As previously shared, AMCHP CEO Dr. Michael Fraser will be leaving AMCHP on Jul. 26, to take a new role as Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer of the Pennsylvania Medical Society. AMCHP will be working with a search firm to conduct a national search for Dr. Fraser’s replacement. As soon as the firm is selected and the search process finalized we will share that information with you and ask all members to share the position announcement and profile widely with colleagues and peers. In addition, AMCHP will be led by an interim CEO who will start work in early August and act as the AMCHP chief executive during the time between Dr. Fraser’s departure and the selection of a new CEO. For more information or to share ideas, please contact AMCHP President, Millie Jones.
AMCHP Board Meeting Report Out
The AMCHP Board of Directors met for its summer retreat Jun. 19-22 in Milwaukee, WI, and was graciously hosted by Dean Magda Peck at the new Zilber School of Public Health. A major agenda item was to develop guidance for the organization around a potential future for Title V in the era of health reform. The AMCHP board discussed the ‘Future of Title V,’ building on work and discussions about the program that have been occurring for over two years. While this topic has been a point of longstanding discussion within AMCHP and among our many partners, the passage of the Affordable Care Act has brought new questions about the role of the Title V program in an era of health reform. Board members and invited guests, including several AMCHP past presidents, discussed their thoughts on a vision for Title V and a guiding framework that could serve the program for the next five to 10 years. The results of these discussions are forming the basis of recommendations that are being drafted with board member guidance – and eventual member input – on the future of Title V. These recommendations will ultimately be provided to the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). We urge all members to stay tuned to Member Briefs for future updates and requests for input.
In addition to the Future of Title V discussion, the Board also discussed AMCHP progress on meeting its strategic goals and staff presented a summary of key activities and milestone for AMCHP program and policy work. A special send off for Dr. Fraser was part of the business portion of the meeting at which a “regional mega-basket” of items representing Board member states was shared. During the Board’s Executive Session members discussed transition planning for AMCHP CEO.