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Adolescent and Young Adult Health

Adolescent & Young Adult Health Center Unveils Change Packages to Improve Preventative Visits
The Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center (AYAH-NRC) is pleased to announce Transforming Health Care for Adolescents and Young Adults. [more]

Women and Infant Health

Better Conversations About Breastfeeding
This recently recorded webinar provides approaches and strategies health professionals can use to help mothers open up about the challenges they face when breastfeeding.

New Ethics Guide on Pregnant Women & Vaccines
The Pregnancy Research Ethics for Vaccines, Epidemics, and New Technologies (PREVENT) Working Group released Pregnant Women & Vaccines Against Emerging Epidemic Threats: Ethics Guidance for Preparedness, Research, and Response. [more]

General & Maternal Child Health

Low-Income Hispanic Parents Often Face Multiple Stressful Working Conditions
New research from The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families sheds light on working conditions among working low-income Hispanic parents – conditions that can harm parental well-being, increase family conflict, and limit the time parents have to spend with their children.

AMCHP 2019 - Key Updates

AMCHP 2019: Annual Conference Sessions Announced
The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs released the schedule of workshops and skills-building sessions at the AMCHP 2019 Annual Conference, to be held March 9-12 in San Antonio, Texas. [more]

Apply for Graduate Student Scholarship
AMCHP has again partnered with Go Beyond to offer a graduate student scholarship. [more]

Become a Certified One Key Question Provider to Support Women’s Reproductive Wellbeing
Are you implementing or considering implementing One Key Question (OKQ) to support your clients’ reproductive well-being? Would you like to train others in using OKQ? Good news: Power to Decide wants to offer OKQ certification training at AMCHP's 2019 Annual Conference! [more]

New from AMCHP

Sharing Your Achievements in MCH: An Overview of AMCHP's Best Practices Submission Process
The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
Jan. 7, 3-4 p.m. ET

Do you have a program or practice that is working well in your state, territory, or community? Submit it to AMCHP's Best Practices Committee and share your success with the maternal and child health field. [more]

Get Involved

Boost Workforce Skills: Join MCH Workforce Development Center's New Cohort
Implementing the transformed Title V Block Grant isn't easy: From state action plans to Evidence-based or -informed Strategy Measures, there are numerous challenges to navigate. That's why the National MCH Workforce Development Center invites state/jurisdictional Title V agencies to submit applications for its upcoming cohort learning opportunity. [more]

Join Workgroups on Heritable Disorders in Newborns & Children
The Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children seeks nominations for experts and stakeholders in the field of newborn screening to serve on three workgroups. [more]

Nominations Open for 2019 Excellence in Adolescent Health Award
The Adolescent Health Initiative is accepting nominations for individuals or teams doing excellent work in the field of adolescent health. [more]

Implement the "Learn the Signs. Act Early." Model Project in Your State WIC Clinics
The Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN) is recruiting states who want to learn more about the "Learn the Signs. Act Early." WIC Model Project. [more]

Webinars

Partnering with Families, Communities, and Local Health Departments
This webinar explores how to develop strong partnerships to advance maternal and child health (MCH) priorities. Expert speakers will share perspectives from engaging with MCH programs as family leaders, community health workers, and local health department staff, while a representative of the National MCH Workforce Development Center will lead a skills development activity. Register or get more information from Rebecca Goins at rgoins@amchp.org.
Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
Dec. 12, 2-3:30 p.m. ET

Legislation and Policy

Improving Access to Maternity Care Act Passes Senate
On Dec. 6 the Senate passed the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act, which had previously passed the House, sending the bill to the president to sign into law. [more]

Start Connecting with New Members of Congress
The 116th Congress, which formally begins on Jan. 3, will include more than 80 new members. [more]