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 On Your Behalf

AMCHP Working On Your Behalf

  • On Oct. 2-5, AMCHP CEO Mike Fraser and staff Karen VanLandeghem and Carolyn Mullen attended the National Academy of State Health Policy annual conference in Kansas City, MO. Attended by over 600 health policy experts, this meeting provided a forum to discuss the implementation challenges and opportunities afforded via health reform. A breadth of topics were covered during this conference including health exchanges, promoting public health, building health homes in Medicaid and state strategies to improve birth outcomes. If you are interested in learning more, click here to view the presentations.
  • On Oct. 12, AMCHP staff Karen VanLandeghem and Carolyn Mullen hosted a national webinar entitled “Optimizing Health Reform to Integrate Service Delivery Systems for Women, Children and Their Families”, funded by The Commonwealth Fund. Over 550 participants registered for the webinar and nearly 400 people participated to learn more about the efforts of state Title V maternal and child health programs and their partners (e.g. Medicaid agencies, children’s hospitals, provider groups, family advocates) in selected states (Colorado, Ohio and Vermont) to integrate health care service delivery systems focused on improving the health of women, children and their families. Click here to view the archived webinar or slides.
  • On Oct. 18, AMCHP staff Treeby Brown and Melody Cherny delivered a presentation to the HRSA MCHB Autism Team on the AMCHP State Public Health Autism Resource Center (SPHARC). The presentation focused on key accomplishments of SPHARC over the past four years, as well as planned activities for the upcoming year. The meeting was attended by more than 20 staff from MCHB, Division of Services for Children with Special Health Needs, the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and AMCHP staff Michelle Jarvis. To learn more about the work of SPHARC, click here. a