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New Practices in AMCHP’s Innovation Station
AMCHP is pleased to announce that three new practices have been added to the Innovation Station Database following a recent review by its Best Practices Committee. [more]

Best Practices Technical Assistance Replication Project Recipients
Each year, AMCHP grants up to three technical assistance awards of $10,000 each for states to replicate or adapt an existing emerging, promising, or best practice in Innovation Station as part of an overall goal to improve maternal and child health outcomes by sharing effective and promising practices with state and territorial MCH programs.  [more]

Legislative & 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 Thursday, June 7, from 2-3 p.m. ET.

Trump Administration Sends Rescissions Package to Congress
Last week, the Trump administration submitted a proposal to Congress to rescind $15.4 billion in previously approved federal spending, including the Children's Health Insurance Program. [more]

AMCHP Calls on Congress to Pass Maternal Mortality Bill
In honor of Mother’s Day, AMCHP joined several national organizations dedicated to improving maternal health in sending a letter to congressional leadership urging them to pass the bipartisan Maternal Health Accountability Act (S. 1112) / Preventing Maternal Deaths Act (H.R. 1318) as soon as possible. [more]

House Committee Advances Legislation to Combat Opioid Crisis
On May 9, the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed 25 bills to combat the opioid crisis out of committee for consideration by the House of Representatives. [more]

Get Involved

Congressional Briefing on Women’s Preventive Services
Care Women Deserve hosts an educational briefing to congressional staff and the public. [more] 

2018 MCH Strategic Skills Institute: Leveraging Strategic Skills to Advance Outcomes
The National MCH Workforce Development Center will support all expenses for state Title V professionals and their partners to attend an institute in Tempe, Ariz. [more]   

All of Us Research Program to Advance Precision Medicine
The National Institutes of Health opened enrollment for the All of Us Research Program, a national effort to advance individualized prevention, treatment, and care for people of all backgrounds.  [more]

Webinars

Health Center Care Delivery Models for Primary Care Integration of Viral Hepatitis and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Webinar
Features primary care integration health center models for hepatitis B and hepatitis C services.
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration 
May 15, 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET

Best Practices for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Programming at Health Centers
Discusses HCV policy and programming at health centers across the nation and the critical importance of this work in light of the opioid epidemic.
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration 
May 15, 12-1 p.m. ET

Consultation Services for Treating Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorder
Features experts reviewing the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s “Clinical Guidance for Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorder and Their Infants.
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration 
May 16, 1-2 p.m. ET

A Look Inside Auto-Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) Scoring
An opportunity for health centers staff to learn more about the HPSA designation modernization project.
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration 
May 23, 1-2:30 p.m. ET

Understanding Hispanic Families’ Experiences with Early Care and Education (ECE)
Representatives from Child Care Aware will discuss findings on Hispanic families’ ECE preferences. [more] 
National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families
May 23, 3-4 p.m. ET

Sustaining Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Programming at Health Care Centers
Examines the response from health centers to addiction and the opioid epidemic. [more] 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
May 29, 12-1 p.m. ET

Addressing Substance Use: Opioids in Integrated Care
Identifies the key components of a successful integrated care model to treat persons with opioid use disorders. [more] 
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration in collaboration with the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions
May 30, 2-3 p.m. ET 

Publications and Resources

General & Maternal Child Health

The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Opioids Webpage
HRSA launched a new opioids webpage to leverage its expertise and resources and make an impact in combating the opioid crisis.

Rural Post-Acute Care: Improving Transitions to Enhance Patient Recovery
First in a two-part series on rural post-acute care.

Rural Health Strategy
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released its first Rural Health Strategy. [more]  

Child & Adolescent Health

Promising Practices for Health Centers: Serving Youth Experiencing Homelessness
The Corporation for Supportive Housing compiled promising practices for addressing the needs of homeless youth. [more] 

Framing Adolescent Health
The State Adolescent Health Resource Center updated the archives for its learning community webinar series. [more] 


High-quality Preschool Can Support Healthy Development and Learning
A new fact sheet from Child Trends and the Alliance for Early Success. [more] 

Funding

Announcement of Anticipated Availability of Funds for Family Planning Services Grants
Department of Health and Human Services
Deadline: May 24
Solicits applications from public and private nonprofit entities, including comprehensive primary care providers, hospitals, health collaboratives, and women’s health centers, to establish and operate voluntary family planning projects.

Health Careers Opportunity Program Funding for Health Professions Schools
Department of Health and Human Services
Deadline: May 29 
Focuses on getting students from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds into health professions training. 

Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program
Health Resources and Services Administration
Deadline: May 30
Supports voluntary, evidence-based home visiting services for at-risk pregnant women and parents with young children up to kindergarten entry.

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