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New Practices in AMCHP's Innovation Station

AMCHP is pleased to announce that two new practices have been added to the Innovation Station Database following a recent review held by the Best Practices Committee.  [more]


Health and Human Services Proposes Changes to Title X Regulations
On May 22 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a draft proposed rule to revise its regulations for the Title X Family Planning Program. [more]

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.


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., focused on the eight key strategic skills to transform systems and advance outcomes. [more]

Solicitation of Nominations for Membership to Serve on the Council on Graduate Medical Education
The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration is seeking nominations on a continuous basis for the Council on Graduate Medical Education. [more] 

Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention invites the general public and other federal agencies to comment on a proposed continuing information collection project entitled the National Healthcare Safety Network.

Integration into Adult Care
Got transition
May 31, 3-4 p.m.
Topics covered include orientation for young adults being transferred to adult practice, facilitating appointments, and supporting the adult practice with assistance from Title V.
Developmental Screenings in Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP): Federal Progress, State Opportunities
Georgetown University Center for Children and Families
May 31, 3-4 p.m. ET
Provides an overview of developmental screening in Medicaid and CHIP, federal efforts to improve state-level measurement, and steps state stakeholders can take to improve developmental screening and follow-up services.  
A Conversation on Meaningful Family Engagement, from Clinical Care to Health Policy
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health
June 6, 1-2 p.m. ET
The lead author and experts in the field will review key content from an article, Families of Children with Medical Complexity: A View from the Front Lines, and share ways to strengthen family engagement.

Health Care Strategies for the Justice-Involved Population
Health Resources and Services Administration
June 7, 2-3:30 p.m. ET
Highlights work done at the local and state levels to meet the needs of this vulnerable group. [more] 

Navigating Barriers to Treatment for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Primary Care Settings
National Center for Health in Public Housing
June 14, 1-2 p.m. ET
Outlines the financial impact of hepatitis C virus on health care. [more] 

Health Center Expansion Opportunities: Meeting the Needs of Your Community
National Nurse-Led Care Consortium
June 28, 2-3 p.m. ET
Outlines expansion opportunities for health centers to leverage resources, identify potential for growth, and work with patients and community partners to improve care.


Family & Community Engagement
A Framework for Assessing Family Engagement in Systems Change
This issue brief from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health provides an assessment tool that features four domains and specific criteria for organizations to measure the level of family engagement in their work.
Two New Briefs on Families as Partners in Medicaid and Managed Care Organizations
Family Voices, New Jersey's Statewide Parent Advocacy Network, and the Oklahoma Family Network – working with the Association of Territorial Health Officials – developed two briefs that describe their states' efforts to ensure that diverse family representatives were at the table as partners. [more]

General & Maternal Child Health
State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies Report
This report from the Center for Connected Health Policy offers policymakers, health advocates, and other health care professionals the most current summary guide to telehealth-related policies. [more]

Manhood 2.0
Promundo and the University of Pittsburgh announced the launch of Manhood 2.0, a gender-transformative curriculum and community-based program for adolescent boys and young men.

Legislation and Policy in MCH

Community Health Centers and Family Planning in an Era of Policy Uncertainty
This study –  conducted by researchers at George Washington University's Jacobs Institute of Women's Health and Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy, and the Kaiser Family Foundation – presents the key findings of a national survey of community health centers. [more] 


Improving Access to Overdose Treatment
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Deadline: June 4
Awards federally qualified health centers, opioid treatment programs, or practitioners who have a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine to expand access to U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved drugs or devices for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose.
Project AWARE: Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education State Education Agency
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Deadline: June 4
Increases awareness of mental health issues among school-aged youth, provide training for school personnel and other adults to detect and respond to mental health issues, and to connect school-aged children and their families to mental health services.

Mental Health Awareness Training
Department of Health and Human Services
Deadline: June 8
Trains school personnel to recognize the symptoms of childhood and adolescent mental disorders, refers family members to appropriate mental health services, trains individuals to identify and appropriately respond to persons with a mental illness, and provides education to teachers regarding resources in the community for individuals with mental illness.

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