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AMCHP 2019 - Key Updates

Harrison Kicks Off Substance Abuse/Mental Health Plenary
Dr. Nzinga Harrison, chief medical officer of Anka BehavioralHealth Inc., will deliver a lecture during the Tuesday morning plenary session at AMCHP 2019, entitled, "The Intersection of Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health: How the MCH Workforce Can Promote Family- and Youth-Friendly Prevention and Intervention." [more]

Still Time to Join MCH Leaders at AMCHP 2019!
The 2019 AMCHP Annual Conference is just week away! [more]

Engage and Invest in Youth Trailblazers and MCH Leaders of Tomorrow
AMCHP is pleased to announce a two-day program (March 9-10) sponsored by the Texas Youth Action Network to promote youth-adult partnerships, empower youth, and build programs and policies that respond to the needs of young people. [more]

Learn and Vote at AMCHP's Annual Business Meeting
All AMCHP members, partners, and other interested stakeholders are encouraged to attend the AMCHP Annual Business meeting on Tuesday, March 12, 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m., in Salon A at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter during the Annual Conference. [more]

New from AMCHP

Vote for Board of Directors
The 2019 AMCHP Board of Directors Election began on Jan. 23 and will conclude at 5 p.m. ET on March 1. Candidate profiles from the open call for nominations are posted on this link to provide background for voting. [more]

Innovation Station

AMCHP's Innovation Station Practice Summaries have a new look!
AMCHP is in the process of updating the practice summary forms you see in the Innovation Station Database. [more]

Apply to AMCHP's Innovation Station
Do you have an effective or innovative MCH practice you'd like to share and include in AMCHP's Innovation Station? AMCHP is accepting submissions for its spring best practices review. [more]

Replication Project RFA Now Open
Would you like the opportunity to replicate an effective practice in AMCHP's Innovation Station? Consider applying for the Best Practices Technical Assistance Replication Project. [more]

Legislation and Policy

Get Up-To-Date on Federal MCH Policy
The next event in the All-Member National MCH Policy Call series will take place on Thursday, March 7, from 2-3 p.m. ET. Register now

Government Funding Update
On Feb. 15, President Trump signed into law a $333 billion spending package to fund several government agencies through the end of fiscal year 2019. [more]

Upcoming Congressional Hearing on Vaccines
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions has scheduled a hearing, "Vaccines Save Lives: What Is Driving Preventable Disease Outbreaks?" for March 5 at 10 a.m. ET. Live video of the hearing will be available on the website of the committee.

Get Involved

Webinars

Cross-Sector Collaboration - Easy to Say, Challenging to Do: An Introduction to PHRASES 
Region IV Public Health Training Center
Feb. 25, 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m. ET
Maureen Byrnes of Public Health Reaching Across Sectors (PHRASES) and Melissa Monbouquette of the de Beaumont Foundation share information about this upcoming PHRASES toolkit and how public health practitioners will be better equipped to advance partnerships with hospitals, housing, education, and the business sectors through the use of evidence-based framing tools and resources to communicate and collaborate with other sectors. Register.  

Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Association of University Centers on Disability
Feb. 25, 12 p.m.-1 p.m. ET
Dr. Alacia Stainbrook of Vanderbilt Kennedy Center moderates a three-expert panel discussion about early identification of autism spectrum disorder. Register.

Identifying and Serving Children with Health Complexity: Spotlight on Pediatric Care Together
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health
March 14, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. ET
Speakers share approaches to using system- and practice-level data to better identify appropriate care coordination and health management supports for children with health complexity. The discussion features a forthcoming issue brief that highlights how health systems can address health and resilience for these children with medical complexity. Register.

Publications and Resources

Women and Infant Health

Phase I Winners Announced for Addressing Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnant Women & New Moms Challenge
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration has selected 10 winners from Phase 1 of the Addressing Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnant Women and New Moms Challenge. [more]

CDC Releases New PRAMS Data
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released 2017 data from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS). Researchers can request the most recent year of data, as well as prior years' data.

Oral Health Toolkit Aims to Help Pregnant Women
Coinciding with National Children's Dental Health Month (February), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention partnered with the American Academy of Pediatrics to produce an Oral Health Toolkit for medical and dental providers who care for pregnant women. [more]

Child & Adolescent Health

Using Human-Centered Design to Better Understand Adolescent and Community Health
In 2018, the Office of U.S. Office of Adolescent Health engaged a group of youth-serving professionals, adolescent health practitioners, and community health leaders in a Human-Center Design (HCD) process to explore new, integrated approaches to adolescent and community health. [more]