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AMCHP 2019 - Key Updates

AMCHP Announces Award Winners!
Congratulation to the winners of the 2019 AMCHP Awards! The awards honor more than a dozen people and three organizations for leadership, innovation, and other contributions to maternal and child health. [more]

Time to Join MCH Leaders at AMCHP 2019!
Connect and network with more than 800 public health officials who share an interest in maternal and child health at the 2019 AMCHP Annual Conference on March 9-12 at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, Texas. [more]

Discussion Group Opportunity: American Academy of Pediatrics' Bright Futures Guidelines and Resources in Title V Programs
AMCHP Annual Conference attendees are invited to participate in a group discussion exploring the use of Bright Futures Guidelines and related resources in Title V evidence-based programming. [more]

Attend 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]

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. Held concurrently with the AMCHP Annual Conference, these sessions are open to attendees at no extra cost. See the agenda.

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 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]

AMCHP's Innovation Station Practice Summaries have a new look! 
AMCHP is in the process of updating the practice summary forms you see in its Innovation Station Database. The new forms outline the "how to" behind each Innovation Station practice and make it easier for you to implement the practice in your community. [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. 

Get Involved

Webinars

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.

Pursuing Health Equity: Start Where You Are
The 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. 

Publications and Resources

Women and Infant Health

Toolkit of Graphics Highlights Importance of HPV Vaccine
The U.S. National Vaccine Program Office created a series of promotional graphics to highlight the importance of the HPV vaccine. [more]

State of Babies Yearbook: 2019
New research from Child Trends and Zero to Three finds that the state in which a child is born and spends the first three years of their life has a significant impact on their future health, well-being, and success. [more]

Child & Adolescent Health

Combined 2016-2017 National Survey of Children's Health Data Sets Are Now Available For Downloading

The combined 2016-2017 National Survey of Children's Health data sets and codebooks can be requested for download through the Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health website at http://www.childhealthdata.org/help/dataset. [more]

Legislation and Policy in MCH

Promoting Health and Cost Control in States: How States Can Improve Community Health and Well-being Through Policy Change
Trust for America's Health's report highlights 13 evidence-based policies, all outside the healthcare sector that, if adopted by states, can improve the health and well-being of their residents. [more]