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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.

Building Healthy and Resilient Communities Across Rhode Island

Where we live directly impacts our health. The toxins in our water, our access to fresh and nutritious food, our exposure to air pollution, and the safety of our neighborhoods all matter.  Families living just blocks away from each other may have drastically different health outcomes, and their health has more to do with where they live than the choices they make or the quality of their genes.  In Rhode Island, we believe that everyone should have a fair and just opportunity to be healthy. 

From the President: Emerging Issues

The emerging issues we face today are taking on a new breadth and depth. Many of our needs assessments point to the key drivers of social determinants of health. But how they present are unique to each community. For example, housing issues and homelessness look very different in Oregon than they do in Micronesia. And the destruction Puerto Rico endured due to Hurricane Maria illustrates yet another version of housing issues and homelessness. Food insecurity is equally concerning across our communities, but it looks different at each local level and requires different solutions.

Heeding Lessons Learned from the Zika Response as We Prepare for Emerging Threats and Issues

September was National Preparedness Month, which gave AMCHP an opportunity to reflect back on past threats to the maternal and child health (MCH) population. Naturally, we want to apply lessons learned from past threats such as the Zika epidemic, to improve coordinated responses for future emerging and unknown threats and issues.

Resources for Promoting Healthy Behavioral and Emotional Development in Adolescents

An emphasis on emotional well-being is woven throughout the Bright Futures Guidelines, 4th Edition. This information can be found within each of the health supervision visits and health promotion themes (e.g., Promoting Mental Health). Pediatric health care professionals, states, and communities can use this content to ensure that programs and recommendations align with current evidence-informed guidance.  

Trend Reversal: Uninsured rates tick upwards since passage of the Affordable Care Act

The upward tick in the nation’s uninsured rate is concerning for programs serving maternal and child health (MCH) populations. However, with the ACA Marketplace open enrollment season approaching, Title V programs have an opportunity to actively promote coverage for children and families.