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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.

Won't you please think about contributing your time and expertise to your professional organization? This is a terrific way to enhance the benefits of your membership in AMCHP and your career, while also contributing to the success of the organization. Please complete this brief survey to let us know of your interest.

ASTHO Seeks Participation in Workforce Needs Survey
AMCHP is participating in the Directors Assessment of Workforce Needs Survey (DAWNS), conducted by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The goal of DAWNS is to contribute to a comprehensive analysis of the public health workforce training needs, gaps, and priorities by incorporating leadership perspectives related to the workforce's capabilities and skill gaps, the workforce pipeline, recruitment and retention issues, and the utility of formal public health education.

The survey will be sent to AMCHP members via email with a unique link at the end of July/early August. Please watch for the survey and complete it to make your voice heard. ASTHO will develop a national report highlighting leadership-identified workforce development needs. Contact Kyle Bogaert (kbogaert@astho.org) at ASTHO for more information.

Researching Pregnancy Screening for Hepatitis B
The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) released its draft research plan on prenatal screening for hepatitis B virus infection and is seeking public input. The final research plan will help guide a systematic review of the evidence by researchers at an Evidence-based Practice Center. The resulting evidence review will form the basis of the USPSTF Recommendation Statement on this topic.
U.S. Preventative Services Task Force
Deadline: Aug. 9

Opportunity Announcement for MCH Programs 
MCH programs are encouraged to apply for the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) Program Evaluation Practicum. The practicum is a two-week experience for HSPH students to team up with participating MCH public health programs, attend a week-long program evaluation training, and work for the MCH program. Students will develop comprehensive evaluation plans for participating MCH programs.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Reproductive Health and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Deadline: Sept. 1

Public Comment for Healthy People 2030
Healthy People provides 10-year, science-based national objectives for improving health that reflect input from a diverse group of individuals and organizations. The team is requesting comments on the proposed framework for Healthy People 2030, which refers to its vision, mission, foundational principles, plans of action, and overarching goals.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Deadline: Sept. 29

Webinars

Improving Systems of Care for CYSHCN and ASD
This presentation will explore barriers and discuss strategies that states can implement to improve systems of care for children and youth with special health care needs and those with autism spectrum disorder.
AMCHP and National Conference of State Legislatures
July 26 at 2 p.m. ET

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. The first webinar in the series will define health equity, explain various levels of structural inequity, relate how past housing policies inform current health equity improvement work, and identify ways Healthy Start can address historical structural inequities to reduce infant mortality.
AMCHP and the National Institute for Children's Health Quality
July 27 from 2-3:30 p.m. ET 

Risk of Abuse
In this webinar, presenters will discuss approaches for risk reductions for those with developmental disabilities.
Parents Helping Parents
July 29 from 12-1 p.m. ET 

Marketing the Well-Visit
The goal of the Marketing the Well-Visit Learning Community webinar series is to provide thought-provoking ideas and concepts from commercial marketers to approaches to engaging young people in health. Next presentations in the series are listed below:
·       #EffYourBeautyStandards (Aug. 8, 2-3 p.m. ET)
·       Health Literacy v. The Lookup Generation (Sept. 19, 2-3 p.m. ET)

April, May, and July archived webinars are also available.  

Virtual Behavioral Health Workforce Conference
Attendees will learn about best practices for the prevention and treatment of children and youth who have or are at risk for developing a recognized behavioral health disorder, gain knowledge about strategies to enhance the distribution of behavioral health workforce serving rural and underserved populations, and earn continuing education credits.
Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Workforce and the Division of Nursing and Public Health
Sept. 13 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. ET