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brNominations for 2018 AMCHP Awards!
AMCHP prides itself on recognizing leadership in maternal and child health in various ways. During the 2018 AMCHP Annual Conference (Feb. 10-13 in Arlington, Va.), we will present awards to MCH leaders and honor excellence in the field. Nominations for the following awards will be accepted through Oct. 15. Find full information on the AMCHP Awards web page.

  • John C. MacQueen Lecture Award for innovation in the field of maternal and child health.
  • Excellence in State MCH Leadership Award for an outstanding state MCH professional whose career has made a significant contribution to the health of women, children, and families in his or her state.
  • Legislative Champions for Maternal and Child Health for recognizing the efforts of members of Congress and their staff to improve the health of mothers, children, and families, including children with special health care needs. (Only Legislative Committee members may submit nominations. Contact our policy team for more information.)
  • Merle McPherson Leadership Award for exemplary contributions to further family/state professional collaboration between a state Title V Program and AMCHP.
  • Vince Hutchins Leadership Award for leadership in promoting a society responsive to the needs of women, youth, and families.
  • Emerging MCH Professional Award for significant contributions to state MCH programs in promoting and protecting the health of women, children, and families in his or her state and/or region. Nominations are still open only for HHS Regions I, III, V, VIII, and IX.
  • Ryan Colburn Scholarship Award for a youth with disabilities leader to attend the AMCHP Annual Conference, connect with family leaders, and continue to spread Ryan's message of hope. 

Health Equity Hero Award
This award recognizes exemplary achievement of individuals in region III (mid-Atlantic) who support community efforts to end health disparities and promote health equity.
Regional Health Equity Council
Deadline: Oct. 6         

Global Health & Innovation Conference
Abstracts are being accepted from professionals and students for research presentations, program presentations, and the social impact pitch presentations at the Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale University in April 2018.
Unite for Sight
Deadline: Oct. 15

Effective Communication in Public Health Emergencies — Developing Community-Centered Tools for People with Special Health Care Needs
Comments are invited on a study that will use a multi-tiered, mixed-methods approach to data collection to study the communication needs of two target populations during disasters: Families with children and youth with special health care needs , and individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), as well as families with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Deadline: Nov. 20

Call for Applications: 2018 Trainee Ambassador Group
The Trainee Ambassador Group is a virtual trainee work group that fosters connections between trainees across MCH Training Programs and strengthens the link between trainees and the U.S. Maternal and Child Heath Bureau. The 2018 cohort will design and implement a trainee connections needs assessment and will serve as the steering committee for a broader trainee-led initiative aimed at further engaging trainees from all MCH training programs.
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Deadline: Oct. 15

Warren H. Pearse Women's Health Policy Award
Supports research which explores an aspect of health care policy that assists, defines, or restricts the ability of physicians to deliver health care to women in the general population or a specific area.
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Deadline: Dec. 15

Webinars

America's High Maternal Mortality & What Can Be Done
Examines what's behind the disturbingly high U.S. maternal mortality rates, looking for solutions in California, a state that has become a national leader in efforts to reduce deaths and improve pregnancy outcomes.
Center for Health Journalism
Oct. 4 from 2-3 p.m. ET

Next Steps to Adulthood: Planning for Transition
Free three-part series explores cutting-edge issues related to transition for youth with disabilities. Three experts provide insights on different components of transition planning, including health care, daily life, and employment.
Institute on Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago
Oct. 4 from 10-11 a.m. ET

Breastfeeding in the Community: Innovations to Advance Rural Health
Addresses how rural service agencies can leverage partnerships and resources to sustainably integrate and co-locate lactation support services into existing programs.
National Association of County & City Health Officials
Oct. 16 from 2-3:30 p.m. ET