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 July 11, 2017

​New From AMCHP 

Learning Module: Communicating the Value of Developmental Screening
AMCHP has released a new learning module focused on communicating the value of developmental screening. This easy-to-use module incorporates evidence-based practices with perspectives from physicians, parents, and the director of a Title V program for children and youth with special health care needs. [more]

Legislative & Policy Corner 

August All-Member Call
The next event in the All-Member National MCH Policy Call Series will take place on Aug. 3 from 2-3:30 p.m. ET.

Get Involved 

Your Voice: Call for Volunteers for AMCHP Committees
AMCHP is seeking volunteers for all of its committees, including Governance, Annual Conference Planning, Best Practices, Emerging Issues, Family and Youth Leadership, Legislative and Healthcare Financing, and Workforce and Leadership Development. [more]

Evaluating Public Health Programs 101
A short course will be held during the American Public Health Association 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo in Atlanta to equip public health professionals with essential skills needed to evaluate public health programs.[more]

Support School-Based Health Centers
The 2016-17 National School-Based Health Care Census is now available. [more]

Opportunity for Input
Researchers in South Dakota are conducting a study to understand the impacts of autism on children and families. [more]

Creating Effective Youth Advisory Councils in MCH Programs
An upcoming webinar will engage stakeholders in Title V and MCH activities as a critical method in ensuring best practices and culturally appropriate factors are accounted for. [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]

Addressing Infant Mortality
The six-part webinar series will give public health professionals an opportunity to hear experts and influencers in the MCH field share examples and best practices to reduce infant mortality. [more]

Celebrating Young Parents 
Presenters will discuss efforts over the past several years by California and New Mexico to affirm the value of young families and celebrate the ways they contribute to their communities. [more]

Baby Behavior for Lactation Professionals
This four-part webinar series will provide professionals with the skills and tools they need to better understand the range of infant behaviors often misinterpreted by parents and to use research-based counseling techniques to successfully drive behavior change. [more]

Supporting the Title V and Medicaid Collaboration in Pediatric Medical Home Implementation
Hear about strategies and promising practices to enhance collaboration on pediatric medical home initiatives between Title V children and youth with special health care needs and Medicaid agencies. [more]

Beyond Breastfeeding Promotion: Actively Supporting Families
Participants will learn breastfeeding facts that matter to families, how to ensure families are given the clinical help they need, and how common interventions in the postpartum period can help or hinder families from meeting their breastfeeding goals. [more]

Feeding Q&A: Beyond the Basics
Presenters will answer participants' questions and expand on multi-disciplinary options for behavioral, dietary, and nutrition support in a feeding program for children. [more]

Choosing Messages to Promote Breastfeeding Supportive Policies
Presenters will discuss how the words used to share information about breastfeeding and institutional policies can influence interactions with patients. [more]

Enhancing Care by Reducing Environmental Triggers
To educate participants on how school-based health (SBH) center can effectively manage asthma by reducing environmental triggers.[more

Publications & Resources 

Zika Corner
CDC Reporting Outcomes from Pregnancies in the U.S. Territories
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released outcomes for pregnancies with laboratory evidence of possible Zika virus infection in the U.S. territories and freely associated states. [more]

Protecting Pregnant Women and Babies
Recordings from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention webinar are now available. [more]

General & Maternal Child Health
Down Syndrome Session Recordings Now Available
The session recordings and accompanying handouts from the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities' Life with Down Syndrome conference are now available. [more]

Conscious and Unconscious Biases in Health Care
Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence is offering a course on conscious and unconscious biases in health care and their impact on people who are disproportionately affected by disparities in health and health care. [more]

Advancing Education and Health Through the Community Schools Strategy
The National League of Cities published a report that allows readers to discover how mayors and city leaders can foster collaborations between school districts, health systems, public health departments, and other community partners to reduce health disparities. [more

Epidemiology and MCH
Births: Provisional Data for 2016
The National Center for Health Statistics released a report on provisional 2016 data on U.S. births, including data age, race, marital status, cesarean delivery, preterm births, and low birthweight. [more]

Secondary Data Analysis in Autism Research Using IAN Data
Recordings are available from a Maternal and Child Health Bureau webinar. [more]

Health Systems Transformation in MCH
Strategies for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
The Catalyst Center and the American Academy of Pediatrics produced a special supplement to Pediatrics. [more]

Evolving Opioid Epidemic and Medicaid's Role in Treatment
A new chart collection from the Kaiser Family Foundation highlights data on the rise of opioid addiction and overdose deaths. [more]

Child & Adolescent Health
Heatstroke Deaths of Children in Vehicles
The Children's Safety Network created a new infographic. [more]

Early Sign Language Exposure and Cochlear Implantation Benefits
A study from the American Academy of Pediatrics addresses if parents' use of sign language before and after cochlear implants positively influences auditory-only speech recognition.  [more]

Legislation and Policy in MCH
Leveraging Title V Partnerships to Advance National Performance Measure #15: Adequate Health Insurance
The Catalyst Center published a policy brief that describes Title V, family leader organization, and Medicaid partnerships. [more]

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences
The National Conference of State Legislatures recently hosted a webinar to help legislators understand the impact of adverse childhood experiences. [more]

Women's and Infant Health
Depression in Mothers — More than the Blues: A Rural Perspective
A recording is available of a webinar hosted by the Rural Behavioral Health Initiative about the Depression in Mothers: More than the Blues Toolkit. [more

On Your Behalf 

Family Navigation and Engagement in Autism Care
Over 60 attendees from 10 states participated, either in person or virtually, in the 2017 SPHARC Peer-to-Peer Exchange in Warwick, R.I., on June 20-21. Over 60 attendees from 10 states participated, either in person or virtually. The exchange, facilitated by AMCHP staff members Paige Bussanich, Cori Floyd, and Anna Watson, focused on "The Evolution of Family Navigation and Engagement in ASD/DD Systems of Care." [more]


Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Payment Program
Health Resources and Services Administration
Deadline: July 15
To compensate for the disparity in the level of federal graduate medical education funding for freestanding children's teaching hospitals versus other types of teaching hospitals.
Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants
Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
Deadline: July 17
To support access to education, training, and telecommunications technologies.                                                                                                                                              

Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network on Infant Mortality
Health Resources and Services Administration
Deadline: July 17
To advance the mission of Healthy Start and contribute to state infant mortality reduction efforts.
Delta Region Community Health System Development
Health Resources and Services Administration
Deadline: July 17
To enhance health care delivery in the Delta Region through intensive technical assistance to providers in rural communities including critical access hospitals, small rural hospitals, rural health clinics, and other health care organizations.

Native Youth Initiative for Leadership, Empowerment and Development
Administration for Children and Families
Deadline: July 19
To emphasize a comprehensive, culturally-appropriate approach to ensure that all young Native American people can thrive and reach their full potential by fostering resilience, capacity building, and leadership.

Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center
Administration for Children & Families
Deadline: July 19
The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) supports a national Training and Technical Assistance effort designed to enhance the continuous evidence based quality improvement of services with a focus on the social an emotion well-being of children, youth and families served by FYSB funded runaway and homeless youth grantees.
Charter Schools, Choice and Vouchers — Implications for Students with Disabilities
National Council on Disability
Deadline: July 20
The National Council on Disability seeks proposals for a report assessing the experiences and outcomes of students with disabilities whose families make use of voucher programs or enroll them in charter schools in lieu of traditional public schools.

Voices for Healthy Kids
The American Heart Association, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Deadline: July 21
Aims to engage, organize, and mobilize people to help all children grow up at a healthy weight.

Rural Health Opioid Program
Health Resources and Services Administration
Deadline: July 21
This funding opportunity aims to support individuals in recovery through the enhancement of behavioral counseling, support peer activities, and bring together health care providers and entities to respond to the opioid epidemic in a rural community.                                                                                                      

Positive Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Outcomes for Children with Developmental Delays or Disabilities
Department of Education
Deadline: July 24
To promote academic achievement and improve results for children with disabilities by providing technical assistance, supporting model demonstration projects, disseminating useful information, and implementing activities that are supported by scientifically based research. 

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