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AMCHP 2019 — KEY UPDATES

Session and Poster Proposals Deadline Extended for 2019 Annual Conference!
AMCHP has extended the deadline 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]

AMCHP Awards
AMCHP prides itself on recognizing leadership in maternal and child health in various ways. During the 2019 AMCHP Annual Conference, scheduled for March 9-12 in San Antonio, Texas, AMCHP will present awards to MCH leaders and honor excellence in the field. [more]

NEW FROM AMCHP

AMCHP Unveils Implementation Toolkits to Help Title V Agencies Meet National Performance Measures
AMCHP has released new implementation toolkits to help state agencies meet the National Performance Measures (NPMs) under their federal Title V block grants. [more]

Survey Seeks Info on Telework at Title V/MCH Programs  
AMCHP's Workforce and Leadership Development Committee develops strategies that will benefit how state Title V staff carry out their daily duties. One area of interest is telework and its effectiveness. [more]

LEGISLATIVE AND POLICY CORNER   

Congress Reaches Agreement on Appropriations - Increases for MCH!
On Sept. 13, Congress announced a deal to move forward with an appropriations package that would include fiscal year 2019 funding for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, along with the Department of Defense. [more]

Senate Passes PREEMIE Act
On Sept. 12, the Senate approved the Prematurity Research Expansion and Education for Mothers who deliver Infants Early (PREEMIE) Reauthorization Act of 2018 (S.3029) by unanimous consent. [more]

House Committee Advances ACE Kids Act
The House Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously approved the Advancing Care for Exceptional (ACE) Kids Act (H.R. 3325) on Sept. 13. [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, Oct. 4, from 2-3 p.m. ET.

GET INVOLVED

Learning Community Applications for Pediatrics Supporting Parents 
This initiative from the National Institute for Children's Health Quality has the long-term goal of improving pediatric primary care. [more]

Increasing Physical Activity Among Women and Girls
The Public Health Reports journal is calling for manuscripts in the multiple areas. [more]

Feedback Requested: Data Tables from the U.S. Census Bureau
The U.S. Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists is encouraging state, tribal, local or territorial departments to submit comments regarding how people utilize specific data tables at specific levels of geography. [more] 

Webinars

Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Access to Health Services
Healthy People
Sept. 20, 12-1 p.m. ET
Discusses progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 access to health services leading indicators.

Developing Trauma-Informed Primary Care Settings
U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration
Sept. 20, 3-4:30 p.m. ET
Provides an overview on implementing a trauma-informed approach in primary care as an organizational change strategy designed to improve the way health care settings operate and engage with staff and patients.

Maximizing Youth Voice in Community and Conference Settings
Adolescent Health Initiative and the Institute for Patient-And Family-Centered Care
Sept. 28, 12-1 p.m. ET
Identifies and discusses best practices to plan for effective youth/adult partnership and co-facilitation of research-based presentations.

Preventing Chronic Diseases: Eliminating Obstacles to Healthy Living
The National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation
Oct. 3, 1-2:30 p.m. ET
Explores strategies for preventing chronic diseases and considers the drivers of poor health.

Promising Practices for Integrating Addiction Treatment and Opioid Use Disorder
Department of Health and Human Services
Oct. 9, 2-4 p.m. ET
Highlights innovative resources, guidelines, and trainings for health professionals to combat the opioid epidemic.
 
Bringing Local Data to Life: Using New Life Expectancy Data to Spark Change
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, United States Small-Area Life Expectancy Estimates Project, City Health Dashboard, and Urban Institute
Oct. 16, 1-2 p.m. ET
Identifies challenges and drive change in communities, teaches how to use the City Health Dashboard to dig deeper into the health and social factors that influence life expectancy. [more] 

PUBLICATIONS & RESOURCES

Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Resources
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration guidance documents and resources to help health centers impacted by hurricanes. [more] 

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. [more]
 
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? [more]

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. [more] 

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. [more] 
 
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. [more] 
  
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. 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Deadline: Nov. 7
Fellowship program designed to develop the capacity of midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health to participate in health policy processes at the federal level.

FUNDING

Addressing Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnant Women and New Moms Challenge
Department of Health and Human Services
Deadline: (Launch date) Sept. 19
Supports tech innovations to improve access to quality health care, including substance use disorder treatment, recovery, and support services for pregnant women with opioid use disorders and their infants and families, especially those in rural and geographically isolated areas.
 
State Technical Assistance Projects to Improve Services and Results for Children Who Are Deaf-Blind and National Technical Assistance and Dissemination Center for Children Who Are Deaf-Blind
Department of Health and Human Services
Deadline: Sept. 20
Promotes academic achievement and improves results for children with disabilities by providing technical assistance, supporting model demonstration projects, disseminating useful information, and implementing activities that are supported by scientifically based research.
 
Preventing Childhood Obesity Challenge
Department of Health and Human Services
Deadline: Sept. 24
Supports the creation of innovative solutions to empower low-income families to achieve healthy eating practices, healthy lifestyles, and sustainable changes within the home environment within the broader context of their community.