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 March 14, 2017

AMCHP 2017-- Key Updates

MCH Leaders Set New Record AMCHP 2017
Nearly 1,000 maternal and child health leaders and staff from around the country gathered in Kansas City, Mo., last week to share best practices, research and ideas at the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs’ Annual Conference. The largest annual conference in AMCHP’s history, running from March 4-7. [more]

Get Involved

Join Quality Improvement Series for Title V Staff
AMCHP, in partnership with Population Health 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. This interactive, virtual series of trainings with expert QI coaches from Improvement Partners runs from March to July. [more]

Childhood Cancer Action Days
The American Childhood Cancer Organization and the Alliance for Childhood Cancer will host the Childhood Cancer Action Days on May 1-2 in Washington, D.C. This event offers an opportunity for everyone in the childhood cancer community to join together to advocate on behalf of children with cancer. [more]

Increase Your Knowledge on Public Health
The University of Minnesota Summer Public Health Institute offers courses for everyone practicing or studying public health and its related fields. The Institute provides a space for innovation, allowing faculty and experts to create short courses that respond to recent advances in their field. Most courses span one week and provide participants with applied research and practice that can be used immediately. [more]

Publications & Resources

Zika Corner
Persistence of Zika Virus in Body Fluids—Preliminary Report
A new report  published in the New England Journal of Medicine discusses the frequency and duration of detectable Zika virus RNA in human body fluids. [more]

Epidemiology in MCH
Coordinated Data Systems
The Early Childhood Data Collaborative launched an updated website. [more]

New PRAMS Data
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Reproductive Health has released new Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) data from designated 2012-2013 MCH data indicators. [more]

General & Maternal Child Health
Where Can I Find MCH Resources?
The National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health released Where to Find MCH Resources: An Introduction. [more]

Health Systems Transformation in MCH
Leveraging CHIP to Protect Low-Income Children from Lead
The State and Health Value Strategies Program has released a brief report, Leveraging CHIP to Protect Low-Income Children from Lead. [more]

School-Based Health Centers and Health Transformation Systems
The American Public Health Association's Center for School, Health and Education has developed two reports which identify federal health reform opportunities for school-based health centers. [more]

Child and Adolescent Health
Runaway and Homeless Youth Relationship Violence Toolkit
The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, working with runaway and homeless youth organizations, developed a toolkit. [more]

Women's & Infant Health
New Research on Pregnant Women and Substance Use
The Bridging the Divide project at the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health released a new white paper on pregnant women and substance use, which is designed as a resource for policymakers, advocates and the media. [more]

On Your Behalf

AMCHP’s Family Representative and Emerging Issues Committee member, Donna Macan Yadrich, was recently highlighted for patenting shirt designs for hospital patients. [more]


NIJ FY17 Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women: Teen Dating Violence, Sexual Violence and Intimate Partner Violence
Deadline: March 20
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking proposals for research and evaluation of violence against women, specifically about teen dating violence, sexual violence and intimate partner violence. Specific areas of interest to NIJ are provided under each topic area, however, other areas of interest that offer important insights into teen dating violence, sexual violence or intimate partner violence may receive equal attention. For more information, click here.

Maternal and Child Health Collaborative Office Rounds
Deadline: March 20
The Health Resources and Services Administration is accepting applications for the Maternal and Child Health Collaborative Office Rounds program. The purpose of this program is to enhance the knowledge and skills of community-based, primary care providers in addressing the mental/behavioral health conditions of the patients. The program supports continuing education in psychosocial developmental aspects of child health that emphasizes the practical challenges confronted by community-based practitioners. For more information, click here.

Health Information Technology Capacity Building for the Integration of Medicaid and Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Data
Deadline: March 22
The Health Resources and Services Administration is accepting applications to support two Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part B recipients to promote the statewide exchange of health information between RWHAP data systems and Medicaid Management Information Systems. Improvement of HIV-related health information exchange capacity will enhance the ability of the states and territories to better integrate care, treatment and cost data, thus increasing the coordination of eligibility care and quality initiatives in their respective jurisdictional areas. For more information, click here.

Support for Expectant and Parenting Teens, Women, Fathers and Families
Deadline: March 24
The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health is accepting applications for a funding opportunity that will provide support to states and tribal governments to provide expectant and parenting teens, women, fathers and their families with a seamless network of supportive services, including evidence-based/evidence-informed approaches to improve their health and well-being. This funding opportunity aims to improve not only the health outcomes of the expectant and parenting population, but also educational, social and economic outcomes that shape health. For more information, click here.

Centers for Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Adolescent Health Promotion Research
Deadline: March 24
The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health seeks applications from qualified organizations for teen pregnancy prevention and adolescent health promotion research center grants. These centers are expected to address important and relevant topic areas in pregnancy prevention and adolescent health and to be a national leader in one of the five priority areas: safe and supportive environments; healthy relationships; meaningful connections to supportive adults; engaging youth and families; and youth in-out-of-home care and foster care systems. For more information, click here.

For more funding opportunities, click here.