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AMCHP > About AMCHP > Newsletters > Member Briefs > Sept. 5, 2017


Register for AMCHP 2018!
Registration is now open for the 2018 AMCHP Annual Conference — the perfect opportunity to connect and network with more than 900 public health officials who share an interest in maternal and child health. [more]


Help to Guide AMCHP
AMCHP is accepting at-large nominations for its board of directors. [more] 


Replication Project RFA
Would you like the opportunity to replicate an effective practice in AMCHP's Innovation Station? Consider applying for the Best Practices Technical Assistance Replication Project. [more]

Promoting Workplace Breastfeeding Accommodations
This new issue brief from AMCHP reviews regulations, best practices, and the critical role of Title V programs in promoting breastfeeding accommodations in the workplace. [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]


This Week in Congress
The House of Representatives plans to take up an omnibus appropriations package that combines all 12 appropriations bills, including Labor-Health and Human Services (Labor-HHS), where Title V Block Grant funding is housed. [more]

Get Up to Date on Federal MCH Policy
Join the next event in the All-Member National MCH Policy Call Series: Sept. 7 from 2-3:30 p.m. ET.


Nominations for 2018 AMCHP Awards Now Open!
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. [more]

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. [more]

Break the Cycle of Environmental Health Disparities
Students from a variety of disciplines are encouraged to participate in the 2017-18 annual Break the Cycle program focusing on social, economic, and environmental influences on children's health, growth and development. [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. 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
The Culture of Health Prize honors and elevates American communities that are making great strides in their journey toward better health.  [more]


Improving Health Outcomes by Addressing Social Determinants
Dr. Rex Archer, Mandi Bishop, and Dan Brillman speak about their efforts to improve community well-being by addressing social determinants of health.
Sept. 7 from 2-3 p.m. ET

Using the New Poverty, Income, and Health Insurance Data: A Practical Guide
A preview on how to use local, state, and national findings in the annual poverty, income, and health insurance survey data to be released by the Census Bureau in September. 
Coalition on Human Needs
Sept. 7 from 3-4:30 p.m. ET

Finding Common Ground in Support of Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health
A four-part weekly series about how to advocate in support of adolescent sexual and reproductive health with conservative-leaning policymakers and key stakeholders. (Fee for non-members.)
Healthy Teen Network
Starts Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. ET

State Health Leadership and the Opioid Epidemic
In this virtual town hall event, health officials will address the opioid epidemic in their states.  [more]

Findings from the 2016 National Survey of Children's Health
The next installment in the DataSpeak webinar series will review the findings from the redesigned 2016 National Survey of Children's Health, which examines the physical and emotional health of children from birth through 17.
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Sept. 13 from 2-3 p.m. ET

Meaningful Family Engagement from Early Childhood to High School
Participants will learn why and how Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children's Health) and Safe Schools/Healthy Students grantees are advancing meaningful family engagement at state and local levels.  [more]

Healthy Start in Housing
Hear how housing issues around the country affect birth outcomes and what Boston is doing with its Healthy Start in Housing program to address such issues.  [more]


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. [more]

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. [more]

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. [more]

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

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


Pilot Studies to Test the Initiation of a Mental Health Family Navigator Model
National Institutes of Health
Deadline: Sept. 5 or 16 (Letter of intent)
Encourages research project grant and planning grant applications to develop and pilot test the effectiveness and implementation of family navigator models designed to promote early access, engagement, and coordination of mental health treatment and services for children and adolescents who are experiencing early symptoms of mental health problems. To access the planning grant (R34), click here.

State Systems Development Initiative Grant Program — Tier 1 (Jurisdictions)
Health Resources and Services Administration
Deadline: Sept. 5
Aims to develop, enhance, and expand state and jurisdictional Title V maternal and child health data capacity.

Creating and Maintaining Healthier Environments for Children in U.S. Communities along the U.S.-Mexico Border
Environmental Protection Agency
Deadline: Sept. 22
For projects that address children's environmental health risks in southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, or Texas communities near the U.S.-Mexico border, with an emphasis on reducing environmental health disparities for minority, low-income, tribal, or indigenous populations.

To view more funding opportunities, click here.