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AMCHP 2019 — KEY UPDATES

Health Leaders Urge Agencies: Youth and Adolescent Health Staff Should Attend AMCHP 2019
National leaders in maternal, child, and adolescent health are urging state agencies to send youth as well as adolescent health coordinators to the AMCHP Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas, in March 2019. [more]

Register for AMCHP 2019 
Registration is open for the 2019 AMCHP Annual Conference — the perfect opportunity to connect and network with more than 800 public health officials who share an interest in maternal and child health. [more]

NEW FROM AMCHP

ACA Outreach & Enrollment Info for Title V Programs
With enrollment set to open Nov. 1 for the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplace, AMCHP produced a fact sheet... [more]

Parent Education Flyer: Parents Need Insurance Coverage Too
AMCHP and the American Academy of Pediatrics produced a flyer that describes the importance of insurance coverage for parents/caregivers and explains Affordable Care Act open enrollment season... [more]

LEGISLATION AND POLICY

Public Comment Period Begins for Public Charge Proposed Rule
Last week the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a proposed rule, "Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds," in the Federal Register that would expand the types of federal benefits that DHS considers in determining if a person applying for his or her legal permanent residency (also known as a "green card") is likely to become a public charge. [more]

New Federal Bill Focused on Rural Maternal Health
Last week Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) introduced legislation to improve maternal and obstetric care in rural areas, the Rural Maternal and Obstetric Modernization of Services (MOMS) Act (S. 3568). [more]

GET INVOLVED

AMCHP Awards: Deadline Nears
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. Nominations for the following awards will be accepted through Oct. 19... [more

Grow Leadership Skills through AMCHP's Leadership Lab
The Leadership Lab is a unique developmental activity for state and territorial Title V staff who want to pursue greater leadership responsibility. [more

AMCHP Seeks Volunteers for its Best Practices Committee
As a committee member, you will be part of a team working to advance the field of maternal and child health through evidence and innovation. [more

Survey of Health Center Training and TA Needs
As part of a National Cooperative Agreement funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, the National Association of Community Health Centers is conducting a health center needs assessment to inform the development of operational training and technical assistance. For more information, contact KaRon Campbell.

Webinars

AMCHP Virtual Learning Events

AMCHP will host six virtual learning events focusing on partnerships and collaborations, featuring our diverse team of subject matter experts. [more 

Hurricane Recovery: Health Challenges
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Oct. 17, 1 p.m. ET
Teaches community leaders, public health professionals, health educators, and other stakeholders about health issues and mental health concerns that may linger after a hurricane.

Using Bright Futures to Achieve Excellence in Well-Child Care
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration
Oct. 23, 12-1 p.m. ET
Join the webcast at the time of the session.

Ethical Considerations for a Fair and Effective Health Care System
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health
Oct. 24, 1-2 p.m. ET
Discussion builds on a Pediatrics supplement article, Ethical Framework for Risk Stratification and Mitigation Programs for Children with Medical Complexity. [more

Promoting Substance Use Recovery for Pregnant Women
National Academy for State Health Policy
Oct. 24, 1-2:15 p.m. ET
Highlights Colorado's efforts to coordinate across agencies and systems to meet the needs of pregnant and parenting women affected by substance use disorder, covering coverage, financing, and care delivery strategies.

Improving Our Approach: Better Conversations About Breastfeeding
National Institute for Children's Health Quality
Nov. 7, 3-4 p.m. ET
Provides information about the barriers facing breastfeeding mothers, methods to identify breastfeeding concerns and inspire behavioral change, and conversational approaches to better engage with breastfeeding concerns.

Learn How to Engage Families in Your Needs Assessment
Family Voices and AMCHP
Nov. 8, 1-2 p.m. ET
Discusses engaging families and understanding the value of the family perspective in the needs assessment. Participants will explore opportunities and identify strategies to engage families in the needs assessment and hear from peers in other states about their experiences in this effort.

Tracking Telehealth Reimbursement Trends
Manatt Health
Recorded (54 minutes)
Looks at the latest trends in coverage and reimbursement and how they affect the future of health care.

PUBLICATIONS & RESOURCES

General & Maternal Child Health

USDA Launches Interactive Data Tool to Address Opioid Crisis
The U.S. Department of Agriculture launched a new tool to "help leaders, researchers, and policymakers assess what actions will be most effective in addressing the opioid crisis at the local level." [more]

Addressing Rural Social Isolation as a Health and Mortality Risk Factor
This brief from the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center describes the prevalence of social isolation in rural areas and identifies challenges and strategies to policymaking. [more]

NACCHO Revamps Website
The National Association of County and City Health Officials launched a new version of its website and seeks feedback about it through a brief survey.

Health Systems Transformation in MCH

ACA Outreach & Enrollment Info for Title V Programs
With enrollment set to open Nov. 1 for the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplace, AMCHP produced a fact sheet... [more]

Parents Need Insurance Coverage Too
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace open enrollment begins Nov. 1. [more]

Child & Adolescent Health

Inequities in Coverage and Financing of Care For CYSHCN
The Catalyst Center created a one-page infographic illustrating important elements of inequities in coverage and financing of care for children and youth with special health care needs. [more]

Evaluation Finds Sex Ed Program Helps Young Men Discuss Contraception and Consent
A qualitative evaluation, based on focus groups, finds that the Manhood 2.0 sexual education program for young men of color increases participants' knowledge about sexual consent and contraception, according to a summary by Child Trends that links to the report.

National Survey of Children's Health
The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration announced that data from the 2017 National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH) is available. [more]

Women's and Infant Health

Report Reviews Knowledge Gaps on Therapies for Pregnant and Lactating Women
The federal The Task Force on Research Specific to Pregnant Women and Lactating Women issued its report about gaps in knowledge and in research on safe and effective therapies for pregnant women and lactating women. The report includes 15 recommendations.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

State Title V MCH Internship Program Opens Applications
The National MCH Workforce Development Center will support up to eight, two-person teams of maternal and child health (MCH) students to participate in internships at state Title V programs in the summer of 2019. [more]

Virtual Job Fairs focus on Health
Health Resources and Services Administration
Employers from all over the United States gather in a single virtual space to discuss job opportunities in specific areas of health care.

  • Mental/behavioral health, and addiction – Oct. 17, 6:45-10:15 p.m. ET
  • Rural employment – Nov. 28, 6:45-10:15 p.m. ET

FUNDING

Addressing Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnant Women and New Moms Challenge
Health Resources and Services Administration
Deadline: Nov. 19
To support technological innovations to improve access to quality health care, including substance use disorder treatment, recovery, and support services for pregnant women with opioid use disorders, their infants, and families, especially those in rural and geographically isolated areas.

Nurse Faculty Loan Program
Health Resources and Services Administration
Deadline: Nov. 28
To increase the number of qualified nurse faculty, strengthening the health workforce, and increase the number of skilled professionals in underserved and vulnerable communities. An estimated 90 awards will go to public or private nonprofit accredited schools of nursing.

Cooperative Agreement for Emergency Response: Public Health Crisis Response
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Deadline: Nov. 30
To rapidly fund preapproved applicants to address immediate and time-sensitive needs that are integral to specific public health responses.

 View more funding opportunities.