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  • On Sept. 11, HRSA presented a webcast on “Implementing the Affordable Care Act for Adolescents and Young Adults: Practical Considerations.” The webcast included presentations by Dr. Claire Brindis of the University of California, San Francisco on the issue of confidentiality in health care services for adolescents and young adults, and Amy Lin of Young Invincibles on national efforts to empower youth to take charge of their health care. The webcast was organized by MCHB staff and the National Initiative to Improve Adolescent Health Volunteer Leadership Team (of which AMCHP staff member Maritza Valenzuela is a member). The webcast was extremely successful and well-received, with more than 700 individuals participating. The webcast is archived and available for viewing here.
  • From Sept. 22-25, AMCHP staff participated in the CityMatCH Annual Conference in Savannah, Georgia. Tegan Callahan and Andria Cornell delivered oral presentations on From Theory to Measurement: MCH Life Course Measures and Measuring MCH Data Capacity for the Life Course Approach, respectively during a session entitled Measuring Life Course: Can we do it? moderated by Brent Ewig. Jessica Teel presented a poster on Developing MCH Leaders to Face Tomorrow’s Challenges.
  • On Sept. 26, AMCHP staff Carolyn McCoy attended a Capitol Hill briefing entitled “Ensuring Quality in Medicaid and CHIP.” This briefing provided an update and background on recent activities to improve quality of care for children and current policy issues, specifically, Title IV of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA). Title IV of CHIPRA created important initiatives to advance the quality of care for children and pregnant women. The briefing also provided information to advocates and Hill staffers in attendance on why continued funding for Title IV is important as the funds were due to sunset on Sept. 30, 2013.