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AMCHP, National Partnership Release Guide to Maternal Health Legislation
The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs is pleased to collaborate with the National Partnership for Women & Families to produce a new reference guide to key legislative proposals in Congress to address maternal health. [more]

AMCHP President Urges Congress to Boost Title V Funding 
Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs President Cate Wilcox urged Congress to boost funding for the Title V MCH Services Block Grant next year by $20 million to help states combat new and evolving health challenges facing America's families. [more]

Legislation and Policy

AMCHP Hosts Congressional Briefing on Emerging Threats to Mothers and Babies
On April 4, the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs partnered with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and several national organizations to host a briefing on Capitol Hill, "Emerging Threats to Mothers and Babies: Protecting Vulnerable Populations During and After Public Health Emergencies." [more]

Congresswomen Launch Black Maternal Health Caucus
On April 2, Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.) and Rep. Alma Adams (D-N.C.) launched the congressional Black Maternal Health Caucus in the House of Representatives. [more]

House, Senate Members Sign Letter Supporting Federal Programs to Address Maternal Mortality
With technical assistance and support from the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs, Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), Rep. Susan Brooks (R-Ind.), Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.), and Sen. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) led bipartisan "Dear Colleague" letters to the chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees' respective Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies. [more]

Congress Passes ACE Kids Act
On April 2, the Senate unanimously passed the Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act of 2019 (ACE Kids Act) as part of H.R. 1839, the Medicaid Services Investment and Accountability Act of 2019. [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, May 2 from 2-3 p.m. ET. 

Board Corner

2019 Board Nominations
AMCHP seeks nominations from Region V to fill a vacancy on its board of directors. This is considered a special election of the board, and only current, active delegates from Region V are eligible. This is an interim position with a term of one year, effective immediately, and concluding with the 2020 AMCHP Annual Conference. Successful candidates will be eligible to run for re-election for up to two additional terms. [more]

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Webinars

The Changing Burden of Diabetes in Rural and Urban America
Rural Health Research Gateway
April 29, 12-1 p.m. ET
Dr. Timothy Callaghan and Dr. Alva Ferdinand of the Southwest Rural Health Research Center will provide an up-to-date, in-depth look at how the burden of diabetes has changed over time. 
Participation is limited to the first 200 to log on.

Publications and Resources

General & Maternal Child Health

STD Awareness Month Tools
For STD Awareness Month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control has updated four of its popular campaigns – GYT: Get Yourself TestedTalk. Test. Treat.Syphilis Strikes Back, and Treat Me Right. Each campaign includes materials and products that can be tailored to fit the needs of the people you serve.

Child & Adolescent Health

HRSA Releases Resources for Medicaid Collaboration
The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration released new resources for state Title V and maternal and child health programs collaborating with state Medicaid counterparts. The Early Periodic Screening Diagnostic and Treatment benefit helps to ensure that children receive comprehensive health coverage.

On Your Behalf

Black Maternal Health Caucus Launch
AMCHP CEO Jonathan Webb and Director of Policy and Government Affairs Amy Haddad attended a news conference for the launch of the congressional Black Maternal Health Caucus, demonstrating AMCHP's commitment to eliminating disparities in maternal health outcomes and to show AMCHP's support for the new caucus.

Thought Leaders Convene on Zika 
On April 5 AMCHP hosted a thought leaders convening on "Zika and Long-term Implications for Systems of Care" in partnership with the March of Dimes and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [more]