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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.


Emerging Issues in MCH 

wanda.jpgPerspectives on the Prematurity Prevention Summit: Building a Birth Equity Movement

The March of Dimes convened a Prematurity Prevention Summit that focused on building a birth equity movement. The summit brought together thought leaders to accomplish several key objectives, including advancing policy and practice, mobilizing community leadership, sharing and spreading emerging ideas, and energizing stakeholders to achieve equity and reduce preterm birth. Wanda D. Barfield, co-chair of the steering committee for the Prematurity Campaign Collaborative, provided her perspective on the Summit and what it means for the field of MCH. [more]

data (1).pngEmerging Sources of Lead Exposure for MCH Populations

By far, the main source of lead exposure for children is deteriorated lead-based paint in homes. There are, however, other emerging sources of lead exposure for children. States participating in the Maternal & Child Environmental Health Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network were asked to share some of the emerging sources for lead exposure MCH populations in their state. [more]

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balloon-381334_1280.pngMember to Member: Reflections from the Maternal Mortality Summit

In June the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration brought experts from around the country and the world to Washington for the three-day Maternal Mortality Summit: Promising Global Practices to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes. Here are thoughts from two AMCHP board members who attended the summit. [more]


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Hope with Help

My name is Melissa, and I am 47 years old. I am diagnosed with bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder, and I am an addict in recovery. [more]



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Behind the Scenes: Working to Pass Federal Maternal Mortality Legislation

A U.S. Senate committee recently advanced legislation on an issue of increasing national attention that maternal and child health professionals are tackling head-on: maternal mortality. The behind-the-scenes story of this bill provides a good example from the world of MCH on how a bill becomes a law. [more]



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A View from Washington: Family Separations as an MCH Issue

As an organization devoted to promoting maternal and child health, AMCHP weighed if and how to take a position on what would normally be an immigration policy issue – and therefore could be considered outside our wheelhouse. [more]


Susan Chacon.JPGFrom the President of the Board: MCH Can Better Engage Teens and Young Adults with Autism or Developmental Disabilities

According to a new report, teenagers and young adults on the severe end of the autism or developmental disabilities spectrum are spending weeks or even months in emergency rooms or acute care hospitals – sometimes sedated or restrained – after experiencing a mental health crisis at home. [more]