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 Publications and Resources

National Standards for CYSHCN Toolkit
The National Standards for Systems of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) define a comprehensive, coordinated, and family-centered system of care for CYSHCN. AMCHP, in partnership with the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), has delivered technical assistance and resources to help states use the Standards to strengthen systems of care for CYSHCN.  AMCHP is pleased to share the latest resource from NASHP: a new National Standards for CYSHCN toolkit that provides links to critical tools, fact sheets, and resources that states can use to design, strengthen, and improve health care systems serving CYSHCN and their families. New resources will be continually added to the toolkit.
The Forgotten Frontier: Nursing Done in Wild Places
This article from the U.S. National Library of Medicine features reports and documentaries that captured the care provided, including midwifery services, vaccinations, and other services to meet the healthcare needs of the population in Appalachian Kentucky.
Opioid-Affected Births to Rural Residents
This study from the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center examines rates of diagnosis of maternal opioid use disorder and infant neonatal abstinence syndrome for rural residents at time of childbirth.

2017 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report
This U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality report tracks more than 300 health care measures, organized around access to care, quality of care, disparities of care, and six priority areas: patient safety, person-centered care, care coordination, effective treatment, healthy living, and care affordability. 

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? AMCHP is accepting submissions for its fall best practices review. Submit your practice by completing the online submission form by Oct. 12. For additional information and resources to submit your practice, visit the Best Practices page or contact Lynda Krisowaty

Family & Community Engagement
Patient and Family Advisory Council Annual Reports
This archive of annual reports for patient and family advisory programs highlights best practices for patient and family advisory councils, utilized by hospitals and clinics around the country.

Workforce Development
American Academy of Pediatrics Reaffirms Care Coordination Policy Statement and Offers Implementation Resource for Pediatric Clinicians
This document has laid the foundation for various care coordination tools and resources developed collaboratively by the National Center for Care Coordination Technical Assistance and the National Center for Medical Home Implementation.
General & Maternal Child Health

New Model to Address Impact of the Opioid Crisis for Children
The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a new innovation center payment and service delivery model as part of a multi-pronged strategy to combat the nation's opioid crisis.

Neighborhood Navigator Tool
This tool developed by the American Academy of Family Physicians helps address social determinants of health by linking users to thousands of local social services that can assist with needs like child care, housing, transportation, employment, and legal services.
Child & Adolescent Health
Advancing the Medical Home Model for Children and Youth
In Virginia, the National Center for Medical Home Implementation and the National Academy for State Health Policy are collaborating on the development of state profiles designed to highlight public programs implementing and advancing the medical home model in pediatric populations.

Infographic: Medicaid and Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
The Catalyst Center at Boston University published this new infographic that discusses the impact of Medicaid on children and youth with special health care needs and their families. This new resource is part of a series of one-page infographics designed to inform stakeholders about the system of care for CYSHCN and their families.

Transition Planning Among US Youth With and Without Special Health Care Needs
This new study published in Pediatrics, authored by staff from Got Transition, discusses transition planning among children and youth with and without special health care needs.
Women's and Infant Health
Why Are So Many Women Dying In Childbirth?
A Charlotte Talks radio forum examines maternal mortality and explores underlying contributors and potential solutions to address this public health crisis.

National Network of Perinatal Quality Collaboratives
This new network provides resources and expertise to nationwide state-based perinatal quality collaboratives with the goal of deepening and accelerating improvement efforts for maternal and infant health outcomes.
Taking on a Leading Cause of Maternal Death: Improving Postpartum Hemorrhage Care
An article from the National Institute for Children's Health Quality offers insight and initial findings on evidence-based strategies that hospitals can implement to reduce maternal mortality.