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Title V Technical Assistance Meeting

 MCH Federal/State Partnership Title V Technical Assistance Meeting

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Lu Honored for Leadership in MCH
Dr. Michael Lu received a rousing ovation and vowed to "keep fighting" for children and families as he accepted an award from AMCHP for his leadership in promoting maternal and child health. [more]

​A Tale of Fences, Ambulances, and MCH Priorities

When Michael Warren began his career as a pediatrician, he noticed early on the high rate of obesity among his patients and pondered the causes. While he initially considered individual clinical actions, such as a physician not talking with a child about nutrition, Warren also came to see the plethora of home and community factors that can contribute to a child's weight problem but are beyond the clinician's influence. [more]

​MCH Needs a Perpetual Needs Assessment

The needs assessment that Title V grantees must conduct every five years is a good thing, right? Bill Sappenfield says yes, but state MCH programs need more of that good thing. [more]

​Using Fatality Reviews to Improve Outcomes through Title V

​"We're seeing communities take the worst thing that can happen to them and change that into a positive so they can move forward." – Abby Collier [more]

​For Mental Health, Look Beyond Mental Health

Karin Downs kicked off the plenary session with a case study of MCPAP for Moms, a program from her state. The program provides real-time, perinatal psychiatric consultation and referral for providers to prevent, identify, and manage the mental health and substance use concerns of their pregnant and postpartum patients. [more]

​To Combat Obesity, Provide the Carrot of Accreditation

While Tennessee has made progress over the past decade, it still tracks above the national data for youth obesity prevalence as well as physical inactivity among youth.  [more]
Family Engagement Challenges: Cultural Competence and Broader Outreach
When family leaders and other Title V staff gathered to discuss ways to continue involving families in Title V programs, much of the conversation turned to cultural competence. [more]