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 May 31, 2017

Legislative & Policy Corner

Trump Administration Offers First Budget Proposal

On May 23, the administration offered its first full budget proposal, which notably includes a proposed increase of $30 million for the Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant... [more]

June All-Member National MCH Policy Teleconference Rescheduled

Our monthly all-member policy teleconference for June will be delayed one week and will now take place on June 8 at 2:00 p.m. ET. [more]

Get Involved 

AMCHP's QI eLearning Series Continues!

AMCHP, in partnership with Population Health Improvement Partners (Improvement Partners), is hosting a Quality Improvement eLearning Series for Title V staff to build capacity to apply QI tools and concepts to their work. [more]

Share an Innovative Best Practice

Innovation Station is an online database which serves as a repository of peer-reviewed, cutting-edge, emerging, promising and best practices in maternal and child health, as well as a mechanism for highlighting and disseminating this information so other states may learn from existing programs. AMCHP is accepting submissions for its spring best practices review. [more]

Exploring the Science and Practice of Prevention

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials will host a webinar on June 1 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET. This is a second webinar in a series of virtual meetings... [more] 

Using Integrated Data

The Early Childhood Data Collaborative will host a webinar on June 6 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET. Representatives from North Carolina and Minnesota will describe... [more] 

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in the States

The Arc will host a webinar on June 6 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET. The webinar will focus on the State of the States in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)... [more] 

Promoting Child and Family Well-Being

The National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health will host a webinar on June 8 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET. The webinar will focus on linking federal civil... [more]  

Innovative Financing Strategies for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

The Catalyst Center and the American Academy of Pediatrics will host a webinar on June 13 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET. The presentation will introduce... [more]  

Supporting Opioid Abuse Prevention and Treatment

The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration will host a webinar on June 13 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET. The webinar will examine health workforce resources... [more] 

Enhancing Breastfeeding in the Community

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) will host a webinar on June 19 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET. The final installment in the... [more]  

Partnerships Integrating Family Engagement in Systems of Care

The National Center for Medical Home Implementation (NCMHI) will host a webinar on June 20 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET. Participants will learn the characteristics of... [more]  

How You Can Support Families Impacted by Zika

 CityMatCH Learning Network will host a webinar on June 20 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET. The presentation will feature Jennifer Bolden Pitre, the national program coordinator... [more] 

Public Health Experts Wanted

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking nominations of candidates to serve as members of the Community Preventive Services Task Force. [more]  

Publications & Resources 

Zika Corner

CDC Guidance for Infant Neuroimaging and Infant and Placental Zika Virus Testing

Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is available to assist health care providers with implementing CDC guidance for infant neuroimaging and infant and placental Zika virus testing. [more]

Protecting Babies, Protecting Yourself

A new U.S. Department of Health and Human Services blog post highlights the data and steps for Zika prevention during pregnancy. strategy brief that identifies specific actions public health professionals can take to prepare for the future and work across... report exploring the... [more] 

General & Maternal Child Health

Health Equity in the Face of Change

The Region IV Public Health Training Center hosted a webinar on May 22...[more]

Realigning Population Health Programs in a Changing Health Care Landscape

The Practical Playbook developed a strategy brief that identifies specific actions public health professionals can take to prepare for the future and work across sectors effectively...[more]

Advancing Education and Health

The National League of Cities, in collaboration with colleagues at the George Washington University Milken School of Public Health, released a report exploring the role of cities in advancing education and health including a focus on the community schools’ strategy...[more]

A Seat at the Table

The Integration Forum released an issue brief that explores strategies that public health leaders can use to get a seat at the table as decisions are being made about... [more] 

Feeding Hungry Minds

The School Superintendents Association, with support from the Walmart Foundation, published a resource that focuses on the impact of school breakfast by telling... [more] 

Multisector Community Health Partnerships

The Roundtable on Population Health Improvement held a workshop in December 2016. The workshop explored multisector community health partnerships that aims...

A Data Success Story from Wisconsin

The Early Childhood Data Collaborative highlighted the Wisconsin Early Childhood Data System, which is set to launch this year. The system will draw on... [more] 

Child and Adolescent Health

Survey Shows How State Programs Serve Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs

AMCHP released a new report that explores how state agencies dedicated to serving children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) carry out... [more]

New School Health Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new resources on the role of school health services in the management of chronic health conditions. [more] 

Legislation & Policy in MCH

The Impact of the AHCA on Children's Hospitals

The Chartis Group produced a white paper analyzing the impact the American Health Care Act would have on children's hospitals. The paper notes that children's... [more]

Women's & Infant Health

The Well-Woman: Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice

CityMatCH released the May 2017 issue of CityLights. This issue positions the well-woman at the intersection of reproductive health, rights and justice. It demonstrates... [more] 

Giving Babies a Healthy Start

The National Institute for Health Care Management published an issue brief that provides an overview of the collaboration between the Anthem Foundation and the... [more] 

New releases from the CDC, AMCHP and CDC Foundation initiative, Building U.S. Capacity to Review and Prevent Maternal Deaths.

On May 1, a newly created data-collection tool, the Maternal Mortality Review Information Application (MMRIA), was released. MMRIA (known colloquially as "Maria") is a data... [more] 

Report from Maternal Mortality Review Committees: A View into Their Critical Role was also recently released, presenting an analysis of data collected from four... [more] 

On Your Behalf 

Kick-Off for 2nd Round of Adolescent and Youth Adult Health CoIIN
The Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center kicked off its second cohort of states at the AYAH Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) Summit... [more]

Coffee Talk Series Explores Autism Awareness Issues

AMCHP's State Public Health Autism Resource Center (SPHARC) hosted an Autism Awareness Month coffee talk series throughout April and May that featured... [more] 


Health Professional Support Program for Children with Congenital Zika Virus (ZIKV) Infection

Deadline: June 12, 2017

This announcement solicits applications for the Health Professional Support (HPS) Program for Children with Congenital Zika Virus (ZIKV) Infection. The purpose of this program is to provide workforce development and interdisciplinary clinical consultation to health professionals caring for children with ZIKV in Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Basis, the U.S. Virgin Islands and support the delivery of interdisciplinary clinical care in those territories and jurisdictions. The goal of the HPS program is to promote optimal health and development for children by increasing access to pediatric health professionals, including sub-specialists and allied health professionals. This program will primarily address developing the capacity of health professionals to provide interdisciplinary care for children with congenital ZIKV infection through training, interdisciplinary clinical consultation and the delivery of interdisciplinary care. For more information, click here.

National Organizations for State and Local Officials

Deadline: June 12, 2017

This announcement from the Health Resources and Services Administration solicits applications for the National Organizations for State and Local Officials (NOSLO) Program. The purpose of the NOSLO cooperative agreement is to improve access to quality services, support a skilled health workforce, develop innovative programs, and prevent and suppress communicable diseases to prevent and improve public health. For more information, click here.

For more funding opportunities, click here.