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AMCHP Hosts Congressional Briefing on Protecting Moms and Babies
A panel of maternal and child health experts informed more than 100 Congressional staffers and MCH stakeholders today on what’s been learned from responses to recent public health crises, such as Zika, and how the lessons can be applied to improve detection and care in future emergencies. [more]

Board Corner

2019 Board Nominations
We are actively seeking nominations from Region V to fill a vacancy on our board. This is considered a special election of the board, and only current, active delegates from Region V are eligible for this position. [more]

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]

Legislation and Policy

In Shift, Trump Administration Backs Court Ruling to Overturn the Entire ACA
Justice Department lawyers recently wrote to an appeals court to express support for a federal judge's ruling that the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) should be overturned. [more]

Bill to Reduce Maternal & Infant Deaths Reintroduced in House, Senate
Policymakers recently reintroduced a bill in the House and Senate to reduce maternal and infant mortality in the United States. [more]

Impact of U.S. District Judge James Boasberg's Ruling on Medicaid Work Requirements 
As you may have heard, on March 27, a federal judge struck down Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas and Kentucky. [more]

Get Involved

WPSI Public Comment Notice – Draft Recommendation: Screening for Anxiety
The Women's Preventive Services Initiative (WPSI) is now accepting comments for draft recommendation: Screening for AnxietyPublic comment is an opportunity for broad public input that increases the transparency and quality of the program. The comment deadline is May 1.

Webinars

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, policymakers, community advocates, and families.

Publications and Resources

General & Maternal Child Health

STD Awareness Month Tools
STD Awareness Month has arrived, and 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.

Prevention Business Case Simulation Tool
Nemours has just released the "Prevention Business Case Simulation Tool" and its accompanying user guide. [more]

Child & Adolescent Health

Advancing Systems of Services for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Network Overview Handout
This handout provides an overview of the Advancing Systems of Services for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Network. [more]

New Infographics! Health Care Financing and Coverage for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs 
The Catalyst Center has added three one-page infographics to a series exploring key focus areas in health care financing and coverage for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). [more]