Dr. Jeanette Kowalik, AMCHP’s associate
director of Women’s and Infant Health, was elected to the U.S. Breastfeeding
Committee’s (USBC) Board of Directors at the 2017 Membership Meeting. AMCHP is a
member of USBC. Dr. Kowalik attended USBC’s Seventh Annual National
Breastfeeding Coalitions Convening on Aug. 5-6.
Members of the National MCH Workforce Development
Center, Meg Comeau and Kristen Hassmiller Lich,
partnered with AMCHP’s Ki’Yonna Jones, Lynda Krisowaty, and Nisa Hussain to
facilitate a site visit for the center’s cohort team of participants from
Maryland to advance their team goal of improving care coordination statewide.
Center and AMCHP staff discussed appreciative inquiry, the change management
model, health equity, systems integration, communication strategies and
evaluation with the Maryland team. Maryland’s next steps are to focus on
garnering strategic partners and establishing systems in place.