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  • AMCHP staff Carolyn McCoy attended two presentations at the Kaiser Family Foundation where two major reports were released and were accompanied by panel discussions. The presentations were on state Medicaid and CHIP enrollment policies moving into open enrollment period in the fall of 2013 and full implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2014. The second was a briefing on the public’s opinion on health care reform as well as strategies for moving forward on important topics, such as debt reduction vis-à-vis the public’s priorities for where to find savings in the national budget. 
  • On Jan. 24, AMCHP staff Carolyn McCoy attended a Habilitation Coalition meeting. Members of the coalition are leaders from all areas of the disability community that have a common interest in ensuring that the habilitation benefit included in the essential health benefits of insurance plans is implemented in the best possible way. This coalition also contributes to the national discussion on federal regulations as well as engaging with leaders in the administration to provide education on habilitation services and their importance.
  • On Jan. 24, AMCHP staff Erin Bonzon and Tegan Callahan attended the annual meeting of the National Fetal Infant Mortality Review (NFIMR) Consortium. Members of the consortium were presented with a review of ACOG NFIMR activities during 2012 and were able to give input on the group’s direction for 2013. 
  • On Jan. 24, AMCHP staff Piia Hanson attended the Breastfeeding Promotion Consortium meeting in Alexandria, VA, to share resources and information and connect with other professional health organizations, breastfeeding advocacy groups and federal agencies that work to promote, support and protect breastfeeding. 
  • On Jan. 25, AMCHP staff Erin Bonzon represented AMCHP at the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) Membership Meeting. She connected with local, state and national groups to share AMCHP work and learn from other members. USBC is an independent nonprofit coalition of more than 40 nationally influential professional, educational, and governmental organizations, that share a common mission to improve the nation’s health by working collaboratively to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.