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AMCHP 2018 — Key Updates

Registration Deadline Nears
The advanced registration deadline for the AMCHP Annual Conference is Feb. 5. Learn all about AMCHP 2018, Feb. 10-13 in Arlington, Va., and go here to register.

Join AMCHP Business Meeting
All AMCHP members, partners, and other interested stakeholders are encouraged to attend the AMCHP Annual Business meeting to be held on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 7:45-9 a.m., in Salon H at the Crystal Gateway Marriott during the AMCHP Annual Conference. [more]

Board Corner

Vote for Board of Directors
The 2018 AMCHP Board of Directors Election began on Jan. 5, 2018, and will conclude at 5 p.m. ET on Feb. 7, 2018. Voting for the next cohort of AMCHP leadership is a key benefit of AMCHP membership. [more]

New from AMCHP

New Practices in Innovation Station
Four practices have been added to the Innovation Station database following a review by the Best Practices Committee. [more]

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. [more]

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. [more]

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.

Legislative and Policy Corner

Congress Passes Continuing Resolution to End Government Shutdown and Extend Funding for Children's Health Insurance Program
Congress passed a short-term continuing resolution on Monday to end the government shutdown and fund the federal government at the fiscal year 2017 levels through Feb. 8. President Trump is expected to sign the legislation into law. [more]

Get Involved

Support Lead-Safe Housing
The National Center for Healthy Housing is seeking organizational support for the Lead-Safe Housing for Kids Act of 2017. To add your support, email Emily.Benfer@yale.edu with your organization's name and a contact person.

Black Maternal Health Week
The Black Mamas Matter Alliance has designated April 11 to 17 as Black Maternal Health Week, which it plans to mark as an annual commemoration.

Webinars

Tackling the Opioid Epidemic in the Chickasaw Nation
Highlights the Define Your Direction prescription opioid abuse prevention movement's components, challenges experienced during its development and implementation phases, and successes.
National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities
Jan. 25, 3-4 p.m. ET

Changing the Public Conversation on Health: How to Use Framing to "Decode" Social Determinants and Health Equity
Describes how the Douglas County Health Department in Omaha applies research from FrameWorks Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to build stronger support for prevention and equity approaches.  
CityMatCH
Jan. 30, 2-3:30 p.m. ET 

Act Early Ambassadors and Parent Centers: Collaborating to Promote Developmental Health of Young Children
Discusses why connecting families to information and resources about their children's development is an essential activity of Office of Special Education Programs-funded parent centers and CDC's Act Early ambassadors. The webinar will also focus on how to foster collaboration between these two groups, so children and families can get the services and support they need as early as possible.
The Center for Parent Information and Resources
Feb. 6, 3-4 p.m. ET

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Publications and Resources

General & Maternal Child Health

Racial Healing and Achieving Health Equity in the United States
Trust for America's Health released this issue brief as part of the second annual National Day of Racial Healing. The brief highlights health inequities, the factors that influence them, and policy recommendations that can help the nation achieve health equity.

Epidemiology and MCH

Preconception Health Indicators for Public Health Surveillance

Authors from AMCHP, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Preconception Health and Health Care Initiative describe the process used to evaluate, prioritize, and select 10 priority preconception health indicators, a refinement of the original list of 45 indicators.

Disparities in Preconception Health Indicators — Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2013–2015, and Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, 2013–2014

Authors at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide estimates of priority preconception health indicators and how they vary by age group, race/ethnicity, insurance status, and reporting area.

Legislation and Policy in MCH

New Resources on Title X Family Planning

The National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association is pleased to share new resources on the Title X family planning program, including a national map of the network and two fact sheets for every state and the District of Columbia. [more]

Women's and Infant Health

Report Shares Lessons from Oral Health Project

A new report called Learning for Action shares challenges and lessons that emerge from the first three years of the Perinatal & Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement (PIOHQI) initiative. [more]

Funding

Ryan White/HIV AIDS Program Part D
Health Resources and Services Administration
Deadline: Jan. 30
Assists currently-funded Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part D recipients in their efforts to strengthen their organizational interventions to improve health outcomes along the HIV continuum for low-income and underserved women, infants, children, and youth.

Reducing Vaccination Disparities Among Adolescents in Rural Areas
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Deadline: Feb. 1
To obtain a better understanding of the factors contributing to vaccination disparities observed between adolescents living in rural areas compared to adolescents living in urban areas within the United States, as well as implementing and evaluating interventions to improve vaccination coverage.

Bright Futures Pediatric Implementation Program
Department of Health and Human Services
Deadline: Feb. 5
To improve health outcomes for the nation's infants, children, and adolescents by increasing the quality of primary and preventive care through the use of age-specific, evidence-driven clinical guidelines.

View more funding opportunities.