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Archive of 2013 AMCHP Annual Meeting is Now Available!
Archived material from the 2013 AMCHP annual meeting, Advancing the Maternal and Child Health Vision: Quality, Leadership and Action, is now live and available. The archive includes viewable presentations, resources, and tools from the plenary sessions, skills-building workshops, and power sessions. For more information and to browse materials, click here.

Get Social with AMCHP for Autism Awareness Month
During the month of April, AMCHP will celebrate Autism Awareness Month by focusing on autism and developmental disabilities with a special emphasis on data and technology. We want to hear your voice. Post your resources to our Facebook page and join the conversation on Twitter!

AMCHP and Partners to Host National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network Webinar
AMCHP, the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will host an informational webinar on the CDC
National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (Tracking Network). The Tracking Network is a system of integrated health, exposure, and hazard information and data from a variety of national, state, and city sources which synthesizes and standardizes data that would be usually be kept by many different agencies, allowing professionals to see how health and the environment are related. It is a one-of-a-kind website that brings together information that cannot be found, or is hard to find, anywhere else. The Tracking Network offers MCH professionals data on developmental disabilities, reproductive and birth outcomes, asthma, childhood lead poisoning, birth defects, community design and more. The webinar will take place on Apr. 16 at 2 p.m. EST. For more information and to register, click here.

AMCHP and NICHQ Webinar: Promoting Healthy Weight in Maternal & Child Health Populations
The obesity epidemic in the United States is a long-recognized public health issue that has serious health and economic consequences, especially for children and families. AMCHP and the National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) will co-host a webinar on "Promoting Healthy Weight in Maternal and Child Health Populations." This webinar will accompany the release of the AMCHP Issue Brief: Promoting Healthy Weight: The Role of Title V. The webinar will highlight how states and communities are working to promote healthy weight for children, women and families. Presentations will include examples of state Title V program efforts to address healthy weight, and examples from the Collaborate for Healthy Weight initiative to address obesity at the community level
. The webinar will take place on Apr. 26 at 1 p.m. EST. For more information and to register, click here.

April CDC Grand Rounds: Childhood Immunization as a Tool to Address Disparities
This session of Grand Rounds will examine how immunization has helped reduce infectious disease disparities among U.S. children, reducing infectious disease burdens in children from racial/ethnic populations, and subsequently, how immunization has contributed to health equity. The webcast will take place on Apr. 16 at 1 p.m. EST. For more information, click here.

MCHB Dataspeak Web Conference: Findings from the 2011-2012 NSCH
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) will present findings from the most recent national survey of children’s health (NSCH) on Apr. 16 at 3 p.m. EST. The survey examines the physical and emotional health of children from birth through 17 years of age. Emphasis is placed on factors that may be related to the well-being of children, including medical homes, family interactions, parental health, school experiences, and neighborhood safety. For more information and to register,
click here.

CDC NPIN Social Media for Public Health Webcast Series
The CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) presents a
series of six webcasts, each focusing on a different social media channel and providing basic information, tips, and hints for how to utilize them for your organization. The webcasts are live events and will include presentations and an interactive section so you can ask questions and share information. The next webcast will focus on Facebook and Image Sharing (Instagram, Pinterest and Flickr) and will take place on Apr. 23 at 2 p.m. EST. For more information and to view recordings of prior webcasts, click here.

National Premature Infant Health Coalition Summit
This year, the National Premature Infant Health Coalition Summit will take place May 4 -11, both in-person and virtually for ease of participation across the country! Events are completely free and open to parents, providers, policymakers and anyone with an interest in issues surrounding prematurity. Activities taking place throughout the week include webinars, a live Facebook chat, a networking reception, and an NPIHC team in the March For Babies! For more information, click here.

Call for nominations: APHA MCH Awards
The Maternal and Child Health Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) is seeking nominations for the 2013 APHA Maternal & Child Health Section Awards, to be presented at the APHA Annual Meeting on Nov. 2-6. Nominations are due by May 10, and are being sought for The Young Professional Award; The Effective Practice Award; The Outstanding Leadership/Advocacy Award; and The MCH Section Distinguished Service Award. Eligible candidates include MCH professionals in the private and public sectors at the local, state, tribal, national or global level. For more information, please contact Debra Jackson.