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 Publications and Resources

Best Practices/Innovation Station
 
Now Accepting Submissions to AMCHP's Innovation Station
Do you have an effective or innovative MCH practice you'd like to share and include in AMCHP's Innovation Station?  AMCHP is accepting submissions for its fall best practices review. Submit your practice by completing the online submission form by Oct. 12.  For additional information and resources to submit your practice visit the Best Practices page or contact Lynda Krisowaty.

Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network Learning Session Resources
Resources from the Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems summer conference include videos of panel presentations along with tools shared at the conference.

Workforce Development
 
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration Health Center Program Compliance Manual Update
This document serves as a streamlined and consolidated resource to assist health centers in understanding and demonstrating compliance with the Health Center Program and Federal Tort Claims Act program requirements.

U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration Health Center Program Site Visit Protocol Update
This tool for assessing compliance with health center program requirements during operational site visits is designed to provide the information necessary for the agency to perform its oversight responsibilities using a standard and transparent methodology that aligns with the compliance manual.
 
General & Maternal Child Health
 
U.S. Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) POLARIS Policy Portal Rural Health Page
This portal brings together CDC’s public health-focused trainings and resources on topics such as policy analysis and policy evaluation.

Experiences of Parents and Children Living in Poverty: A Review of the Qualitative Literature
This report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services details a review of studies focusing on the experiences of poverty from the perspective of parents and their children, and discusses variations in perceptions of poverty and government assistance in rural areas.
 
Child & Adolescent Health
 
New Model to Address Impact of the Opioid Crisis for Children
This U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services model aims to reduce expenditures and improve the quality of care for children under 21 years of age covered by Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program through prevention, early identification, and treatment of behavioral and physical health needs.

Early Life Influence on Child Weight Outcomes in the Study to Explore Early Development (SEED)
This new article from the journal Autism uses data from SEED, the largest study in the United States to help identify factors that may put children at risk for autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities.

Women's and Infant Health 

Creating a Safe Sleep City
This article from the National Institute for Children's Health Quality highlights strategies Mississippi is leveraging to mobilize efforts across Jackson. From doctors to store owners to restaurateurs, the whole city is coming together to keep Jackson's babies safe.
 
Earlier Autism Diagnosis Means Better Outcomes for Rural Children
This article from the University of Virginia highlights a new pilot program at the university that uses telemedicine to train primary care providers in rural areas to recognize and accurately diagnose autism in young children.