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AMCHP Awards: Deadline Extended
AMCHP has extended the nomination deadline for the 2019 AMCHP Awards, which honor excellence and leadership in maternal and child health, to Nov. 2! The awards will be presented during the 2019 AMCHP Annual Conference, March 9-12 in San Antonio, Texas. 

  • 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. Please note that only Legislative Committee members may submit nominations for this award. Please contact the 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.
  • Ryan Colburn Scholarship Award for a youth leader with disabilities to attend the AMCHP Annual Conference, connect with family leaders, and continue to spread Ryan's message of hope.

Get information on the awards and nomination process on the AMCHP Awards webpage, including the nomination form (linked at the end of each award description). Please note that all awards use the same nomination form, but a separate form must be submitted for each nominee for each award.

Webinars

AMCHP Virtual Learning Events
AMCHP is hosting six virtual learning events focusing on partnerships and collaborations, featuring our diverse team of subject matter experts. Three of the seminars are part of the Collaboration Laboratory series, and the other three are in the Collaboration Science and Measurement series.

Collaboration Laboratory:

Collaboration Science and Measurement:

NASHP Webinar: State Strategies for Using Shared Plans of Care to Improve Care Coordination for CYSHCN
National Academy for State Health Policy
Oct. 31, 3-4 p.m. ET
A national expert and panelists from Oregon and Iowa discuss how to use to comprehensive plans of care (called shared plans of care) to enhance patient- and family-centered care and overcome barriers for controlling costs and improving care.

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 about 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 Title  V 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.

'It Takes a Village' to Address Birth Outcome Disparities
Utah Department of Health
Nov. 8, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. MT
Explores how data, community, and culture combine to address birth outcomes disparities in Utah's Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander communities.

Overcoming Barriers to Optimize Health Literacy Programs: Innovative Strategies from the Field
Community Science
Nov. 8, 2-3:15 p.m. ET
Provides practical strategies to improve the effectiveness of health literacy programs. Hear from implementers across the country on the innovative strategies they developed to address key challenges.

Partnering to Catalyze Comprehensive Community Wellness
Public Health Institute
Nov. 27, 2-3 p.m. ET
Creators discuss a new framework, Partnering to Catalyze Comprehensive Community Wellness: An Actionable Framework for Health Care and Public Health Collaboration, which outlines essential elements and key strategies for shaping effective, health-based collaborations among public health, health care, and community-based organizations.

Leveraging Medicaid Managed Care to Advance Value-Based Purchasing
Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips, LLP
Nov. 27, 1-2 p.m. ET
Looks at how states are using Medicaid managed care to drive the shift from volume to value, as payers turn to value-based payment to boost delivery system performance.