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MANAGEMENT MINUTE/BOARD CORNER

Join the AMCHP Board of Directors!
AMCHP member delegates are encouraged to consider applying for one of several open positions on our board of directors. AMCHP is accepting nominations through Sept. 29 for elections to be held in December. Your help is needed to fill these important roles!

NEW FROM AMCHP

Early Childhood Developmental Screening and Title V: Building Better Systems
AMCHP, in partnership with the National Institute for Children's Health Quality, just released an issue brief that delves into Title V program developmental screening activities that aim to establish or improve comprehensive systems of care for children and families. [more]

Strengthening Medicaid Managed Care for CYSHCN: State examples of contract language and strategies for managing contracts 
AMCHP released a new tool focused on strengthening Medicaid managed care for the nation's 11 million children and youth with special health care needs. [more]

AMCHP Leads New Collaboration to Improve Care for Women and Children Exposed to Lead
AMCHP is pleased to have been awarded a new grant to lead the new Maternal and Child Environmental Health Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (MCEH CoIIN) from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. [more]

Title V Technical Assistance Meeting 
Registration is open for the Maternal and Child Health Federal/State Partnership Technical Assistance Meeting, hosted by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and planned in partnership with AMCHP. [more]

LEGISLATIVE AND POLICY CORNER          

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
As an organization devoted to improving the health of all women, children, youth and families, including those with special health needs, AMCHP is concerned about the potential health implications of ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. [more]

House Passes FY18 Omnibus Appropriations
On Sept. 14 the House of Representatives passed an omnibus fiscal 2018 appropriations bill that includes flat funding for the Title V MCH Block Grant at $641.7 million. [more]

MIECHV Update
Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) plan to introduce a bipartisan Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) reauthorization bill on Sept. 19. [more]

AMCHP 2018 — KEY UPDATES

Register for AMCHP 2018!
Registration is open for the 2018 AMCHP Annual Conference — the perfect opportunity to connect and network with more than 800 public health officials who share an interest in maternal and child health. [more]

GET INVOLVED

Nominations for 2018 AMCHP Awards!
AMCHP prides itself on recognizing leadership in maternal and child health in various ways. [more]

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. [more]

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. [more]

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. [more]
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

PUBLICATIONS & 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. [more] 

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? [more]

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. [more]

Tools for Suicide Prevention Month
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. [more]

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. [more]

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. [more]

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.

FUNDING

GHHI Lead Poisoning Prevention Catalytic Award
The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative
Deadline: Sept. 30
For organizations demonstrating excellence in the mission to end lead poisoning in their communities.

Strengthening the Evidence for Maternal and Child Health Programs
Health Resources and Services Administration
Deadline: Oct. 10
To improve the health and well-being of women and children by supporting the implementation of evidence-based/evidence-informed strategies for the Title V MCH Services Block Grant program. By supporting states with expert consultation, technical assistance, and resources, the program strengthens the states' ability to improve the health of children and families.

MCH FIRST Program
Health Resources and Services Administration
Deadline: Sept. 25
The R40 Maternal and Child Health Field-Innovative Research Studies program supports innovative translation and applied research on critical issues affecting MCH, including services for children with special health care needs.

To view more funding opportunities, click here.