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AMCHP 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. 

BOARD CORNER

AMCHP Seeks Board Nominations for Region II
AMCHP seeks nominations from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration's Region II to fill a vacancy on its board of directors through a special election. [more]

NEW FROM AMCHP

Deepening Conversational Capacity: Flexing Communication Muscle to Improve Maternal Child Health Efforts
This webinar introduces helpful techniques to improve conversational capacity among maternal child health professionals. [more]  
July 16, 1-2 p.m. ET

Applications Open for 2018 CityMatCH Leadership and MCH Epidemiology Pre-Conference Trainings
AMCHP, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and CityMatCH are hosting six one-day training sessions on Sept. 10-11, for those wishing to build their skills in applied maternal and child health services epidemiology. [more]  

LEGISLATIVE AND POLICY CORNER     

Updates on L-HHS Appropriations
The House Appropriations Committee is scheduled to mark up its fiscal year 2019 (FY19) appropriations legislation for Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (L-HHS) on July 11. [more]

Committee-Passed Maternal Mortality Bill Includes $5M More Than Introduced Version
When the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions unanimously approved the Maternal Health Accountability Act (S. 1112) last month, the committee included an authorization level of $12 million for each year of a proposed grant program at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [more]

Updates on the Separation of Families at the Border
A federal judge ruled last month that the Trump administration had until July 10 to reunite migrant children under age 5 with their parents and until July 26 to reunite all other children who were separated from their parents at the border under the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy. [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, Aug. 2, from 2-3 p.m. ET

GET INVOLVED

Health Resources and Services Administration Call for Grant Reviewers
Reviewers will be chosen for specific grant programs based on their knowledge, education, and experience. [more]

Webinars
 
Key Components of Integrated Care Roundtable Discussion
U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
July 12, 3-4 p.m. ET
Roundtable discussion for health centers on Medicaid/Medicare reimbursement for behavioral health integration services.
 
Public Health Response - Prescription Drug and Heroin Epidemic
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
July 12, 2-3 p.m. ET
Examines the history behind the U.S. opiate crisis and its current epidemiology, including variations by region and state.

Deepening Conversational Capacity: Flexing Communication Muscle to Improve Maternal Child Health Efforts
AMCHP and the National Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Center
July 16, 1-2 p.m. ET
Introduces helpful techniques to improve conversational capacity among maternal child health professionals. [more] 

Improving Post Birth Education: Effectively Educating Patients on Postpartum Complications
The Council on Patient Safety in Women's Health Care
July 18, 1-2 p.m. ET
Discusses the leading causes, trends, and effects of postpartum morbidity and mortality. [more]  

Developmental Screening Alignment: National Performance Measure 6 Data and Strategies
State Public Health Autism Resource Center
July 25, 3:30-4:30 p.m. ET
Features new data from the National Survey on Children's Health related to Title V National Performance Measure 6, Developmental Screening. [more]

Measure What Matters: Advancing Multidisciplinary Care Coordination in Primary and Subspecialty Care Settings
National Center for Medical Home and National Center for Care Coordination Technical Assistance
Recorded
This two-part webinar series presented real-world experiences from diverse health care providers. [more] 

PUBLICATIONS & RESOURCES

Family & Community Engagement

2018 SPHARC Peer-to-Peer Exchange Resources on ASD/DD and Telehealth: Creating Connections for Children and Their Families, Self-Advocates, and Providers
Hosted by the Washington State Department of Health grantee team, this convening aimed to increase knowledge and create resources for telehealth through a variety of learning activities. [more]

Workforce Development
 
Fall 2018 Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Cohort
The National MCH Workforce Development Center invites state/jurisdictional Title V agencies to submit applications for its upcoming cohort learning opportunity. [more]
 
General & Maternal Child Health
 
Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Leadership Competencies
The U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau released this document in order to support current and future MCH leaders. [more] 

Kids Count Data Book
The Annie E. Casey Foundation released this long-standing annual report that examines state trends in child well-being. [more]

Child & Adolescent Health
 
Supporting Children and Parents Affected by the Trauma of Separation
This Child Trends research-based guidance for parents, service providers, communities, and policymakers is designed to help families cope with and recover from trauma caused by separation, detention, and fear of deportation.

The Business Case for Racial Equity: A Strategy for Growth
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation presents data to contend that eliminating persistent racial disparities in health, education, incarceration, and employment would add $8 trillion to the nation's gross domestic product by 2050.

FUNDING

Expanding Access to Quality Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services
Department of Health and Human Services
Deadline: July 16
Expands access to quality integrated substance use disorder prevention and treatment services, including those addressing opioid use disorder and other emerging issues; and/or
expands access to quality integrated mental health services.

Strengthening Public Health Systems and Services through National Partnerships to Improve and Protect the Nation's Health
Department of Health and Human Services
Deadline: July 16
Helps recipients strengthen the nation's public health infrastructure; ensure a competent, current and connected public health system; and improve delivery of essential services through capacity building assistance.

Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health
Department of Health and Human Services
Deadline: July 16
Designed to improve health, prevent chronic diseases, and reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic populations with the highest risk or burden of chronic disease.

View more funding opportunities.​