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AMCHP 2019 - Key Updates

Annual Conference Draw Nearly Over 900 MCH Professionals
More than 900 leaders, researchers, advocates, and frontline staff from around the country converged on beautiful San Antonio, Texas, for the Association of Maternal & Child Health Program's 2019 Annual Conference March 9-12. [more]

Learn About Honored MCH Leaders
For a list of the MCH leaders honored at AMCHP 2019, click here.

Save the Date for the AMCHP 2020!
See you at AMCHP 2020 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Crystal City, Va., March 21-24, 2020! Registration should open in late summer.

Innovation Station

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 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

Title X Changes Published in Final Rule, Also Challenged
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published a final rule in the Federal Register on March 4 to make substantive changes to the Title X Family Planning Program. The rule, "Compliance with Statutory Program Integrity Requirements," goes into effect May 3, although some provisions have effective dates of July 2, 2019, and March 4, 2020. [more]

President's Budget Request for FY2020
The Trump administration published the President's Budget Request for federal fiscal year 2020. [more]

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, April 11, from 2-3 p.m. ET. Register now.

Publications and Resources

General & Maternal Child Health

Fluoride Promotion Poster Updated
The Campaign for Dental Health announces that the How Fluoridation Works poster and graphic have been updated with new images, are available in Spanish and English, and are available in a new format to print 18x24 posters.  

Get Involved

Webinars

Implementing the Postpartum Care Basics Bundle: A Deep Dive into Mental Health and Breastfeeding Support 
Council on Patient Safety in Women's Health Care
March 26, 2 p.m. ET
Discusses the importance of establishing a comprehensive, personalized postpartum care plan for every woman; reviews essential components of a comprehensive plan; and reviews strategies for successfully conducting mental health and domestic violence screening.

Secure Your Own Mask Before Helping Others: Confronting Implicit Bias within Ourselves
United States Breastfeeding Committee
March 26, 2-3:30 p.m. ET
Addresses how structural racism is held up by both explicit and implicit bias, and reviews how to perform critical self-assessments to identify some implicit biases.

Using Policy to Create Healthy Schools
Child Trends
March 29, 2 p.m. ET
Discusses how current state statutes and regulations address mental health, school discipline, and other factors influencing school health, and how a new trauma-informed policy framework can help policymakers create learning environments that support all students.

Lead Exposure and Impacts on Early Brain Development
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
April 8, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET
Aims to educate state health department staff and other key stakeholders on the science behind lead exposure and brain development, as well as current policy and programmatic efforts to mitigate the impact of lead on early childhood development.

Optimizing Health Literacy Programs: Innovative Strategies From the Field
Community Science
April 9, 2-3:15 p.m. ET
Implementers discuss innovative strategies to address challenges with implementing health literacy programs in underserved communities, including how to use song and video to communicate key health messages and use local newspapers to communicate prevention messages.

Recognizing and Reporting Child Maltreatment: Child Abuse, Neglect, and Sex Trafficking of Minors
American Dental Association Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention
April 10, 11 a.m-12 p.m. CT
Provides an overview of the child welfare system, child abuse reporting laws, risk factors and research on human trafficking of minors, and the role dentists and other professionals play in the protection of children. Continuing education credits provided.

Pursuing Health Equity: Start Where You Are
National Institute for Children's Health Quality
April 10, 3-4 p.m. ET
Addresses the persistent inequities in our health systems will take the concerted efforts of many individuals — public health professionals, nurses, clinicians, policy makers, community advocates, and families.