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Find MCH Resources Easier on Revamped AMCHP.org
The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs has revamped its website to make it easier to find the latest news, resources, and opportunities in maternal and child health (MCH). [more]

Take AMCHP's Annual Member Assessment
AMCHP is undertaking its annual Member Assessment to learn more about how well you feel AMCHP is supporting you. It is important that we hear from you personally, so please take a few minutes to provide us with your feedback. 

AMCHP will use survey results to provide its leadership and staff with information needed to improve our member programs and services, develop new programs and services, measure satisfaction with AMCHP as a member organization, and share emerging issues and AMCHP organizational impact with funders and other stakeholders. By taking this assessment and sharing your opinion, you will help AMCHP's board of directors and staff serve you better.
Contact Charlotte Cleveland for questions or comments.
Visit this link to complete the assessment.
Deadline: April 20, 2018

LEGISLATIVE AND POLICY CORNER            

Boost for Title V MCH Block Grant included in FY18 Appropriations Bill
On March 23, President Trump signed the fiscal year 2018 omnibus appropriations bill, which provides funding for the federal government through the remainder of FY18. [more]

FY19 Appropriations Advocacy
AMCHP is advocating in support of increased funding for the Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant in fiscal year 2019. [more]

Comments on PRGLAC
AMCHP recently submitted comments in response to a National Institutes of Health request for information regarding the federal Task Force on Research Specific to Pregnant Women and Lactating Women (PRGLAC). [more]

New CDC Director
President Trump appointed Dr. Robert Redfield, Jr., to be the new director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a position that does not require Senate confirmation. [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

Online Self-Paced Course on Birth Defect Surveillance and Prevention
This course, developed by the International Centre on Birth Defects, is designed for clinicians, epidemiologists, public health professionals, and anyone interested in understanding birth defects and improving their prevention and care. [more]
 
Webinars
 
How to Plan and Implement Quality Improvement Activities Focused on Family Engagement
The National Center for Medical Home Implementation (NCMHI) and AMCHP co-hosted a live webinar on March 22. The webinar provided maternal and child health Title V/Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs programs. [more]
NCMHI and AMCHP

From AMCHP: Title V Data Integration Toolkit
AMCHP just closed out its webinar/working-session series on its new tool, the Title V Data Integration toolkit, which is a collection of resources that aims to assist states as they integrate Title V data into Early Childhood Integrated Data Systems. [more]
AMCHP

The Opioid Crisis: Treating Addiction and Saving Lives
During this webinar, the second in a series on the opioid crisis, speakers shared strategies to improve access to effective treatments for opioid use disorder. [more
NIHCM Foundation

Domestic Violence and Traumatic Brain Injury, Understanding the Intersections
Provides advocates with an introduction to tools and strategies to help them navigate the intersections of domestic violence and brain injury with the survivors they work with. [more]
NYSCADV and the Brain Injury Association of New York
April 4, 1-2:30 p.m. ET
 
The Gun Violence Epidemic: Protecting the Public's Health
This forum brings together experts in mental health, violence, and gun policy to discuss a variety of proposed gun violence and school safety measures. [more]
The Forum Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Reuters
April 6, 12-1 p.m. ET
 
A Conversation on the Emergence of Pediatric Complex Care
The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health will host a webinar on the emergence of pediatric complex care. [more]
The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health
April 10, 10-11 a.m. PST

Equity, Disparities, Social Determinants
Led by a former advertising executive, this webinar will investigate how to minimize the damage and blaze a new trail for how the maternal and child health field thinks about health and health disparities.
University of Minnesota
April 10, 12-1:30 CT
 
Walking the Line Between Public Health Messages and Lived Experience: Constructive Conversations and Unlikely Alliances
Explores the topic through the lens of the Multi-Sectoral Influences Matrix. [more]
The Southeastern and Southwestern Injury Prevention Network and Safe States Alliance
April 17, 3-4:30 p.m.
 
Transfer to Adult Care
This is the third in a five-part series featuring examples of best practices among state Title V agencies, along with tools, resources, and problem-solving strategies. Get more information about the series. Register.
Got Transition
April 26, 3-4 p.m. ET

SPHARC/ITAC Coffee Talk— Meaningful Inclusion of People on the Autism Spectrum
AMCHP's State Public Health Autism Resource Center, in partnership with the Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center, is proud to host a virtual coffee talk on a hot topic related to autism in honor of Autism Awareness Month. [more]
April 30, 1-2 p.m. ET
 
The Link Between ACEs, Preconception Health, and Birth Outcomes
Participants will understand what Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are and the lifelong impact they can have on an individual's physical and mental health. Learn more and register.
March of Dimes
May 16, 11:30-1:30 p.m.

PUBLICATIONS & RESOURCES

Zika Corner
 
Local Health Department Response to the Zika Virus: Lessons Learned and Looking Ahead
Discusses local health departments' capacity to combat the Zika virus and highlights his department's mosquito and vector control programs. [more]

General & Maternal Child Health
 
Achieving a Shared Plan of Care with Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs: An Implementation Guide
Provides clinicians, Title V Maternal, and Child Health/Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Programs with the practical tools, strategies, and resources needed to begin implementing shared plans of care. [more]

Infant Safe Sleep Laws Table
This Network for Public Health Law Table provides a brief overview of statutory and regulatory provisions related to Sudden Unexpected Infant Death prevention (SUID) in five states. [more]

2018 County Health Rankings
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released their annual report on the place-based factors influencing health outcomes. [more]

Health Care in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: A Six-Month Check-Up After the Storms
On March 19, the Kaiser Family Foundation held a public briefing to examine the status of the recovery on the islands. [more

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) Toolbox
Offers information about the latest research and best practices for IECMHC in infant and early childhood settings where consultation occurs. [more]

Child & Adolescent Health

How Interagency, Cross-Sector Collaboration Can Improve Care for CSHCN: Lessons from Six State Initiatives
New reports from Health Management Associates highlights how six programs in five states have made progress in overcoming the barriers to that approach. [more]

FUNDING

Enhancement and Expansion of Treatment and Recovery Services for Adolescents, Transitional Aged Youth, and their Families
SAMHSA
Deadline: April 10, 2018
Enhances and expands comprehensive treatment, early intervention, and recovery support services for adolescents (ages 12-18), transitional aged youth (ages 16-25), and their families/primary caregivers with substance use disorders and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders.
 
Substance Abuse Treatment for Children and Adolescents
Department of Health and Human Services
Deadline: April 10
To provide funding to states, territories, and tribes to improve access to evidence-based substance use disorder treatment for adolescents and/or transitional aged youth with substance abuse disorders and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders.
 
Statewide Consumer Network Program
Department of Health and Human Services
Deadline: April 23
To better respond to the needs of adults with serious mental illness by enhancing peer support services, peer leadership, and peer engagement strategies.

View more funding opportunities.