Best Practices/Innovation Station
Groups Win TA Grants to Replicate Best Practices
Each year AMCHP grants up to two technical assistance awards of $10,000 each for states to replicate or adapt an existing emerging, promising, or best practice in Innovation Station as part of an overall goal to improve maternal and child health outcomes by sharing effective and promising practices with state and territorial MCH programs. AMCHP is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017-18 Best Practices Technical Assistance Replication Project:
Cabarrus Health Alliance (North Carolina) will convene a diverse group of stakeholders that serve children and youth with special health care needs and their families to increase community awareness and engagement, as a part of replicating North Carolina's Innovative Approaches: Community Systems Building Grants for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs.
PSI Georgia Chapter will implement a community readiness assessment and develop a strategic action plan to determine the feasibility of wide-scale implementation of Massachusetts' MotherWoman: Community-based Perinatal Support Model.
Health Systems Transformation in MCH
On Nov. 9 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released an informational bulletin with programmatic and financial information regarding the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in the event of a federal funding shortfall, because Congress has not approved spending for the program this fiscal year. The guidance provides an overview on state options for transitioning children from CHIP to other sources of coverage, discusses implications for CHIP-funded Medicaid Expansion programs, availability of FY18 CHIP funding, and other topics related to CHIP funding.