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NEW FROM AMCHP

 
Making Pregnancy and Childbirth Safer: Insights from 12 States
AMCHP is pleased to announce the release of a new brochure developed by Merck for Mothers detailing the successes of the 12 states that participated in AMCHP's Every Mother Initiative from 2013 to 2016. [more]
 
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. [more]
Contact Charlotte Cleveland for questions or comments. Visit this link to complete the assessment.
Deadline: April 20

New CoIIN Teams Meet on Reducing Infant Mortality through Health Equity
AMCHP was pleased to recently host the first in-person meeting of the new Infant Mortality CoIIN – Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) project, where health leaders from 13 states learned more about the project and about how they can build on the work of a previous one, the SDOH Learning Network. [more]

LEGISLATIVE AND POLICY CORNER            

Get up to Date on Federal MCH Policy
The next event in the All-Member National MCH Policy Call series will take place on May 3 from 2-3 p.m. ET.
 
AMCHP Urges Senate Health Committee to Include Maternal Mortality Bill in Opioid Legislative Package
AMCHP, together with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, March of Dimes, and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, sent a letter last week to the leadership of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee urging them to include S. 1112, the bipartisan Maternal Health Accountability Act, in the committee's proposed Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018. [more]

Congressional Hearings on the Opioid Crisis
Committees in the House and Senate have renewed their focus on legislation to combat the opioid crisis. [more]

 GET INVOLVED

 
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]
AMCHP and the Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center
April 30, 1-2 p.m. ET

Maternal Depression & Anxiety in Medicaid
The Institute for Medicaid Innovation is leading a project funded by the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) to conduct an environmental scan across the U.S. to identify early-stage projects, emerging best practices, and innovative initiatives in maternal depression and anxiety focused on the Medicaid population. [more]  
The Institute for Medicaid Innovation
Deadline: May 4
 
Webinars
 
Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences
Looks at ways to identify children exposed to ACEs and implement trauma-informed approaches for their care. 
SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions
April 18, 1-2:30 p.m. ET
 
Improving Early Childhood Developmental Outcomes Through Home Visiting  
Highlights how evidence-based home visiting is among the most effective strategies for bridging systems of care to improve outcomes for children and families.
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
April 24, 2-3 p.m. ET

Engaging Families from Diverse Backgrounds with Developmental Screening and Child Well-Being
Identifies strategies to support the use/acceptance of developmental screening with diverse populations. [more
Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network  Project
April 25, 3-4:30 p.m. ET
 
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.
Got Transition
April 26, 3-4 p.m. ET
 
Challenges & Opportunities: Addressing Mental Health in Maternal and Child Health
Learn about AMCHP's upcoming issue brief, "An Overview of Mental Health in Maternal and Child Health Programs. [more]
April 30, 11:30 a.m.-1 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.
March of Dimes
May 16, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. ET
 

PUBLICATIONS & RESOURCES

 
General & Maternal Child Health

Medications for Opioid Use Disorder
Treatment improvement protocol that reviews three U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved medications for opioid use disorder treatment. [more]

Rural Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse Toolkit
The Rural Health Information Hub's new toolkit provides evidence-based examples, promising models, program best practices, and resources. [more

Child & Adolescent Health
 
Eliminating Lead in Schools and Child Care Facilities
Healthy Schools Network is releasing a new report on eliminating lead in schools and child care facilities. [more]
  
Women's and Infant Health
 
Clinical Guidance for Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and their Infants.
This guide, by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, recommends feasible, standard approaches to the care of pregnant and parenting women with OUD. [more]  

FUNDING

 
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.
 
Maternal and Child Health Nutrition Training Program
Department of Health and Human Services
Deadline: May 7
Establishes and enhances nutrition centers of excellence to improve access to comprehensive, community-based, nutrition-centered, and culturally competent coordinated care by increasing the availability of practitioners trained in maternal and child health nutrition.

National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarships 
National Health Service Corps
Deadline: May 10
Health profession students in eligible disciplines can receive payment for tuition, fees, and other educational costs as well as a living stipend in exchange for serving two years at NHSC-approved sites in medically underserved rural, urban, and tribal communities.

View more funding opportunities.