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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.


Engagement with Intention: Inclusivity, Diversity and Non-Traditional Partnerships

Stories in this issue build on discussions, revelations and inspiration from the 2017 AMCHP Annual Conference last month in Kansas City, Mo., where Engagement with Intention was the theme.

yellow small.jpgNEW FRONTIERS IN TITLE V IMPLEMENTATION:
How States Use National Standards to Improve Systems of Care for CYSHCN

Now, three years since the Standards’ release, Title V programs are seizing the opportunity to use the Standards to make improvements in their health care service delivery systems serving CYSHCN and to be state leaders in standard-setting and implementation. [more]


brushing-teeth-787630_1920 (1).jpg CONNECTING STATES AROUND WELL-WOMAN CARE AND TITLE V

Preventive health visits, including but not limited to the well-woman visit or “annual examination,” are opportunities for women to receive recommended clinical preventive services. Title V programs clearly embrace this concept: last year, 50 states/jurisdictions selected National Performance Measure (NPM) #1 – the percent of women 18-44 with a past year preventive medical visit – as a priority for their block grant activities. [more]

iStock_000080659993_XXXLarge.jpg​WORKING WITH STATE LEGISLATORS TO ADVANCE MCH PRIORITIES

Title V leaders are well-positioned to educate state policymakers on the unique needs of women, children and families. This insight can be particularly valuable when legislatures review bills related to important issues such as expanding continuity of coverage and care for children and families, improving systems of care for children and youth with special health care needs, and implementing Bright Futures guidelines for all children. [more]

nisa and kiyonna (1).jpgEPI IN MCH:
Roundtable Reveals Top Challenges in State MCH Data and Epidemiology

After a successful event in 2016, AMCHP held the epi roundtable again at the 2017 Annual Conference. This year we had over 50 participants, many of whom are maternal and child health epidemiologists, but participants also included programmatic staff and Title V directors who wanted express departmental data and epidemiology needs or discuss ways to increase collaboration with epidemiologists.  [more]

data_sufficiency_1 (1).jpgEPIDEMIOLOGY AND EVALUATION: 
Data and Trends

This infographic samples what attendees learned at AMCHP 2017. [more]

DRJOIAHEADSHOT.jpgHEALTH EQUITY IN WORKFORCE AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

An interview with Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, founder and president of the National Birth Equity Collaborative, on how MCH can advance equity and inclusion in its contracting, hiring, and data collection and dissemination. [more]

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UPDATING THE NATIONAL NEWBORN SCREENING CONTINGENCY PLAN:
Perspectives from Advisory Committee Members at the 2017 AMCHP Annual Conference 

Early diagnosis and treatment can help manage or prevent severe (often lifelong) consequences. However, when emergencies strike, the availability of resources and continuity of operations in screening programs can be severely affected. [more]

United_States_Capitol_-_west_front (1) (1).jpgREIMAGINING MCH HEALTH:
Ideas Worth Spreading

The theme of the TEDx event, “What if… Reimagining Maternal and Child Health in the U.S.,” was chosen for the freedom it allowed to cross sectors and view issues of health through different lenses and perspectives. [more]

iStock_000044018552_Double.jpg​ADDRESSING ZIKA VIRUS:
The Texas Example

Along the Texas/Mexico border, community health worker programs will be increasing education activities using a revised Zika training curriculum and tools. The Department of State Health Services Office of Border Services is an essential partner in this effort and will be responsible for training CHW instructors... [more]

15128895_10155435611094460_2890466562295992045_o (1).jpgUZAZI VILLAGE:
Decreasing Perinatal Health Inequities with Sister Doulas

"'Uzazi' is a Swahili word meaning 'birth,'" explains executive director Sherry Payne.  "We endeavor to make birth safe for childbearing women and their babies through development and promotion of evidence-based clinical care and community-based education and support." [more]

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FROM THE PRESIDENT

By Michael Warren
President of the Board of Directors, AMCHP

I distinctly remember attending my first AMCHP Conference in 2009. I had been asked by a colleague to copresent a workshop on infant mortality at the Conference — but I had never heard of AMCHP. After just a few sessions at the Conference, I remember thinking, "These are my people." [more]




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FROM THE CEO

By Lori Tremmel Freeman, BS, MBA
Chief Executive Officer, AMCHP

What a fabulous Annual Conference we had in Kansas City, Missouri in early March! Here are my personal top five highlights. [more]




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FOR FAMILY LEADERS, IMPACT OF NETWORKING IS "UNFORGETTABLE"

While everyone in MCH values opportunities to network with colleagues, for family leaders, any chance to network with other family leaders is especially powerful. Such opportunities don’t routinely come along for us; it’s easy for to feel somewhat isolated, and it can be more difficult to learn from other family leaders about how to carry out this important role. [more]

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REFLECTIONS FROM YOUTH LEADERS AND "MCH GO BEYOND" WINNER ON AMCHP 2017
As youth, our expertise and insight on development and health concerns is often passed over in the world of public health. Consequently, the importance of providing spaces that promote youth-adult partnerships, equalize power dynamics and increase recognition of community engagement at all age levels cannot be overstated.  [more]


United_States_Capitol_-_west_front (1) (1).jpg ​A VIEW FROM WASHINGTON

Where Do We Go From Here? Magic Eight Ball Says "Reply Hazy, Try Again"

Do you remember the famous Magic Eight Ball toy which allows you to ask a question, shake the ball and then flip the window to the top where an answer is revealed? Well, if you had asked the magic ball anytime over the past seven years if the Republican Party was united in its intention to repeal and replace Obamacare, the answer would have been, “Without a doubt.” [more]

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AMCHP STAFF AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Meet the AMCHP staff and elected Board of Directors. [more]