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AMCHP's QI eLearning Series Continues!
 (AMCHP), in partnership with Population Health Improvement Partners (Improvement Partners), is hosting a Quality Improvement eLearning Series for Title V staff to build capacity to apply QI tools and concepts to their work. The eLearning program is an interactive, virtual series of trainings that will allow participants to apply QI tools or concepts to issues they face working in MCH during virtual trainings with expert QI coaches from Improvement Partners. If you were unable to join us for our first live discussion, you can find the recordings and session materials here. The resources from the Collaborative Coaching Call #1 are also available. Our next event is Live Discussion #3 on May 31 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET. We hope you will be able to join us!

Call Schedule/Registration Links (all times are EST):
Live Discussion 3: Testing Changes (May 31, 3:00-4:00 p.m.)
Live Discussion 4: Sustaining and Spread (June 15, 2:00-3:00 p.m.)
Collaborative Coaching Call 2 (July 13, 3:00-4:00 p.m.)

Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators?
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will host a webinar on May 18 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET. Participants will learn about the progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Maternal, Infant and Child Health Leading Health Indicators.
The School-Based Health Alliance's Youth Advisory Council will host a webinar on May 18 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET. The presentation will provide youth perspectives on social determinants of health that influence relationships and skills-building tools for identifying unhealthy characteristics. Presenters will also discuss how adolescents and adults can work together to develop and implement programming to effectively improve student health outcomes.

Integrating FASD with Occupational Therapy
The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome will host a webinar on May 18 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a brain-based disorder that impacts daily activity. The presentation will share the impact of alcohol exposure on brain development and how occupational therapy can help support the life of individuals with FASD.

Learn More About Bleeding Disorders in Women and Girls
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities will host a webinar on May 18 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET. The presentation will describe the prevalence of congenital bleeding disorders in women and girls, and describe the utility of bleeding assessment tools in diagnosis of women and girls with congenital bleeding disorders, as well as management strategies for heavy bleeding and postpartum bleeding.

Coverage and Care for High-Need Patients
The National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation will host a webinar on May 19 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. ET. The webinar will cover the latest taxonomy of high spenders and models for high-value care that could be effective for each group; tactics for identifying high-cost patients and challenging them to value-based care initiatives; use of alternative care settings; and the potential impact of policies related to preexisting conditions.

Engaging Families in Health Care Organizations in Practices
The National Center for Medical Home Implementation, the National Center for Family Professional Partnerships and Bright Futures National Center will host a webinar on May 25 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET. The presentation will define and describe characteristics of family engagement at the health care organization level, identify strategies to measure family engagement at the practice and health care organization level, and describe evidence-based and evidence-informed practices for family engagement among pediatric practices and health care organizations.

Building Power for Health Equity
Dialogue4Health will host a webinar on June 1 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET. The webinar will describe a set of inside and outside strategic practices that public local health departments can use to advance equity. The panelists will provide concrete examples of how they have implemented these practices, their lessons learned and practical guidance to local health department staff interested in tackling similar efforts.

How Social Determinants of Health Informs Fatality Review
The National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention will host a webinar on June 7 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET. The presentation will discuss how child death review and fetal and infant mortality review programs work to understand health care systems, as well as social problems that contribute to fetal, infant and child deaths. The webinar will also identify and implement systems improvement and interventions to improve the lives of vulnerable women, infants, children and families.

Stay Up to Date!
The Best Babies Zone Technical Assistance Center (BBZ TAC) at the University of California Berkeley School of Public Health invites maternal and child health professionals to subscribe to the new monthly BBZ TAC newsletter. The purpose of this newsletter is to keep subscribers up to date on place-based, community-driven initiatives and to deliver resources related to advancing social equity. Each month, the newsletter will highlight the local work from one of the BBZ TAC zones and share resources related to the social and structural determinants of racial inequities in birth outcomes.

Special Education within the MENASWA Community
The Center for Teaching and Learning at the California State University Northridge is gathering demographic data about Middle Eastern, North African and Southwest Asian (MENASWA) families of children with special needs who participate in special education programs. Researchers are seeking input from families to identify which strategies for serving students with disabilities are the most helpful as perceived by MENASWA families.

Informing Mobile App Developers
Mobile application (app) developers are seeking young adults (and parents) with pediatric rheumatic diseases to take a survey that will help with the creation of a smartphone app, Building Literacy for Adolescents' Successful Transitions, aimed at supporting transition from pediatric to adult-centered care.

Children's Healthy Weight CoIIN Application Coming Soon, from ASPHN
The Association of State Public Health Nutritionists will release the application for the Children's Healthy Weight Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) in early June 2017. The Children's Healthy Weight CoIIN will support state Title V programs' efforts to promote nutrition, physical activity, and breastfeeding. Seven states will be accepted to participate from July 2017 through August 2019. The CoIIN will have three work streams. The first year, states will apply to work on either the Breastfeeding or the Physical Activity Work Stream. In the second year, all states will continue with their initial work and will also work on an Innovative Nutrition Integration project. The Innovative Nutrition Integration Work Stream will be developed during the first year with input from the participating states. Contact Sandy Perkins for more information.