Family & Community Engagement
Family Engagement via Quality Improvement: A "How-To" Implementation Guide
The National Center for Medical Home Implementation conducted a nationwide family engagement quality improvement project to enhance family engagement in the pediatric medical home. As a result of this project, a Web-based implementation guide has been developed. This guide provides tools and resources for implementing family engagement quality improvement projects in clinical practice or through multi-site learning collaboratives. All resources are customizable, modifiable, and free.
Family Engagement Quality Improvement Implementation Guide Tutorial
Developed by the National Center for Medical Home Improvement, this video tutorial provides pediatric clinicians, Maternal and Child Health Title V / Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs program staff, family/caregivers, and other stakeholders a section-by-section overview of the Web-based Family Engagement Quality Improvement Project Implementation Guide. The tutorial provides an overview of each section of the implementation guide and provides brief details about various tools and resources included in the guide.
General & Maternal Child Health
Seasonal Flu Vaccination Campaign Materials
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a digital toolkit to assist partners in communicating about the importance of the seasonal flu vaccination. It includes details on events and activities, sample social media and newsletter content, graphics, and media prep material. It is downloadable, shareable, and some of the material is customizable.
Child & Adolescent Health
Learn How Medicaid and Title V Programs Are Advancing Pediatric Medical Homes
The National Academy for State Health Policy, in collaboration with the National Center for Medical Home Implementation, has developed a new fact sheet, State Title V and Medicaid Collaboration to Support Pediatric Medical Home Implementation, that examines strategies to promote collaboration between state Medicaid agencies and Title V programs in order to improve care for children and youth with special health care needs. The fact sheet includes examples of Medicaid-Title V collaborative efforts from Colorado, Connecticut, and Texas.
CDC Releases Vital Signs Report on Asthma
This month's Vital Signs report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that children with asthma "are having fewer asthma attacks, missed school days, and visits to the hospital. Still, more than half of children with asthma had at least one attack in 2016." A fact sheet summarizing the report is also available.
Women's and Infant Health
Report from Nine Maternal Mortality Review Committees
A report of data from maternal mortality review committees in nine states provides an in-depth analysis of causes of maternal death, preventability, and specific recommendations for action. The report shows that most pregnancy-related deaths are preventable and offers the first-ever prevention recommendations based on review committee findings. The report was compiled by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Reproductive Health and the CDC Foundation, as part of the Building U.S. Capacity to Review and Prevent Maternal Deaths project, on which AMCHP is a partner. The project is supported by funding from Merck, through an award agreement with its Merck for Mothers program.