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  • On Apr. 5, AMCHP staff Jessica Teel attended the Iowa Child Health Specialty Clinics first conference on Transitioning Youth to Adult Health Care held at the Center for Disabilities and Development (CDD), University of Iowa Hospital. Ms. Teel also toured the CDD during her visit and had the opportunity to meet CHSC staff, state providers and family navigators. This conference provided an excellent learning opportunity for Iowa state staff to learn more about best practices employed by Florida for improving the transition for CYSHCN. The Iowa providers indicated they liked the toolkits created by Florida and felt that a couple of them should be implemented in their state (e.g., Health care Transition Plan Worksheet).

  • On Apr. 28-30, AMCHP staff Megan Phillippi, Andria Cornell and Jessica Teel attended the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA) Annual Meeting in Alexandria, VA. AMCHP staff shared resources and information as exhibitors and connected with NFPRHA staff, members, and national partners to learn more about opportunities for collaboration between Title V and Title X programs.

  • On May 3, AMCHP staff Carolyn McCoy attended a Capitol Hill briefing entitled “Patient-Centered Medical Homes: Do They Work?” presented by the Alliance for Health Care Reform. The main take away from the presentation is that definitive answers are difficult to come by as far as cost savings, but other indicators such as provider and patient satisfaction are tending the right direction. For more information, please click here.

  • On May 7-8, AMCHP staff Tegan Callahan and Piia Hanson participated in the Nemours Children Outcomes Project (COP) meeting in Washington, DC. This meeting served as an opportunity to hear updates from the COP teams, engage in financing discussions with The Finance Project, dialogue with a panel of federal representatives and converse about current and emerging issues.

  • On May 8, AMCHP staff Kate Howe participated in the 2013 Newborn Screening and Genetic Testing Symposium in Atlanta, GA. The meeting addresses state, national, and international newborn screening, genetic testing, and policy issues important to public health. Topics include new and emerging technologies, candidate conditions, common issues and solutions in newborn screening, clinical outcomes and short and long-term follow-up. For more information, click here.