On Your Behalf

AMCHP Working On Your Behalf

  • On Aug. 29-30, AMCHP staff Caroline Stampfel attended the Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) Case Registry Pilot Program Reverse Site Visit and Partner Meeting at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA. The CDC, along with many public and private partners, developed the SUID Case Registry pilot program to provide more comprehensive data to characterize SUID cases and to determine which factors in the sleep environment contribute to SUID cases. The pilot program currently supports seven grantees, including Colorado, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Hampshire and New Mexico.

  • On Sept. 7, AMCHP staff Cristina Sciuto showcased AMCHP publications at the 2011 MedImmune Premature Infant Summit in Washington, DC. Presenters at the Summit discussed opportunities for collaboration and best practices in addressing premature infant health.

  • On Sept. 8-9, AMCHP staff Kate Howe participated in the 2011 Childhood Obesity Prevention Summit, which focused on the social and economic benefits of preventing and reducing childhood obesity and the importance of making it a policy priority, particularly in challenging economic times. For more information, click here.

  • On Sept. 14-16, AMCHP staff Lauren Raskin Ramos and Kate Howe represented AMCHP as a partner organization at the first Learning Session for the Healthy Weight Collaborative. AMCHP CEO Mike Fraser participated in the meeting of the Collaborative’s Steering Committee just prior to the session. Headed by NICHQ, the collaborative is currently in Phase One during which 10 teams (one from each HRSA region) participate in a quality improvement initiative that aims to promote healthy weight and health equity by establishing productive teams composed of representatives from health care, public health and community-based organizations. For more information, visit here.

  • On Sept. 15, AMCHP staff Caroline Stampfel presented information about AMCHP as a non-traditional partner of the National Environmental Health Tracking Program, along with the American Nurses Association and the Association of Public Health Laboratories, in a session organized by the American Public Health Association at the Tracking in Action Conference held in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • On Sept. 21-22, AMCHP staff Kate Howe participated in the second annual Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit in Washington, DC. This year's summit looked to expand on last year's goal of crafting a national strategy to prevent bullying, to work towards engaging private and public organizations committed to providing needed tools and resources to ensure the safety of students, and identify the next steps for continued progress in combating bullying.

  • On Sept. 17-22, AMCHP CEO Mike Fraser, along with AMCHP staff Sharron Corle, Jessica Hawkins, Caroline Stampfel and Cristina Sciuto participated in the 2011 CityMatCH Urban MCH Leadership Conference, Justice-Advancing Health Equity, Working for JUSTICE in ALL communities. AMCHP CEO Mike Fraser helped build participants’ competency in MCH policy and advocacy in his session, Policy and Advocacy: What You Need to Know for Local MCH. AMCHP staff Sharron Corle presented lessons learned around building a comprehensive approach to adolescent-health systems in a presentation with Jessica Carda-Auten and Laura Snebold, partners from the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).