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 Jan. 6, 2014

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LEGISLATIVE & POLICY CORNER

Progress Reported on FY 2014 Labor, HHS Appropriations Bill
Reports indicate that congressional appropriators are making progress on finalizing a FY 2014 Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations bill – the first since 2011! This bill reportedly sets final program FY 2014 program levels and makes partial restoration of the sequester cuts for some programs, although no details are public yet. [more]

Reminder – Plan Now to Visit Your Elected Officials During the AMCHP Annual Conference
Now is the time to make appointments and plans to visit your elected representatives during the AMCHP Annual Conference. Now more than ever, policymakers need to hear directly from constituents about the importance of the Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services Block Grant. [more]

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GET INVOLVED

2014-2016 Act Early State Systems Grants Request for Applications
Through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, AMCHP will facilitate a competitive award process of up to $20,000 over two years, to seven state teams led by either the Title V program or a member of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities network. [more]

Webinar Series: Leading in Changing Times
In working to improve the lives of women, children and families, leadership is an essential role for MCH programs. Leaders must have a vision, take initiative, influence people, solve problems and take responsibility in order to make things happen. [more]

AMCHP Partnering with University of North Carolina on New MCH Workforce Development Center
The HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Division of Workforce Development awarded the University of North Carolina (UNC) Gillings School of Public Health $5.5 million to start a national MCH Workforce Development Center. [more]

Are You “Branding” Your Title V-Funded Programs, Services, Events and Resources?
As a Title V professional you understand that Title V programs have a large reach supporting women, children, children and youth with special health care needs, and families. Do others, such as the general public, program consumers or even state legislatures, have this same understanding? [more]

For more ways to get involved, click here.

 

PUBLICATIONS & RESOURCES

Child & Adolescent Health

Child Health USA 2013
This year’s data book was redesigned to focus in-depth on emergent topics of special importance to maternal and child health practitioners resulting in a special edition on Perinatal Health and Health Care Access. [more]

Women's & Infant Health

Women’s Health USA 2013
Produced annually by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) MCHB, in partnership with the Office of Women's Health for Women's Health USA, this year’s data book highlights several new topics and indicators, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), fast food and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption, prediabetes, and patient-centered care. [more]

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

AMCHP Seeks Associate Director, Government Affairs
The AMCHP Associate Director, Government Affairs position is responsible for development and implementation AMCHP advocacy activities related to appropriations and maternal and child health programs, including provisions included in the Affordable Care Act. [more]

Health Disparities Service Fellowship in the Office of the Center Director
The CDC National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the Office of Minority Health (OMH) are seeking applicants for the Health Disparities Service Fellowship in the NCHS Office of the Center Director. The fellow will report to the director of extramural research and develop a research program to examine health disparities using data from across the center. [more]

 

FUNDING

WT Grant Foundation
Deadline: Letters of Inquiry due Jan. 8
The foundation is now accepting letters of inquiry from research projects on youth settings, youth development, youth policy and practices and evidence-based improvements. [more]

CMS Cooperative Agreement to Support Establishment of Health Insurance Exchanges
Deadline: Jan. 14
Through this cooperative agreement, CMS will provide states, the District of Columbia, and consortia of states, with financial assistance for the establishment of exchanges. [more]

Rural Health Network Development Planning Program Grant
Deadline: Jan. 14
The purpose of this grant is to assist in the development of an integrated healthcare network, if the network participants do not have a history of collaborative efforts. [more]

Knight News Challenge
Deadline: Jan. 15
This $100,000 prize is part of the Knight Foundation’s latest News Challenge, which seeks innovative ideas to harness information and data for the health of communities. [more]

RWJF Executive Nurses Fellows
Deadline: Jan. 15 at 3 p.m. EST
The RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows program is a three-year advanced leadership program for nurses who aspire to lead and shape health care locally and nationally. Fellows strengthen and improve their leadership abilities related to improving health and health care. [more]

For more funding opportunities, click here.

 

CALENDAR

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