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Applications Open for the 2016 MCH Epi Pre-Conference Trainings
AMCHP and CityMatCH will offer four two-day training options Sept. 12-13 for those wishing to build their skills in the areas of Medicaid claims analysis, data communication, spatial thinking and evidence-based public health. A detailed description of each, including learning objectives and MCH leadership competencies addressed, is available through the AMCHP website. To apply, click here. The deadline to submit an application for "early decision" is June 1.  The training application will remain open as long as slots are available until July 1.

Stay Informed About Adolescent and Young Adult Health
A new service is on the way to help you stay up-to-date on adolescent and young adult health topics and resources: The Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center (AYAH Center), funded by HRSA's Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), recently launched a newsletter -- and Member Briefs subscribers will automatically receive it. The AYAH Center created the newsletter to inform the field about trending adolescent and young adult health topics; provide resources from the AYAH Center, the Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) and the MCH community; and promote upcoming events related to adolescent and young adult health. Future issues will include information about AYAH Center activities. For more information about the AYAH Center and its partners -- AMCHP, the National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information Center (NAHIC), the National Improvement Partnership Network (NIPN) and the State Adolescent Health Resource Center (SAHRC) -- click here.

Strengthen the Evidence Base: Communities of Practice (CoP)
Come and join AMCHP's Strengthen the Evidence Base: Communities of Practice (CoP)! The CoPs are grouped by population domain, including Child Health, Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN), Cross-cutting/Life Course, and Women's/Maternal Health. The purpose of the CoPs is to provide a space for peer sharing and learning, which could include topics ranging from Evidence Based Strategy Measures development to implementation of your plan. We encourage participants to actively contribute to the CoPs by responding to discussion questions, posting your own questions and resources, and engaging with other participants. To sign up, click here. For questions or additional assistance, please contact Krista Granger at or Sarah Beth McLellan at

The ACE Study: Implications for MCH Policy and Practice
Maternal and Child Health Journal is soliciting manuscript submissions based on the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Study, for an issue dedicated to enhancing knowledge of the study and its implications across the field. Topics of interest include: the aims and findings of the ACE Study; the implications of the study and use of its findings to shape MCH practice in clinical, program and policy settings; the importance of the study in relation to life course theory and social determinants of health; the strengths and limitations of the study as a basis for action to improve MCH outcomes; adoption of a trauma-informed approach on an agency or communitywide basis; and the strengths and limitations of the study in relation to efforts to eliminate inequality in MCH health outcomes. Submissions received by July 1 will have a greater likelihood of acceptance. When submitting a manuscript, include a cover letter requesting that it be included in the thematic issue and select "ACE Special Issue" as manuscript type. For submissions and additional instructions, click here.

Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Educational Presentation Submissions
The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) 2017 Annual Meeting will take place in March 2017 in New Orleans. SAHM will begin accepting educational and scientific research presentations.

  • The application period to submit an educational proposal will begin on June 1 and close on July 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Presentations should highlight the significance of adolescent health and medicine. Other key selection criteria include relevance of the conference theme, expertise of the proposed presenters, clarity of educational objectives, likelihood of proposed workshop methods to achieve educational objectives, and perceived relevance to our diverse, multidisciplinary, and international meeting attendees. For additional information, click here.
  • Scientific Research Presentations include platform, poster, and poster symposia presentations. The application period will begin on June 13 and close on Aug. 22 at 11:59 p.m. ET. For more information, click here.

Free MCH Summer Skills Institute
The National MCH Workforce Development Center is offering a free MCH Summer Skills Institute in August. You can choose either a three-day or five-day schedule to enhance your skills and improve effectiveness. All activities will focus on advancing block grant strategies and outcomes in the health transformation environment. The institute will also include the rescheduled full-day session on Collective Impact in MCH. Hold the dates of Aug. 22-26 and check out the National MCH Workforce Development Center's website or AMCHP's Member Briefs/Pulse for registration details. For additional information, click here.