On Your Behalf

AMCHP Working On Your Behalf

  • AMCHP CEO, Mike Fraser, attended a one-day meeting on “Promoting Public-Private Collaboration to Improve Maternal and Child Health” supported by Grantmakers in Health and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The meeting brought state MCH leaders from Region VI together with philanthropic Funding Partners to discuss how to align private resources with public MCH needs. The meeting was a pilot project to test the idea of replicating similar meetings in all HHS regions in the future.
  • On Nov. 8, AMCHP convened the Youth Involvement Work Group to help define youth involvement in AMCHP, develop a vision for youth involvement and produce recommendations on key actions AMCHP can pursue to advance this strategic goal. Work Group members include Stephanie Birch (AK), Alisa Olshefsky (DE), Eileen Forlenza (CO), Marc Shiff (KS), Susan Colburn (AL), Susan Chacon (NM), Kris Green (AK) and Rachel Samuels (TX).
  • The AMCHP Board of Directors met on Nov. 9-10 in D.C. As part of the meeting, the Board met with HRSA and MCHB Senior Staff Terry Adirim and Jon Nelson to talk about future directions for MCHB, Title V funding, and implementing the home visiting program, and with partners, Cassie Lauver, MCHB, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, and the National Medicaid Directors Association to discuss national and state initiatives to improve birth outcomes.