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 March 21, 2017

Legislative & Policy Corner

President's Budget Blueprint Released

On March 16, the President released his FY2018 budget blueprint outlining his federal spending priorities for the coming fiscal year. The document, also known as the “skinny budget,” can be found here. A full detailed budget with proposed funding levels for individual programs isn’t expected until May. [more]

Possible House Vote on Affordable Care Act Repeal and Replace

The House of Representatives is currently scheduled to vote on the American Health Care Act on March 23, though final details of the package are still being worked out. Following passage by the House Budget Committee last week, Congressional leaders have indicated they intend to bring it up for a vote but with a few changes to be made to address issues that were sticking points for certain factions among Republican members of Congress. [more]

AMCHP to Continue National MCH Policy Calls

Thank you to those who participated in the March National MCH Policy Call. A recording of the call is now available. Please join AMCHP’s policy and government relations team for our next call on April 6 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET. [more]

Get Involved

Participate in a Discussion on the Title V Workforce

Last summer, AMCHP conducted an assessment of the Title V workforce to understand the scope, staff and training needs of state Title V programs. The results of the assessment are available in a 15-minute recording. [more]

Adapting PRAMS to Address Emergency Response in Puerto Rico

The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion's Division of Reproductive Health will host a webinar on March 22 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET. From April to December 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring Systems (PRAMS) team took on the challenge of developing and implementing a new Zika-related surveillance protocol for Puerto Rico, known as the PRAMS-Zika Postpartum Emergency Response (ZPER) project. [more]

Title V Data Systems Integration Toolkit

AMCHP, in partnership with AEM, will develop an online Title V Data Systems Integration Toolkit to provide Title V leaders and stakeholders with resources and tools for integrating early childhood data and developing an early childhood integrated data system. [more]

Learn How to Address Childhood Trauma

The Center for the Study of Social Policy will host a webinar on March 22 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET. [more]

Participate in a Webinar Series

The National Health Law Program's webinar series "Protect Medicaid" examines how proposed federal cuts to the program would impact the country's most vulnerable populations. [more]

Transitioning for Individuals with ASD

The Johnson Center for Child and Health Development will host a webinar on March 28 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET. [more]

Comment on Proposed Payment Models for Pediatric Care

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking feedback on proposed changes aimed at reducing cost while improving the quality of care for children and youth enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program. [more]

Learn About Innovative Bicycling Programs for Youth

Safe Routes to School National Partnership will host a webinar on March 29 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET. The webinar will explore creative and effective innovations happening in the realm of young people and bicycling. [more]

Improving Health Care for Adolescent and Young Adults

The University of Minnesota will host a webinar on March 29 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET. [more]

Use Evidence to Achieve State Health Policy

The National Academy of State Health Policy will host a webinar on March 29 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET. The presentation will provide examples of how policymakers can and are using evidence to inform effective policymaking. [more]

Irritable Kids

The National Institute of Mental Health will host a webinar on March 30 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET. Attendees will learn about severe irritability and disruptive mood dysregulation in children and youth. [more]

Participate in STD Awareness Month

STD Awareness Month (SAM) is in April. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages everyone to tackle the dangerous return of syphilis. CDC's SAM website has resources and guidance for health care providers and affected groups. [more]

Submit a Nomination!

The Healthy Teen Network is accepting nominations for the Outstanding Teen Parent and the Youth 360 Innovation Awards, which will be presented at its 38th Annual Conference, in Baltimore. [more]

Submit Your Input on School-Based Social-Emotional Services for Autism

Students at the University of South Dakota are conducting research on behalf of the South Dakota Leadership Education in Neurodevelopment and Related Disabilities program regarding social-emotional, school-based services for children with autism. [more]

Publications & Resources

Zika Corner
Tips for Communicating with Your Baby's Doctor or Health Care Provider

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new fact sheet for parents of newborns who may have been exposed to the Zika virus during pregnancy. [more]

Prevalence of Microcephaly and Other Birth Defects Associated with Congenital Zika Virus Infection —
Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Atlanta, Georgia, 2013-2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report uses data from population-based birth defects surveillance programs in Massachusetts, North Carolina and Atlanta to assess the prevalence of birth defects during 2013-2014.[more]

Workforce Development
Updated Infographics

The Healthy Tomorrows Program, in collaboration with the Altarum Institute, created an infographic to highlight the investments in the program since 1989. [more]

Epidemiology in MCH

DataSpeak — Moving the Needle on Maternal Health: Updates on Federal and State Initiatives

The Maternal and Child Health Bureau presented a webinar on maternal health and mortality data, focusing on how this data are collected and defined, different measurement methods and how federal and state stakeholders are working to improve maternal health. [more]

General & Maternal Child Health
Public Health Pronto

Public Health Pronto is the new MCH Navigator's new microlearning project that allows you to participate in short bursts of learning throughout the year to improve your public health skills. [more]

2017 Health Value Dashboard

The Health Policy Institute of Ohio released the latest edition of its Health Value Dashboard, which ranks states and the District of Columbia on a combination of population health and health care spending metrics. [more]

Back to Basics Medical Home

The National Center for Medical Home Implementation published an infographic. [more]

Health Systems Transformation in MCH
TV Ads Aided the Affordable Care Act's First Enrollment Period

A study released by Health Affairs examined county-level data on uninsured and Medicaid enrollment rates for individuals under 65 in 2013 and 2014. [more]

Child and Adolescent Health
State of the ImmUnion

Every Child By Two has released its State of ImmUnion report. [more]

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Recommended Immunization Schedule for Children and Adolescents Aged 18 Years or Younger — United States, 2017

In October 2016, the federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) approved the recommended immunization schedule for children and adolescents under 18. [more]

Bright Futures

The American Academy of Pediatrics published the updated Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children and Adolescents. [more]

Women Face Higher Opioid Toll

Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in a recent webcast that the nation's epidemic of narcotics misuse — most recently underscored by a spike in heroin-related deaths.[more]

Eating Fish: What Pregnant Women and Parents Should Know

The Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency issued advice regarding eating fish. [more]

Recommendations on Gynecologic Screenings

The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) released a final recommendation statement on screening for gynecologic conditions with pelvic examinations. [more]

On Your Behalf

Learn about AMCHP staff member, Kelly Umana's internship experience at the Division of MCH Workforce Development. [more]


Integrative Research in Gynecologic Health

Deadline: March 31, 2017
The National Institutes of Health is accepting applications for a funding opportunity that seeks to encourage integrated and synergistic research in the study of uterine fibroids, endometriosis, adenomyosis or gynecologic pain syndromes. For more information, click here.

Strategic Campaign Fund Incubator

Deadline: March 31, 2017
Voices for Healthy Kids is accepting applications for the Strategic Campaign Fund Incubator funding opportunity. Its purpose is to support innovative advocacy approaches that align with Voices for Healthy Kids policy priorities. Incubator opportunities should identify additional partners and strategies through the empowered engagement of populations that are in the greatest need for helping all children achieve a healthy weight. For more information, click here.

Hospital Preparedness Program — Public Health Emergency Preparedness Cooperative Agreement

Deadline: April 3, 2017
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accepting application to support the U.S. public health and health care systems' ability to prepare for and to respond effectively to public health emergencies within the nation and associated territories. Awardees are expected to use their cooperative agreement funding to build and sustain their public health and health care preparedness capabilities, ensuring that federal preparedness funds are directed to priority areas within their jurisdictions as identified through their strategic planning efforts. For more information, click here.
NHSC Zika Loan Repayment Program

Deadline: April 6, 2017
The National Health Service Corps is accepting applications for the Zika Loan Repayment Program. Health care providers can receive up to $70,000 in exchange for a three-year commitment at NHSC-approved sites as they work to address the health effects and risks associated with Zika. For more information, click here.

FY17 Prevention of Opioid Misuse in Women: Office on Women Health Prevention Awards

Deadline: April 7, 2017
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health is accepting applications from public and private nonprofit entities to address the primary and/or secondary prevention of prescription and non-prescription opioid misuse by women across the lifespan by identifying underserved audiences and the potential gaps in the ability to reach these populations. For more information, click here.

For more funding opportunities, click here.