Legislative & Policy Corner
AMCHP to Continue National MCH Policy Calls
Thank you to those who participated in the April National MCH Policy Call. A recording of the call is available. Please join AMCHP's policy and government relations team for our next call on May 4 from 2-3 p.m. ET. [more]
New HRSA Administrator
George Sigounas, MS, PhD, is the new administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration. [more]
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. [more]
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. [more]
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). [more]
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. [more]
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. [more]
Learn More About Developmental Screening
The Family Health Outcomes Project will host a webinar on May 3 from 1:30-3 p.m. ET. [more]
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. [more]
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. [more]
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. [more]
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. [more]
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). [more]
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. [more]
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. [more]
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. [more]
Share Your Big Ideas on Opioid Addiction
The Aspen Health Strategy Group (AHSG) is seeking new ideas to combat the national opioid crisis. [more]
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. [more]
Publications & Resources
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. [more]
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. [more]
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. [more]
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. [more]
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. [more]
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. [more]
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. [more]
Parents’ Attitudes Towards Food Marketing
The University of Connecticut Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity published a report. [more]
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. [more]
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. [more]
Caring for Children with Cleft Lip/Palate
The American Academy of Pediatrics released a report that provides background on cleft lip and palate. [more]
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. [more]
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. [more]
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.
On Your Behalf
In partnership with Family Voices, AMCHP hosted a webinar on March 29 for Title V/MCH leaders focusing on strategies to help Title V programs engage with family leaders. [more]
AMCHP, in partnership with the National Academy for State Health Policy, hosted a meeting in Washington, D.C., to kick off the National CYSHCN Systems Standards Action Learning Collaborative (ALC). Georgia and New Mexico are the two states participating in this round of the ALC. [more]
Deadline: May 9, 2017
The Department of Labor is accepting applications for a funding opportunity for YouthBuild, a community-based alternative education program for disconnected youth, ages 16 to 24, including high school dropouts, adjudicated youth, youth aging out of foster care, youth with disabilities and homeless youth. For more information, click here.
Youth Farm Safety
Deadline: May 10, 2017
The Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for a funding opportunity for non-formal education programs and services in farm safety to promote rural health and seek to strengthen economic vitality. Non-formal education programs in youth farm safety provide timely safety information to rural youth, their families and their on-farm employers, as well as increased access to opportunities for protection of youth health and promotion of safe agriculture practices. For more information, click here.
FY 2017 Vision 21: Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth State Demonstration Project
Deadline: May 11, 2017
The Office for Victims of Crime is accepting applications for funding to address child and youth victimization through state-level demonstration projects. The competitively awarded state-level demonstration sites will bring all the relevant systems and professionals together to establish a coordinated approach. For more information, click here.
OJJDP FY 2017 VOCA TTA for Child Abuse Professionals
Deadline: May 11, 2017
The Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention's Victims of Child Abuse (VOCA) Training and Technical Assistance for Child Abuse Professionals Program provides funding to enhance the coordinated multidisciplinary investigation and prosecution of child abuse through training, technical assistance and information resources that emphasize the implementation of developmentally-appropriate, trauma-informed, and evidence-based programs, policies and practices. The National Children's Advocacy Center will provide training, technical assistance and online resources to child abuse professionals, as well as coordination activities among VOCA programs. For more information, click here.
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program States/Territories Part B Supplemental Grant Program
Deadline: May 15, 2017
The Health Resources and Services Administration is accepting applications for a funding opportunity to supplement the HIV care and treatment services provided by the states/territories through the HIV Care Grant Program — Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part B States/Territories Formula and AIDS Drug Assistance Program Formula and ADAP Supplemental Awards. The awards support access to a comprehensive continuum of high quality HIV care and treatment for low-income individuals and families living with HIV. For more information, click here.
Healthy Lifestyles in Youth Project
Deadline: May 15, 2017
The Indian Health Service is accepting applications for a funding opportunity to improve the health of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth through health promotion and health education programs. The purpose of the cooperative agreement is to focus on addressing healthy lifestyle development, emphasizing nutrition and physical activity for AI/AN children and youth (7 through 11 years old). Find out more.
New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWFJ Programming
Deadline: May 16, 2017
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWFJ) is accepting applications for a funding opportunity, New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWFJ Programming. Through grantmaking, mentorship, career development and networking, New Connections enhances the research capacity of its grantees and network members. The researchers in this program come from multiple disciplines, work to build a culture of health with strong qualitative and quantitative skills, and produce and translate timely research results. Find out more.
Resource-Related Research Projects in the Epidemiology and Prevention of Pediatric Injury
Deadline: May 19, 2017 (Letter of intent)
The National Institutes of Health is accepting applications for funding to develop research resources for use by the scientific community for furthering research in epidemiology and/or prevention of childhood injuries. The research resource should focus on things most likely to cause death or disability such as motor vehicle crashes, firearms, poisoning, drowning, self-injurious behavior, fires, burns or suffocation. Find out more.
For more funding opportunities, click here.