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Nominations for 2018 AMCHP Awards!
AMCHP prides itself on recognizing leadership in maternal and child health in various ways. During the 2018 AMCHP Annual Conference (Feb. 10-13 in Arlington, Va.), we will present awards to MCH leaders and honor excellence in the field. Nominations for the following awards will be accepted through Oct. 15. Find full information on the AMCHP Awards web page.

  • John C. MacQueen Lecture Award for innovation in the field of maternal and child health.
  • Excellence in State MCH Leadership Award for an outstanding state MCH professional whose career has made a significant contribution to the health of women, children, and families in his or her state.
  • Legislative Champions for Maternal and Child Health for recognizing the efforts of members of Congress and their staff to improve the health of mothers, children, and families, including children with special health care needs. (Only Legislative Committee members may submit nominations. Contact our policy team for more information.)
  • Merle McPherson Leadership Award for exemplary contributions to further family/state professional collaboration between a state Title V Program and AMCHP.
  • Vince Hutchins Leadership Award for leadership in promoting a society responsive to the needs of women, youth, and families.
  • Emerging MCH Professional Award for significant contributions to state MCH programs in promoting and protecting the health of women, children, and families in his or her state and/or region. Nominations are still open only for HHS Regions I, III, V, VIII, and IX.
  • Ryan Colburn Scholarship Award for a youth with disabilities leader to attend the AMCHP Annual Conference, connect with family leaders, and continue to spread Ryan's message of hope


Participate in a Child Welfare Project
Professionals are encouraged to apply for the Research and Capacity Building Project, designed to strengthen the evidence foundation for collaborative responses to families who are experiencing domestic violence and are involved in the child welfare system. 
Quality Improvement Center on Domestic Violence in Child Welfare 
Deadline: Sept. 29 by 11:59 p.m. ET

Share Your Research on Adolescent Health 
The call for proposals is open for the fifth Annual Conference on Adolescent Health, April 23-24 in Ypsilanti, Mich. Proposals can be submitted in the form of a breakout session, oral presentation, or poster. 
University of Michigan, Adolescent Health Initiative 
Deadline: Oct. 6 

2018 Culture of Health Prize
Honors and elevates American communities that are making great strides in their journey toward better health.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Deadline: Nov. 3 by 3 p.m. ET

Webinars
 
Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Tobacco.
Learn about progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Tobacco Leading Health Indicators and hear how the Hawaii Tobacco Prevention and Education Program is implementing a comprehensive strategy to prevent youth from starting to use tobacco and to promote quitting among adults and youth.
Healthy People 2020
Sept. 21 at 12 p.m. ET

The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model: Resources to Guide Implementation
Introduces a resource to support implementation of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model in schools and school districts.
National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
Sept. 21 from 1-2 p.m. ET

2017 National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Influenza/Pneumoccal News Conference
Livestreamed press conference kicks off the 2017-18 seasonal influenza vaccination campaign. Tune in to hear a keynote from U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. Tom Price, as well as a moderated discussion from a panel of experts.
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Sept. 28 from 10-11 a.m. ET

Friends of NCBDDD Quarterly Check-in
An update on National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities activities from Dr. Coleen Boyle, a recap of recent executive committee actions, and a summary of ongoing efforts by the advocacy coalition.
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Sept. 28 from 3-4:15 p.m. ET

The Early Limited Formula Study: Improving the Transition from Hospital to Home for Newborns with Pronounced Weight Loss
Learn how to describe normal weight patterns for healthy exclusively breastfed newborns after birth, identify potential strategies for mitigating risk from early weight loss, and understand the effect of early limited formula on breastfeeding rates, neonatal readmission, and intestinal microbiota.
Health Resources and Services Administration
Oct. 2 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET 

Breastfeeding in the Community: Innovations to Advance Rural Health
Addresses how rural service agencies can leverage partnerships and resources to sustainably integrate and co-locate lactation support services into existing programs.
National Association of County & City Health Officials
Oct. 16 from 2-3:30 p.m. ET