for women, explore financing options for preconception care services, and use data to inform policy and program development.

AMCHP Family Delegate: Health Reform and Family Leaders

This publication discusses the family leader role and responsibilities in the Title V programs (including the impact of health reform on these responsibilities); understanding of and access to information on health reform; and, learning needs/preferences for further information on health reform.

Results: 2016-2020 Maternal and Child Health Needs Assessment

This publication is a Title V resource from the Colorado MCH Program.  The goal of this needs assessment is to collect and examine data to inform the selection of seven to ten MCH priorities that will drive state and local public health work for the next five years with the overall aim of leading to a measurable improvement in the health of the MCH population.

Opportunities for Title V Programs and the Essential Health Benefits

Informs Title V programs about the State EHB benchmark plan selection process, with particular emphasis on issues that are highly relevant to MCH populations.

The Affordable Care Act Navigator Program: Grant Opportunity

Fact sheet designed to assist in understanding the purpose of navigator programs in assisting consumers in making choices about their health care options in marketplace and other insurance affordability programs and to provide outreach and education.

 National Landscape: Developmental and Autism Screening Programs and Initiatives

Document focuses on several resources related to developmental and autism screening activities. Programs included have a national or multi-state/jurisdictional reach and have specific objectives and/or measures related to developmental and/or autism screening.

Health for Every Mother: A Maternal Health Resource and Planning Guide for States

AMCHP identified recommendations from more than 35 consensus statements, white papers, and reports published by states and national partners. The strategies in this guide represent a synthesis of the recommendations identified during the review process. While they are supported by varying levels of evidence, AMCHP presents them as ideas, innovations, and resources along with other maternal health efforts.

Family Engagement in Title V

Publication discussed how families can have more of an active role in Title V.

SPHARC Resource Draft

Resource sheet was designed to analyze data on the wide range of developmental screening activities occurring within the U.S. states and jurisdictions. The data has been shared with stakeholder groups to gather more feedback and inform the development of resources to assist states, particularly Title V programs, in building and improving developmental screening and early action identification plans.

Resources for Title V Action Planning: Developmental Screening Strategies and Measures 

This document measures and highlights strategies, measures, and resources to help Title V develop action plans to implement and improve screening and early identification systems and impact the national performance measure on developmental screening.

Emergency Preparedness and Response Resources for MCH Populations 

Webinar discussed disaster effects associated with the health of pregnant, postpartum, and other women of reproductive age and how the Reproductive Health After Disaster (RHAD) toolkit can be used to identify unmet MCH needs during the recovery phase of a disaster.

Low-risk, Primary Cesarean Births in Medicaid: NAMD/AMCHP Issue Brief

Issue brief was developed by the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) in partnership with AMCHP and lays out the key background information and the elements of state strategies to address the excessive use of C-sections for low-risk, first-time mothers. This resource seeks to provide a high-level review of state options.

Making Room for Moms: Building Lactation Space and Implementing a Model Policy in State Health Departments

Webinar discussed different approaches to setting up an ideal space within health department offices for milk expression and storage, as well as a model policy for developing lactation rooms.

Who will be Covered for What in 2015 and Beyond? An Overview of Insurance Affordability Programs for Maternal and Child Health Populations Existing Prior to or Expanded under the Affordable Care Act

This fact sheet was designed to assist state MCH programs in understanding insurance affordability programs, not including employee-sponsored coverage.

The Affordable Care Act- Outreach and Enrollment 

​Provided in formational resources and suggested steps for MCH leaders to support outreach and enrollment and help ensure improved access to care for MCH populations.

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