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Public health approaches to address the opioid epidemic
AMCHP and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) will co-host a webinar focusing on public health strategies to address the opioid epidemic among maternal and child health populations. The webinar will focus on prevention efforts and highlight cross-sector collaborations. The event will feature perspectives from Dr. Jay Butler, Alaska State Health official and ASTHO president; Dr. Dina Lieser, senior advisor at the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau's Division of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems; Christina Mullins, director of the Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health in West Virginia; and Patricia M. Tilley, chief of the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services in New Hampshire. The webinar will be held on May 9 from 1-2:30 p.m. ET. Register here.

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 two live discussions, you can find the recordings and session materials here.

Our next event is the Collaborative Coaching Call on May 9 at 3 p.m. ET. We hope you will be able to join us!
Call Schedule/Registration Links (all times are EST):
Collaborative Coaching Call (May 9, 3-4 p.m.)
Live Discussion 3: Testing Changes (May 31, 3-4 p.m.)
Live Discussion 4: Sustaining and Spread (June 15, 2-3 p.m.)
Collaborative Coaching Call 2 (July 13, 3-4 p.m.)

SPHARC Virtual Coffee Talk on Employment and Autism
AMCHP's State Public Health Autism Resource Center, in partnership with the Association of University Centers on Disabilities, is proud to host a virtual coffee talk on May 11 from 2-2:30 p.m. ET featuring Zoe Gross, director of operations at the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN). Tune in to hear ASAN's policy priorities, as well as participate in open discussions with your peers on Autism and employment. This coffee talk is open to all interested attendees. To register for this event, click here.
Enhance Your Understanding on Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
The Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody will host a webinar series for child welfare professionals to help them better respond to survivors of domestic violence and their children:
·       Child Abuse, Neglect and Domestic Violence: Dispelling the Myths, Enhancing Practice (May 3, 12:30-2 p.m. ET)
·       The Role of Social Workers in Dependency Cases with Domestic Violence Victims (May 4, 2-3:30 p.m. ET)
·       Reasonable Efforts in Dependency Cases Involving Domestic Violence (May 11, 2-3:30 p.m. ET)
Please use the link above to register for one or all of the webinars.
Discuss the Mental and Behavioral Health of Rural Children
The Rural Health Information Hub will host a webinar on May 3 from 12-1 p.m. ET. The presentation will focus on the recently released series report, Differences in Health Care, Family, and Community Factors Associated with Mental, Behavioral, and Developmental Disorders among Young Children across Rural and Urban Settings — U.S., 2011-2012.

Learn More About Developmental Screening
The Family Health Outcomes Project will host a webinar on May 3 from 1:30-3 p.m. ET. The presentation will focus on best practices for promoting developmental screening.

Participate in Children's Mental Health Awareness Day
The national focus of Awareness Day 2017 is the importance of integrating behavioral health and primary care for children, youth and young adult with mental and/or substance use disorders. Register to watch Awareness Day Live on May 4 from 7-9 p.m. ET. The event will feature interactive panel discussions about understanding the connection between physical and behavioral health; improving communication between primary care providers, behavioral health providers, youth and families; and supporting the mental health needs of youth who experience chronic illness. Local Awareness Day events are also available.

Learn About Rulemaking, Agency Authority and the Administrative Procedures Act
The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) will host a webinar on May 5 from 12-1 p.m. ET. In this webinar, NHeLP attorneys will provide an overview of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and discuss 10 ways the APA can be used to protect Medicaid beneficiaries against illegal agency action.

Expand Your Knowledge on School-Based Health Care
The School-Based Health Alliance, in collaboration with the California School-Based Health Alliance, will host the 2017 National School-Based Health Care Convention from June 18-21 in Long Beach, Calif. This annual convention is the premier interdisciplinary gathering of school-based medical, nursing, mental, dental care professionals and advocates. Register before May 5 (June 5 for California residents) to receive a special early bird discount.

Addressing Sensory Needs in Children and Teens with ASD
The Autism Institute will host a webinar on May 8 from 1-2 p.m. ET. The presentation will provide tips for successfully supporting children and teen on the autism spectrum who struggle with sensory discomfort and pain.

Using Data for Population Health
The Health Information Technology, Evaluation and Quality Center will host a webinar on May 9 from 3-4 p.m. ET. This presentation will help health centers make progress along the path of using social determinants data to address population health using health information technology (HIT). The webinar will provide an understanding of population health management and social determinants of health from a HIT perspective and HIT's relevance for health centers.

Exploring Competencies for Legal Epidemiology
The Public Health Foundation will host a webinar on May 11 from 2-3:30 p.m. ET. This is a virtual town hall to learn more about the emerging field of legal epidemiology and explore a draft competency model being developed to support public health practitioners, lawyers and policy experts working in this area. The model aims to provide guidelines for minimum competencies in legal epidemiology, the scientific study of law as a factor in cause, distribution and prevention of disease and injury.

Learn About Child Safety
The Child Safety Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network will host a webinar on May 11 from 3-4 p.m. ET. The presentation will focus on using quality improvement to prevent childhood injuries.

Marketing the Adolescent and Young Adult Well Visit
The Adolescent and Young Adult National Resource Center will host a webinar on May 16 from 2-3:30 p.m. ET. The webinar will provide thought-provoking ideas and concepts from commercial marketers to inform our approaches to engaging young people in health.

Share Your Big Ideas on Opioid Addiction
The Aspen Health Strategy Group (AHSG) is seeking new ideas to combat the national opioid crisis. Ideas should specify what should happen and who should implement it, provide a rationale and describe what would happen if it were implemented. AHSG will select up to five ideas that will be presented during a session of the Aspen Institute's Spotlight Health in June 2017 and will be described in a paper that will be prepared later in the year. Deadline: May 26.

Explore the Connections Between the Environment and Health
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Tracking Network is accepting submissions for the Enviro Health App Challenge. The goal is to receive innovative uses for the Tracking Network data from the CDC's application programming interface to explore the connections between the environment and health. Deadline: June 23.