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 Publications and Resources

Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Resources
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration guidance documents and resources to help health centers impacted by hurricanes, including information on change in scope for temporary sites, 340B Program enrollment under emergency declarations, and Federal Tort Claims Act coverage in emergency events, including volunteer health professionals. 

New U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA) Data Warehouse Site
The HRSA Data Warehouse has launched a redesigned website with enhanced navigation tools, dashboards, and other new features.
 
New Model to Address Impact of the Opioid Crisis for Children
This new model from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services aims to reduce expenditures and improve the quality of care for children under 21 who are covered by Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program through prevention, early identification, and treatment of behavioral and physical health needs.
 
Repeat Birth Rates for Teens by Urbanization Level of County
This Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report line chart from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the number of repeat births to females aged 15–19 years per 1,000 for rural and urban areas.
 
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

General & Maternal Child Health

Protecting Mothers and Babies   A Delicate Balancing Act
This article from the New England Journal of Medicine discusses how ensuring that pregnant women have access to potentially lifesaving treatments while safeguarding their fetus has become a delicate balancing act that requires a careful evaluation of risks and benefits to both the mother and her fetus.

Trends and Disparities in Delivery Hospitalizations Involving Severe Maternal Morbidity
A statistical brief from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality covers changes involving severe maternal morbidity from 2006 through the third quarter of 2015.
 
El Camino Prevention Program
Goal-setting teen pregnancy prevention curriculum from Child Trends, for high school students that builds on the students' own motivation to attain life goals.

Child & Adolescent Health
 
Roadmap for Action
A report from The Children's Partnership that discusses strategies and benefits for adopting a telehealth program in a child care center or school and describes successful rural specific program examples.
 
Characteristics of U.S. Households with Food-Insecure Children
This collection of bar charts from The U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service showing trends in food insecurity in children, including data for metropolitan and nonmetro areas, from 2008 through 2017.
  
Women's and Infant Health
 
How a Rural Region in the South Cut Its Infant Mortality Rate in Half
Article about how central Louisiana decided to focus on infant mortality and how its solution was straightforward: to offer more care. 

Non-maternal and Non-neonatal Inpatient Stays in the United States Involving Malnutrition, 2016
This report from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality with national estimates of malnutrition during non-maternal and non-neonatal hospital stays in 2016 and information for six categories of malnutrition.
 
Make Perinatal Regionalization Work for Your State
This article from the National Institute for Children's Health Quality provides strategies for developing a perinatal regionalization system that empowers affiliate hospitals as true partners in collaboration.