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  • On May 24, AMCHP staff Maritza Valenzuela participated in a training in Little Rock, AR on “Shaping Policy for Health” presented by the Directors of Health Promotion and Education in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Health. The training provided an overview of framing policy problems and solutions, policy analysis tools, the policy change process, and implementation of enacted policies.

  • On Jun. 7-8, AMCHP staff Erin Bonzon, Millicent Bright, Alma Gomez and Piia Hanson attended the seventh National Fetal Infant Mortality Review (NFIMR) Conference in Arlington, VA. AMCHP CEO Michael Fraser also presented during a plenary session on health equity and infant mortality. NFIMR is an action-oriented community process that continually assesses, monitors, and works to improve service systems and community resources for women, infants, and families. A fetal or infant death is the event that begins the process. During the conference, AMCHP staff learned about best practices of the growing number of new and continuing fetal infant mortality review programs, shared resources and information as exhibitors in the conference exhibition area, and connected with NFIMR staff and national partners throughout the various conference events.

  • On Jun. 8, AMCHP staff Maritza Valenzuela participated in the Annual Meeting of the National Coordinating Committee on School Health and Safety in Washington, DC. The theme of the meeting was “Education Reform – What’s Health Got to Do With It?” Speakers discussed the connections between addressing health disparities among students and closing the achievement gap, how to work effectively with health and education partners, and the pitfalls and promises of building health-education partnerships.