New Practices in Innovation Station
Four practices have been added to the Innovation Station database following a review by the Best Practices Committee.
Increasing Access to Contraception in the Context of Zika Preparedness: Perspectives from State and Local Public Health Agencies
Because infants can be infected by Zika through maternal transmission during pregnancy, prevention of unintended pregnancies is a primary strategy to reduce the number of pregnancies affected by Zika virus infection. In fall 2016, AMCHP convened key representatives of local/state health departments, federal government organizations, and maternal and child health membership organizations to discuss state-implemented approaches to increasing access to the full range of contraceptive methods. This brief provides an overview of strategy discussions addressing logistic/administrative barriers to contraceptive services, provider training, reimbursement, client satisfaction, and consumer awareness.
Replication Project RFA Now Open
Would you like to replicate an effective practice in AMCHP's Innovation Station? Consider applying for the Best Practices Technical Assistance Replication Project. Every year, AMCHP grants up to three technical assistance awards of $10,000 each for states to replicate or adapt an existing emerging, promising, or best practice in Innovation Station as part of an overall goal to improve maternal and child health outcomes by sharing effective and promising practices with state and territorial MCH programs. The request for applications can be accessed here. All applications are due to Lynda Krisowaty (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 11:59 p.m. ET on March 9. To learn more about the benefits of participating, watch this video, where two previous recipients share their experiences.
Best Practice Submissions
Do you have an effective or innovative MCH practice you'd like to share so other states can replicate it? AMCHP is accepting submissions for its spring best practices review. All applications must be received by March 9.