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AMCHP Working On Your Behalf
- On Sept. 13, AMCHP staff member Piia Hanson attended the CDC Elimination of Mother-Child HIV Transmission Stakeholders Group Meeting in Arlington, VA. This meeting provided updates on perinatal guidelines, the Ryan White FOA Part D, breastfeeding guidelines among women living with HIV in the United States, and Affordable Care Act implications for HIV prevention.
- On Sept. 19, AMCHP CEO, Mike Fraser, delivered the afternoon plenary, Mobilizing Communities for Change at the Tennessee Department of Health Statewide Infant Mortality Summit in Nashville, TN. The overarching goal of the summit, convened by Title V Director, Dr. Michael Warren, was to foster development of teams that will go back and address community-level issues that impact women’s health and birth outcomes. Dr. Fraser encouraged local and state health officials, administrators, clinicians and outreach staff to work together to develop strategies that will improve birth outcomes in Tennessee. AMCHP staff member, Piia Hanson, was also in attendance.
- On Sept. 20, AMCHP staff member, Piia Hanson, attended the Metro Public Health Department 11th Annual Project Blossom conference in Nashville, TN. The conference, entitled, “Bringing Down the Numbers; Success Stories from the Field,” featured various plenary and breakout sessions that highlight community efforts to reduce infant mortality.
- On Sept. 23, AMCHP hosted a Friends of MCH meeting with Dr. Wanda Barfield, director of the CDC Division of Reproductive Health. Advocates from 20 national organizations attended this meeting to learn more about the division, recent accomplishments and vision for the future. Dr. Barfield greatly appreciated the AMCHP hospitality, connection with the community and continued support.
- On Oct. 1, AMCHP staff Kate Howe and Lauren Raskin Ramos participated in and helped facilitate the Oklahoma Infant Mortality Summit to engage stakeholders across the state to reduce infant mortality. The summit was convened by Suzanna Dooley, Title V Director and staff at the Oklahoma Department of Health.