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 Publications and Resources

Best Practices/Innovation Station

Best Practice Added to AMCHP's Innovation Station
AMCHP is pleased to announce that a new practice has been added to the Innovation Station Database following a review held by the Best Practices Committee. Moving Beyond Depression, from Ohio, helps to identify, engage, and treat depressed mothers enrolled in home visiting and other early childhood prevention programs. To learn more about AMCHP's Best Practices, visit the Best Practices page

Deadline Nears to Submit a Practice to Innovation Station
Do you have an effective or innovative MCH practice you'd like to share and include in AMCHP's Innovation Station?  AMCHP is accepting submissions for its fall best practices review. Complete the simple application on the bottom of this page no later than Oct. 12. 

General & Maternal Child Health

See Evidence-Based Reviews of Title V Strategies
Strengthen the Evidence Base for Maternal and Child Health Programs is an initiative funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration that aims to support states in developing strategies to promote the health and well-being of maternal and child health populations. This initiative, undertaken through a partnership among Johns Hopkins Women's and Children's Health Policy Center, the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs, and the Welch Library at Johns Hopkins, facilitates the transformation of the MCH Title V Block Grant Program. 

Evidence reviews (briefs and full reports) are available for NPM 1: Well-Woman Visit, NPM 2: Low-Risk Cesarean Deliveries, NPM 3: Risk-Appropriate perinatal Care, NPM 5: Safe Sleep, NPM 9: Bullying, NPM 13A: Oral Health In Pregnancy, and NPM 13B: Oral Health in Childhood.

Tools for Suicide Prevention Month
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions offers practical tools, trainings, and information regarding suicide prevention, and a resource compilation on suicide prevention in primary care. The Suicide Prevention Resource Center offers a substantial compendium of resources and trainings surrounding suicide prevention.

Child & Adolescent Health

Interactive Data Query
The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, in collaboration with the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, released the Data Resource Center interactive data query, which includes national and state estimates for all Title V National Performance Measures and National Outcome Measures from the 2016 National Survey of Children's Health. You can view and compare the data at the national, state, and HRSA region-level.

Special Issue of Academic Pediatrics on Child Well-Being and Adverse Childhood Experiences
A special issue of Academic Pediatrics, available in print and for free online, includes 28 research papers and commentaries addressing the need and possibility to prevent and heal the epidemic of adverse childhood experiences and advance child well-being.

10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure
The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts, released this report. As part of the project, Trust for America's Health released Recommendations to Prevent and Mitigate the effects of Lead Poisoning, the first in a series of briefs to help policymakers understand the findings and recommendations.

Health-Related Behaviors and Academic Achievement Among High School Students
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new data that emphasize the connection between student health and academic performance.

School-Based Adolescent HIV/STD Prevention Newsletter
This issue from the National Association of County & City Health Officials includes stories about essential health education and empowering young people, as well as resources.