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 Jan. 24, 2017

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AMCHP 2017--Key Updates

Last Call for Early Bird Registration!
The deadline for the early bird registration to attend the 2017 AMCHP Annual Conference is two days away! This is the perfect opportunity to connect and network with hundreds of health officials who share an interest in maternal and child health. Register on or before Jan. 26 to receive an early bird discount! [more]

See the Full Schedule of Sessions
The complete list of skills-building and workshop sessions at the 2017 Annual Conference is now available! [more]

Plenary Speakers
Don't miss the town hall discussion and MCH regional meetings with Dr. Michael C. Lu, associate administrator of the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Brian Castrucci, chief program and strategy officer at the de Beaumont Foundation. [more]

What are You Looking Forward to Seeing at the Annual Conference?
AMCHP TV interviewed attendees at the beginning of the 2016 AMCHP Annual Conference about what they were most looking forward to (60 seconds). ​[more]

Legislative & Policy Corner

Join the New MCH Policy Call Series
As Congress starts moving to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, AMCHP will host a monthly National MCH Policy Call series to regularly provide our members with the latest information. The series will also foster dialogue on how state MCH leaders can best navigate the changing health policy landscape. The first call in the series is on Feb 2 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET. [more]

President Trump Issues Executive Order Regarding Affordable Care Act
On Jan. 20, President Trump issued an executive order that would effectively give the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) as well as any other relevant agencies the discretion to waive, defer, grant exemptions or delay implementation of ACA provisions that are deemed to impose a fiscal burden on states, individuals, health care providers, purchasers of health insurance, and manufacturers of medical devices or medications. See the full text of the executive order here. [more]

Get Involved

Engage in MCH Epidemiology Discussions
AMCHP will host an MCH Epidemiology Roundtable discussion at the 2017 AMCHP Annual Conference on March 6 from 5:45-6:45 p.m. CT for MCH staff to network with their epidemiologist peers and share their successes and challenges specific to epidemiology, data, analysis and assessments. [more]

The AYAH Center Bulletin Wants Your Feedback
To kick off 2017, the AYAH Center communications team has released a communications assessment survey to inform the structure and content of future newsletter issues. This team would like to hear your feedback to continue improving the newsletter so that it remains relevant and meets your needs. [more]

Inclusion Through Innovation
The National Down Syndrome Society will host a webinar on Jan. 25 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET. [more]

Addressing Disparities for At-Risk Tribal Youth
To support the integration of health equity in programs, policies and practices, the Federal Interagency Health Equity Team has created a monthly speaker webinar series to create a collaborative learning environment to highlight current practices and innovative strategies for this type of work across sectors and at different levels of government. The next installment will take place on Jan. 25 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET. [more]

Examine a Disorder Associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
The American Academy of Pediatrics will host a webinar on Jan. 25 from 4:00-4:30 p.m. ET. The presentation will focus on the factors in a patient's medical history and clinical presentation that may indicate the presence of neurobehavioral disorder associated with prenatal alcohol exposure. [more]

Learn About Mental Health Services for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
The University of Southern California's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles will host a webinar on Jan. 26 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. PT. [more]

Participate in the Infant Mortality CoIIN Learning Session 5
The National Institute for Children's Health Quality (NICHQ), funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, will host the Infant Mortality CoIIN Learning Session 5 in Houston, Texas. Please have all team members register before the extended deadline on Feb. 3. [more]

Explore Treatment Methods for Children with FASDs
The American Academy of Pediatrics will host a webinar on Feb. 1 from 4:00-4:30 p.m. ET. The webinar will aim to provide primary care clinicians with tools to treat children with fetal alcohol disorders across the lifespan. [more]

Expand Your Understanding of MCH Epidemiology
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and CityMatCH will offer a Training Course in Statistical MCH Epidemiological Methods in Clearwater Beach, Fla., from June 12-16 as part of their ongoing effort to enhance the analytic capacity of state and local health agencies. [more]

Enhancing the Economic Futures of Children and Communities
The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis will host the 10th biennial Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference on March 23 and 24 in Washington, D.C. This year's theme is Strong Foundations: The Economic Futures of Kids and Communities. Experts from multiple disciplines will present high-quality, emerging research on the interplay between child and community development. [more]

Publications & Resources

Epidemiology in MCH

DataSpeak Webinar Slides Now Available!
The Health Resources and Services Administration multimedia archive of the DataSpeak webinar, Moving the Needle on Maternal Health: Updates on Federal and State Initiatives, is now available. [more]

General & Maternal Child Health
 
Public Health Education Priorities for a New Administration
The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) released Looking Forward: Health Education Priorities for America: Recommendations for the New Administration and 115th Congress. With the transition of power in the nation's capital, SOPHE urges new leaders to prioritize policies that support and fully utilize the power of health education to achieve a healthy nation. [more]

Health Systems Transformation in MCH

Addressing Inequalities for Children with Special Health Care Needs
The Catalyst Center created a tutorial to help maternal and child health leaders, family leaders and other stakeholders understand and address health care coverage inequities that exist among children with special health care needs based on race, ethnicity, income, immigration status, language and level of functional difficulty. [more]

Brush Up on Must-Know Definitions 
Efforts to reduce health care costs and promote quality have led to new ways to pay for health services. [more]

50-State Survey Reflecting Key Medicaid and CHIP Information as of January 2017
The Kaiser Family Foundation compiled a statewide survey on eligibility, enrollment, renewal and cost sharing policies in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). [more]

Child and Adolescent Health

How Can Parents and Families Prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences?
AcademyHealth's Translation and Dissemination Institute conducted a rapid evidence review that examined evidence on interventions to help address parental and familial factors that might contribute to stressful or traumatic events that occur in childhood, known as adverse childhood experiences. [more]

Integrating Home Visiting in State and Tribal Early Childhood Systems
Zero to Three's Policy Center released a new framework for integrating home visiting in state and tribal early childhood systems. It outlines strategies that states and tribes can take to strengthen integration and shares examples of how states and tribes are implementing them. [more]

Research-Based Policy Recommendations for Executive and Legislative Officials in 2017
Child Trends published a series of policy briefs on issues in child and young adult health that need continued support from the Trump Administration. [more]

Legislation & Policy in MCH        
 
State Statutes and Regulations on Dietary Treatment of Disorders Identified Through Newborn Screening
With support from the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, the Catalyst Center updated a chart that provides information about state-specific legislation. [more]

On Your Behalf

In early January, AMCHP staff Krista Granger attended the Harvard School of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Program Evaluation Practicum. [more]

Career Opportunities

American Academy of Pediatrics Seeking National Center for Medical Home Implementation Manager    
Located in Elk Grove, Ill., the American Academy of Pediatrics is searching for manager for the National Center for Medical Home Implementation. This position will develop methodologies for collaboration with local, state, and national leaders of public and private programs, family organizations, professional associations and other organizations to ensure awareness and integration of medical home activities. [more]

Funding

Predoctoral Pediatric Training in General Dentistry and Hygiene
Deadline: Jan. 30
The Health Resources and Services Administration funding opportunity focuses on enhancing clinical pediatric, predoctoral dental and hygiene training on children, ages 0 to 5, to improve the oral health of vulnerable, underserved and rural pediatric populations. For more information, click here.

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome State Surveillance Project
Deadline: Jan. 30 (Letter of Intent)
The March of Dimes, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will award up to six grants for the Building on Existing Infrastructure of Population-based Birth Defects Surveillance Systems to Estimate the Incidence of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) project. Awardees will conduct active (or passive case-finding with case confirmation), population-based surveillance for infants with NAS over a one-year period and link cases to vital records and hospital discharge data. The main goal of the project will be to obtain state-level, population-based estimates of NAS incidence, with a secondary goal to describe health service utilization and outcomes among infants with NAS. For more information, click here.

Maternal and Child Environmental Health Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN)
Deadline: Jan. 31
The Health Resources and Services Administration solicits applications for the Maternal and Child Environmental Health Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network. The purpose of this program is to support and improve coordinated systems of care within states to address the needs of maternal, infant and child populations within those states that are at risk for or experience exposure to lead. For more information, click here.

Autism CARES Act National Interdisciplinary Training Resource Center
Deadline: Jan. 31
The Health Resources and Services Administration solicits applications for the Autism CARES Act National Interdisciplinary Training Resource Center. The purpose of this program is to improve the health of infants, children and adolescents who have, or are at risk of developing, ASD/DD. The Resource Center will provide technical assistance to interdisciplinary training programs, such as the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities program and Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics program. The Resource Center will provide leadership and support in coordinating the Maternal and Child Health Bureau's programs funded by the Autism CARES Act. For more information, click here.

Understanding Factors in Infancy and Early Childhood that Influence Obesity Development
Deadline: Feb. 5
This funding announcement invites Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to characterize or identify factors in early childhood that might increase or mitigate risk for obesity and/or excessive weight gain and/or to fill methodological research gaps relevant to the understanding of risk for development of obesity in children. For more information, click here.

For more funding opportunities, click here.