AMCHP Board Announces CEO Resignation
The AMCHP board of directors has accepted
the resignation of Lori Freeman, AMCHP CEO, as she has accepted a position
as CEO of the National Association of City and County Health Officials.
The important work of AMCHP, and
indeed our enduring commitment to the children and families of this country,
will not waiver. Thanks to Lori’s leadership, the association is in as
strong a position as we have ever been.
The board has already engaged an interim CEO to assure
continuity of operations, and we are immediately beginning a national search to
find a permanent successor. In addition, Lori remains with AMCHP to help with the transition
through mid-June. During this transition, members and partners can
be assured of the same high-quality support and technical assistance they
always receive from our staff. Information on the national search will be
communicated once the position is formally posted.
AMCHP President Testifies to Congress on Impact of Title V
The president of the AMCHP board urged a congressional subcommittee last week to increase funding for the federal Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant, making the case that the program enables states to craft effective strategies to combat critical challenges to the health of the nation's mothers and children.
"We are currently faced with many maternal and child health challenges that require a sustained investment in public health approaches," Susan Chacon said in testimony before the House Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies. "The flexibility of the Title V MCH Block Grant allows states and jurisdictions to design and implement a wide range of maternal and child health programs that respond to locally defined needs." Read the full story and testimony.