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 Nov. 16, 2017

AMCHP 2018 — KEY UPDATES

AMCHP 2018 – See What You'll Learn!
The schedule of workshops and skills-building sessions for the 2018 AMCHP Annual Conference has been posted online! See the topics you'll get to explore and the experts you'll learn from when you join 800 leaders, practitioners and advocates in Arlington, Va., Feb. 10-13. [more]

MANAGEMENT MINUTE/BOARD CORNER

Join the AMCHP Board!
AMCHP seeks dedicated professionals to help guide the nation's association of state MCH leaders. We are seeking nominations from all regions to for an at-larger member of the board of directors. [more]

LEGISLATIVE AND POLICY CORNER                  

Trump Picks HHS Secretary
President Trump announced his decision to nominate Alex Azar to serve as his next secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Most recently, Azar served as a pharmaceutical executive with Eli Lilly and Company. [more]

CHIP and Extenders Legislation Passes the House

The House of Representatives passed the CHAMPIONING HEALTHY KIDS Act (H.R. 3922) on November 3, 2017 on a largely party-line vote of 242-174. This bill would extend funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for five years and extend funding for other health programs ... [more]


Update on MIECHV
In addition to a bipartisan, standalone five-year MIECHV reauthorization bill introduced in the Senate, there is now a draft bill circulating in the Senate to reauthorize several health programs, including MIECHV, for two years. [more]  

GET INVOLVED

Recognize Excellence: The 2018 AMCHP Awards
AMCHP has extended nominations for three of its coveted annual awards until Nov. 20. The awards, recognizing leadership in maternal and child health, will be presented at the 2018 AMCHP Annual Conference in February. [more]

Webinars
 
Intersections Between Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health and Autism: Identification and Intervention
Focuses on the intersection of infant and early childhood mental health and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in young children, with a focus on clinical practice. [more]
 
How States Finance Child Maltreatment Prevention and Family Support Services
A discussion on how states finance child maltreatment prevention and family support services, plus an overview of findings from the latest Child Welfare Financing Survey as well as child welfare agency-level approaches to financing maltreatment prevention and family support services. [more]

Serving CYSHCN in Medicaid Managed Care: Contract Language and the Contracting Process
A discussion on a new tool that can be used alongside the National Standards for Systems of Care for CYSHCN. [more]

Leveraging Medicaid Quality Metrics to Improve Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Examines the landscape, challenges, and key strategies for states conducting quality measurement for children with chronic and complex health care needs.
The National Academy for State Health Policy and the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health
Nov. 27, 2-3 p.m. ET

 Alternative Work Schedules
Learn about the contemporary topic of teleworking (telecommuting) and alternative work schedules. Includes examples of telework policy implementation from the Washington State Department of Health, the Virginia Department of Health and AMCHP. [more]
 
Introducing the Title V Data Integration Toolkit
Join AMCHP to discuss the Title V Data Integration toolkit, a collection of resources that aims to assist states as they integrate Title V data into Early Childhood Integrated Data Systems. [more]

PUBLICATIONS & RESOURCES

Workforce Development

The Changing Public Health Landscape
The National Association of County and City Health Officials released the 2017 Forces of Change report, The Changing Public Health Landscape. [more]

Health Systems Transformation in MCH

Open Enrollment
Open enrollment for 2018 started on Nov. 1, and the last day to apply for 2018 coverage is Dec. 15. [more]

State-at-a-Glance Coverage and Financing Charts
The Catalyst Center's State-at-a-Glance Chartbook includes updated data for child health services, economic indicators, factors influencing health insurance coverage, and Title V program financing and National Performance Measures.
 
Child & Adolescent Health

New App Makes It Easy to Track Developmental Milestones
Families and care providers can track a child's milestones from ages 2 months to 5 years with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's free Milestone Tracker Mobile App. [more]

Women's and Infant Health
 
Expanding Newborn Screening Services
NewSTEPs 360, the March of Dimes, and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials are pleased to announce the toolkit Expanding Newborn Screening Services. [more]

ON YOUR BEHALF 

On Oct. 23-24, AMCHP's Iliana White and Anna Watson facilitated an in-person site visit and training with the Indiana Adolescent & Young Adult Health Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) team. [more]

Members of AMCHP's Women's and Infant Health team and Public Policy and Government Affairs team participated in the Coalition for Public Health Funding's Public Health Fair on Nov. 8 at the Rayburn House Office Building. [more]

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Child and Adolescent Health Intern for Winter/Spring 2018
AMCHP seeks a graduate student intern for Winter/Spring 2017-18. [more]

Call for Applicants to Host a Student Team for the Title V MCH Internship Program: Deadline extended to Nov. 17
The National MCH Workforce Development Center is accepting state applications for the Title V MCH Internship Program that will take place during the summer of 2018. [more]

FUNDING

Innovations in Health Literacy Outreach and Education
Community Science
Deadline: Nov. 17
Will fund 15 to 20 individuals or organizations to assist with creating a health literacy toolkit to reach and educate American Indian and American Native individuals and other racial/ethnic minority populations, as well as those with limited English proficiency, low literacy, or low health literacy, about essential health messages.
 
CAPSTONE Centers for Multidisciplinary Research in Child Abuse and Neglect
National Institutes of Health
Deadline: Nov. 27
Will use the specialized research mechanism to call for multidisciplinary centers to serves as the CAPSTONE for research on child abuse and neglect and to serve as a national resource for the field.
 
Re-Competition of Global Network for Women and Children's Health Research
National Institutes of Health
Deadline: Nov. 27
Invites applications from Research Units (Rus) within the Global Network for Women and Children's Health Research at the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development. The Rus within the Global Network will participate in addressing the major causes of maternal, neonatal, infant, and early childhood morbidity and mortality through clinical research.

View more funding opportunities.