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FROM THE PRESIDENT
By Eileen Forlenza
As the transition of power in the White House continues, AMCHP's ability to articulate our why statements will be the cornerstone of positive outcomes for the MCH population. The good news is that we have a plethora of data sources to articulate our why. Braiding our depth of evidence with the collective integrity of the MCH workforce will illuminate the positive return on investment from our funding streams. Evidence-based and -informed strategies to improve health outcomes for the MCH population are the foundation of why we do what we do. [more]
Putting Evidence into Practice: Advancing National Performance Measure 11 in States
Prepared by the National Center for Medical Home Implementation, a cooperative agreement between the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration.
Strategies and implementation insights exist to help support peer learning and collaboration in Title V programs to achieve progress on NPM 11. Some of these activities are facilitated through state chapters of the American Academy of Pediatrics or Medicaid agencies, providing ample opportunity for Title V programs to leverage existing medical home initiatives. [more]
Clinical Preventive Services Young Adults: Opportunities for Title V Programs
By Lauren J. Twietmeyer, MPH
Project Associate, Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center; Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine - UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
By M. Jane Park, MPH
Project Coordinator, Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center; Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine - UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
Many young adults’ health problems are preventable, and we can promote positive health behaviors to them. In addition, early intervention can lessen the impact of some health problems. For example, young adulthood is a key period... [more]
Implementing Evidence-Informed Strategies in Shared Resources, Family Navigation & Telehealth: Snapshots from the New State ASD/DD Grantees
By Cori Floyd
Program Analyst - CYSHCN; AMCHP
HRSA awarded funds to four states – Delaware, Rhode Island, Washington and Wisconsin – to improve state-level systems of services to integrate care for children and youth with ASD/DD, with a special emphasis on improving care for children and youth with ASD/DD in medically underserved populations. [more]
Best Practices TA Replication Project Winners
AMCHP is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Best Practices TA Replication Project. [more]
Updated Planning Tool Guides Health System Change
The new and improved Leading Through Health System Change Planning Tool supports public health departments and their partners in navigating challenges and opportunities introduced by health reform. [more]
MCH IN EPIDEMIOLOGY
How to Create Data Visualizations Using Evidence-Based PracticesBy Jennifer LyonsAssociate, Evergreen Data
When we discuss data relationships, we need to pair that with an understanding of human perception. This can reduce clutter and emphasize the most important points of data, allowing us to capture our audience's attention with impactful visuals... [more
A VIEW FROM WASHINGTON
By Brent Ewing, MHSDirector, Public Policy & Government Affairs Team, AMCHP
The election results of Nov. 8, 2016, are creating massive shifts in the policy landscape in our nation’s capital. While much of the future is uncertain, AMCHP’s policy team has begun to outline anticipated opportunities and challenges for maternal and health policy in the coming year. [more]
See a list of new MCH leaders and AMCHP staff. [more
] Get Involved
Don't Miss Out on Saving for AMCHP 2017!
Registration is open for the
2017 AMCHP Annual Conference — the perfect opportunity to connect and network with more than 800 public health officials who share an interest in maternal and child health.
Register by Jan. 26 to receive an early bird discount! For additional information, please contact Emma Hoover at
firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you in Kansas City, Mo., on March 4-7.
Learn More About ASD
The Autism Research Institute will host a
webinar on Dec. 14 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET. The webinar will focus on educating first responders and caregivers on Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Managing Children with Medical Complexities
The American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Children with Disabilities will host a
Dec. 15 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. CT. The presentation will describe the population of children with medical complexities and provide strategies on how pediatricians can optimize medical and health outcomes for their patients and their families. The webinar will be presented by the co-authors of the new American Academy of Pediatrics' clinical report,
Recognition and Management of Medical Complexity.
For more ways to get involved, click here
DATA AND TRENDS
To view the latest MCH infographics,
AMCHP STAFF & BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Meet the AMCHP staff and elected board of directors. [more