is now open for AMCHP’s 2020 Annual Conference — the perfect opportunity to
connect and network with nearly 1,000 public health officials who share an
interest in maternal and child health. The theme for the conference—to be held
March 21-24 in Crystal City, Va.—is The Power of Connections: Building
Equity for Healthy Generations. Register by Feb.
21 to receive an early bird rate. For additional information, please contact Samantha Freeman. We look
forward to seeing you!
is excited to share that the Leadership Lab will be offering three
leadership development trainings for the 2019-2020 programming year.
These trainings are offered in place of the typical cohort structure and
will be open to anyone interested in the designated topic for each
will offer these trainings in December 2019, February 2020, and April
2020. A save-the-date notice and registration link will be sent after
topics, presenters, and specific dates are identified; please be alert
for more information. If you have questions, contact Michelle Crawford
Selected AMCHP Awards Nominations Still Open
you know any maternal and child health (MCH) professionals who deserve
special recognition for their work? Although the annual AMCHP Awards
nomination deadline has closed, a few select awards are still open for
nominations. AMCHP invites you to nominate someone for these coveted
awards, which will be presented during the 2020 AMCHP Annual Conference,
March 21-24 in Crystal City, VA. Nominations for the following awards
will be accepted through Nov. 4:
Emerging MCH Professional Award
for outstanding state or local MCH professionals under age 45 for whose
work has made 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. Regions II, IV, VI and VIII are open
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.
Merle McPherson Leadership Award for exemplary contributions to further family/state professional collaboration between a state Title V Program and AMCHP.
Get information on the awards and nomination process on the AMCHP Awards web page,
including the nomination form (linked at the end of each award
description). Please note that all awards use the same nomination form,
but a separate form must be submitted per award.
CSTE Accepting Applications to Host a Fellow in Applied Epidemiology Program
Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) is accepting
new applications from state and local public health agencies to host a
fellow in the Applied Epidemiology Fellowship program for two years,
beginning in July 2020. The fellowship will provide recent public health
graduates on-the-job training at health departments to prepare for
careers as epidemiologists at the state or local level. Application
deadline is Nov. 1. To find out more about the program and its
requirements and the application process, click here.
Your Voice: Call for Volunteers for AMCHP Committees
AMCHP is still seeking volunteers
for the following committees: Governance, Family and Youth Leadership,
Legislative and Healthcare Financing, and Workforce and Leadership
Development. Check out our committees page to learn more!
is now open for the 2020 Preparedness Summit, to be held March 31-April
3, 2020, in Dallas. The theme, Fixing Our Fault Lines: Addressing
Systemic Vulnerabilities, will focus on methods to identify systemic
weaknesses and highlight tools and policies that can empower all
communities, and particularly the ones that are most vulnerable, to
address those weaknesses and become more resilient.
Oct. 28, 3-4 p.m. ET
The Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI) and the de Beaumont Foundation
Futures Initiative is aimed at bringing the Essential Services national
framework in line with current and future public health practice. To
understand how the field views and uses the 10 Essential Public Health
Services, PHNCI and the de Beaumont Foundation are engaging in a series
of data collection efforts to solicit input from the field, including
live crowdsourcing and other in-person events, an online questionnaire,
key informant interviews, and a virtual townhall series.
Publications & Resources
General & Maternal & Child Health
has published a new guide for public officials as well as others
involved in disaster and emergency communications on how to communicate
effectively, work with the media, use social media, and address errors
and control rumors.
Health Systems Transformation in MCH
CCHP Released Its Updated 50 State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies Report
An updated fall 2019 version of Center for Connected Health Policy's (CCHP's) State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies report
is now available. This report offers policymakers, health advocates,
and other interested health care professionals a detailed compendium of
state telehealth laws, regulations, and Medicaid policies. The report
also includes an executive summary, which summarizes CCHP's findings
along with an "At a Glance" infographic and chart that highlights key
data points from the report. CCHP's online interactive map tool has also
been updated with all of the newest information from this update.
Women's and Infant Health
FDA Warns Women Against Using Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Products While Pregnant or Breastfeeding
The Acting Associate Commissioner for Women's Health shared an
announcement issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about the
many potential negative health effects from using marijuana and other
products containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) during pregnancy and
while breastfeeding. For more information, read the full Consumer Update.
Division of Reproductive Health Developed a New Tool that Estimates
Chances of Having a Live Birth Using In Vitro Fertilization
The In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Success Estimator Tool will help estimate the chance of having a live birth using IVF—the most common type of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART).
This new tool can be used by patients and clinicians to enhance patient
counseling and communication. Additional resources and information
related to ART success rates and surveillance can also be found on the
Title V MCH Summer 2020 Internship Program Seeking State Applications
The National MCH Workforce Development Center is now seeking state
applications for the 2020 Title V MCH Internship Program. Do you have a
project that you have been trying to launch, but you have not had the
time to work on it? Is there an activity you would implement or
resources you would create, if only you had extra staff to help? If so,
consider hosting a Title V MCH Internship team during Summer 2020! For
more information, please visit the Center website.
The Texas A&M Public Policy Research Institute is seeking to hire a Research Specialist knowledgeable about evidence-based practices in youth development and youth-related programming to join the team implementing the Texas Youth Action Network (TYAN). TYAN is a statewide demonstration project to help organizations seeking to integrate youth voices into organizational planning and policy-making through youth-adult partnerships. The ideal applicant will build on experience in youth development and youth service programs to identify and deliver individualized training and technical assistance solutions to help organizations resolve challenges and increase youth engagement capacity. The Research Specialist will help implement the TYAN model that is being evaluated and will also perform basic to intermediate research under the supervision of the principal investigator with support from team members. Learn more about this position and apply at the Texas A&M University jobs website.
Senior Research Associate
The Texas A&M Public Policy Research Institute is looking for a creative team player to develop and implement an integrated communication strategy for the Texas Youth Action Network. The Senior Research Associate will organize and maintain a comprehensive website and social media presence, conduct outreach through conference exhibits, cultivate a network of organizations promoting youth voice and youth empowerment, and help with the specific communication needs of other project teams. This position requires good organizational skills; experience with multiple communications platforms and marketing approaches; and knowledge of publishing, graphics, website, and presentation software. Learn more about this position and apply at the Texas A&M University jobs website.
Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program
Health Resources and Services Administration
Deadline: Oct. 28
To inform and educate the public about services offered through the RESEP program; disseminate information on radiogenic diseases and the importance of early detection; screen eligible individuals for cancer and other radiogenic diseases; provide appropriate referrals for medical treatment; and facilitate putative applicants in the documentation of Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) claims.
Advancing State and Urban Maternal and Child Health
The Health Resources and Services Administration
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the fiscal year 2020 Advancing State and Urban Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Program. The purpose of this program is to strengthen state and urban MCH programs' capacity to deliver quality public health and health care services to improve MCH outcomes. Through this program, the recipients are expected to support state Title V and urban MCH leaders across the country to achieve national impact.
Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Residency Training in Primary Care (PCTE-RTPC) Program
Health Resources and Services Administration
Deadline: Jan. 24, 2020
To enhance accredited residency training programs in family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, or combined internal medicine and pediatrics in rural and/or underserved areas, and encourage program graduates to choose primary care careers in these areas.
SIDS Awareness Month
ADHD Awareness Month
Down Syndrome Awareness Month
National Epilepsy Awareness Month
National Family Caregivers Month
Prematurity Awareness Month
Healthy Teen Network Annual Conference
New Orleans, La.
2019 American Public Health Association Meeting and Expo
AMCHP 2020 Annual Conference
Crystal City, Va.