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BOARD CORNER

 
Seeking Board Member From Region X
AMCHP seeks nominations from Region X to fill a vacancy on the board of directors. [more]

NEW FROM AMCHP

Issue Brief: Family Navigation Implementation Strategies
The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) is happy to share a new issue brief, Family Navigation Implementation Strategies: Improving Systems of Care, [more]
 
Request for Letters of Intent: Data Communications E-Learning Collaborative
AMCHP released a request for letters of intent for a new technical assistance project, Data Communications E-Learning Collaborative, provided with support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Reproductive Health. [more]
 
Replication Project RFA Now Open
Would you like to replicate an effective practice in AMCHP's Innovation Station? Consider applying for the Best Practices Technical Assistance Replication Project. [more]

Best Practice Submissions
Do you have an effective or innovative MCH practice you'd like to share so other states can replicate it? [more]

LEGISLATIVE AND POLICY CORNER             

 
Three Public Health Bills Overwhelmingly Pass House
On Feb. 26, the House of Representatives considered three bills focused on funding health research and providing more resources to public health officials. [more]

H.R. 767, the SOAR to Health and Wellness Act of 2017, was introduced by Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) and would provide health care professionals training on how to identify and appropriately treat human trafficking victims. [more]

Title X Funding Announcement
On Feb.23 the Department of Health and Human Services released the Title X Family Planning funding opportunity announcement (FOA). [more]

Get Up To Date on Federal MCH Policy
The next event in the All-Member National MCH Policy Call series will take place on April 5 from 2-3 p.m. ET.

GET INVOLVED


Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Training

This interactive and dynamic training is sponsored by CommonHealth Action and designed for professionals from all disciplines, sectors, and career stages. [more]
 
2018 CSTE Student Scholarship Application Now Open
The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) announced the application for the 2018 CSTE Annual Conference student scholarship. [more]
 
Apply for the Emerging Leaders in Public Health Initiative
The Kresge Foundation will begin accepting applications on April 2 for its Emerging Leaders in Public Health initiative. [more]

Title X Grant Reviewers
The U.S. Health and Human Services'  Office of Population Affairs (OPA) needs approximately 45 reviewers for the Title X grant application review process. [more]

Webinars
 
Preventing, Identifying, and Treating Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Learn about FASD and about tools to become involved. [more]
Association of University Centers on Disabilities
Overview of FASD and Preventing Alcohol-Exposed PregnanciesMarch 8, 2-3 p.m. ET
Treatment & Interventions and Addressing StigmaMarch 15, 2-3 p.m. ET
Building Community Supports and Becoming a FASD ChampionMarch 22, 2-3 p.m. ET
 
Rolling Up Our Sleeves: How to Plan and Implement Quality Improvement Activities Focused on Family Engagement
Provides Maternal and Child Health Title V/Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs programs, family leaders, pediatric clinicians, and others. [more]
AMCHP
The National Center for Medical Home Implementation (NCMHI)
March 22, 2-3 p.m. CT

Title V Data Integration Toolkit: Getting Started with the Data Integration Process
Join AMCHP to discuss its new Title V Data Integration toolkit, which is a collection of resources to assist states as they integrate Title V data into Early Childhood Integrated Data Systems. [more]
AMCHP
March 27, 3-4 p.m. ET 

Preconception Health Webinar Series
Discuss topics focused on improving the health of women prior to pregnancy and aiming toward better birth outcomes, including tobacco use. [more]
March of Dimes North Carolina
Multiple dates

Framing Adolescent Health – Are You Sending the Right Message?
Borrow strategies used by commercial advertisers, leverage the best thinking of cognitive linguists, and apply findings from the latest communications research to reach adolescents and young adults. [more]
State Adolescent Health Resource Center
Multiple dates

PUBLICATIONS & RESOURCES

 
General & Maternal Child Health

Health of Women and Children Report Updated
America's Health Rankings released the Health of Women and Children Report update. [more]
  
Child & Adolescent Health

School-based Health Centers Taking Part in Health Reform Efforts
School-based health centers (SBHCs) have a record of success in serving patients that other providers often struggle to reach. [more]

FUNDING


Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program — Innovation Awards
Health Resources and Services Administration
Deadline: March 13
To develop, implement and evaluate innovations that strengthen and improve the delivery of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program.

Technical Assistance for Response to Public Health or Healthcare Crises
CDC's Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support
Deadline: March 16
To establish a pool of organizations capable of rapidly providing essential expertise to various parties involved in an emergency response and fund select awardees to provide that support, when required, based on CDC's determination of need.

Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Capacity Building Program
Health Resources and Services Administration
Deadline: March 27
To improve the health of adolescents and young adults (ages 10-25) by strengthening the capacity of state maternal and child health programs and their clinical partners to address the needs of these population groups. Within the unique needs of this population, this program includes a focus on behavioral health.

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