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Participate in a New QI Learning Series
AMCHP, in partnership with Population Health Improvement Partners (Improvement Partners), is hosting a Quality Improvement eLearning Series for Title V staff to build capacity to apply QI tools and concepts to their work. The eLearning program is an interactive, virtual series of trainings that will allow participants to apply QI tools or concepts to issues they face working in MCH during virtual trainings with expert QI coaches from Improvement Partners. The QI eLearning Series also features coaching calls where participants can share their experience applying the QI tools with peers and receive feedback and guidance from the QI faculty at Improvement Partners. The QI eLearning series will run from March 2017 to July 2017. Topics covered each month include assessing current systems, identifying and prioritizing changes, testing changes and sustaining change. Participants do not have to commit to attending every session to take part in these trainings.
AMCHP and Improvement Partners will host an informational webinar for the QI eLearning Series for Title V on Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. ET. Please register for the informational webinar here.

For questions about the QI eLearning Series for Title V, please contact Jennifer Farfalla at

How Can We Better Serve You?
AMCHP is undertaking a member assessment to learn more about how are we support our members. As with previous member assessments, we will use survey results to provide our staff and leadership with information needed to improve our member programs and services; develop new programs and services; measure satisfaction with AMCHP as a member organization; and share emerging issues and organizational impact with funders and other relevant stakeholders. By taking this assessment and sharing your opinion, you will help us better serve you and meet your needs as an AMCHP member. Individual survey responses will be kept confidential, but we will share the assessment results in Member Briefs. The deadline to complete this survey is March 3. It is important that we hear from our members personally, so please take a few minutes to provide us some feedback!

Race, Equity and Ethics: Questions on Child Welfare and Predictive Analytics
The Alliance for Racial Equity in Child Welfare will host a webinar on Feb. 22 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET. The presentation will discuss the proven structural factors that bring families to the attention of child welfare agencies and how these factors should be considered when implementing predictive modeling tools. The webinar will also deepen the dialogue by discussing how predictive analytics and machine learning can support systems' efforts to increase equity and use their resources for positive impact.

Breastfeeding in the Community
The next installment in the National Association of City and County Health Officials Public Health Breastfeeding Series on Feb. 22 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET will address how local health departments and community based organizations can amplify the impact and longevity of community breastfeeding promotion and support programs through skillful leveraging of funds and partnerships. Participants will also receive functional insight from front-line public health practitioners on their organizational experience leveraging finances and/or partnership to implement community breastfeeding projects.

Teens Helping Teens
Love is Respect will host a webinar on Feb. 23 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. ET. The webinar is aimed at adult allies, such as educators, parents and youth organizations to provide information and strategies for teaching young people about healthy relationships and how to support each other.

The Ins and Outs of Communicating in a Disaster
Communication is often disrupted at a children's hospital during a disaster, outbreak, surge or any other unusual event. The American Academy of Pediatrics will host a webinar on Feb. 23 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. CT that will focus on establishing communication plans during emergency situations. Presenters will share models and strategies, as well as examples of how information sharing and communication can be improved in a hospital during a disaster.

Leadership and Public Health
Diologue4Health, the American Public Health Association, Prevention Institute and Trust for America's Health will cohost a webinar on Feb. 28 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. ET. The panel discussion featuring national public health leaders will highlight policy priorities for advancing prevention and wellness with the new administration and Congress. The webinar will also showcase the importance of leadership in public health and across multiple sectors to integrate health care, behavioral health, social services, environmental health and transportation.

Health Care 101:  Overview of Health Care System for Adolescents/Young Adults
The Adolescent & Young Adult Health National Resource Center is launching a series of new virtual opportunities to connect, explore and share ideas about what works to improve health care for adolescents and young adults (ages 10-25). The first is a webinar on Feb. 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET. The webinar will provide a broad overview of the health care system that serves adolescents/young adults and explore:

• Systematic arrangement of how care is delivered through various entities, including health systems and clinics, insurance companies, academic organizations that train providers, and organizations that research and monitor the health care quality.
• Opportunities for improvements to ensure youth-centered care.

Presenters are Dr. Wendy Davis, professor of pediatrics at the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP), and Rachel Wallace-Brodeur, project director and quality improvement coach at VCHIP.

 Learn About the 2017 HPV Vaccination Updates
The American Academy of Pediatrics will host a webinar on March 6 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET. Join a panel of experts in pediatric primary, infectious diseases, obstetrics and gynecology, ear, nose and throat for an HPV vaccination update. Experts will cover a range of topics related to HPV vaccination, including the latest trends in HPV vaccination, HPV disease prevalence and prevention.

Enhance Your Understanding of School Healthcare
The Society of Public Health Educators (SOPHE) will host a pre-conference workshop prior to the start of the SOPHE 68th Annual Conference in Denver (March 30-April 1) on March 29. The workshop is designed for community health educators working in schools. This workshop will provide valuable tips for health professionals on how to develop and navigate successful partnerships with schools, as well as tools and resources to help guide school health efforts. It will also focus on minefields to avoid with state and local education boards to optimally improve each child's cognitive, physical, social and emotional development. Please register for this workshop by March 8.

Nominate a Colleague for a 2017 APHA Award
The American Public Health Association is seeking award nominations to recognize individuals who have exemplified outstanding contributions to public health. Membership is not required for award nominations. The awards will be presented at the 2017 APHA Annual Meeting and Expo in Atlanta (Nov. 4-8). Nominations must be received no later than May 5. For additional information, contact Deborah Dillard ( or (202) 777-2442).

Provide Your Input
The Arc is conducting a survey of caregivers for people with disabilities regarding their needs, as well as their family members. The goal is to learn more about the experiences of caregivers. The survey was last conducted in 2010 and the responses were compiled into a report.