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 Oct. 15, 2013

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Playing to Our Strengths

In college, I studied to be a music teacher. Right after earning my bachelor’s degree, I got a job teaching junior and senior high school vocal music. For the next seven years, I stuck at that profession – earned a master’s degree and taught students ranging from kindergarten through high school seniors. I had some successes, but the work was never a very good fit. I prepared for my classes and put a lot of energy into getting the job done, but I rarely had a sense of “flow,” creativity, or fun. Many days were just hard to get through. [more 



Life Course Indicators Now Available!
AMCHP is pleased to announce the release of the final set of Life Course Indicators. The indicators represent the final product of a yearlong effort by seven state-based teams, informed by the input of a National Expert Panel of thought leaders on the life course theory and linking theory to practice. [more]

Are You "Branding" Your Title V-Funded Programs, Services, Events and Resources?
As a Title V professional you understand that Title V programs have a large reach supporting women, children, children and youth with special health care needs, and families. Do others, such as the general public, program consumers or even state legislatures, have this same understanding? Increasing the brand awareness of Title V-funded events, programs and resources can make it easier for state legislatures, the general public and the population Title V programs serve to understand Title V reach. [more]

AMCHP Best Practices Technical Assistance Project: Request for Applications DEADLINE EXTENDED
As part of an overall strategic goal to improve maternal and child health (MCH) outcomes by sharing effective and promising practices with state and territorial MCH programs, AMCHP is please to provide a second round of replication stipends to foster connections between states interested in replication or adaptation of a current emerging, promising or best practice in Innovation Station. [more]

November is Prematurity Awareness Month
AMCHP is pleased to be a member of the March of Dimes Prematurity Awareness Campaign Steering committee and partner in their efforts to raise awareness about prematurity. The awareness month kicks off on Nov. 1 with the release of the March of Dimes (MoD) Premature Birth Report Card. Nov. 17 marks World Prematurity Day, and MoD and its partner organizations worldwide are asking everyone to help spread the word on the serious problem of premature birth. This year, they created an online media kit that you can use to support prematurity awareness in your publications, e-mails, websites, and other communications. [more]

For more ways to get involved, click here.



General Maternal & Child Health Life Course Indicators Now Available
AMCHP is pleased to announce the release of the final set of Life Course Indicators. The indicators represent the final product of a yearlong effort by seven state-based teams, informed by the input of a National Expert Panel of thought leaders on the life course theory and linking theory to practice. [more]

NACCHO Billing for Clinical Services Toolkit and Website
Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has created a toolkit with resources, templates and tools for local health departments to use and develop capacity to bill third party payers for immunization, STD, TB and HIV services. [more]

Child & Adolescent

New Clinical Report from the AAP Early Intervention & Part C Services
A recently published clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics AAP Council on Children with Disabilities, Early Intervention, IDEA Part C Services, and the Medical Home: Collaboration for Best Practice and Best Outcomes, outlines the core components of IDEA Part C and provides ideas, tools and resources for communication and collaboration among medical homes, Part C programs, and families. [more]

New Resources Focus on Health Coverage and Access to Care for Kids
The MCH Library has released a new knowledge path, Health Insurance and Access to Care for Children and Adolescents, that directs readers to a selection of resources that analyze data, describe effective programs and report on policy and research aimed at advancing health coverage and improving health care access for children and adolescents. [more]



  • From Oct. 1-2, AMCHP staff co-hosted the Region IV, V, VI Infant Mortality Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) meeting along with MCHB, ASTHO, and Abt Associates in Arlington, VA. [more]
  • On Oct. 3, AMCHP staff Caroline Stampfel participated in the Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) Case Registry Reverse Site Visit, which was a gathering of CDC grantees and prevention partners who work to collect high quality information on infant deaths for the purposes of identifying prevention opportunities. [more]



AMCHP Accepting CEO Applications
AMCHP is seeking a dynamic chief executive officer (CEO) to build on and preserve our mission of being a national resource, partner, and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, children, youth, and families, including those with special health care needs. [more]



Twinning Program Cooperative Agreement Grant
Deadline: Oct. 15
This grant supports partnerships between U.S.-based organizations and host-country organizations (north-south partnerships) and between in-country and regional organizations (south-south partnerships and south-south-north partnerships) to strengthen human and organizational capacity. [more]

Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation Seeks Applications for Mental Health Research
Deadline: Nov. 1
Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to support research of interventions designed to prevent or improve major social, psychological, behavioral, or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families or communities. [more]

R40 Maternal and Child Health Research Program (MCHR) Grant
Deadline: Nov. 8
This grant supports innovative applied and translational research that have the potential to improve health care services and delivery and to promote health and wellbeing among maternal and child health (MCH) populations. [more]

For more funding opportunities, click here.



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