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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.

Strengthening Medicaid Managed Cared for Children with Chronic and Complex Health Care Needs 
The National Academy for State Health Policy is providing peer-to-peer technical assistance through a learning collaborative for states interested in improving Medicaid managed care programs and related services for children and youth with special health care needs, including those provided by state Title V CYSHCN programs. The collaborative will help states build upon and align their Medicaid managed care programs with federal and state initiatives, as well as health care delivery system reforms. Send applications to Anisha Agrawal ( For more information about this project or the collaborative, contact Kate Honsberger (
National Academy for State Health Policy, Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health and AMCHP
Deadline: Aug. 16, 5 p.m. ET
Hear the Latest on Zika
Our monthly Zika conference call will take place on the last Thursday of each month to discuss opportunities to build partnerships and address topics for technical assistance pertaining to Zika. Previous calls have featured updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, and peer discussions hosted by the Emerging Issues Committee. Call (888) 757-2790, use passcode 482480#.
Aug. 24 from 3-4 p.m. ET
Opportunity for Public Comment
To make the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recommendations clearer and its processes more transparent, the task force is inviting public comment on all draft research plans and draft evidence reviews. USPSTF is accepting public comment on hepatitis B virus infection in pregnant women and on ovarian cancer.
U.S. Preventative Services Task Force
Deadline: Aug. 9 and Aug. 14
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
Generate My Healthy Future
Healthy Teen Network is conducting a study with adolescents and young adults ages 14 to 24, their parents, and their non-parent caring adults. Study participants will complete the Healthy Future Plan activity, a survey, and possibly a phone call to share their experiences. Participants will be compensated and their feedback will be used to improve the Healthy Future Plan activity and tools.
Healthy Teen Network

Certification Test Feasibility
Postpartum Support International is conducting a survey to identify areas of interest for a standardized test for the certification of perinatal mental health experts. The survey is open to anyone interested in perinatal mental health.
Postpartum Support International
Call for Applications: Innovative and Promising Practices in Pediatric Medical Home Implementation
Are you implementing pediatric medical homes? Showcase your work through the National Center for Medical Home Implementation (NCMHI) by completing an application for innovative and promising practices in pediatric medical home implementation. Applications will be reviewed by an expert panel on an ongoing basis and selected innovative and promising practices will be published on the NCMHI website. Complete an electronic submission or email for an application.
Protecting Young Adults in Agriculture
Focuses on occupational safety considerations for young adult workers, ages 16 to 24. Participants will learn to define agricultural hazards that increase risk of injury and illness, describe regulatory standards that promote a safe work environment, and create steps to reduce agricultural injury.
AgriSafe Network
Aug. 9 from 1-2 p.m. ET
Mom's Mental Health Matters
Describes Mom's Mental Health Matters (MMHM), an initiative of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and reviews how to use its materials in community settings. MMHM uses evidence-based materials to raise awareness of depression and anxiety during and after pregnancy, the signs of these conditions, and the importance of getting help.
Aug. 15 from 2-3 p.m. ET
Strengthening the Health Workforce Education Pipeline
Aims to increase awareness of health workforce education pipeline programs and share innovative best practices that address the need to recruit and retain students from disadvantaged backgrounds and underrepresented minorities to strengthen the health workforce.
Health Resources and Services Administration
Aug. 15 from 2-3:30 p.m. ET
Moving Upstream to Prevent Substance Misuse and Addictions
In support of the 2017 President's Challenge, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials is convening state public health leaders and national experts in a webinar series to explore evidence-based strategies, policy challenges, and new opportunities to prevent substance misuse and addictions. This webinar will focus on primary prevention and strategies aimed at enhancing protective factors and reducing risk factors for substance misuse and addictions.
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Aug. 17 from 2-3 p.m. ET
Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program
Focuses on the Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program, which is a multi-component evidence-based approach by which school districts use all opportunities for students to be physically active and meet the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity each day, and teach students the importance physical activity.
The Division of Population Health, the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Aug. 22 from 2-3 p.m. ET
Ensuring Nationwide Access to Maternity Care Providers
Nearly half of U.S. counties lack a practicing OB-GYN, and the shortage is expected to grow. Maternity workforce shortages and maldistribution are of particular concern for the Medicaid program. Meanwhile, American women are dying from pregnancy-related complications at a higher rate than in any other developed country – a problem that's exacerbated by limited access to providers. Join AMCHP and the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation to discuss this timely issue.
AMCHP, the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Aug. 22 from 3-4:30 p.m. ET

How to Apply for HRSA Grants
To help organizations learn more about the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) programs, priorities, and funding opportunities. Learn how to apply for a HRSA grant, assess organizational readiness, and how to write a strong application.
U.S. Health and Resources Services Administration Atlanta Office of Regional Operations
Aug. 23 from 2-4 p.m. ET
Increasing Adolescent HPV Immunization through Provider Best Practices
This webinar will focus on the multi-state controlled trial that aims to address low HPV vaccination coverage among adolescents by enhancing a systems intervention. The modified intervention uses quality improvement measures and ongoing feedback for providers who treat adolescent patients in primary care settings.
Systems for Action National Program Office
Sept. 14 from 12-1 p.m. ET