On Your Behalf

AMCHP working on your behalf 

  • On Oct. 8, AMCHP staff Carolyn McCoy presented on a panel at the National Conference of State Legislatures Fiscal Analysts Seminar in Annapolis, Maryland. The topic of the presentation was “Healthy Babies, Healthy Budgets.” Carolyn provided an overview of the importance of preconception health, interconception health and breastfeeding in keeping women and mothers healthy, along with state budgets’ bottom lines and where there might be continued gaps in coverage in a health reform era.
  • On Oct. 17-19, AMCHP staff Sharron Corle, Lacy Fehrenbach and Kate Taft  participated in the Identifying State Health Priorities to Ensure Healthy Families: Using Limited Dollars Wisely meeting in Washington, DC. The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) funded project is led by the National Conference of State Legislatures and brings state and local MCH leaders together with elected official, and professional staff of state legislative bodies. The goal of the meeting was for each state team to develop a set of health priorities and work collaboratively to develop a plan to meet those priorities. States included in the meeting were Arkansas, District of Columbia, Maryland, New York, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and West Virginia. AMCHP delegates and members participating in the meeting included Patricia Scott (AR), Mary Frances Kornak (DC), Ilise Marrazzo (MD), Rachel de Long (NY), Manuel Vargas Bernal (PR), Arlene Smith-Lockridge (VI) and Christina Mullins (WV).
  • On Oct. 22-23, AMCHP staff Tegan Callahan and Piia Hanson attended the Children’s Outcomes Project (COP): Phase II meeting in Washington, DC.  The goals of the project are to create and sustain the COP learning community, advance innovative policies and practices at the community and state levels and work collaboratively to inform federal policy.  Meeting participants included various national partners and COP team members from Alameda County, CA, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Montgomery County, MD, and Orange County, CA.