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AMCHP KEY UPDATES

AMCHP CEO Search Underway
Following the resignation of Lori Freeman from AMCHP to assume the CEO position at the National Association of County and City Health Officials, AMCHP has retained Sterling Martin Associates to conduct the search for the organization's next chief executive officer. Interested applicants can view the position description here. Questions may be directed to Sterling Martin Associates, David S. Martin, Managing Partner. 

LEGISLATIVE AND POLICY CORNER            

FY19 Appropriations Update
The Appropriations Committees in the House and Senate have begun to approve a handful of spending bills for fiscal year 2019. [more]

Comment Period Opens for Proposed Changes to Title X Regulations
On June 1, HHS published in the Federal Register a proposed rule to revise its regulations for the Title X Family Planning program. [more]

Rescissions Update – Focus on CHIP
On June 7, the House passed H.R. 3, a bill to cut $14.8 billion in federal budget authority from various federal accounts from prior fiscal years. [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, July 5 from 2-3 p.m. ET.

GET INVOLVED

 
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]

Webinars
 
The Impact of Paid Maternity Leave on Maternal Health
Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
June 13, 1-2 p.m. ET
Examines the introduction of four months of paid maternity leave provided in Norway in 1977. [more]  

Partnership Between Systems: Title V and Medicaid
National Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Center
June 14, 2-3:30 p.m. ET
Explores the partnership between Title V and Medicaid through the interagency agreement. [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, common restrictions of Hepatitis C Virus treatment among payers. [more]

School-Based Telehealth Networks: Lessons from the Field
Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center
June 21, 2-3 p.m. ET
Features experts that have developed telehealth-enabled school health centers in rural communities. [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. [more] 

PUBLICATIONS & RESOURCES

 
Best Practices/Innovation Station

Implementation Road Maps
AMCHP has released "Implementation Road Maps," an e-learning module to support implementation, adaptation, and innovation of best practices in maternal and child health. [more]

General & Maternal Child Health
 
2018 County Health Rankings Key Findings Report
This Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report is a call to action for leaders and community changemakers to take national health findings, dig into local data, and implement strategies to address place and racial gaps. [more] 
 
Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Index
This metric provides a better understanding about which diseases and conditions most impact Americans' overall quality of life. [more] 
 
Catalogue of Surveillance Systems
This catalogue from the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research provides one-stop access to over 100 publicly available datasets relevant to childhood obesity research.
 
Medicaid & CHIP Scorecard
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services developed this Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program Scorecard. [more]

Child & Adolescent Health
 
State Multi-Sector Framework for Supporting Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Report
Child Trends and the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health released a report providing a framework for state agencies and other stakeholders to review and improve systems that support children and youth with special health care needs.
 
Physical Developmental Delay Tool
The American Academy of Pediatrics developed this tool to help parents learn more about physical developmental delays[more] .
 
"13 Reasons Why" Toolkit for Teen Mental Health
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education developed this resource as a companion to the "13 Reasons Why" drama series on Netflix in order to promote help-seeking behavior in youth. [more] 

Women's and Infant Health
 
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: A Critical Role for Medicaid in the Care of Infants
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released this bulletin to provide states with considerations when designing approaches to treatment of infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. [more]

FUNDING

State Essentials for Childhood Initiative: Implementation of Strategies and Approaches for Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
Department of Health and Human Services
Deadline: June 18
Decreases Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) risk factors and increases CAN protective factors. [more] 

Family-to-Family Health Information Centers – Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Montana, Nevada
Department of Health and Human Services
Deadline: June 18
Provides information, education, technical assistance, and peer support to families of children and youth with special health care needs and the professionals who serve them.

Family-to-Family Health Information Centers – American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands
Department of Health and Human Services
Deadline: June 19
Provides information, education, technical assistance, and peer support to families of children and youth with special health care needs and the professionals who serve them.

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