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Comment on Title V MCH Block Grant Guidance
A Federal Register notice was published to announce a 30-day public comment period on the updated Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant Application/Annual Report Guidance. Comments should be received by the desk officer for the Health Resources and Services Administration, either by email to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to (202) 395-5806, no later than Dec. 13. Get a copy of the updated Application/Annual Report Guidance by emailing the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at paperwork@hrsa.gov or by calling (301) 443-1984.    
 
Help the National School-Based Health Care Census
The School-Based Health Alliance is conducting its triennial national census of school-based health centers (SBHC) for school year 2016-17. The alliance is asking for the support of state and local Title V agencies that sponsor SBHC programs to promote census participation among grantees and partners. The census helps to tell the most complete, descriptive story of the impact of SBHC programs on health outcomes.

Lead-safe Housing for Kids Act of 2017
The National Center for Healthy Housing is seeking organizational support for the Lead-Safe Housing for Kids Act of 2017.  To add your organization's support, send an email with your organization name and point of contact here

Opioid Policy Steering Committee: Establishment of a Public Docket
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has established a public docket to solicit suggestions, recommendations, and comments on questions relevant to FDA's newly established Opioid Policy Steering Committee. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb also posted a blog highlighting steps FDA is taking to stem the tide of opioid misuse. Deadline: Dec. 28.

Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness Releases Call for Studies
Mathematica Policy Research seeks studies for a comprehensive review of the evidence base for home visiting programs. The review is being conducted for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services  by Mathematica Policy Research and will be used to help inform policy, new initiatives, and program directions at the federal level. Detailed information about the review standards is available on the HomVEE website. Deadline: Jan. 2, 2018
 
Webinars
 
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. Advanced registration is required.
The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
Nov. 30, 3-4:15 p.m. ET
 
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. Title V leaders will also share perspectives on their role in the development of this toolkit and share their experiences with data integration in their state.
Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
Nov. 30, 2-3 p.m. ET

The Role of Title V Programs and Value-Based Purchasing for CYSHCN
Join the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Catalyst Center for a webinar on innovations that support value based purchasing (VBP) for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs.
American Academy of Pediatrics and the Catalyst Center
Dec. 6, 2017, 1-2 p.m. ET

Building Response Ready State and Local Health Departments Across the Nation
Provides an overview of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of State and Local Readiness and Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program, including public health preparedness capabilities, state and local operational readiness, public health emergency preparedness resources, and the role of public health in emergency response.
Region IV Public Health Training Center
Dec. 7, 12-1:30 p.m. ET

Educating Policymakers about Public Health Issues
Designed to give insights to more effectively educate elected officials, including state legislators and members of Congress. Speakers will address preparation, presentation, and “leave behind” materials. An experienced governmental affairs consultant who advocates for public health priorities will cover “dos and don’ts.”
Region IV Public Health Training Center
Dec. 11, 12-1:30 p.m. ET

Training the Next Generation of MCH Professionals in Eating Disorders Prevention
This e-module, "Who's Calling Me Fat? or, How Columbia Got Its Obesity Prevention Campaign Back on Track," engages learners in real-world dilemmas, problem solving, and teamwork to tackle current, high-impact issues in eating disorders prevention. It is designed for a group of at least 10 learners to take part in the e-module together during a set three-week period of instruction.
The Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health
Jan. 8 through Jan. 28, 2018