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 Publications and Resources

Best Practices/Innovation Station

Cutting-edge, Emerging, Promising, and Best Practices Added to Innovation Station

AMCHP is pleased to announce that new cutting-edge practices have been added to the Innovation Station Database following a recent review held by the Best Practices Committee. For more best practices, visit AMCHP's Best Practices page.

  • Indiana Perinatal Substance Use – Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Task Force developed to define NAS, implement a uniform process for diagnosis, identify data reporting options for NAS, and evaluate the prevalence of Perinatal Substance Use and NAS in Indiana.
  • Urban Lotus Project (Nevada) – Provides trauma-informed yoga for youth and adolescents who have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences to promote physical activity and provide stress reduction tools to high-risk youth.
  • Universal Autism Screening (Tennessee) – Statewide screening for autism spectrum disorders initiated, utilizing the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Revised with Follow-up.
  • Internship Program for Youth with Special Needs (Rhode Island) – Focuses on the development of workforce readiness skills and awareness of health needs and accommodations to promote success in adulthood.

General & Maternal Child Health

Civil Unrest in the Context of Chronic Community Violence: Impact on Maternal Depressive Symptoms
An article in the American Journal of Public Health examines changes in maternal child health surrounding the April 2015 civil unrest in Baltimore, Md., following Freddie Gray's death while in police custody.

Epidemiology and MCH

Trends in Opioid-Related Hospitalization by State
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality published a resource that provides state statistics about opioid-related hospital care, including hospitalization trends between 2009-14. Hospitalizations in 2014 are broken down by patient age, sex, geographic area, and income.

Health Systems Transformation in MCH

Maternal Health in Crisis: Ensuring Access to Maternity Care Providers
This recorded webinar, hosted by AMCHP and the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, examines shortages in maternity care providers and how to address the problem.

Learn the Latest State Community Health Worker Models
The National Academy for State Health Policy compiled a directory of state community health worker models across the country. As states transform their health systems, many are using community health workers to facilitate care coordination, enhance access to community-based services, and address social determinants of health.

Child & Adolescent Health

Youth Engagement in Adolescent and Young Adult Health Care
Read the latest newsletter from the Adolescent & Young Adult Resource Center, including articles and a variety of resources about meaningfully engaging youth in initiatives to improve uptake of the adolescent well-visit. 

Child Trends News Service
Child Trends launched Child Trends News Service (CTNS), a collaboration between the Child Trends Hispanic Institute and Ivanhoe Broadcast News. CTNS creates video news reports designed to air on local TV news shows, featuring the latest in child development research, in English and Spanish.

Teen Driving Safety: 2017 Resource Guide
The Children's Safety Network published a resource guide that provides links to organizations, programs, publications, and resources focused on teen driving safety. It also includes information on driver education, training, and parent supervision.

Opioid Medication: A Risk for Children and Teens
The Children's Safety Network published an infographic that covers poison control center calls about children and teens exposed to opioid medications.

Legislation and Policy in MCH

Supporting Title V and Medicaid Collaboration in Pediatric Medical Home Implementation
In this recorded July webinar, Title V and Medicaid agency staff, pediatric clinicians, and family advocates discuss state strategies and promising practices that foster Title V/Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs and Medicaid partnerships around the implementation of pediatric medical homes.

National Center for Medical Home Implementation, the National Academy for State Health Policy, and the Catalyst Center

Medicaid Undone? Covering the Safety Net's New Future
This recorded July webinar offers a primer by experts for understanding potential changes to Medicaid, including state and federal efforts to rein in spending and tighten eligibility requirements.
Annenberg Center for Health Journalism, University of Southern California

Women's and Infant Health

Maternal Health in Crisis: Ensuring Nationwide Access to Maternity Care Providers
This recorded August webinar reviewed the dynamics behind maternity workforce challenges, an example of a public-private collaboration to connect Medicaid mothers-to-be with prenatal care and resources (such as transportation to doctor visits), and how financial incentives can encourage medical professionals to specialize in maternal health and work in underserved areas.
Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs and NIHCM Foundation