Skip Navigation Links
Skip Navigation Links
July 2, 2020
June 18, 2020
June 4, 2020
May 21, 2020
May 7, 2020
April 23, 2020
April 9, 2020
March 26, 2020
March 12, 2020
February 27, 2020
February 13, 2020
January 30, 2020
January 16, 2020
December 19, 2019
December 5, 2019
November 21, 2019
November 7, 2019
October 24, 2019
October 10, 2019
September 27, 2019
September 12, 2019
August 22, 2019
August 7, 2019
July 25, 2019
July 11, 2019
June 27, 2019
June 13, 2019
May 30, 2019Expand May 30, 2019
May 16, 2019Expand May 16, 2019
May 2, 2019Expand May 2, 2019
April 18, 2019Expand April 18, 2019
April 4, 2019Expand April 4, 2019
March 21, 2019Expand March 21, 2019
March 7, 2019Expand March 7, 2019
Feb. 21, 2019Expand Feb. 21, 2019
Feb. 7, 2019Expand Feb. 7, 2019
Jan. 23, 2019Expand Jan. 23, 2019
Jan. 8, 2019Expand Jan. 8, 2019
Dec. 11, 2018Expand Dec. 11, 2018
Nov. 27, 2018Expand Nov. 27, 2018
Nov. 13, 2018Expand Nov. 13, 2018
Oct. 30, 2018Expand Oct. 30, 2018
Oct. 16, 2018Expand Oct. 16, 2018
Oct. 2, 2018Expand Oct. 2, 2018
Sept. 18, 2018Expand Sept. 18, 2018
Sept 4, 2018Expand Sept 4, 2018
Aug. 21, 2018Expand Aug. 21, 2018
Aug. 7, 2018Expand Aug. 7, 2018
July 24, 2018Expand July 24, 2018
July 10, 2018Expand July 10, 2018
June 26, 2018Expand June 26, 2018
June 12, 2018Expand June 12, 2018
April 17, 2018Expand April 17, 2018
April 3, 2018Expand April 3, 2018
Mar. 20, 2018Expand Mar. 20, 2018
May 29, 2018Expand May 29, 2018
May 15, 2018Expand May 15, 2018
Mar. 6, 2018Expand Mar. 6, 2018
May 1, 2018Expand May 1, 2018
Feb. 21, 2018Expand Feb. 21, 2018
Feb. 7, 2018Expand Feb. 7, 2018
Jan. 23, 2018Expand Jan. 23, 2018
Jan. 9, 2018Expand Jan. 9, 2018
Dec. 12, 2017Expand Dec. 12, 2017
Nov. 28, 2017Expand Nov. 28, 2017
Nov. 16, 2017Expand Nov. 16, 2017
Oct. 31, 2017Expand Oct. 31, 2017
Oct. 17, 2017Expand Oct. 17, 2017
Oct. 3, 2017Expand Oct. 3, 2017
Sept. 19, 2017Expand Sept. 19, 2017
Sept. 5, 2017Expand Sept. 5, 2017
Aug. 22, 2017Expand Aug. 22, 2017
Aug. 8, 2017Expand Aug. 8, 2017
July 25, 2017Expand July 25, 2017
July 11, 2017Expand July 11, 2017
June 27, 2017Expand June 27, 2017
June 13, 2017Expand June 13, 2017
May 31, 2017Expand May 31, 2017
May 16, 2017Expand May 16, 2017
May 2, 2017Expand May 2, 2017
April 19, 2017Expand April 19, 2017
April 5, 2017Expand April 5, 2017
March 21, 2017Expand March 21, 2017
March 14, 2017Expand March 14, 2017
Feb. 21, 2017Expand Feb. 21, 2017
Feb. 8, 2017Expand Feb. 8, 2017
Jan. 24, 2017Expand Jan. 24, 2017
Jan. 10, 2017Expand Jan. 10, 2017
ArchiveExpand Archive

 Publications & Resources

Zika Corner
Zika Care Connect
The Zika Care Connect website contains information to help pregnant women and families find the appropriate healthcare professional and resources that can address their specific needs. The website includes:                                                                                                                                                                 
·       Healthcare Professional Network, a searchable database of health care specialists who provide care for pregnant women and infants affected by Zika
·       HelpLine, a call line staffed from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ET by professionals who can answer questions and provide referrals to health care professionals in the Zika Care Connect Network
·       Downloadable materials for patients, families and health care professionals
·       Frequently Asked Questions

Update on Zika Virus — Associated Birth Defects and Evaluation of all U.S. Infants with Congenital Zika Virus Exposure — U.S. Zika Pregnancy Registry, 2016
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a Vital Signs report that updates estimates of the proportion of fetuses and infants with birth defects among pregnant women infected with Zika. This report underscores the importance of protecting pregnant women from Zika virus infection and early care for affected babies.

Enhanced Epilepsy Surveillance and Awareness Encouraged in the Age of Zika
A commentary co-authored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that recent studies show that seizures and epilepsy are being reported in some infants with congenital Zika virus infection. The effects Zika virus can have on a developing brain are similar to those of other congenital central nervous system infections associated with epilepsy.
 
 General & Maternal Child Health

Applying CDC's Guideline for Prescribing Opioids
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched an online training series regarding the recommendations in the clinical setting through interactive patient scenarios, videos, knowledge checks, tips and resources. In response to rising concerns about opioid prescriptions and abuse, the CDC created the 2016 Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain and associated training. The first training, Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Recommendations from CDC, is available. Future topics include communicating with patients, treating chronic pain without opioids, and prescribing decision making.

Health Systems Transformation in MCH
 
State Perspectives on Children's Coverage in the Changing Health Policy Landscape
The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) outlined key principles concerning children's coverage that policymakers should consider as health decisions are deliberated at the national level. To ensure kids' coverage remains a priority, NASHP convened a group of Children's Health Insurance Program and Medicaid officials to discuss key issues.

Child and Adolescent Health
 
National Profile of Title V CYSHCN Programs
AMCHP is pleased to release the National Title V Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program Profile. In 2015-16, with support from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, AMCHP fielded a Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Program Profile survey to gain insight into Title V CYSHCN programs across the U.S. This report highlights results from the survey and provides insight into Title V CYSHCN program structure and strengths, roles in systems of care, CYSHCN program partnerships, financing of care for CYSHCN populations and emerging issues for CYSHCN programs. For more information, visit AMCHP's CYSHCN webpage.
 
Latest Research in Youth Violence and Children's Mental Health
The National Resource Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention highlighted Centers for Disease Control and Prevention initiatives that work to keep America safe and healthy, the mental health effects on adolescents as they transition to high school, the early childhood predictors of youth violence in low-income male adolescents, and more.

Parents' Attitudes Towards Food Marketing
The University of Connecticut Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity published a report that highlights parents' views about food marketing to children, food self-industry regulation, and their support for policies to help encourage healthy eating for their children.
 
State ESSA Plans to Support Student Health and Wellness
The Healthy Schools Campaign published a report that focuses on supporting advocates interested in working with state-level policymakers to develop state Every Student Succeeds Act plans. It provides practical resources and emphasizes key areas with the greatest potential impact on student health.
 
Are High School Students with Disabilities Prepared for Life After School?
The Department of Education published a report that explores the transition experiences of students with disabilities after high school. Volume one compares their experiences to those of their typically developing peers. Volume two compares students across disability categories.

Caring for Children with Cleft Lip/Palate
The American Academy of Pediatrics released a report that provides background on cleft lip and palate. The report recognizes the important role of the primary care pediatrician in making a timely diagnosis, providing ongoing health care maintenance, functioning as an advocate for the patient and acting as liaison between the family and the craniofacial/cleft team. 

Diabetes Increasing in Youths
Research from the National Institutes of Health found a rise in the rate in the rate of new cases of diabetes in youths under the age of 20. Understanding why certain youths are more at risk might inform future prevention and treatment efforts.

Legislation & Policy in MCH
 
Closure of Hospital Obstetric Services Disproportionately Affects Less-Populated Rural Counties
A project by the University of Minnesota Rural Health Center has resulted in two policy briefs. The first publication examines the closure of hospital-based obstetric services in rural areas from 2004 to 2014 from a national perspective. The second brief documents state-level variability on the same topic.

 Women's & Infant Health
 
Postpartum Contraception Among Teens
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Trends in Repeat Births and Use of Postpartum Contraception Among Teens — United States, 2004-2015. The report found geographic differences in trends regarding repeat teen births and the use of contraception.