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AMCHP 2019 — KEY UPDATES

AMCHP Issues Call for Session & Poster Proposals – 2019 Annual Conference!
The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) invites you to submit a proposal (workshop, skills-building session, or poster) for the 2019 AMCHP Annual Conference (March 9-12) at the San Antonio Riverside Marriott in San Antonio, Texas. [more]

BOARD CORNER

Join the AMCHP Board of Directors!
AMCHP member delegates are encouraged to consider applying for one of several open positions on our board of directors. AMCHP is accepting nominations through Sept. 28 for elections to be held in December. Your help is needed to fill these important roles!

NEW FROM AMCHP

Your Voice: Call for Volunteers for AMCHP Committees 
AMCHP is seeking volunteers for all of its committees, including Governance, Annual Conference Planning, Best Practices, Family and Youth Leadership, Legislative and Health Care Financing, and Workforce and Leadership Development. [more]

The Power of Prevention for Mothers and Children: The Cost Effectiveness of Maternal and Child Health Interventions
AMCHP is excited to release an updated issue brief, Power of Prevention for Mothers and Children: The Cost Effectiveness of Maternal and Child Health Interventions. [more]

LEGISLATIVE AND POLICY CORNER      

AMCHP Comments on Title X Proposed Rule
The public comment period closed on July 31 for a proposed rule to revise the Title X Family Planning Program. [more]

AMCHP Urges Congress to Support 'a National Vision' to Prevent Maternal Deaths
The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs encouraged Congress to strengthen efforts by states to prevent maternal mortality by increasing federal support to understand why mothers are dying and what we can collectively do to turn the trend around. [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, Sept. 6, from 2-3 p.m. ET.

GET INVOLVED

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) Grand Challenges
The MCHB, part of the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, offers a total of $1.5 million in prizes through four challenges that seek innovative ideas to help solve health issues affecting mothers and children.  

Fall 2018 Cohort Learning Opportunity
The National MCH Workforce Development Center invites state and jurisdictional Title V agencies to submit applications for this eight-month cohort. [more]

Webinars

Working Together to Eradicate Pediatric Obesity
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration
Aug. 8, 2-3 p.m. ET
Highlights successful projects, best practices, and resources to promote and further the use of telehealth technologies for health care delivery, education, and health information services.

Key Components of Integrated Care Roundtable Discussion for Health Centers
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration
Aug. 14, 3-4 p.m. ET
Discussion on the key components of behavioral health integration with a focus on providing services to rural populations.

A Conversation on Supporting Self-Management in Children and Adolescents with Complex Chronic Conditions
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health
Aug. 22, 1-2 p.m. ET
Shares frameworks for pediatric self-management and how health systems could better support self-management by pediatric patients and their families.

A Patient, Provider, and Technologist Walk Into a Hospital: Perspectives on the Impact of Data-Driven Remote Care Programs
eHealth Initiative
Aug. 22, 2-3 p.m. ET
Three stakeholders – a patient with type two diabetes, a provider who designed and managed remote care programs, and a health technologist specializing in data workflows and analytics – share their perspectives on the value that patient-generated health data. [more] 

PUBLICATIONS & RESOURCES

Zika Corner

CDC Releases Report on Zika in Babies in U.S. Territories
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will release a Vital Signs report  Aug. 7 about babies born in the U.S. territories to mothers who had laboratory evidence of confirmed or possible Zika virus infection during pregnancy. [more]

General & Maternal Child Health
 
MCH Digital Library Launch
The Strengthen the Evidence for MCH Programs initiative launched this MCH Digital Library. [more]
 
Spurring Innovation: The Role of Child Health Policy
This Academy Health report identifies four target areas to improve child health. [more] 
  
Women's and Infant Health
 
Using Telemedicine to Improve Rural Women's Health and Save Babies' Lives
This Blue Cross Blue Shield audio recording discusses a telehealth program that works to decrease infant mortality rates. [more] .

FUNDING

 
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Projects, State and Local Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Surveillance of Blood Lead Levels in Children
Department of Health and Human Services
Deadline: Aug. 9
Addresses the Healthy People 2020 focus areas of maternal, infant and child health; injury and violence prevention; and environmental health. Recipients will target population-based interventions to areas of highest risk based on surveillance data analyses.
  
Using Archived Data and Specimen Collections to Advance Maternal and Pediatric HIV/AIDS
Department of Health and Human Services
Deadline: Aug. 9
Addresses the needs of the maternal and pediatric HIV scientific community for research data translation and sharing.

Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program
Department of Health and Human Services
Deadline: Aug. 13
Promotes behavioral health integration in pediatric primary care by supporting the development of statewide or regional pediatric mental health care access programs via telehealth.