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. Please check your email box (and spam box), as all state delegates whose 2019 dues are paid should have received a Survey Monkey link via email on Jan. 23 to cast votes electronically.
If you have not received an email or have problems with voting, please contact Nikeisha Ogletree, associate director of Human Resources and Administration, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Voting for the next cohort of AMCHP leadership is a key benefit of AMCHP membership. Please exercise this important right.
Call for Applications: Training Course in Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology
The U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and CityMatCH will again offer a Training Course in Statistics and Epidemiological Methods as part of their ongoing effort to enhance the analytic capacity of state and local health agencies.The intensive program combines lectures, discussion, hands-on exercises, and opportunities for individualized technical assistance. Two webinars prior to the training will set the stage for the onsite course, and several post-course webinars will serve to build on the in-person training.
Measuring Health Development of Children and Youth: EDI in U.S. Cities
Life Course Research Network
Feb. 12, 1 p.m. PT
Explores how of the Early Development Instrument (EDI) is being used in cities and provides on-the-ground experiences from those employing EDI systems and data in their communities though public policy interventions.
Strengthening Partnerships: Equipping MCH Programs with Accountability Strategies
Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
Feb. 14, 2-3 p.m. ET
Focuses on the importance of fostering a strong relationship between maternal and child health (MCH), children and youth with special health care needs, and related programs within a state. The discussion will include expert speakers who will share their perspectives on how these relationships can be beneficial for the upcoming Title V Needs Assessment as well as other Title V Block Grant activities. AMCHP will introduce a tool developed to identify strengths and areas of needed growth across partners serving MCH populations.
Telehealth Training Models for the Health Workforce
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration
Feb. 20, 2-3:30 p.m. ET
Highlights telehealth training programs and resources, including opportunities to optimize telehealth -technology, identify telehealth strategies and models in hard-to reach populations, and highlight successful telehealth training models.
A New Approach to Assessing Family Engagement in Health Care Systems
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health
Discusses four domains of family engagement: representation, transparency, impact, and commitment, shared models of success, and discussed common barriers to incorporating meaningful family engagement in systems-level initiatives. Features AMCHP President Susan Chacon.
Too Much Medicine: Addressing Inappropriate Care
The National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation
Discusses the problem of unnecessary medical treatment and solutions to address it, including statistics on inappropriate care and prescribing patterns; an intervention to incorporate clinical measures of appropriateness into assessments of physician performance; and how BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee engages physicians to measure and improve appropriateness of care in cardiology practices.