New Webinar Series to support Implementation of the MCH Block Grant Transformation Taking Action with Evidence: Implementation Roadmaps
AMCHP and the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Strengthen the Evidence Base for MCH are pleased to announce a series of webinars to support your next phase of action – selecting evidence-based or -informed strategies and developing your state-initiated Evidence-based or -informed Strategy Measures (ESMs) that will impact your state selected Title V population-based National Performance Measures (NPMs).
Each webinar in the series will focus on one of the 15 NPMs. The series will take place October through February. The first webinars are scheduled as follows:
- NPM #8 Physical Activity Oct. 29 at 4 p.m. EST
- NPM #1 Well Woman Visit Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. EST
- NPM #14 Smoking Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. EST
More information about the series and registration links for each webinar are posted to the MCH Block Grant Transformation Resources page on the AMCHP website. We will update this site on a rolling basis and provide reminders in Member Briefs.
Improving Continuity of Coverage and Care for Pregnant and Postpartum Women
Women and families have experienced tremendous gains through state and national health reform over the last five years, yet pregnant women still experience lapses in care as they churn between different health insurance plans or different sources of coverage. To learn how to address these issues in your state, join us for a webinar, Improving Continuity of Coverage and Care for Pregnant & Postpartum Women, on Monday, Oct. 26 from 2-3:30 p.m. EST. This webinar will help state-level public health and MCH professionals understand ways to help women and families navigate their health insurance options to improve women's overall health and birth outcomes. Click here to register or contact Emily Eckert at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Call for Applications for the New AMCHP Leadership Lab!
State and territorial Title V staff are entrusted with carrying out the mission of Title V to improve the health of all mothers, children, including children with special health care needs, and their families. To achieve this laudable aim, staff must exhibit leadership skills on a daily basis, from communicating the importance of Title V to creating a vision for success, to creating a culture of co-creation and collaborating with stakeholders to aligning activities. AMCHP believes leadership skills are developed throughout your life and career. For nearly 20 years, AMCHP has supported the development of maternal and child health leaders – family leaders and MCH, Title V, and CYSHCN directors – through formal and informal learning opportunities, experience, dialogue, feedback, peer-to-peer learning, mentoring, coaching, and more. To meet the expanding needs of Title V staff, AMCHP redesigned our approach to leadership development by launching the Leadership Lab. The Leadership Lab is a unique developmental activity for state and territorial Title V staff who have the desire to pursue greater leadership responsibility.
The Leadership Lab is structured to allow Title V staff from across the workforce (family leaders, new Title V and MCH directors, CYSHCN directors, next generation MCH leaders (age 45 or less), and MCH/Title V epidemiologists) to learn from each other. The lab also provides opportunities to learn from role-based peers.
The Leadership Lab requires a 10-month commitment by participants from December 2015 through September 2016. Participants are matched with a mentor/peer and charged with crafting an individual development plan, completing self-directed learning modules, participating in quarterly webinars, and peer-to-peer calls.
Please note the application process is competitive for the Family Leaders Cohort, Next Generation MCH Leaders Cohort, and Epi-Net P2P Cohort. All applications are due by Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 8:00 p.m. EST.
Now Accepting Applications: Emerging MCH Leadership Graduate Student Scholarship
AMCHP and Go Beyond MCH are offering a graduate student scholarship. This scholarship is designed to assist one graduate student per year in furthering their education while sponsoring their attendance at the AMCHP Annual Conference to hone their leadership skills and connect them with existing leaders within MCH. The deadline to submit application materials is by 8 p.m. EST on Nov. 16 To learn more and to see the application requirements, click here.
Register Today for AMCHP 2016!
Don't miss out on an amazing opportunity to connect and network with more than 800 public health officials who share an interest in maternal and child health. The AMCHP 2016 Annual Conference will be held Jan. 23 to 26, at the Hyatt Regency Washington in Washington, DC.
There are many reason to attend the AMCHP 2016 Annual Conference, including:
- Gain a firsthand opportunity to learn about changes occurring in the MCH field, such as Block Grant transformation and Affordable Care Act implementation
- In need of a career boost or professional development? AMCHP has it covered! Conference attendees have the opportunity to gain access to individual, private professional coaching sessions
- Interested in learning more about a particular MCH subfield? Conference session topics will include using technology to advance MCH outcomes, cultural competence and family-center care, and health care financing and coverage
- Visit the exhibit hall to gather information from resource centers and companies related to maternal and child health, while networking with current and future MCH leaders
- Exchange best practices ideas with other MCH professionals, creating stronger and bolder ideas for the future
To register for the 2016 Annual Conference, click here. Don't miss our early-bird registration rates, ending on Dec. 18, 2015!