Kelly Umaña attended the Beyond the Blood Spot: Education and Engagement Summit held in Washington, D.C. Kelly presented on the AMCHP best practices continuum and Innovation Station to newborn screening partners such as health educators, newborn screening advocates and public health professionals.
Data Best Practices
AMCHP's epidemiology and evaluation team hosted an initial Data Best Practices Work Group meeting on June 15 with seven experts in epidemiology, implementation science, and data use. Participants discussed the feasibility of developing a data best practices track to collect and to highlight innovative and effective practices encompassing data acquisition, analysis, dissemination, and communication.
This track would complement the strategies and practices already collected through the Innovation Station best practices submission process. Work group participants took part in a consensus-building workshop to develop a working definition of data best practices and established draft criteria for identifying and evaluating data best practices. The Data Best Practices Workgroup will continue meeting to finalize the criteria for data best practices as well as develop a best practice submission process and related materials.
Title V in School
Iliana White co-presented with Danielle Lampton and Jitoria Jones of the Mississippi Department of Health at the National School-Based Health Care Convention in Long Beach, Calif. On behalf of the greater Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center, their June 20 workshop highlighted the partnership, outcomes, and benefits of Title V and school-based health centers working together to improve access and quality of preventive services for young people in Jackson, Miss. Findings and lessons learned from Mississippi's AYAH CoIIN work were emphasized among a diverse group of attendees, including medical providers and health administrators.