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... where leaders, researchers, and practitioners in maternal and child health share stories about policies and practices to promote the health of all families.
Engagement and Diversity
|How Region VIII Is "Figuring Out the Dance" of Youth-Adult Partnerships|
Teaching each other how to dance. Coming up with a creative handshake. Embracing a moment of silence followed by a spiritual greeting. These were just a few of the activities that took place at the Region VIII Adolescent and Young Adult Health Summit.
A Look at Policymaking through a New PRISM
Women are the fastest-growing segment of alcohol and drug users in the United States, and one in five U.S. women experiences a mental health condition each year. Prevention efforts are lacking, and treatment availability has not kept pace with demand. Many states are overwhelmed by these challenges and are searching for effective solutions. One solution might be developed through a new federally funded initiative: Promoting Innovation in State MCH Policymaking, known as PRISM.
|Developing Solutions to Reduce Maternal Mortality: Lessons from the Other Mother Initiative|
AMCHP's Every Mother Initiative (EMI) laid the foundation for helping states recognize the power of review committees to bring about sustained improvements in maternal health. Established in 2013 with support from Merck for Mothers, the EMI developed and strengthened the capacity of 12 states to review their maternal deaths, identify the root of the problem, and implement solutions to their particular challenges.
| A View from Washington|
We talked with Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.), a 2018 AMCHP Legislative Champion Award winner, co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Maternity Care, and lead sponsor of the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act.
|Innovation Station Spotlight: Engaging Youth through Yoga|
Urban Lotus Project provides trauma-informed yoga and mindful awareness to at-risk and underserved adolescents in Reno, Nevada, and surrounding areas to promote physical activity and provide stress-reduction tools.