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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.

Key Issues in MCH for 2019

A View From Washington: Spotlight on MCH Champion Lucille Roybal-Allard

We recently talked with U.S. Rep Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.), co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Maternity Care, member of the House Appropriations Committee's Labor-Health and Human Services-Education Subcommittee, and a 2009 AMCHP Legislative Champion Award winner.

Meaningful Inclusion of People on the Autism Spectrum

Little research has been done to make autistic adult health better in the United States. Although a lot of research focuses on children on the autism spectrum, we know that priorities for children are not the same as those for adults. That's why are are excited about spreading lessons learned through the Autistic Adults and other Stakeholders Engaged Together project -- lessons that are guiding us to prioritize the meaningful inclusion for those on the autism spectrum when establishing areas for research.

How Will We Know If Anyone Is Better Off? Life Course Interventions Require Innovative Evaluation

As the maternal and child health field continues to move from theory to practice, we need to find out if our interventions based on a life course approach are truly having an impact. How will we know? Through careful evaluation. Simple, but not easy. Life course interventions represent innovation in practice – what's needed to move the field forward is innovation in evaluation and accountability methods as well.

Telehealth: Challenges, Emerging Needs and Opportunities for Title V

Although telehealth provides access to high-quality care at reduced cost and helps to fill gaps in care for populations in the most need, the strategy remains an underutilized resource for maternal and child health populations. This is especially true in rural and urban regions, resulting, for example, in long waiting times for diagnostic and treatment services. Health care patterns across the country point to the need to use telehealth to address these gaps – but we must build capacity for accessing the technology in more communities.