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BOARD CORNER

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

NEW FROM AMCHP

 
Family Navigation Implementation Strategies
AMCHP is happy to share a new issue brief, Family Navigation Implementation Strategies: Improving Systems of Care, that explores Title V and community-based program strategies for family navigation that aim to better serve children and youth with special health care needs. [more]
 
Request for Letters of Intent: Data Communications E-Learning Collaborative
AMCHP recently released this 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's Division of Reproductive Health. [more]

Replication Project RFA Deadline Extended
Would you like the opportunity to replicate an effective practice in AMCHP's Innovation Station? Consider applying for the Best Practices Technical Assistance Replication Project. [more]

LEGISLATIVE AND POLICY CORNER    

Current Funding Bill Expires Friday, March 23, Outlook Unclear
The federal government is operating under a short-term continuing resolution (CR) that expires this Friday (March 23) at midnight. [more]

U.S. Agency Seeks Comment on Interventions for Tobacco Cessation in Adults, Including Pregnant Women
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a draft research plan on interventions for tobacco cessation in adults. [more]

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

GET INVOLVED

Webinars
 
Building Community Supports and Becoming a FASD Champion
The latest in the series Preventing, Identifying, and Treating Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
Association of University Centers on Disabilities
March 22, 2-3 p.m. ET

How to Plan and Implement Quality Improvement Activities Focused on Family Engagement
Provides Title V and other leaders with tools and resources to plan a quality improvement project to engage families and enhance family-centeredness in pediatric health care. Register here. [more]
AMCHP and NCMHI
March 22, 2-3 p.m. CT

Using Systems Biology-Based Approaches for Considerations Across the Life Course
Focuses on how public health and preventive medical scientists, as well as developmental and reproductive toxicologists, interpret and apply life course health developmental principles. [more]
UCLA Health
March 23, 12-1 p.m. GMT

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]
View the recording for part 1.
View the recording for part 2.
AMCHP
March 27, 3-4 p.m. ET
 
Health Care Transition & Title V Care Coordination Initiatives
A five-part series featuring examples of best practices among state Title V agencies, tools and resources, and problem-solving strategies. Get more information about the series.
Session 2: Transition Preparation. Register here.
Got Transition
March 28, 3-4 p.m. ET
 
Community Development as a Partner for Health Equity
The Build Healthy Places Network will provide an overview of the community development sector. [more]
UCLA Health
April 10, 9-10 a.m. PT
 
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
March 27, 1-2:30 p.m. ET
 

PUBLICATIONS & RESOURCES

Zika Corner

NACCHO Surveys Local Health Departments’ Capacity to Respond to Zika Infections in Pregnant Women
A new study of local jurisdictions discovered that local health departments have responded diligently to Zika outbreaks and are engaged in protecting maternal child health, but there is room for improvement. [more]

Workforce Development
 
Updated Care Coordination Measurement Tool 
Created by the National Center for Care Coordination Technical Assistance, the 2017 Care Coordination Measurement Tool helps practices, pediatric clinicians, Title V programs, and other organizations quantify care coordination activities. [more]

ON YOUR BEHALF 

Maternal and Child Environmental Health Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network
On March 12, AMCHP convened a meeting of the steering committee for the Maternal & Child Environmental Health Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (MCEH CoIIN). [more]

Annual Friends of NIDCR Patient Advocacy Council Visit
AMCHP's Paige Bussanich, senior program manager for children and youth with special health care needs, attended the annual FNIDCR (Friends of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research) Patient Advocacy Council visit to the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. [more]

The Act Early Program
AMCHP's Paige Bussanich, senior program manager for children and youth with special health care needs, and Anna Corona, program analyst for child and adolescent health, represented AMCHP's State Public Health Autism Resource Center at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Learn the Signs. [more]

FUNDING

 
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.

Strengthening Public Health Systems and Services through National Partnerships to Improve and Protect the Nation's Health
Department of Health and Human Services
Deadline: March 29
To strengthen the nation's public health infrastructure; ensure a competent, current, and connected public health system; and improve the delivery of essential public health services through capacity-building assistance activities.

Drug-Free Communities
Department of Health and Human Services
Deadline: March 29
To support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth and to reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse.

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