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 July 25, 2017


AMCHP Releases Call for Proposals
AMCHP invites you to submit a proposal for the 2018 AMCHP Annual Conference, to be held Feb. 10-13 in Crystal City, Va. The theme is Staying Focused: The Enduring Commitment of MCH to Families and Outcomes. [more]

New From AMCHP

Creating Effective Youth Advisory Councils in MCH Programs
In this archived webinar, AMCHP engaged members and partners in a discussion about the use of Youth Advisory Councils for ensuring that best practices and culturally appropriate factors are accounted for when carrying out MCH activities. [more]

Legislative & Policy Corner 

Public Health Appropriations, Stalls on Repeal and Replace 
The House Appropriations Committee last week approved its fiscal year 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) Appropriations Bill. We are pleased to share that this bill includes $641,700,000 for the Title V MCH Block Grant, which represents level funding from fiscal 2017, despite a decrease in overall spending on Labor-HHS programs. [more]

Maternity Care Caucus Priorities Included in House Labor-HHS Bill
Several priorities of the House Maternity Care Caucus were also included in the Labor-HHS bill. [more]

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]

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. [more]

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. [more]

Opportunity Announcement for MCH Programs 
MCH programs are encouraged to apply for the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) Program Evaluation Practicum. [more]

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. [more]


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. [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]

Risk of Abuse
In this webinar, presenters will discuss approaches for risk reductions for those with developmental disabilities. [more]

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. [more]

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. [more]

Publications & Resources 

Zika Corner

CDC Guidance for Infant Neuroimaging and Infant and Zika Virus Testing
This job aid has been updated to include information on infant death and pregnancy loss. [more]  

New Zika Resources
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published two new resources. [more

Pregnant Women and the Zika Vaccine Research Agenda
The Ethics Working Group published a resource that provides concrete recommendations for various actors involved in Zika virus research and development efforts. [more

Workforce Development
Building Skills for a More Strategic Health Workforce: A Call to Action
The de Beaumont Foundation's new Workforce Consortium report is now available. [more

General & Maternal Child Health

Health, United States, 2016
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics released the 40th annual report card on the nation's health. [more

Tools and Info to Fight Congenital Syphilis
Even babies are not exempt from currently rising syphilis rates. In 2015, there were nearly 500 cases of congenital syphilis. Preliminary data suggest these numbers rose higher in 2016. [more

Child & Adolescent Health

Improving the Pediatric/Specialist Relationship
An article in the Journal of Pediatrics outlines key considerations and solutions for improving relationships between pediatric primary care and subspecialists. [more

Advancing the Pediatric Medical Home Model
The National Center for Medical Home Implementation, in partnership with the National Academy for State Health Policy, develops state profiles highlighting public health programs that advance the medical home model in pediatric populations. [more

Local Health Department and School Partnerships
The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors published a resource. [more

Care Integration Measurement Tool for Families of CSHCN
This archived webinar from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health introduced the Pediatric Integrated Care Survey, which assesses family experience with care integration. [more

Supporting Wellness in Schools
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Healthy School Campaign, Mental Health America and Trust for America's Health published a Framework for Action, Addressing Mental Health and Wellbeing Through ESSA Implementation. [more

Women's and Infant Health
Opioid Use, Misuse, and Overdose in Women
The Office on Women's Health (OWH) released a report that examines the prevention, treatment, and recovery issues for women who misuse, have use disorders, and/or overdose on opioids. [more

Career Opportunities 

Call for Public Health Fellows
Candidates with strong public health credentials are encouraged to apply for the 2018 APHA Public Health Fellowship in government. [more]


Medication Assisted Treatment — Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Deadline: July 31
To expand/enhance access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services for individuals with an opioid use disorder seeking or receiving MAT.

Strengthening Coordinated Transportation Systems for People with Disabilities
Administration for Community Living
Deadline: July 31
The goal of this five-year project is to build upon proven models and approaches that can be used by states and communities to involve older adults and people with disabilities in the design and implementation of coordinated transportation systems in ways that make those systems responsive to the needs of these populations.

Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health
Deadline: Aug. 1
To reduce significant health disparities impacting racial and ethnic minorities and/or disadvantaged populations through evidence-based strategies. The program will serve residents in communities disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic, childhood/adolescent obesity, and serious mental illness.

Leadership in Public Health Social Work Education
Health Resources & Services Administration, Bureau of Health Workforce
Deadline: Aug. 7, 2017
The Leadership in Public Health Social Work Education Program aims to provide training, education, faculty development and curriculum enhancement to prepare students for leadership roles through enrollment in a dual master's degree program in both social work and public health.

Public Health in Tribal Communities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — NCCDPHP
Deadline: Aug. 7
Funding opportunity for Native American tribal governments and organizations to increase public health capacity and infrastructure for chronic disease prevention and health promotion, and to strengthen core public health functions. Successful applicants will provide public health leadership, surveillance and epidemiology, and design public health programs to address a wide range of needs.

Increasing the Well-Being and Outcomes for Children Affected by Substance Abuse
Administration for Children and Families
Deadline: Aug. 9
For regional partnerships that provide programs and services to increase the well-being, improve permanency outcomes, and enhance the safety of children who are in out-of-home placements or at risk of entering out-of-home placements because of a caretaker's substance abuse.

For more funding opportunites, click here