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 Dec. 12, 2017

AMCHP 2018 — KEY UPDATES


CDC Administrator to Address AMCHP Conference

AMCMP is proud to announce that Brenda Fitzgerald, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will deliver a keynote address at the AMCHP Annual Conference. [more]

Get a Discount!
The early-bird registration deadline is less than one month away! [more]

Earn Recognition as an MCH Scholar
The seventh annual Go Beyond MCH Emerging MCH Graduate Student Scholarship will be presented at AMCHP 2018. [more]

NEW FROM AMCHP

AMCHP Leads State Teams to Reduce Infant Mortality
AMCHP has launched a 13-state collaboration to reduce infant mortality by addressing social determinants of health (SDoH). [more]

LEGISLATIVE AND POLICY CORNER                 

Congress Approves Continuing Resolution, Short-Term Fix for CHIP

Congress passed a continuing resolution last week to keep the government funded at fiscal year 2017 levels through Dec. 22. This action eliminated the threat of a government shutdown for the moment. [more]

Much Work Remains to Be Done

Much work remains to be done in Congress as the end of the year approaches. Congress needs to come to agreement on how to address several priorities [more]

Senate Hearings for HHS Secretary Nominee

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee recently held a hearing on the nomination of Alex Azar to serve as secretary of Health and Human Services. [more]

GET INVOLVED

 
Briefings
 
Immigrant Families in America Today: How Fear and Toxic Stress Are Affecting Daily Life, Well-Being, and Health
Learn how new restrictions on immigration and increased immigration enforcement is affecting people at this public briefing.
Kaiser Family Foundation
Dec. 13, 9:30 a.m. ET, Washington, D.C.

Webinars
 
Serving CYSHCN in Medicaid Managed Care: Contract Language and the Contracting Process
Recordings are available from an AMCHP webinar that introduced a new tool that can be used alongside the National Standards for Systems of Care for CYSHCN. [more]
The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
 
Introducing the Title V Data Integration Toolkit
Recordings are available from an AMCHP webinar that introduced 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]
The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs

Stabilizing the Individual Health Insurance Market
A recording is available of this Nov. 14 webinar that analyzed the insurance market and explored options for stabilization from several points of view.
NIHCM Foundation

Policies and Efforts to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure
A web forum on the new report 10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure[more]
National Center for Healthy Housing, Trust for America's Health, and the Health Impact Project
Dec. 13, 11:30-1 p.m.
 
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, [more]
The Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health
Jan. 8 through Jan. 28, 2018
 
New Year's Resolutions for Public Health
Panelists will highlight the state-of-play in public health policy, implications of successes and obstacles at the state and federal level over the past year, and look to the future. [more]
American Public Health Association, Prevention Institute, Public Health Institute, and Trust for America's Health
Jan. 9, 4-5 p.m. ET
 
Fostering Community Partnerships to Advance Health Equity
Discusses why fostering community partnerships is key to advancing health equity, through examples from Alameda County and Kansas City. [more]
Government Alliance on Race and Equity, the National Collaborative for Health Equity, and the National Association of County and City Health Officers
Jan. 9, 7-8 a.m. ET
 
Tackling the Opioid Epidemic in the Chickasaw Nation
Highlights the Define Your Direction prescription opioid abuse prevention movement's components, [more]
National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities
Jan. 25, 3-4 p.m. ET
 
Championing Transformative Change to Advance Health Equity
Discusses why "transformative change" is essential to advancing health equity through examples from Omaha and Minnesota. [more]
Government Alliance on Race and Equity, the National Collaborative for Health Equity, and the National Association of County and City Health Officers 
Feb. 15, 7-8 a.m. ET

PUBLICATIONS & RESOURCES

General & Maternal Child Health
 
Title V Partners Gather to Share Strategies, Ideas
About 200 leaders from Title V agencies across the nation gathered at the MCH Federal/State Partnership Title V Technical Assistance Meeting – held Oct. 17-19 in Arlington, Va. [more]

Child & Adolescent Health

Resource Center Helps States Empower Young People

An article published by the University of Washington School of Public Health, Is Youth Engagement Enough? , highlights the work of the Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center to empower young people to share their talents and ideas about access to and the quality of preventive services. [more]

Women's and Infant Health 

Moms Raise Voices for Maternal Health
Momsrising compiled a birth and maternal health resource book, Raising Our Voices for Maternal Health, with personal stories from women in almost every state [more]


ON YOUR BEHALF

AMCHP Senior Program Manager Testifies on Behalf of MMRCs
As part of AMCHP's continuing advocacy for the creation of maternal mortality review committees, Andria Cornell testified before the D.C. City Council on Dec. 7. Read her testimony and learn more about MMRCs.


FUNDING

Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy
National Institutes of Health
Deadline: Dec. 13
For research addressing treatment of pregnant women with opioid use disorder and pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies of medications used for maternal treatment. 

Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Competitive Grant Program
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Deadline: Dec. 13
Supports projects to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables among low-income consumers participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by providing incentives at the point of purchase.

Alliance for Innovation in Maternal Health
Health Resources and Services Administration
Deadline: Jan. 5
To reduce maternal deaths and severe morbidity by engaging provider organizations, state public health systems, consumer groups, and other stakeholders within a national partnership to assist state teams in implementing and adopting evidence-based maternal safety bundles.

View more funding opportunities.