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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, to be held March 9-12 at the San Antonio Riverside Marriott in San Antonio, Texas. [more]


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!


Title V and Newborn Screening Issue Brief: State Performance Measures and Long-Term Follow-Up
This new AMCHP issue brief highlights Title V state performance measures related to newborn screening and the role of Title V programs in supporting newborn screening programs and long-term follow-up activities for those infants identified with a condition. [more]

Maternal and Child Environmental Health Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network 
On July 23-24, AMCHP hosted the first learning session for the Maternal & Child Environmental Health Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (MCEH CoIIN). [more]

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]


Senate Begins Debate on Labor-HHS Appropriations
This week, the U.S. Senate is debating a legislative package that includes two of the 12 Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) funding bills: defense and labor, health and human services, and education (Labor-HHS). [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.


National MCH Workforce Development Center Fall 2018 Cohort
Accepted teams will participate in an eight-month cohort with five other state/jurisdictional teams. [more] 


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
A lively discussion of an article sharing frameworks for pediatric self-management and how health systems could better support self-management by pediatric patients and their families.

Best Practices for Sustaining Behavioral Health Integration Models in Health Centers Using Health Information Technology
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration
Aug. 22, 3-4:30 p.m. ET
Features subject matter experts in health information technology and technologies that support population health management and data aggregation from Clinica Family Health and Colorado Community Managed Care Network.


Zika Corner

Zika-Associated Birth Defects and Neurodevelopmental Abnormalities Possibly Associated with Congenital Zika Virus Infection
This report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the first to provide data on Zika-associated birth defects and neurodevelopmental abnormalities. [more]  
Interim Guidance for Preconception Counseling and Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus for Men with Possible Zika Virus Exposure
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated the interim guidance for men with possible Zika virus exposure who are planning to conceive with their partner or want to prevent sexual transmission of Zika virus at any time. [more]

General & Maternal Child Health

America's Health Centers
Fact sheet from the National Association of Community Health Centers with basic information about Federally Qualified Health Centers in rural and urban areas. [more]

To Improve Health Disparities, Focus on Oral Health
This report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Blog discusses the impact of poor oral health access on overall health as well as its role in perpetuating cycles of poverty and declining health. [more]
Women's and Infant Health
Increase in the Proportion of Births Outside of Marriage
This Child Trends report examines the rapid increase in the proportion of births outside of marriage that occurred in the United States from 1990 to 2016. [more]


Maternal Nutrition and Pre-pregnancy Obesity: Effects on Mothers, Infants and Children
Department of Health and Human Services
Deadline: Sept. 7
Encourages applications to improve health outcomes for women, infants, and children by stimulating interdisciplinary research focused on maternal nutrition and pre-pregnancy obesity. 

Pilot Studies to Detect and Prevent Suicide Behavior, Ideation and Self-Harm in Youth in Contact with the Juvenile Justice System
Department of Health and Human Services and National Institutes of Health
Deadline: Sept. 7
Supports research to test the effectiveness of combined strategies to detect and intervene to reduce the risk of suicide behavior, suicide ideation, and non-suicidal self-harm by youth in contact with the juvenile justice system.

Using Archived Data and Specimen Collections to Advance Maternal and Pediatric HIV/AIDS
Department of Health and Human Services
Deadline: Sept. 13
Addresses the needs of the maternal and pediatric HIV scientific community for research data translation and sharing and will support secondary data analyses using archived HIV/AIDS data and specimens to generate new research questions and findings.