On Your Behalf

AMCHP Working On Your Behalf   

  • In December of 2012, an article on the State Infant Mortality Collaborative, Developing a Standard Approach to Examine Infant Mortality: Findings from the State Infant Mortality Collaborative (SIMC), co-authored by AMCHP staff Caroline Stampfel, was published in the Maternal Child Health Journal Supplement, Using Data, Science, and Partnerships: Promoting Innovation and Collaboration to Strengthen the Field of Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology.
  • On Jan. 9-11, AMCHP CEO Mike Fraser, delivered remarks for the Partnership to Eliminate Disparities in Infant Mortality (PEDIM) Action Learning Collaborative (ALC) final meeting in New Orleans, LA. AMCHP staff Piia Hanson also was in attendance and helped to organize the two and a half day meeting that brought together teams from Ft. Worth, TX, New Orleans, LA, New Haven, CT, Boston, MA and various cities throughout the state of MI to develop sustainability plans around their work to address the impact of racism on infant mortality.
  • On Jan. 15-16, AMCHP CEO Mike Fraser and AMCHP staff Piia Hanson, attended the Best Babies Zone (BBZ) meeting in Oakland, CA. This meeting also was attended by various national partners and travel team representatives from the Oakland, CA, New Orleans, LA, and Cincinnati, OH project sites. The mission of BBZ is to give every baby born in a BBZ the best chance in life. This meeting brought participants together to describe strategies and approaches for zone-based work across four community sectors and to learn how collective impact can be used to frame and facilitate the BBZ work and potential changes at the zonal level.